The Essentials, Part One: Chinese, Thai, Sushi

SO where can you go to get the “Essentials” in the Cranford and Westfield area? In honor of the Chinese New Year (Gong Xi Fa Cai to all who celebrate!) , today’s post will focus on my picks for Chinese food, as well as Thai and Sushi, in the Cranford/Westfield area. Let’s look at a yummy picture:

Here are my personal faves, with a shout out to my friend Michelle (creator of the fabulous food blog, “What’s Cooking in Cranford”, who added some spice to this list ?



Dim Sum II – 17 Eastman Street, Cranford. 908.653.0288. Delivery: Yes.

Good food, with a convenient location steps from the Cranford movie theater. Super-fast delivery.  My favorite menu picks are the scallion pancakes, Happy Family, and Dragon and Phoenix dishes.


Avenue East – 16 North Union Avenue, Cranford. 908.272.7258. Delivery: Yes.

Eclectic “Asian fusion” menu.  Lots of seating, but still provides a cozy atmosphere.  My favorite menu picks are the Shrimp Shumai, Mango Tango, and Honey Glazed Walnut Shrimp.


Sichuan Dynasty – 515 West South Avenue, Westfield.  908.317.2731. Delivery: Yes.

Delicious food.  Michelle, from “What’s Cooking in Cranford”, recently posted this review (warning: one look at her photos and you will need to order immediately!)



Splash of Thai – 321 South Avenue West, Westfield.  908.232.0402. Delivery: No.

Delicious food, intimate atmosphere. A great spot for a date night out.  My favorite menu choices here are the Chicken Satay, Golden Curry Puff, and Crispy Salmon.


Thailand Restaurant – 291 Central Avenue, Clark. 732.388.4441. Delivery: No.

Huge menu selection, tasty food that can be made as spicy or mild as you wish. Casual atmosphere, reasonable prices. Favorite menu picks here are any of the Spring rolls, Curry Puffs (I do like a curry puff), Pad Prik King, or any of the Curry dishes.



Mizu Sushi – 103 North Union Avenue, Cranford. 908.272.7886.  Delivery: Yes.

My favorite sushi spot in Cranford! Here was Michelle’s take on it (spoiler alert: she agrees!):


Akai Lounge – 102 East Broad Street, Westfield. 908.264.8660. Delivery:   Yes.

Delicious sushi, great lounge-y type feel with a vibrant atmosphere.  A great place to dine for a girls’ night out.  I’ve had the Dragon Roll, Dynamite Roll, and Godzilla Roll. All were amazing.


Don’t see your favorite on here? Let me know – add a Comment and be heard!