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PeiWei and Chipotle in West Windsor

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ieee488 Feb 23, 2013 03:33 PM

Chipotle apparently opened earlier this month, and PeiWei will be opening soon.

In the same shopping center as Trader Joe's.

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  1. wench31 RE: ieee488 Feb 23, 2013 09:07 PM

    That's good to know! Been wanting to go back to PeiWei but they were too far to get to!

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      Heatherb RE: wench31 Mar 21, 2013 06:52 AM

      So they're worth the trip? They've got them all over Denver but I've been wary of going...

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        wench31 RE: Heatherb Mar 21, 2013 01:13 PM

        They're ok. It's a better option than the chains we have around here. It's a cheaper version of PF Chang's.

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          Hobbert RE: Heatherb Mar 22, 2013 11:32 AM

          I love Pei Wei which is odd because I find PF Changs to be unbearably nasty. They've got small portion meals and you can get a meal (with a drink) for under $10 which is cool with me. I like the Mandarin Kung Pao shrimp- lots of fresh veggies.

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        freshmanjs RE: ieee488 Feb 24, 2013 05:16 AM

        it's actually a "Pei Wei Asian Market" that is opening. That is Pei Wei's new lower price point concept. sandwiches and smaller, cheaper items from the original pei wei menu. It's not a Pei Wei Asian Diner.

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          punkin712 RE: freshmanjs Mar 21, 2013 06:18 AM

          According to the Pei Wei website, the Princeton location is a Pei Wei Asian Diner. I'm not sure what the difference is since I've never been to either.

          http://www.peiwei.com/menu/menu.aspx?...

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          Yum_T RE: ieee488 Mar 20, 2013 03:16 PM

          Wish PeiWei would open more of its Asian Bistros (Diner) in CNJ

          1. wench31 RE: ieee488 Mar 21, 2013 06:46 AM

            Is this place opened yet?

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              BeeZee RE: wench31 Mar 22, 2013 11:04 AM

              drove past today, sign in window that they are open

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              Yum_T RE: ieee488 Mar 25, 2013 08:45 AM

              I stopped into PeiWei in Princeton yesterday... it was open and thriving. It's a regular Pei Wei and not a sandwich place.

              Decent affordable food that comes fast... and I liked their new Coke machine... its a new smart machine where you can mix drinks and make a combination that you like (seen these only in Atlanta).

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                MarlboroMan RE: Yum_T Mar 25, 2013 08:51 AM

                Some Burger Kings have those Coke machines. They also have them at Great Adventure. It would take forever to mix up a "suicide" (one of every flavor). :)

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                  freshmanjs RE: Yum_T Apr 4, 2013 05:13 PM

                  I'm sorry, but it is most definitely NOT a regular Pei Wei Asian Diner. It is their new Asian Market concept (for which they are still tinkering with the menu). It has a much more limited menu than a Pei Wei Asian diner. Examples of items they DON'T have include: Pad Thai, Ginger Broccoli, Thai Dynamite, Thai Coconut Curry, Spicy Korean, Hot and Sour Soup.

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                    Yum_T RE: freshmanjs Apr 4, 2013 08:02 PM

                    Agreed, they don't have those dishes at this location (nor at Paramus), but that is more likely cause it is a smaller kitchen or newer and needs to ramped-up or they figured they would not have demand for those specific items in this location. The location is clearly identified at the store with their Asian Diner signage and on the PeiWei website.

                    It's also possible that they were afraid of cannibalizing on their original location (P F Changs) which is across the street.

                    Asian Market concept is still being developed and for now the company just has one location... in Phoenix AZ.

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                      freshmanjs RE: Yum_T Apr 4, 2013 08:07 PM

                      did you read the sign on the building. it says Pei Wei Asian Market clear as day.

                      http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/pei...

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                  marfoodie RE: ieee488 Apr 25, 2013 05:35 PM

                  Really liked the lettuce wraps but the caramel chicken dish was good - not great. Will go back.

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                    zoe111 RE: ieee488 May 1, 2013 11:24 AM

                    agree that the lettuce wraps are ok, better than the mushy dan dan noodles.

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                      vonshu RE: ieee488 May 1, 2013 11:34 AM

                      PeiWei is pretty awful, at least the one here in Sarasota

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