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Soonja's Cafe with Sushi

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242 Alexander Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540
+1 609-924-9260
11:30 - 22:30
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had some excellent sushi here. Large menu from sushi and sashimi, rolls, hi dip bop, ramen, cooked dishes, tempura you name it. Clean place. Very impressed. I would go back and if I lived in Princeton I would have lunch there all the time.

Thank Robin S
Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A must for sushi and the Bimini Bop steaming bowl of beef, rice and vegetables!!!! We try to stop in once a month - really one of our favorite restaurants in Princeton!!!

Thank Joan B
Princeton, New Jersey
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Hit or miss. Sometimes it is ok sometimes not. Among the asian food places in princeton, this is one of the better(sorry, the rest r really bad) place, esp for korean. But the last time i was there, something was off w the kitchen and they brought my entree(hweh dopbop회덮밥) before the appetizer. When i asked, they had forgotten!! So... More 

Thank i c
Princeton, New Jersey
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Bibimbop was amazing! Get the fried egg on top. So was the pork appetizer--it could have been a meal. The dumplings were also delicious. The service was a little slow; they were very busy and appeared short-staffed.

Thank Jerseytraveler08540
Oxford, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had dumplings, bibimbap, and sushi and it was all very good. The service was good and we left happy.

Thank HungryInOxford
Lincroft, New Jersey
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The food is very good, a lot of choices. I like the Kristin roll (sushi) and my husband likes the pulled pork. It is also a BYOB, which is always convenient.

Thank DianeL727
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The food is fine, but beware.... the soft drinks are billed by the glass. The dining room temperature was at least 80°, and at $3 for every iced tea refill, I could easily have started a Princeton University scholarship fund for the server. I was told the price per glass was because they made the iced tea inhouse. When I... More 

Thank Jeffrey S
New Jersey
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We ate here a few months ago and found the restaurant to be very popular. So much so that we got a cramped table in the back. It's an old resident converted to a restaurant and you can kind of see the layout of the house. The service was very slow - you could see that they were trying their... More 

Thank SWARNewJersey
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Somehow we've never discovered Soonja's in many years of visiting Princeton -- but it will definitely be a go-to from now on. The atmosphere is quiet, low-key, and welcoming, and the interior has a nice spacious feel. We started with a small sushi sampler, and then I continued the theme with a Rainbow Roll, which was nice and fresh and... More 

Thank Swallowgate
Woodbridge, Virginia
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

To be fair, we didn't try any of the other Asian food (sushi, Chinese, or Thai). If it is anything like the Korean, you'll likely love this place. The food was excellent. We ordered japchae, bibimbap (cold), and either kimchi, doenjang, or kimchi jigae (I can't remember) and they were all fantastic. The sides were limited, but were also very... More 

Thank padraig74

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 Alexander Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-924-9260

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