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New restaurant where Ava's by the bay was.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Chinese, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 9 July 2021 via mobile

Ordered take out over the phone and a simple order was screwed up after multiple explanations . Out of frustration I drove to the place to speak to the female manager directly and explain the problem . My wife is gluten intolerant so the item...she has ordered numerous times — we were now told her go-to dinner is not gluten free . I was confident after speaking with the manager that the correct order was submitted . I paid for two dinners and after arriving home discovered they had given me the wrong order ! The place was busy and they did not get back to us after repeated phone calls . Very unprofessional - we expected better from the usually good restaurant .. disappointing !!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 29 June 2021 via mobile

Ordered take out for 6 people - away on a big family vacation. Everybody came to the same conclusion that our food was horrible. Literally no flavor, just so bad. Ordered pad Thai, pineapple fried rice and orange beef all disgusting! Never again.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 8 June 2021

Had lunch at Xina with friends. The decor is light and airy. They have a suishi bar where you can sit or tables. We had oysters, pad thai, walnut shrimp, and sashimi salad. Everything was well prepared. Very enjoyable.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 18 April 2021 via mobile

Sushi, Wonton Soup, Fried Oysters, and Walnut Shrimp. Yum Yum. Our Favorite is always the Walnut Shrimp with a mild white sauce and Strawberries. Bring your own wine and you’re set!!!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 7 April 2021

This is one of my favorite restaurants. I have gone there many times over the last few years and this place never disappoints me. I love the fact that its a BYOB. The sushi always tastes fresh and I absolutely am obsessed with the clams...appetizer. If you are in the Toms River area you should definitely give this restaurant a try.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 15 March 2021 via mobile

Our first time there, we have heard about this restaurant from many various people who all love it. We were really looking forward to trying it there. We really enjoyed it, the food was delicious, it is BYOB which was also nice. All of the...food was very fresh and creative and tasty. The servers were excellent, informative and professional and very friendly. We can’t wait to go back. Our server was accommodating and made customer service his goal. Definitely get a reservation because it is very popular and very crowded!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 2 January 2021

Have been a steady patron before and during Covid (online take out). Placed an online order, usually call to order some things not on take out menu , but could not get through , so just ordered what I could from the online menu. Was...given a pick up time which was longer than usual, but hey it was New Years Eve . Waited for 1 hour as I watched people go in to order and leave in 15-20 minutes later as I sat in my car patiently waiting. Finally a courteous young man brought out my food and apologized for the delay . I would not have wasted my time writing this review if the food was good but I have felt sick for the past 2 days . I will not get in details but suffice it to say I will never be returning !More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 1 January 2021

Tonight, New Years Eve, we decided to place our online order earlier than usual. We placed our $76.00 order at 4:30 on line. Our pick up time said 5:45. We figured, that makes sense, it’s New Years Eve, Covid and cold.theyre busier than usual.... We...arrived at 5:40... stood in line outside for 10 minutes , got inside to be told that it wasn’t ready yet and that they would bring it out to our car. NOT kidding... ONE whole hour later, the young man finally brought us our order. Not his fault, of course, but obviously, Xina wasn’t ready for such a huge take out turnout tonight. . And honestly, the food wasn’t nearly as good as it usually is. Won’t order take out here again on New Years Eve... hope we never need to get take out again anywhere on New Years Eve!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 November 2020

Supported Xina during the Pandemic - take out was always well organized, on time, and food was great - love their sushi. You can order and pay from your phone. Highly recommend it. Looking forward to having dinner inside.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 12 March 2020

I wish I could rate the food but we never stayed long enough to eat it. Problem here is the front staff. We arrived on a Wednesday night and the restaurant was only about 30% full. The entire Sushi Bar was open except for one...person and the restaurant had numerous tables open. We were asked if we had a reservation which we did not. When we told them we didn't it was as we did something wrong. Immediately, the vibe changed and the attitude changed. Almost as if we were bothering them. After no one helping us for over 2 minutes we were escorted by a person with zero personality to a back corner table squished in between two other couples in the typical wall tables made famous by city restaurants. We said it was ok but were wondering if we could sit at one of the other tables that were open in the middle of the restaurant. If the answer would have been no, we would have understood as it was just a question. The person who seated us said she would be right back and that was the last we saw of her. We noticed she was seating other people. After 6 minutes of standing in the middle of the restaurant we just walked out. I should mention that both my wife and I worked in the Restaurant industry for many years and understand if the tables were booked for reservations. All the person had to do was come back and tell us. She seemed annoyed that we would have the audacity to ask a question about an open table. Attitude can make or break a restaurant and this hostess staff needs training..More

Date of visit: March 2020
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janice l
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How do you make reservations
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All I do is call them. They are not on OpenTable. I know its too late for you time
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I agree the food is always really fresh and amazing and the wait staff is always so nice
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Frequently Asked Questions about Xina

Yes, Xina offers takeout services.

Xina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4