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Nov 5, 2011 08:03 AM

any good Chinese restaurants near Freehold?

I know Edison is where it action is so to speak, but since I live near East Windsor and go shopping on weekends in Freehold, I was hoping that there was something decent near Freehold Raceway Mall.


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  1. Peking Pavillion on RT 33 in Freehold is pretty good

    Peking Pavillion
    110 State Route 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726

    1. Kings Restaurant on Route 9 is worth trying too.

      1. Nothing authentic near the mall, but ...

        I also like the american/cantonese food at Peking Pavillion. It is a tad expensive and nothing I couldn't make at home with enough prep time, but it is well done and always fresh. And it is only five minutes from the mall.

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        1. re: seal

          Thanks for all the suggestion.

          Wow. A tad expensive is right, but their luncheon specials look okay. It doesn't say on their website whether it is M-Su or just M-F.

        2. Not to far From Freehold off Rt 79 & Main St in Marlboro is CROWN PALACE which is pretty good also ....& has Dim Sum on weekends also

          1. If you're really desperate, there's always a P.F. Chang's at the Freehold Raceway Mall.

            Really desperate would also include the Asian offerings in the food court. :)

            Me, I like Freehold Grand Buffet (Rt 9 North, perhaps a mile south of the mall). The food is decent, and there are a number of dishes you won't find on most buffets. The price is right, too; $7.99 for lunch.

            9 North
            37 Berdan Ave, Wayne, NJ 07470

            Freehold Grand Buffet
            3681 US Highway 9 Ste 21, Freehold, NJ 07728

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            1. re: MarlboroMan


              I saw the buffet place on Google Maps.

              May give that place a try since their weekend lunch price is probably $8.99 like the one that is here in East Windsor.

              I may head on over to Crown Palace when a friend visits this coming weekend.

              Crown Palace
              1285 State Route 35, Middletown, NJ 07748

              1. re: ieee488

                I ended up having lunch at Freehold Grand Buffet today.
                Weekend lunch is $9.99

                They had Chinese-style roast duck. Yum. I took a drumstick.
                Their rice noodle was done well - not too wet like some places tend to make them.
                Food was replenished at good pace.
                Also liked their seafood soup.

                1. re: ieee488

                  I second Kings in Pond Road Plaza, Route 9....great ribs. All their food is good!

                  1. re: ieee488

                    I went to Freehold Grand Buffet on Friday. It was good, as usual. What threw me for a loop was that now they have a dedicated sushi area. Before, the sushi was kinda like.. press rice into a pan, layer fish on top, and cut it into rectangles. Now, the sushi actually LOOKS like sushi should look.. and there's a better selection. I had to ask.. was this included in the price, or extra? Nope, included. STILL $7.99 for lunch. I'm curious to see if they have different types of fish for the dinner buffet. For lunch they had tuna, salmon, 3 kinds of white fish, shrimp, crab stick, and a couple of others, and of course a bunch of assorted rolls.

                    1. re: MarlboroMan

                      Had dinner with my family at Freehold Grand Buffet tonight. This is officially my favorite Chinese buffet of all time, and I've been to a lot of them.

                      Very generous sashimi offerings. I had lots of super tender yellowtail. There was also albacore (most likely escolar), tuna, salmon, mackerel, and a few others. So much sashimi.. I didn't even bother with the rolls.

                      Dinner price was $14.95 but definitely worth it. They had all the usual stuff, plus grilled lamb (never saw that before at a Chinese buffet).. it was excellent by the way.. a bit on the spicy side, but I like spicy. Also, BBQ steak.. not the best cuts of meat, but the flavor was excellent. And the first time I've seen it there.. ginger and onion lobster! Of course, some people "camp" waiting for this to come out. Some guy in front of me took nearly all of the meaty "easy access" pieces, but I managed to grab a piece of tail for myself. Great flavor and very tender.

                      Great cheesecake for dessert, too! Had a coupon for 10% off, but failed to notice it read "cash only." That's okay, I'm sure I'll be back before it expires on Dec. 1!

                  2. re: ieee488

                    Crown Palace has okay Dim Sum. Dinner has been disastrous the last few times i went so I definitely do not recommend dinner.

                    It's not Chinese but Tokyo Sushi Buffet a little north of Freehold Grand Buffet is worth a try also. You can loosely classify it as Chinese since it is run by Chinese and offer a variety of Chinese dishes besides the sushi.

                    Freehold Grand Buffet
                    3681 US Highway 9 Ste 21, Freehold, NJ 07728

                    Crown Palace
                    1285 State Route 35, Middletown, NJ 07748

                    1. re: yCf

                      Tokyo Sushi Buffet had a fire or something the other night. Not sure if they're open for business yet, but after reading the most recent reviews on Yelp, I don't think I'll be heading there anytime soon. Too bad, the place used to be pretty decent for a sushi buffet.