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Kinjo, Newark’s Most Anticipated Restaurant, Opens Its Doors

Kinjo Japanese restaurant Newark New Jersey

By Chris Fry – November 17, 2023

One of Downtown Newark’s most high-profile developments has officially added a new eatery to the block as an acclaimed restaurateur has launched the Asian-influenced Kinjo.

On November 15, the lights finally went on at 159 Washington Street on the ground floor of the Newark Urby project. The newest eatery to hit Downtown Newark comes courtesy of owner Jamie Knott, who runs Jersey City’s Cellar 335 in addition to the Bergen County eateries Saddle River Inn and Saddle River Cafe.

Knott opened Madame in Jersey City last year and has partnered with Chef Bill Sanders for Kinjo, which translates to “neighborhood” in Japanese. The bright space features both bar and table seating and serves an eclectic variety of Japanese and Korean-style cuisine.

Starters of dumplings, temaki rolls, bao buns, and sushi are on the menu at Kinjo along with their “bread service” dish, which consists of a steamed bao with miso butter, scallion, and crispy garlic furikake.