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Jade Isle, Scotch Plains, NJ (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5152
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-03-15 5:57 pm   Permalink

Name:Jade Isle
Type:restaurant
Street:158 Terrill Road
City:Scotch Plains
State:NJ
Zip:07062
country:USA
Phone:908-322-6111
Status:operational

Description:
Here is another location that has somehow managed to avoid the Tiki radar here on TC. I recently added this postcard to my collection from the Jade Isle restaurant located in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. The restaurant has been around for 39 years.




The card shows some well decorated Tiki rooms, including this garden area with a large Tiki pole.




The bar - another red Naugahyde wonderment.




The dinning areas.





The back of the card (check out the location marker on the map)




The restaurant is still operational and still serves Polynesian drinks in Tiki mugs. Here is the drink menu from the website.



Link to the website.
http://jadeisle.net/default.aspx

Need to send some New Jersey Tiki agents out to this place to see if there are any Tiki trappings left.


DC




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donhonyc
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Joined: Jan 13, 2003
Posts: 1179
From: The Quiet EAST Village
Posted: 2011-03-15 8:51 pm   Permalink

How about that? I figured at some point someplace new would show up.

It's somewhat accessible from NYC. There is a train that stops about a 25 minute walk from where the restaurant is. I'll have to get on out there at some point, but it looks like it's probably on par with Chan's and King Yum. Hopefully the decor has remained untouched.

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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11605
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-03-16 11:16 am   Permalink

Great find! Interesting that unlike most East Coast Chinese Tiki joints which are entirely decorated from the Orchids of Hawaii catalog, Jade Isle has some Oceanic Arts shields and weapons on the walls.

Aaaah, Chan's! What a great place:









 
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donhonyc
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Joined: Jan 13, 2003
Posts: 1179
From: The Quiet EAST Village
Posted: 2011-03-16 1:09 pm   Permalink

I saw a few on-line reviews last night that were written recently and indicate that the decor has not changed. No pics available though.

 
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howlinowl
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Joined: Jul 20, 2008
Posts: 320
From: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posted: 2011-03-16 3:19 pm   Permalink

Is that a typo on the drink menu? Kava Bowl you can share with 3 or 4 friends for $10.50?? Wish I was closer, I've got some imaginary friends I'd like to treat to a bowl....or two....or three.

 
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robricc
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Joined: Jun 19, 2006
Posts: 4
From: Orange County NY
Posted: 2012-06-19 06:37 am   Permalink

I went to Jade Isle last night. Unfortunately, there isn't even the tiniest bit of tiki decor left here. Not even in the bar area.


Boring dining room


Zombie


Pupu platter


 
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bamalamalu
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Joined: Mar 20, 2006
Posts: 996
Posted: 2018-02-19 12:13 pm   Permalink

Oof. What a sad transformation pictured above.

Sounds like this is their last week in operation:

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/plainfield/articles/jade-isle-farewell-extended-a-week

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/plainfield/sections/food-and-drink/articles/after-47-years-of-operation-jade-isle-set-to-clo-4


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