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Aug 12, 2010 03:00 PM

Lunch places in RTP area

I work over by Brier Creek and would like some suggestions of more places to try in the RTP area for lunch.

Here are some I have enjoyed:

-Neomonde - tasty, would recommend
-Carmen's Cuban - what I had was really good, what my lunch companion had was not very good
-William's Gourmet Kitchen - good sandwiches
-Morrisville Deli - great sandwich
-Saffron - Indian (have only been for dinner but what I had was really good)
-Sarah's Empanadas (yummy, I have had some coworkers with bad exeperiences, but mine were good.)
-Pizza Italia - very good meatball sub
-Zakya - Indian buffet that I like
-Tasu - hit and miss, but their green curry is wonderful
-Smokey's Shack - I enjoy their BBQ
-Randy's Pizza

I also like Greek Fiesta for a quick lunch.

Ok, so where else should I try?

Thanks in advance,


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  1. Mawa Taste of Africa
    Cilantro (Middle Eastern)
    Papa Mojo's (Cajun)
    Jamaica Jamaica
    Akashi (Japanese)
    Sansui (Japanese)
    Chosun Ok (Korean)
    Vit Goal (Korean)

    Vit Goal
    2107 Allendown Dr Ste 101, Durham, NC 27713

    2233 E Nc Highway 54, Durham, NC 27713

    Jamaica Jamaica
    4857 Nc Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713

    Mawa Taste of Africa
    152 Morrisville Square Way, Morrisville, NC 27560

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    1. re: boaviagem

      I have been to mawa. I went to go back and they were moving. I don't know if they have updated their most recent.

      Other places I hadn't heard about, thanks for the list!!

    2. Isn't Hwy 55 a bit too far to go from Brier Creek? Maybe you can hit Pho 9n9 (Miami meets Alexander). Trali does Irish. Asuka does Sushi, Tower Indian, Village Deli, people like the Ribs at whatever the place is called.. that use to be or still is Rubs Smoke house.

      Tower Indian Restaurant
      144 Morrisville Square Way, Morrisville, NC 27560

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      1. re: burgeoningfoodie

        You're referring to Smokey's Shack in Morrisville. And that, too, is a far drive from Brier Creek, professsor.

        1. re: ToothTooth

          Smokey's is not too far for lunch for me. (Of course, I am a bbq fan so that helps...)

        2. re: burgeoningfoodie

          I made a special trip to 9n9, and was not really blown away by it. Don't know if it was an off day but found it OK at best. The Broth for my pho was not too tasty, and compared to other pho places not much meat included.

          1. re: burgeoningfoodie

            I have been to Pho 9n9, it is one of the places I like to go on rainy cold days. I forgot to mention it.

            1. re: burgeoningfoodie

              Professor? Well he had said he's been to Neomonde and I don't recall Smokey's being that far from it. I guess considering I've done Thai Lana from that area before that Chosun Ok and Vit Goal Tofu would be too far. Depends on how long a lunch you can take.

              Vit Goal
              2107 Allendown Dr Ste 101, Durham, NC 27713

              1. re: burgeoningfoodie

                Smokey's is definitely not too far (had lunch there today.) I can take a long lunch on special occasion.

                Thanks for all of the suggestions so far!!

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              1. Thai China Buffet -- at 54/55 across the street from Mr.Wok and Jamaica Jamaica. I like the Pad woon sen and summer rolls. Just don't go right at noon when it's packed to the gills with other RTP workers.

                Jamaica Jamaica
                4857 Nc Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713

                Thai China Buffet
                4900 Nc Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713