Asian-Owned Businesses to Support in Montclair 

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 their 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

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. 

Elyssia’s Kitchen {190C Bloomfield Avenue}

Elyssia's Kitchen

This Korean dumpling house has a variety of meat and veggie-filled pockets as well as some familiar accompaniments like fried rice and scallion pancakes. 

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 offers 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

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. Try the Beef Bulgogi, grilled marinated beef, or Bibimbap, which is a rice bowl with vegetables, choice of protein, and egg on top. 

Kung Fu Tea {375 Bloomfield Avenue} 

Stop in for Taiwanese tea steeped freshly every three hours. Top your drink with one of the unique bubble flavors like Mango or the signature, Tapioca.   

Lure Lash {416 Bloomfield Avenue}

Lure Lash

Changing the world and making women feel 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}

An all-around great Chinese restaurant serving up the classics. Quick delivery, hot and delicious food has customers coming back for more. 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. They even have an ample selection of vegetarian and vegan rolls. 

Sushi Koshi {109 Watchung Avenue}

Affordable, tasty rolls and an affordable, 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 they are sure to satisfy any craving.  

T.S. Ma {199 Bellevue Avenue}

T.S. Ma

This local favorite serves some of the freshest, healthiest, and 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

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, rest-assured customers can find all the classics in addition to some more traditional Szechaun and Hunan dishes. 


Written by:

Gabriela grew up in Bergen County and moved to the Montclair area in 2016 in search of new experiences. She fell in love with the restaurant scene and stayed for the diversity, culture, and entrepreneurial spirit. Outside of her 9-5 as a Construction Operations Manager in Manhattan, you can find her enjoying meals at all her favorite restaurants, jamming out during Nine-Deeez-Nite at Just Jakes, or sitting outside Amanti Vino sipping wine with friends.