Deputy Mayor Cuts Ribbon at New Asian Restaurant

Posted on January 13, 2017


Montgomery Deputy Mayor Rich Smith congratulates the management of the newly opened “Aja” Restaurant at 1736 Rt. 206 South in Skillman, upon their ribbon cutting. Pictured (l to r): Ivan Lin, Bella Lin (Jason’s daughter), Jason Lin, Deputy Mayor Rich Smith, BT Wang, and Jerry Lin.


Deputy Mayor Rich Smith cut the ribbon this week on “Aja Asian Cusine and Lounge” Restaurant, located at 1736 Rt. 206 (South), Skillman, NJ, welcoming the restaurant owners to Montgomery. Located at the former TUSK Restaurant location, the owner and management of the new Asian Fusion style restaurant mailed invites throughout Montgomery to residents to open houses held earlier this week.  (Those who could not attend may bring the invite in for a free appetizer for a limited time.)

The word ‘aja’ means ‘welcome’ in Hindi, the principle and vision behind the new restaurant, according to its open house invitation.  They describe themselves as a unique blend of Pan Asian Cuisine, offering a tapas lounge with small bites, music, and upscale design with a comfortable ambience and open and inviting atmosphere, including a fully equipped private event room, a vibrant and sophisticated outdoor patio and zen garden design.  The restaurant owners also operate Ganga Bistro in Matawan, NJ and Aja Restaurant in New Brunswick, NJ.

The deputy mayor and his wife stayed for the open house and were very pleased and impressed with the cuisine, décor and service.

According to one Facebook reviewer’s opinion, “These restauranteurs prepare the best sushi, sashimi, rolls, and Asian cuisine in New Jersey. The décor is upscale, classy and tastefully executed. The bar area is fabulous with a marble bar top with recessed lighting. Friendly knowledgeable bartenders, wait staff, and reception. Worth the wait for it to open! Cannot wait to go back!”