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Roots Cafe & Restaurant

3495 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540-5933
+1 609-799-8858
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“purple rice” (9 reviews)
“thai coconut” (5 reviews)
“pho” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.All hours
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3495 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540-5933
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Roots in February 2018. I was with my son who needed to eat before a game. The woman in the front seated the group behind me, before taking my to go order. I commented on this and she did not respond. She...More

Thank Matt2254545
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is really good. The owner's previous restaurant was also excellent. Varied menu--sushi and Chinese entrees. always fresh ingredients--they obviously care about the food. However, the restaurant is very noisy--especially if there are many kids present.

Thank Barry G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the sushi and all the bowl type dishes. Sauces and ingredients very fresh. If you are looking for a healthy, enjoyable meal, this is the place. Nice decor and ambiance.

Thank Joanna O
Reviewed 15 January 2018

The Drunken Noodles, Beef was fantastic! Great Service Good price and nice atmosphere. Not my first time here and will not be last

Thank Loouis S
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Went to Roots for the first time this past week. Simply put I love this place. The service was excellent as was the food and vibes. We sampled 2 small plates , both were great, steamed dumplings and spring rolls. For dinner three of us...More

Thank anthony c
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

I have visited few times for lunch during off peak hours and the service was good and not crowded. But I would avoid going there for dinner as it's over crowded and a bit disorganized. They take reservations supposedly and the walk-in wait gets too...More

Thank Clara S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We had gone to 'Roots' for lunch and it was quite crowded.We had garlic eggplant bowl, shoyu ramen noodle soup, thai coconut bowl with ramen noodles and thai basil bowl and handmade wontons. All the dishes were good. Thai basil bowl was a bit too...More

Thank nandini n
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Princeton. They offer a lot of different types of Asian cuisine including Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese dishes. Normally when a restaurant does this, I become wary, but everything I've ordered here is very good. My go to...More

Thank slhannold
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This place is horrible, overpriced and undercooked food! The meat in our meals were not cooked all the way through and when we complained the owner came and was very rude.

Thank leahmburn84
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Roots was an exciting place on my stop by for lunch. First the place was packed. People needed to wait, just a little until until a table became available when someone left. You under from a huge board above the order counter. They give you...More

Thank tomkozlowski1 .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3495 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540-5933
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-799-8858
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