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Soonja's Cafe with Sushi

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242 Alexander St, Princeton, NJ 08540-7104
+1 609-924-9260
Today
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Oxford, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank HungryInOxford
Lincroft, New Jersey
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank DianeL727
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 

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Thank Jeffrey S
New Jersey
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

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Thank SWARNewJersey
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 

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Thank Swallowgate
Woodbridge, Virginia
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 

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Thank padraig74
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

We've been coming for dinner for years and consistently enjoy the food. Kimchijigae is particularly satisfying on a cold winter's evening.

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Thank Ann C
Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States
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216 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

Okay, so I wrote a review when we came here for a quick lunch but I needed to review again because we went here for dinner and the DRAGON ROLL deserves its own review. It was incredible one of the best sushi rolls I've had, can't stop thinking about it. Will be back to get another one (or two) of... More 

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Thank Emma B
Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States
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216 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Went here for a quick lunch. Shared a spicy tuna roll, it was different from any spicy tuna rolls I've had, it is much more of a Korean spice. I had a good California roll too and my husband enjoyed his korean bento box lunch. I would return!

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Thank Emma B
New York City, New York
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198 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

The pancakes are delicious. I had the Bibimbap the last time I was here and it was delicious. Nice, quiet place, tucked away from Nassau St.

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Thank J L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 Alexander St, Princeton, NJ 08540-7104
  • 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?