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Asian-Owned Businesses to Support in Montclair 

by Gabriela Lachapel O'Brien
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One of the most powerful ways to stand in solidarity with the AAPI community is by supporting their businesses. We’ve compiled a list of businesses in Montclair owned by an Asian or Asian-American descendent from India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, China, and the Pacific Islands among others. 

Disclaimer: We’ll add to this list at any time, no one was left out intentionally. Please email hello@montclairgirl.com to suggest additions to the list.

Please also read our statement and ways to help local Asian communities here.

See our guide to Black-Owned businesses to support in Montclair + Bloomfield here.

Ani Ramen | 401 Bloomfield Avenue

Ani Ramen kathleen reyes

Ani Ramen is a popular Japanese noodle house known for its ramen, stylish decor, and being BYOB. This location is the flagship — there is also a location in Jersey City.

Brick Lane Curry House | 540 Valley Road

This English-style curry house has been highly regarded in the metropolitan area from the moment they opened. For a challenge, try the signature PHAAL, which is a curry made from ghost chili peppers, a.k.a. one of the spiciest in the world. 

Brow Fix | 50 Church Street, Suite 103

Brow Fix Studio and Spa

You can transform eyebrows and eyelashes with microblading, tattooing, or permanent makeup with the help of this extremely talented brow artist and owner. 

Chatni Indian | 381 Bloomfield Avenue

A neighborhood favorite for a modern take on traditional Indian cuisine. Chatni really packs the flavor into every bite. If spice levels concern you, ask for the sauces on the side. 

theCoderSchool | 51 Upper Montclair Plaza

theCoderSchool prepares young minds for the future with classes in coding, geared toward a variety of skill levels and interests. Founded by Hansel Lynn and Wayne Teng, this California-born company is dedicated to helping children learn and develop a passion for coding.

Fujiya Ramen | 413 Bloomfield Avenue

Fujiya Ramen

For authentic Japanese ramen, look no further than Fujiya. Owner Minoru Yoshida worked in Tokyo and surrounding cities for 40 years before opening this restaurant with his son. 

Hand + Stone Massage + Facial Spa | 648 Bloomfield Avenue

hand and stone

The spa has full-body massages including Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports, as well as couple’s massages. Also available are an array of facials including exfoliation facials such as microdermabrasion and peels.

Hunan Taste | 4 Alvin Place

Hunan Taste

Hunan Taste has been serving award-winning Sichuan, Cantonese, and Mandarin dishes in New Jersey for 35 years. The newest Montclair location is an elegant, European-style dining experience with the same great food. For those with gluten allergies or sensitivities, Hunan also offers many gluten-free options. 

Juniper Yoga + Fitness | 213 Bellevue Avenue

Juniper Yoga + Fitness

Rid the body of toxins during a Bikram yoga class and then enter a deep relaxation with a post-workout massage at this fitness studio located in Upper Montclair.

Kai-Yang | 345 Bloomfield Avenue

kai yang sheree

Kai-Yang serves authentic food that brings patrons right to the streets of Thailand. The name literally translates to ‘grilled chicken,’ which is a nod to the signature dish.

Koreander | 128 Watchung Avenue

Koreander

Traditional Korean BBQ is hard to come by in the area, but Koreander exceeds all expectations. We recommend the Beef Bulgogi, grilled marinated beef, or Bibimbap, which is a rice bowl with vegetables, a choice of protein, and egg on top. 

Kung Fu Tea | 375 Bloomfield Avenue

You can stop in for Taiwanese tea steeped freshly every three hours. There are options to top your drink with one of the unique bubble flavors like Mango — or the signature, Tapioca.   

Lure Lash | 416 Bloomfield Avenue

Lure Lash

Lure Lash is changing the world by making women feel more confident one lash at a time. 

Montclair Acupuncture | 104 Valley Road

Montclair Acupuncture

Alleviate pain, support fertility, and address other discomforts with acupuncturist and massage therapist, Maria Margate. 

New Jin Lin | 350 Bloomfield Avenue

This is an all-around great Chinese restaurant serving up the classics. With quick delivery and delicious food, customers keep coming back for more. You can save some time and order online.

SLA Thai | 596 Valley Road

SLA Thai

Simple, Love, Authentic. SLA Thai is teaching its diners all about authentic cuisine from Northern Thailand, where both chefs are from.

Sushi Hana | 5 North Fullerton Avenue

Sushi Hana

A Montclair staple for over 20 years, this Japanese restaurant has fresh and creative sushi rolls, ramen and udon soups, dumplings, and many other Asian fusion specialties. It even has an ample selection of vegetarian and vegan rolls. 

Sushi Koshi | 109 Watchung Avenue

Affordable, tasty rolls and a hospitable atmosphere is what you’ll find at Sushi Koshi. Pro tip: try the black rice on the sushi rolls.  

Takara | 605 Valley Road

Takara has cuisine from all over Asia including Thai, Chinese, and Japanese. With such an extensive menu, it is sure to satisfy any craving.  

T S Ma | 199 Bellevue Avenue

T.S. Ma

This local favorite serves some of the freshest, healthiest, and most authentic Chinese in town. High-quality white meat chicken, low-salt options, and gluten-free sauces can all be found here. 

Veggie Heaven | 631 Valley Road

Vegetarians and vegans look no further than this actual haven, serving ‘traditional’ Chinese dishes made entirely with vegetables and/or animal protein alternatives. 

Vesta Chocolate | 598 Valley Road, Suite 2

Vesta Chocolate

You can satisfy that sweet tooth with homemade chocolate truffles and pair it with creamy hot chocolate for the perfect nightcap. 

Wahchung | 19 Watchung Plaza

Uniquely named after its home within Watchung Plaza, customers can find all the classics in addition to some more traditional Szechaun and Hunan dishes. 

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