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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, and there are plenty to check out in Montclair, New Jersey. 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. Read on for a list of Asian-owned businesses in Montclair to support today and every day.

Disclaimer: We’ll add to this list at any time, no one was left out intentionally. Please email [email protected] to suggest additions to the list.

Ani Ramen | 511 Bloomfield Avenue

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

Bake Me If You Camm | Northern New Jersey


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Verona baker Erin Cammerota has always baked, even during her 17-year career in fashion. Therefore, she took a leap to fully commit to the baking industry. This led her to launch, Bake Me If You Camm, where she makes cakes, cookies, cupcakes, covered Oreos, cake pops, and her signature item, which is macarons.

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Brick Lane Curry House | 540 Valley Road

This English-style curry house has been highly regarded in the metropolitan area from the moment it 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 Studio + Academy | 47 South Park Street

Brow Fix Studio and Spa

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

Chatni Indian Restaurant | 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


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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.

Fresh Pediatric Dentistry | 39 South Fullerton Avenue Suite 10

Fresh Pediatric Dentistry is a children’s dentist that recently opened in Montclair. The services provided here include preventive dentistry, pediatric restorative dentistry, pediatric emergencies, tongue-tie and lip-tie treatment, early interceptive orthodontics, and infant dentistry.


Hand + Stone Massage + Facial Spa | 648 Bloomfield Avenue

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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 Montclair location is an elegant, European-style dining experience with the same great food as the original location in Denville. For those with gluten allergies or sensitivities, Hunan also has many gluten-free options. 

Jalwa: Modern Indian Dining | 215 Glenridge Avenue


Founders Akshay and Arnav Jhanjee grew up in the restaurant business, starting at their father’s Indian restaurant, Bukhara Grill, in Manhattan. With their expertise, the brothers opened Jalwa in Montclair in 2021. The restaurant brings authentic Indian cuisine to MTC with a modern feel and features 12 different types of naan that range from classic garlic to truffle oil goat cheese.

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


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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


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 at Kung Fu Tea. There are options to top drinks 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, at Montclair Acupuncture.

New Jin Lin | 350 Bloomfield Avenue

New Jin Lin is an all-around great Chinese restaurant serving up the classics. With quick delivery and delicious food, customers keep coming back for more.

SLA Thai | 596 Valley Road


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

Sushi Koshi | 109 Watchung Avenue

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

Takara Asian Bistro | 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 Chinese Cuisine | 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.

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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 at Vesta.

Wahchung | 19 Watchung Plaza

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

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