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Jade Cricket Brings Upscale Chinese Cuisine to Thames Street

Jade Cricket brings a new ethnic flair to Newport's downtown dining scene.

Jade Cricket brings upscale Chinese cuisine to Downtown Newport.
Jade Cricket brings upscale Chinese cuisine to Downtown Newport.
Jade Cricket is shaking up Newport's culinary Scene, bringing fine Chinese Cuisine to Thames Street.

From dim sum to Chinese hot pots, Jade Cricket, located at 472 Thames St., offers diners a refreshing change from traditional Newport fare. Seafood still holds a prominent place in the menu, but this restaurant blends authentic Chinese style recipes with fresh, natural ingredients from the area.

Featuring a large deck with ample outdoor seating and super cool fire torches, this new eatery is sure to become one of lower Thames Street's trendy locations. Inside oriental decor and orchids set off a soothing vibe that adds to the Chinese dining experience.

Jade Cricket opened on June 14 and is the second Newport kitchen for owner and restauranteur Chairuch Piohetshote. He also owns Thai Cuisine just a few blocks away. 

Although the menu is moderately priced, one major selling point for diners on a budget is that this place is BYOB. For a $3 cork fee patrons are welcome to bring a bottle of wine for some beer to enjoy with their meals. Jade Cricket delivers, too!

Jade Cricket is open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. The restaurant features a dim sum brunch on weekends from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Have you eaten at Jade Cricket yet? What do you think of the new Chinese restaurant on Thames Street? Share you thoughts in the comment section below.


Lew Keen June 29, 2013 at 05:12 PM
Have not yet eaten here but the improvements to the property and deck construction are great. If the care they put into opening the place is reflected in the food, this place should be outstanding! Good luck on the new restaurant
Denis July 01, 2013 at 08:22 AM
When you post stories like this it would be a good thing to provide the address of the restaurant,a cross street reference point (Especially with a Thames St. listing.) and phone number.

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