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The 6 Best Lunch Spots In Newark

Updated: May 2, 2022

With gourmet sandwiches and homemade soups on every corner, there's no reason to skip lunch in Newark. We analyzed popular review and ranking sites and assimilated millions of reviews for Newark’s best lunches. You won’t find better midday eats than those offered by these delicious lunch spots!

Find the perfect spot

Arzu Uyghur Cuisine

Asian, $$, NewarkAsian, $$Newark
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Bear Bitez

Food Delivery Service, $, NewarkFood Delivery Service, $Newark
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Bayside Poke

Hawaiian, $, NewarkHawaiian, $Newark
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Pho Nation

Vietnamese, $$, NewarkVietnamese, $$Newark
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Banh Mi by Rice and Spoon

Vietnamese, $, NewarkVietnamese, $Newark
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.0

Dino's Grill

Italian, $, NewarkItalian, $Newark
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Why these restaurants?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Newark. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across Newark, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The restaurants you see have been featured in . If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

Recurring questions

Pho Nation, Rice and Spoon Vietnamese Cuisine, and O' Sushi are the highest-rated upscale lunch restaurants in Newark.

Indigo Burger, Pan Fried Dumplings, and Bayside Poke are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for delivery in Newark.

Annar Kabob House, Indigo Burger, and Pan Fried Dumplings are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for a quick lunch in Newark.

The highest-rated restaurants in Newark for group lunches are Indigo Burger, Bayside Poke, and Pho Nation.

Pan Fried Dumplings, Yi Hotpot, and Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar are the highest-rated lunch spots for a pick-up meal in Newark.

Drink pairing tips

  • Go for Cilantro Chile Cooler with banh mi

    To elevate your banh mi experience, we recommend some Cilantro Chile Cooler to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.

  • Pair Kabinett with banh mi

    When considering how to best enjoy your banh mi, we would highlight how well a glass of Kabinett complements the dish as it cools the jalapeno with the sweetness of the wine.


  • A next-level pairing for Sauvignon Blanc

    Experts suggest pairing a pork ribs with a barbecue rub with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.


Interesting facts

  • The longest baguette

    A little baguette never hurt anybody! The size of the longest baguette might surprise you, coming in at 400 feet! How big of a kitchen do you need to make that?

  • A match made in heaven: The Arnold Palmer Cocktail & Southern barbecue

    did you know that they make The Arnold Palmer Cocktail by mixing some lemonade into tea? We learn something new everyday!

  • A traditional dish

    The delicious, renowned dish bulgogi needs to be had if you take a trip to Korea!

Parking tips

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