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Peony Pavilion - Princeton Junction (formerly Sunny Garden / Hanami)

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freshmanjs Nov 1, 2013 07:30 PM

There is a sign that "Peony Pavilion" is coming to the former Sunny Garden location across from Market Fair. Anyone know anything about this place?

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    stillnotdon RE: freshmanjs Nov 8, 2013 05:46 PM

    Heard that it is the same owner as Szechuan House in Hamilton.

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      Foody4life RE: stillnotdon Nov 9, 2013 10:25 AM

      more info:

      http://princeton.patch.com/groups/bus...

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        BeeZee RE: Foody4life Nov 9, 2013 12:40 PM

        Wow, they spent a lot of money on renovation. Hope the investment pays off.

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          ieee488 RE: Foody4life Nov 9, 2013 03:00 PM

          From the looks of it, it is going to be pricey!

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            yCf RE: ieee488 Jan 27, 2014 07:57 AM

            In one of those free Chinese magazine i picked up from Asian Food market this weekend, this place is going to start serving dim sum on 1/25 which is the past weekend.

            Checked out the website and this place definitely looks different. The prices on the menu are kind of high and looks gimmicky... not sure how much they will charge for the dim sum.

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              ieee488 RE: yCf Jan 27, 2014 09:23 AM

              Hmmm. I will have to check out their dim sum.

              We went there for lunch on a Friday in shortly after they opened. I had the box lunch. Definitely pricier than other places, but apparently they use organic chicken

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                yCf RE: ieee488 Jan 27, 2014 09:46 AM

                Are the food any good? Is it better than a lunch box from a typical japanese place?

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                  ieee488 RE: yCf Jan 27, 2014 09:57 AM

                  I can't say that it is any better, but as someone who buys organic meats, I know that the price for organic meats is about 3x-4x more than for non-organic meat. Whether this is important is up to the individual.

                  The salad had the nicer quality lettuce not the iceberg stuff you get at most Japanese restaurants.

                  They are definitely going for the more higher quality ingredients.

                  I did not have sashimi or sushi so I cannot comment on the freshness of the fish.

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