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Your Guide to Lunch Specials in Hoboken

by Cristina Lombardi
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If you’re anything like us, you’re already thinking about lunch before you’re done with breakfast. No judgment here – with so many great spots in the Mile Square to enjoy a mid-day meal, there’s always a good excuse to visit a local eatery for lunchtime. Plus, many spots around town have great lunch combos or specials that are less expensive than their dinner menus, making lunch a great way to try a new place while keeping an eye on your budget. Whether you’re setting up a lunch meeting, taking a required meal break, or need a change of scenery from your home office, Hoboken has you covered with where to go. Keep reading for local spots with great lunch specials in Hoboken. 

Keming | 1006 Washington Street

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Fine Chinese cuisine lives at Keming in Hoboken. Lunch specials are served daily from 12PM to 3PM,  allowing guests to enjoy items on the menu at a lunch portion size and a special price. Classic dishes are on the menu including sesame chicken and beef and broccoli. Check out the lunch menu here.

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La Isla | 104 Washington Street

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La Isla has been serving up great Cuban cuisine for years now, with options to dine al fresco or indoors. While the menu stays consistent, each day of the week has an item with a special price for that day. All lunches come with a choice of two sides from a selection of rice, beans, yuca, and maduros. Check out the lunch menu here.

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Low-Fatt-Chow | 720 Monroe Street

This spot is known around town for its incredible food without the guilt, offering healthier versions of classics like sweet and sour chicken and lo mein. Lunch specials can be ordered from 11AM – 3PM on weekdays and each option comes with a choice of white, brown, egg fried, veggie fried, chicken fried, or pork fried rice. In addition to traditional Chinese lunch specials, Low-Fatt-Chow also serves wraps with familiar flavors like General Tso’s and sesame chicken. Check out the lunch menu here.

Precious Japanese + Chinese | 128 Washington Street

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This Asian fusion spot is a great little escape during lunch. Known for its quick service and extensive lunch menu, it’s the perfect place to take a break from the computer or dine with friends. From 11AM – 4PM, lunch specials starting at just $10 are served. Check out the menu here.

Seven Valleys | 936 Washington Street

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Simple options are what lunchtime is all about at Seven Valleys. From 12PM – 4PM, for just $12.95, you can choose from chicken, beef, or vegetable kebabs, served with saffron rice, Shirazi salad, and a choice of pistachio baklava or rose brownie. Check out the lunch menu here.

Turning Point | 1420 Frank Sinatra Drive

Most people might know Turning Point for its excellent breakfast menu or fresh juices, but don’t miss lunch at this waterfront spot. Also known as their “High Noon Eats” menu, the variety of lunch choices at Turning Point are endless. Opt for a full-size salad or sandwich such as a cran-walnut chicken salad sandwich or a chop-chop salad. For those who can’t choose just one, a combo special of half salad and half sandwich is available for just $11. Check out the lunch menu here.

Robongi | 520 Washington Street

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Takeout sushi has become a go-to for lunchtime while working from home, a quick break from the office, or even during the weekend. Robongi Hoboken is the perfect spot for that and more. With lunch specials including sushi, bento box, and even Chinese items, this Asian fusion spot is sure to please. Hang out with seating indoors or outdoors or place an order to go. Check out the lunch menu here.

Yeung II | 1120 Washington Street

Known for its modern take on classic Chinese cuisine, Yeung II is the perfect spot for lunch. When looking for fresh, quality ingredients for fan-favorite dishes, Yeung II is the place to order out or dine in. From 12PM – 4PM daily, lunch specials are on the menu. Check out the menu here.

Elysian Café | 1001 Washington Street

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A quick trip to France would not otherwise be possible during a lunch break, but a midday stop at Elysian Cafe is the next best thing. Since 1865, this famous eatery has been a go-to in Hoboken. The special lunch menu includes classics such as French onion soup and Caesar salad or full entrees such as short rib macaroni au gratin, a burger with french fries, and a crepe du jour. Check out the lunch menu here.

La Casa | 54 Newark Street

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La Casa serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch but their lunch specials are a deal you don’t want to miss. Choose an entree, and two sides for $11 or less. You’ll find authentic classics like pollo asado, ropa vieja, pernil, carne guisada, steak churrasco, mofongo, and bistec sandwiches. In a hurry? Grab an empanada (with accompanying dipping sauces, of course) to go.

Chango Kitchen | 301 Willow Avenue

Changó Kitchen, a Cuban-Latin restaurant, has daily lunch specials available on the menu from 12PM – 4PM daily. Guests can order items such as mofongo (a classic Puerto Rican dish), Cuban sandwiches, vegetarian options, and even a kids menu. Changó Kitchen is also serving up traditional Latin desserts – tres leches, flan, and more are available for your sweet-tooth fix. 

Karma Kafe | 505 Washington Street

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One of Hoboken’s oldest Indian restaurants, Karma Kafe features a large menu with many traditional Indian dishes. Lunch specials are served from Monday through Friday, 12PM to 3PM and include lunch wraps and lunch boxes to go. The tandoori dishes are a must-try. Other menu items include apps like the karma crabcakes and veggie tikis as well as salads, soups, tandoori bread. Main courses include several meat options and seafood.

Okinawa | 400 Newark Street

Quick, fresh delivery and great prices are the two main draws to this downtown Hoboken sushi joint, but what will keep you coming back for more is the delicious sushi, soups, and appetizers. With fantastic (bargain) lunch specials and endless options of rolls and hand rolls, you can try something new with every visit or takeout order. Some of our favorite Okinawa rolls are the rainbow roll – assorted raw fish on top of a traditional California roll – that’s just as pretty as it tastes, and the Tokyo roll which has lobster tempura, avocado, cucumber, mango, and masago wrapped in soybean paper and topped with mango sauce.

Greektown | 86 Garden Street

Known for its authentic Greek food, Greektown has a delicious lunch menu that is not only delicious but a great value. You can fill up on a yeero platter, hummus, tzatziki dip, yeero platters, and more. Check out their full menu here.

Curry Up Now | 91 Washington Street

 

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Curry Up Now is always a great choice for lunch, but if you’re specifically looking to feed a group for an event or an office luncheon, put this on your list. They provide boxed lunches with a minimum of 10 boxes per order, but one set includes a burrito, samosa with chutneys and Indian cookies, while the other options includes a rice bowl and seasonal side salad. Napkins and utensils are included with both. Check out their full menu here.

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Rosticeria Da Gigi | 916 Washington Street

Rosticeria Da Gigi is an old-school Italian deli with a retro flair, modern twist, and homemade, well, everything. It’s really no surprise that Gigi’s rounds out our list of must-try lunch spots in Hoboken. Their lunch specials are not to be missed – for $10 or less, they include anything from soups, salads, hamburgers, sandwiches, and egg dishes. 

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