By: Megan Roche
As you come into Denville off Route 46 West, you’ll find the oriental style building that houses Hunan Taste. Proudly calling Denville home for over 35 years, Hunan Taste is known for its Chinese cuisine.
“Our family has been purveying Chinese cuisine for over four decades offering exceptional tastes from the Sichuan, Cantonese and Mandarin regions. It all started in the 70’s when we opened our first Sichuan restaurant in New York City’s Chinatown. As we continued to develop our mastery and craft, our family business expanded with locations in Queens and Long Island,” says the Hsiungs family.
In 1986, Hunan Taste opened its doors in Denville. The restaurant was built out of an old roller skating rink and was designed to look like an ancient Chinese style pagoda. After much success in Denville, the Hsiungs family opened a second location in Upper Montclair.
“Our father, Joseph, continued to grow the restaurant, constantly evolving our grandmother’s recipes as well as introducing new ones. Our father was a perfectionist, and the restaurant was his life. He worked so hard to make Hunan as successful as it is today,” the Hsiungs family says.
At Hunan Taste, the Hsiungs family believes in three main principles: unique food offerings with fresh high quality ingredients, presidential service and a dining experience like no other, and sharing their culture and building friendships.
The opulent oriental style building looks like something out of an Asian magazine. When you enter, you are transported to Asia in the dining room. The food, a mix of the Sichuan, Cantonese, and Mandarin regions, perfumes the air.
“Throughout the years, our establishment has gained a reputation for fine dining Chinese fare, ornate décor and an ultimate dining experience,” the Hsiungs family shares.
Denville just doesn’t sing the praises of Hunan Taste. Hunan Taste has been named a favorite many times including MSN.com’s Best Restaurant in Every State award, NJ.com’s Best Chinese award, and NJ Monthly’s Annual Jersey Choice Awards to name a few.
“We are so grateful to have formed solid relationships over the years. Our community always inspires us to find new and innovative ways to celebrate our culture through friendship and food. We love introducing new and exciting dishes especially during our Chinese New Year festivities. We encourage you to host and share your life’s most memorable events with us,” says The Hsiungs family.
In addition to exceptional service, the Hsiungs family always hope to make their grandparents and father proud.
“Our grandparents and father will always be remembered and honored for the landmark they created and for the legacy they leave for generations to come,” the Hsiungs family said.
Hunan Taste is located at 67 Bloomfield Ave, Denville. For more information, visit www.hunantaste.com.