Istana

6/19/2008 Food Update:

For more than a week, I’ve been under the weather from what must be some rare 100-degree flu. I wear shorts all winter without an issue, and the first heat-wave of 2008 I get knocked out cold.

Anyway, something happens when I get sick. I crave Chinese food like a madman. I’ve determined that Istana has to be the best-tasting Chinese food in Hoboken. Fantastic! Does anyone else agree?

Oh, none of my menus were current (you know, prices go up), and anything I could find online was “2005 menu.” So for your eating pleasure, you can download a PDF of the 2008/2009 Istana Menu here.

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Description – Japanese / Chinese take out. Entrée price range $8-$15+.
Services – Japanese Cuisine – Teriyaki, Maki, Sushi, Sashimi, Chinese cuisine. Free Delivery (Min $5 Local, $10 outside Hoboken)
Address – 936 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone – 201-656-9877, 201-656-9866, Fax – 201-656-9689

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22 Comments on "Istana"


Member
7 years 2 months ago

[quote comment=”89056″][quote comment=”88979″]I just wish I could find a chinese restaurant where they understand the following: “Can I get steamed chicken with just brocolli and carrots, no other vegetables.” This very simple order causes much confusion, phone dropping, lots of screaming in Chinese, returning to the phone to tell me “thah be ext-ah!”[/quote]
Kooky,
Have you tried Satay on First and Washington? They have “diet” menu items including steamed chicken with broccoli or with mixed vegetables. They would probaly throw in a couple of carrots to the broccoli one if you asked. You can get all kinds of sauces on the side and white or brown rice on the side. I order from them all the time.[/quote]

I try next time!!
😡

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7 years 2 months ago

[quote comment=”88835″]Yueng II is the best[/quote]
I used to like Yueng II until they changed owners about two years ago. Went seriously downhill after that. Maybe they’ve got a hang of it now and I should try them again.

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7 years 2 months ago

[quote comment=”88979″]I just wish I could find a chinese restaurant where they understand the following: “Can I get steamed chicken with just brocolli and carrots, no other vegetables.” This very simple order causes much confusion, phone dropping, lots of screaming in Chinese, returning to the phone to tell me “thah be ext-ah!”[/quote]
Kooky,
Have you tried Satay on First and Washington? They have “diet” menu items including steamed chicken with broccoli or with mixed vegetables. They would probaly throw in a couple of carrots to the broccoli one if you asked. You can get all kinds of sauces on the side and white or brown rice on the side. I order from them all the time.

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danielle
7 years 2 months ago

uptown girl has it right…

best chinese in hoboken is basically saying which is the best of the worst.

there is no REAL asian food in this town. outside of some decent sushi concepts, thai, chinese and all others are a joke. having such great inexpensive and expensive places across the river makes me order and bring home from the office rather than be disappointed here again and again.

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7 years 2 months ago

If a chinese places fills my dish up with cheap celery its a back breaker. Celery does not belong in Chinese food. But it sure is cheap. Any time you see a Chinese place and their Kung Pao has anything but chicken, nuts and chiles, run. No, you don’t get to give me 75% celery and carrots and call it Kung Pao.