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“Still a wonderful surprise (Updated)” 5 of 5 stars
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Peking House
2815 N Grandview Blvd, Pewaukee, WI 53072-5531
262-548-9818
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Ranked #30 of 78 restaurants in Pewaukee
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
River Forest, Illoinois
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“Still a wonderful surprise (Updated)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I re-visited Peking House in November, 2012, and found that its level, despite some reports to the contrary, has remained very high. Avoid the buffet (which is served at lunch) and ask for the menu. They used to have two menus, an "American Chinese" menu, and an "authentic Chinese" menu. Everything is now combined on one. But that one is filled with genuine, authentic Sichuan dishes. The kitchen is clearly Sichuan, though they do offer good dishes from other provinces as well. The spicy dishes are really spicy - liberal use of chile peppers and Sichuan peppercorns assure that - the meat is of good quality, as is the seafood, and the vegetables are fresh. This is a surprise because it looks like a typical Americanized Chinese restaurant, located right next to a Denny's by an exit of an interstate, and instead it turns out to be a truly authentic, high quality Sichuan restaurant.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Chinese food we've found in the area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012 via mobile

They don't deliver but would highly recommend carry out. Excellent food and nice portions

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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River Forest, Illoinois
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“A Complete Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Peking House, in Pewaukee, WI (not too far from Milwaukee) looks like a typical roadside Chinese buffet of ordinary quality. And indeed, they offer a buffet with food that has been sitting too long on the steam table. However, you can ask for a menu, and have lunch or dinner prepared from the menu; they have two menus - "American Chinese" or "Authentic Chinese." The "Authentic Chinese" menu turns out to be a stunning Sichuan menu. The owner and chef are from the Sichuan province, and this rivals the best Sichuan restaurants in New York and Chicago (and, for that matter, Chengdu). The Boiled beef in spicy sauce is fiery and authentic, and so is everything else on that menu. You would never suspect it from driving by, and if you didn't ask you would never know it, but the "authentic Chinese" menu makes this a hidden gem. My wife and I have eaten here about a half dozen times, and have never been disappointed.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“THE LO MEIN WAS SPAGHETTI NOODLES”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

These people are cutting corners because business is bad. There were very few customers. We ordered pu pu platter for two and didn't get everything stated on the menu. The crab rangoon was missing crab (only cream cheese in there).
My husband ordered house lo mein and got spaghetti noddles with vegetables - very little meat in there.
Service was slow - had to ask three times for a soda refill.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Still bad after all these years...........”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

We thought we would try the Peking House after not being there for years. The old owners had the best food. It went downhill after the new owners took over. Anyway, the food was terrible last night! The pot stickers were mush and the almond chicken tasted like it came out of a can. Guess we won't be going back there again............

  • Visited April 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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