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Peony Pavilion

124 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

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Peony Pavilion is a contemporary Pan-Asian restaurant. The large interior offers multiple dining areas, each outfitted with sleek, modern furniture and d�cor. At Peony Pavilion you can find your favorite Japanese and Chinese dishes as well as an array of sushi options.

The food at Peony Pavilion is totally authentic, taking its recipes and cooking techniques straight from the region that each dish originated from. Try the Chinese vegetable treasure dish, featuring Chinese squash, nagaimo and woody ear mushroom. Other popular entrees include dim sum, bamboo shoots with pork, cold jellyfish, beef tendon, tofu and veggie casserole, and beef dry pot casserole.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Chinese, Japanese, Asian
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Hours of operation
Monday to Thursday & Sunday: 11:00am to 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am to 11pm
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Phone number
(609) 580-1850
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Yoshi & Tommy
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Private party facilities
Exotic, classic elegance with several private & semi-private dining rooms plus mouth-watering Asian Fusion/Sushi cuisine make Peony Pavilion extremely desirable for corporate events, holidays, birthday, anniversary, and graduation celebrations as well as rehearsal dinners and intimate weddings.
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Private party contact
Lisa: (631) 512-0282
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Chef will bring in his own Sushi Case to offsite locations to offer Catering Services.
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Cross street
US 1 South bound right down MarketFair
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Parking details
Ample private parking lot is available
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Party room is equipped with Wi-Fi. The stunning party room has projector, speakers, surround sound system and Karaoke system for conferences, off-site meetings and private parties.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.8  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 22, 2016

We visited Peony Pavilion for a group lunch and it did not disappoint. The menu has many items that may not be found at a more "Americanized" Chinese restaurant. The portions were large and we ate them family style. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable. His recommendations were delicious and we will definitely be back!

vipMercerChow (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2016

What appears to be Peony Pavilion 2.0 has arrived, and I think it's an improvement. The area now has too many Asian fusion type places and PP's switch to a more straightforward and ethnically deep menu (e.g., jellyfish, beef tendon) is welcome. The deserted sushi bar is no great loss. They are not trying to please everyone, but they certainly pleased me.

However, I can understand why someone expecting PP 1.0 would be disappointed, especially since the menu on OpenTable is no longer operative. The one on Weebly is about right except for the sushi.

I had the sizzling tofu with red pickled pepper and egg and it was terrific, as was the cucumber salad to start things off. Service was friendly and efficient, reminiscent of the old Sunny Garden.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 1, 2016

The service was poor. Also the premises (grounds outside) were littered with junk from a previous night's party. Very unsatisfactory experience.

vipGina (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

Menu changed. Food horrible. Our waiter barely spoke English. Never again.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2016

Don't go !!!! The menu has changed. We went for a friends 50 th birthday ordered some appetizers. The chicken was smelling. We left and went to PF Changs.
The restaurant was empty !!!!!

viptasty (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 2, 2016

Although we had eaten at Peony several times, we will not be returning. The food was bland and service was lacking. The menu that appeared on Open Table was misleading-- the restaurant has closed its sushi bar, but that was not mentioned on the web site. Serving utensils must have been in short supply: soup was served with teaspoons, main dishes with forks. Rice didn't arrive until after our sizzling platter had cooled down and then it was not what we ordered. Both the sizzling seafood and chow fun were tasteless. When we asked for mustard, we were told that they didn't have any (same goes for crispy noodles). The noise level was high due to several large parties seated nearby. Overall, it was a disappointing way to spend an evening.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2015

Everything about this restaurant was awful. We waited a half hour for our table even though there were many empty tables available. We had to stop a waiter and ask him to take our order. It took forever for our appetizer to come out while people who arrived 40 mins after us were served their entire meal immediately. We took one bite of the vegetable dumplings and decided to leave the restaurant. A large table next to us told us it was their worst dinner experience ever.

mygoodness (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2015

Current menu, which looked so unmatched to the beautiful place, is limited to Hunan dishes only. I was looking forward to what we had there last year during holidays. Service could be more consistent among all waiting staff. Sorry to see its being scaled down trajectory, in both varieties and overall quality.

mlb5215 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 11, 2015

Thoroughly impressed with the food! Very authentic Chinese dishes that had vibrant and delicious flavor. Got to speak with the owner Lisa as well, her passion for her restaurant was obvious. If it was not for the convo with her, I would have never known that the orange peppers in the Crispy Spicy Chicken we're edible! (And tasted like popcorn!)

vipDiane (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 29, 2015

We have been through the numerous changes from Sunny Garden to now Peony Pavillion. Upon our first time at Peony Pavillion, we did not care for the menu. We heard that the entire kitchen had changed so we went back. GREAT. They have hit on the right combination of taste, menu selection, ambience and service. Will definitely go back.

Ginoitaliano (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on November 24, 2015

We have eaten here many times and this last time 11/24 was terrible. Are there new owners? The menu was much less attractive, the service terrible. This went from one of my go to restaurants to one of the worst.Sad to see it.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 22, 2015

Walked and the host pretty much laughed at my face for my reservation if 1. Don't judge me I was traveling alone. I order soup and an entree. The soup came out and 30 seconds later do did my food.....well what was I to eat 1st so it didn't get cold? The teapot wss chipped. Server was not pleasant didnt come back to check on me. Just not a great place.

Sparky (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 21, 2015

The food there is very good, and very authentic. We started with Shanghai soup dumplings. For dinner I had braised pork and my husband had the chicken with garlic sauce.
The lobby was a mess, some project strewn across the table.
The menus had no cover, they looked like pages ripped out of a book, we had to ask for napkins which were paper because they ran out of cloth napkins.. Service was slow, food came slower. It's a shame, the place is beautiful and has so much potential to have some class but I was very disappointed at how unorganized everything was

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 21, 2015

The food was ok. We went there because we had a discount card from Birthday Pak. I was disappointed that the sushi bar was closed. It was a Saturday evening, about 5:15. Not sure if the sushi bar is closed permanently or not. But if it is, their website and menu need to be updated to reflect this change. There was also a bit of a language barrier between us and our waitress. Simple questions couldn't be answered. As I said, the food was ok. Not sure if we'd go back.

vipDinearoundbob (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on November 1, 2015

Can not say anything about restaurant because when we arrived they indicated they could not seat us because they had two major parties going on and no seating

Why accept the reservation request in first place ?

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 1, 2015

Always a favorite. A good Asian fusion experience.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on October 18, 2015

The owner has gone back to her Chinese roots and introduced a wonderful, diverse menu of Chinese food - it is authentic and delicious. The decor in this restaurant remains beautiful and the service is actually an improvement upon our last visit. I am definitely going back again soon!

vipBirchmom (Atlantic City)
2.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

Service was poor - apparently he put in our appetizers of which some were cold. The soup had no flavor and he forgot to put in our main course. Then when he was time to leave we could not find him for our check.

We won't be heading back anytime soon and I think then need to change there voice message about being the "best Asian food in NJ"

viptasty (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

Was surprised to find an entirely new menu at Peony. Its focus has changed from fusion to Chinese. This area can use a good Chinese restaurant and hopefully Peony will fill that void. Our meal was tasty, but we didn't venture into some of the more authentic dishes. Perhaps with better explanations from the staff, we will be more adventurous.

Rick (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 18, 2015

This is normally one of our preferred neighborhood Asian restaurants. But this last visit had uncharacteristically terrible service. It started with us asking if they had any specials that evening. A poorly trained server responded with, "what specials do you want?".

Service was terribly slow. Waiting almost an hour for our main courses, we even struggled to get anyone's attention to refill our water glasses.

Food was still outstanding, but they had better sort out their service issues.