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“Great atmosphere, nice bar, average food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Peking Pavilion

Peking Pavilion
110 Route 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726
(732) 308-9700
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Ranked #4 of 41 restaurants in Manalapan
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Englishtown, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, nice bar, average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Nice place especially after their renovations a few years ago. Indoor and outdoor seating. Average service, average food, great bar but overall very, very expensive for very average Chinese food.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Freehold, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best Chinese food by far but average service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Pros: Best Chinese food by far that you will find even compared to NYC and Philadelphia restaurants. The drinks are also expertly mixed. The only reason I did not give this wonderful establishment 5 stars is that the wait staff seems to have a high turn over therefore the service is average. Though most prices are higher than a take out hole in the wall chinese place, some of the dishes are priced exorbitantly. Finally, they do not take reservations unless you have a party greater than 6.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NJ
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Best in Central NJ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This is far and away the best gourmet chinese food in central NJ. The atmosphere is great with an active, but not loud, bar scene and dining on two levels. The quality of the food is outstanding and while there are some of the dishes one expects to see on a chinese restaurant menu (at least in the US) there are others that are more upscale.

The fact that there is nearly always a wait to get into this restaurant speaks for itself. If you want to get in without a long wait at the bar get their early!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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howell,nj
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Always good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Always enjoy a wonderful meal here no matter what you have excellent service always! Best to go early it gets crowed on Sat. night.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NJ
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Worth a try”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Went for dinner on a Friday night. W were seated right away. Atmosphere was lively and very loud at times. The appetizers were good. Main meal I ordered the chicken, it was okay and a little to dry for me. Not a bad place, not your usual food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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