Talde in Jersey City is the most popular Pan Asian-fusion restaurant in North Jersey (according to Instagram)

It’s impossible to talk about the best restaurants in Northern New Jersey without mentioning Talde of Jersey City. The restaurant offers a perfect blend of Pan-Asian and American cuisine to satisfy your taste buds, while also serving up cocktails you’ll never forget!

The food is prepared by none other than Top Chef: Chicago (2008) fan favorite and Top Chef: All-Stars (2010-2011) competitor Chef Dale Talde. The Chicago-raised cook co-owns the restaurant and bar with and John Bush and has attracted celebrities from the cast of Real Houswives of New Jersey to Chelsea Clinton, who raised funds for her mother’s campaign there in October. The dishes at Talde blend the chef’s love for his Filipino and American roots with his passion for whipping up unique dishes. Well, it’s safe to say he got it right with this casual fusion-style eatery, which opened in 2015. We crunched the numbers and Talde is one of the most popular restaurants on Instagram in North Jersey and Hudson County with more than 900 people posting photos of their food and good times at the restaurant.

Chef Dale Talde poses with a cacio de pepe cannoli at the 2016 New York Taste presented by Citi hosted by New York Magazine on November 1, 2016 in New York City.Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for New York Magazine

“My house was traditional Filipino, but I was also a classic American kid eating tater tots, and I’ve tried to reflect that amalgamation at Talde in a fun setting,” Dale told the New York Times last year. Before you visit and fall in love with the place, here’s a few things you should know:

Space
What was once the local police station is now a 144-seat spacious dining establishment with chic interior designs (hello exposed brick walls, Chinese lanterns that hang throughout the restaurant, high ceilings and Buddha heads). Customers are to catch a serious case of nostalgia as ’90s hip hop music serenades the room. It offers the best of both worlds, because you can not only enjoy a great meal, but customers can also dance the night away at their underground lounge known as Miss Wong’s, complete with a fully-stocked speakeasy bar and DJ.

Love when the weather is perfect for opening up our @lacantinadoors at @taldejc

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yoga + brunch. always a good idea. ????????☺️

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Food
Some of the most popular items on the menu include #6 Bao spicy chicken, pretzel pork and prime dumpling with spicy mustard, grilled lobster with yuzu koshu brown butter and basil, everything roti bread, Filipino barbecued pork with pickled young papaya, crispy oyster and bacon pad Thai, and of course, the MC Bao with char siu boneless ribs with pickles.

Perfect weather to cozy up with a bowl of our delicious wonton ramen.

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Price range: $4-$31

When to go: Monday – Wednesday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m., Thursday and Friday 5 p.m. – 12 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 12 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Why it rules on Instagram: Check out some of the happy faces who love spending their evenings at Talde and more of the yummy dishes they serve:

Back from Emerald City ????‍♂️???????? #Squad #WizardOfOz #WWH #BestFriends

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So hungry… could have a Mc Bao right about nao ????????????

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Not surprised Chelsea is such a relatable and inspiring speaker – she's her mother's daughter! #imwithher #hillary2016

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Always in good company❣️#friendsgiving #famfriends

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When @chefnodiggitty makes shrimp and curly fries for breakfast ????????#taldejc #familymeal

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Sometimes, the Housewives stop by… #therealhousewivesofnewjersey #ladiesnight #jerseycityeats ????: @jaclaurita

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Methodology: The OMJ Index, an algorithm that assesses popularity on Instagram based the number photos posted, the number of people who posted them and geolocation data