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Hot Wok Cafe

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217 Clarksville Rd, Princeton Junction, West Windsor Township, NJ 08550-5375
+1 609-716-8983
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06:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 18:00
Sat 07:00 - 04:00
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Princeton, New Jersey
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant only once. It was packed with Asian people which is a good sign for this kind of restaurant. I tried a pork entree, quiet original. It is worth definetly a second try. The service is fast

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Thank jean v
Central NJ USA
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten at The Hot Wok Café many times, and although it is a 30 minute drive from our home, it is well worth the drive. Everything that we have tried on their menu is excellent, and they have some wonderful creations that you do not find in your typical New Jersey Chinese restaurant. The service is extremely good,... More 

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Thank WendyNJ
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The food is excellent! They make there own dumplings and they offer them both fried or steamed. Try the Lion's Head (Chinese Meatball) which is out of this world. You get three large meatballs per oder served in a broth with cabbage. Also the Fly's Head is a delicious dish of minced pork, Chinese chives and fermented beans. We finished... More 

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Thank Coffeechip
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Great food and run by a wonderful family. All dishes prepared to order. Service is good, menu is diverse; specials are always very good.

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Thank Fred B
Burlington, New Jersey
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136 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

The food was very good. Great spot for lunch as the service was very quick! Will definitely be back here for lunch again soon.

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Thank Michelle P
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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459 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

This is located in a small strip mall. The decor is simple with Chinese music backdrop. When I was there for lunch the crowd was mixed Asian Anglo and the place was very busy. Despite being busy the service was pleasant and very prompt. The menu is not elaborate and consists of the usual Chinese dishes. Nonetheless, the food was... More 

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Thank Stanner57
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a small unpretentious place in a strip mall with a short menu. For nearly fifteen years they have been serving good very tasty Chinese food at very moderate prices. The owner and his family are directly involved in the operation of the restaurant and have maintained a homely caring ambiance. When we want a reasonably priced alternative to... More 

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Thank Subir R
London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Hot Wok has been our go-to Chinese for years. They have a nice regular menu and daily specials. The portions are generous and the variety of veggies incorporated is nice (unlike some places where it's all broccoli or celery or carrots). We love the shredded pork and garlic, the kung po chicken and the happy family dishes. Ask for brown... More 

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Thank SarahM2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

I have dinner at Hot Wok Cafe twice a week. This is no doubt the best Chinese restaurant within 30 minutes' drive from Princeton. Most of their food is really good but please do not order orange chicken. Just order something on the Chinese menu (you may ask for some explanation, but it deserves!). I will recommend the cold noodle,... More 

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Thank Wenxin X
USA
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

We have been coming here for years and the food remains consistently delicious. We have our favorites: sizzling duck crepe; steamed fish with delicate flavors of soy sauce, ginger, scallions; crispy tofu with mushroom sauce; Beijing noodles; and the BEST sesame chicken! I am aware that there are many old and new competitors in the area -- we tried them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 18:00
Thursday
06:00 - 18:00
Friday
06:00 - 18:00
Saturday
07:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Clarksville Rd, Princeton Junction, West Windsor Township, NJ 08550-5375
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Windsor Township  >  Princeton Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 609-716-8983
Description
(609) 716-8983

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