Empyrean Indian Kitchen + Bar Opens in Hoboken

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Empyrean Kitchen + Bar has opened at 20 Hudson Place in Hoboken earlier this year. Now with spring and warmer weather emerging, the new Indian restaurant has recently revealed its patio for outdoor seating — something patrons are looking forward to seeing other restaurants following suit! Read on to learn more about Empyrean and why locals should check it out.

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About the Opening

Formerly occupied by Pop-Up Pizza, Empyrean took over the location that’s right across from the Hoboken PATH Station and opened shortly after the New Year. Following this, the official ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Friday, January 29. According to Google, it already has 4.5 stars and close to 100 positive reviews.

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Empyrean is a modern Indian restaurant “that takes you on a flavorful journey. Like the name, the menu will awaken your senses and challenge your imagination. You will be transported to an appealing setting while in the comfort of your own neighborhood,” the website states.

The deli is stocked daily to give visitors “the best of Elysian.” This includes “natural, fresh and handpicked ingredients” that make the farm-to-table dishes have an abundance of flavors and aromas.

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About the Menu

Per the website, the Indian restaurant has two different chefs leading the kitchen: one specializing in Tandoori items {a mild and creamy curry sauce usually made with a blend of ginger, tamarind, garlic, and aromatic spices}, and one specializing in various curry items {the combination of spices and/or herbs, usually including ground turmeric, ginger, coriander, cumin, and fresh or dried chilies}.

Patrons can find a variety of items on the menu — and there are enough options for every kind of taste bud! Appetizers include fish pakoda, samosa, paddi chat. There is a section on the menu for Tandoori dishes and a wide selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian curries. In addition, guests can find various rice and biryanis entrees, all served with raita, plus different kinds of bread, including garlic naan, onion kulcha, and lachha paratha.

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Lastly, can’t forget the drinks! There is a full bar inside the restaurant, featuring “unique cocktails” like Delhi spicy mojito, ginger/mango/chocolate martinis, and old-fashioned cinnamon bourbon. On a gorgeous day, patrons can enjoy the delicious concoctions outside on the patio.

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Empyrean joins the long list of other Indian restaurants in the area, including Karma Kafe {505 Washington Street, Hoboken}, Curry Up Now {91 Washington Street, Hoboken}, Chef of India {324 Central Avenue, Jersey City}, Raaz {537 Washington Street, Jersey City}, Mantra Authentic Indian Restaurant {253 Washington Street, Jersey City}, Amiya {101 Hudson Street, Jersey City}, and Clove Garden of India {353 3rd Street, Jersey City}. Newark Avenue in Jersey City — in between Tonnele Avenue and Summit Avenue — has an entire street dedicated to the Indian community that is also worth a stroll.

Empyrean’s hours of operation are from 11AM to 11PM every day of the week. Delivery is available {through many delivery service apps} for the surrounding areas, including Jersey City, Newport, and Exchange Place. For more information, visit the website empyreankitchen.com.

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After landing her dream job as a reporter for In Touch Weekly and Life & Style Weekly, Diana moved to The Heights in 2014 and has been living in Jersey City since then. Diana enjoys riding her bike at Lincoln Park and taking fitness classes in the downtown area in her free time. She loves binging reality TV shows, dining out and grabbing drinks with friends, and traveling to new places. Her work has led her to meet and interview celebrities as well as attend exclusive events and premieres in New York City. But at the end of the day, what she enjoys the most is cuddling up with her newly adopted kitten, Chloe.