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Aarzu Modern Indian Bistro

4.8
743 reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
Located in Historic Downtown Freehold, Aarzu Modern Indian Bistro presents an exceptional upscale dining experience.
Modern Indian cuisine is making rapid strides. Today, it has moved beyond the realms of fusion gourmet. At Aarzu, we are taking the Indian cuisine out of the butter chicken and curry circle. The focus is on taste, texture and presentation. While the cooking method remains the same, our recipes involve diverse elements and unique food pairings with presentation being the focal point. After all, we do eat with our eyes first! Our innovative menu also brings to light the regional culinary diversity of India.
The décor, lighting, colors, art and even the serving platters in Aarzu are designed to complement the food to create the complete experience for the guest.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 743 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Foodcentricgal
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Love this restaurant. It is a distance to go for us to dine but we are never disappointed.

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RonH
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food, nice presentation, good service, and very reasonable prices!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent evening. Food and service was phenimenal

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crispy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Aarzu never disappoints. Outstanding service, atmosphere and quality dishes burst with flavor.

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Najk
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s a modern decor, great menu selection and quality fine dining; plus it’s BYOB!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the food! Came back in town to see family and it was a nice experience and the food was exceptional! Can’t wait to return again!

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Brandon
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

While the take on Butter Chicken and Biryani was excellent, the Vindaloo was nigh on tasteless and lacked the heat the dish is known for.

Overall, an excellent meal, but some short comings left us a bit discouraged to return

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ChirayuC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience2

The lighting was way too dim for me but still worth it. Will visit again soon

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laurenp
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great recommendations from our server, delicious food!

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vipcoop
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food,service with a smile
Variety of menu is always interesting
We highly recommend Aarhus for anyone who might not be apt to try th his style if food They always ask if you want the dish to be spicy,medium or mild

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Aarzu is consistently delicious and servers are very engaging and friendly.

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NJAR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, nice ambiance. What more could you want?

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Luvle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great service and aaaah-mazing food. Servers are attentive and give great recommendations. And very clean!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

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TSteve
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Several excellent dishes such as the lamb vindaloo (not for the faint hearted) and the okra. Excellent service.

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vipThomasD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My friend ordered 3 appetizers and I ordered a special goat shank which I had never had before. The flavors were wonderful. My portion wasn't very large for the price, $34.00 for lunch, but it was very tasty. I will go back.

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SurbhiA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

If you are looking for fine dining in jersey, this is the spot to check out! The food is delicious and has a modern taste which is ideal for someone who appreciates creativity and the art of food. It’s BYOB which is perfect!
Be sure to get the chocolate halwa, you will know why when you get it! The presentation of food itself is decadent and that is just the beginning! Enjoy!!!

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candicaneadventures
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Aarzu has been named one of the top restaurants in New Jersey and rightly so. Their food is creative while also being authentic with concentration on flavor and presentation. The service is always on point. This restaurant takes indian cuisine to the next level. Always a pleasurable experience dining at Aarzu, highly recommended

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BrianW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the experience never disappoints.

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YashikaB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food !!! Was awesome, will highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great. Food

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Leon
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambience was very relaxing, and the food was wonderful especially the Eggplant chaat it has a very light batter and a very fruity date chutney it was perfect. Also for those that don’t know they have a bring your own alcohol policy free of charge.

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AshleyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything our party ordered was absolutely delicious. Service was great and overall ambience was really nice. Would absolutely dine here again!

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vippatrickg
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Indian food in Ocean County. Highly recommend

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foodiewannabe
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food/service/ambience! NYC-esque dining experience!

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GordonF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Usually love the food but tonight they were a little heavy-handed with the hot peppers. My wife had the butter chicken and I had the chicken biryani. Both tasted like they had Vindaloo spice in them. Otherwise everything was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Diwali celebration

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Best Indian food in Central Jersey. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and price.

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vipAlyssaD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was wonderful, service was quick and courteous and the ambience was nice but not too formal. Spice level was moderate and there were a lot of modern twists as well as classic Indian dishes. Definitely recommend.

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CarlC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a nice time, staff is vet accommodating. This was my first time!

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JimmyT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food and service. A very special experience. A great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience, very friendly staff. Food was beyond delicious. 12 out of 10

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our group has never had a bad experience here. The food, service, and ambiance are all 10/10!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, outstanding food, great location. Looking forward to dining there again soon.

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Steve
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious dishes from appetizers to mains!

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GlenB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is always impeccable. Our server made some recommendations and all of our choices and his choices were perfect. We have never been disappointed in the food here. I think there are heaters for outdoor dining as well. aarzu is one of our favorite places for dinner and it's BYO.

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DC117
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Super expensive. Less quantity. All the food gravy were salty. Biryani had literally sour pickle mixed to it. Awful biryani.

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foodtraveler
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

First time at Aarzu. Loved it! The food was delicious and a little more Interesting than usual Indian restaurants. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another delicious meal at Aarzu!

FAQs

Aarzu Modern Indian Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 333-0933.

Aarzu Modern Indian Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 743 OpenTable diners.

Aarzu Modern Indian Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/2081/aarzuGift%20Card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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