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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
06:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 18:00
Sat 07:00 - 04:00
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New York City, New York
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Food is really good. Ambience is avg although I liked the innovative table design. Toilets are below average. Service was great as they made some changes as per our liking and made sure we get what we were looking for.

Thank HimSad
Princeton, New Jersey
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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

Thank jean v
Central NJ USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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 

Thank WendyNJ
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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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 

Thank Coffeechip
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

Thank Fred B
Burlington, New Jersey
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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.

Thank Michelle P
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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301 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Stanner57
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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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 

Thank Subir R
London, United Kingdom
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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 

Thank SarahM2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
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
(609) 716-8983

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?