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what chinese resturants do you reccomend in Yardville, Princeton or Hamilton

drewb123 Mar 6, 2008 11:08 AM

I am visitng my mother-in-law in a couple of weeks and would love to eat some good chinese food. Being I live in Phoenix there is no good chinese here. I would love some suggestions. Thanks

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    avidcook RE: drewb123 Mar 6, 2008 12:00 PM

    Sunny Garden in Princeton on rt 1 is pretty good.

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      cindytong RE: drewb123 Mar 6, 2008 01:03 PM

      Shanghai park in Princeton.

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        crtny RE: drewb123 Mar 7, 2008 05:52 AM

        It's nothing fancy, but Tiger Noodle on Nassau Street in Princeton is the best around. Sunny Garden is my second fav!

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          TomDel RE: drewb123 Mar 7, 2008 10:50 AM

          Sun Lok Garden in the Dover Shopping Mall has very good but basic Chinese food. They’re located off of S. Broad St. in Yardville, NJ. Their address is 5 Sunnybrae Blvd., Yardville, NJ 08620 (609) 585- 0520. They’re a BYOB and have a small dinning room, but do a lot of take-out. I don’t think they have a website, but might be able to FAX you a menu. Also, their ad in the yellow pages might list their menu. Their prices are very reasonable.

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            carl555 RE: TomDel Mar 7, 2008 11:29 AM

            I agree. Sun Lok Garden is a good neighborhood Chinese restaurant. We have had some excellent whole fish there and many standard Chinese American dishes. The best within at least 10 miles of Yardville. To do better, get in your car and drive one hour to Philadelphia's Chinatown or take the train to NYC

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              Heatherb RE: TomDel Mar 8, 2008 04:59 PM

              OMG! Sun Lok Garden was where I had my first taste of Chinese food more than 25 years ago. I remember being terrified the puupuu platter would set my hair on fire. I'm still in the area but don't head over that way very often. Need to go back and give it another try...

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                Heatherb RE: Heatherb Mar 31, 2008 01:17 PM

                Well, I went back there for the first time in probably 10 years this past weekend and got takeout. The menu has not changed since I was 7 years old. The food was great. I mean, we're not talking upscale stuff here, but the prices were drastically cheap and the food was tasty and satisfying. I had beef and broccoli, the scallion pancake and the won ton soup. The won ton soup was tasty and not at all greasy like it sometimes can be. The beef and broccoli had very nice pieces of beef. The scallion pancake was one of the best I've ever had - crispy and not greasy. And the woman who took my order and rang me up was very nice and personable. It's farther away than at least two other chinese restaurants near me, but that's where I'm going from now on as it is worlds better than those places. Total nostalgia trip for me. My childhood best friend and I used to call it our favorite restaurant ever.

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                  drewb123 RE: Heatherb Mar 31, 2008 07:31 PM

                  I eneded up eating at sun lok it was okay I had the walnut shrimp. My mother n law had the aloha chix. There's gotta be better though.

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                    Heatherb RE: drewb123 Apr 1, 2008 08:07 AM

                    Oh yeah. I posted the above mini review under the assumption that you would already have come and gone from the area. Farther away from Yardville, there is definitely better Chinese food in the area. I'm glad I went to Sun Lok as that will be my go-to for ordering takeout, but I usually go someplace like Sunny Garden in Princeton when I go "out" out (a place most people seem to be split on). And posts on here in the past couple of weeks indicate that the Szechuan Garden on Nottingham is fabulous, so I'm looking to try that. Sun Lok is cheap, satisfactory and reliable (considering it seems to be exactly as I remember it from nearly a decade ago), while the other places in my immediate area/radius can be really uneven in the quality of the food they serve. The food in general at Sun Lok is not spectacular (although I did like the scallion pancake a whole bunch) in the way that will have you raving, but you can go there knowing you're going to get a good deal for your money and that it will be pretty yummy. Other places within one or two miles of where I am, not so much.

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                      TomDel RE: Heatherb Apr 1, 2008 10:26 AM

                      Heather - I couldn't have said it better myself.

            2. wench31 RE: drewb123 Mar 7, 2008 11:21 AM

              There's also Penangs, a Malaysian Chinese restaurant.

              635 Nassau Park Blvd, Princeton, NJ

              http://www.penangnj.com/

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                jsfein RE: drewb123 Mar 7, 2008 11:33 AM

                Although I've only been for lunch and only had the lunch specials (ginger chicken and chicken with eggplant are really good), I like Elements Asia on Quakerbridge Road in nearby Lawrenceville.

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                  trav RE: drewb123 Mar 8, 2008 08:02 AM

                  Elements Asia is the best!

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