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Peking Garden ranks as one of the Top 100 Chinese restaurants in the U.S. by Chinese Restaurant News..

General Info
Peking Garden Peking Garden ranks as one of the Top 100 Chinese restaurants in the U.S. by Chinese Restaurant News. High Quality – We serve only the finest beef, pork loin and white meat chicken, and the freshest vegetables and seafood at Peking Garden. Food that’s Healthy – Our food contains low salt, low oil, low cholesterol and NO MSG! We care about serving food that’s delicious and good for your well-being. – Cody Tseng (Founder and Owner of almost 25 years) To satisfy your Peking Garden cravings, we offer dine-in, takeout and delivery! NEW! Thai Food Now Available Owner Cody Tseng majored and graduated in the arts from the Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Taiwan. He has created a traditional garden-dining atmosphere to bring you the most authentic Chinese cuisine around. "Authentic and consistently well prepared, among the best, if not the best Chinese food in the Triangle." - by Greg Cox, News & Observer, Restaurant Critic
Business History
Opening Peking Garden in 1990, making it one of North Raleigh's first Chinese buffets, was a smart move for Cody Tseng. But after watching the Chinese buffets' popularity grow with selections including everything from salad bars to pasta to ice cream, Tseng decided to go back to his roots and serve traditional Chinese dishes.
BBB Rating
A+
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Hours

Regular Hours

MonClosed

Services/Products
Now Peking Garden, with an atmosphere as exotic as the food and its award-winning Master Chef Lee bringing you the bold flavors of North China, serves the very best in authentic Chinese cuisine.
Brands
codytseng@yahoo.com
Payment method
discover, visa, all major credit cards, amex, debit, mastercard
Price Range
$
Location
Colony Shopping Ctr
Neighborhood
North Raleigh
Amenities
Take Out Available, We deliver in North Raleigh between the I-440 & I-540 area. ​For locations North of I-540, call for details. Food that’s Healthy – Our food contains low salt, low oil, low cholesterol and NO MSG!
Languages
Chinese
Social Links
Categories
Chinese Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Thai Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants, Asian Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Chinese

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Below Average

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Jonathan R.

09/07/2017

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We have been getting Peking Garden delivery for the past 8 years with little to no problems. I must say the food is outstanding and actually surprised me tonight. I usually order the same stuff that I'm comfortable with, but tonight I ordered the yellow thai curry grouper. I'm from the north and was always close to the water so to have a seafood item on a Chinese restaurant menu be so good to prompt me to write reviews on Google and Yellow Pages it must be outstanding. For the past year when I call I usually get Stephanie on the phone. She is so very friendly and accommodating when ordering certain items on the menu. She will do anything within reason to make your ordering process smooth. She's very good at making sure you get the item exactly how you want it. She will gladly make substitutions or omitions on menu items. Bottom line this restaurant puts out healthy fresh clean food all the time. Give them a try or a second try if you had a subpar experience. I trust Cody and the staff because I know they take pride and putting out good clean fresh food.

Angela B.

04/06/2016

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Food
Service

Tried this place because the website said "Fine Dining" and they deliver. I won't be calling this place again & neither will my co-workers with a staff in this office of 60+ employees. The food did arrive on time as promised but cold nothing was warm. The delivery was missing food so you have someone that ordered food & did not receive food that I paid for so I have to eat that cost returning the cash back to the person that did not receive their food. I tried several times calling the restaurant no one answered the phone. Not a busy signal no answer they have caller ID as confirmed when I called to order he confirmed my address. Makes me think they are not answering for a reason. But I'm not on the other end I don't know. So trying to speak with someone to get it resolved didn't happen. This was an expensive lunch for sure. We just popped the food in the microwave it just left me with a dissatisfied impression of customer service.

T F.

05/29/2014

Overall

I am a bit stunned. I always liked Peking Garden years ago. I picked up lunch there today 0 shrimp and lobster sauce lunch portion. What I received was a deep pool of lobster sauce with 5 shrimp and the only vegetables were a portion of a bag of frozen peas & carrots. Can't fool me! I know what frozen cube carrots look like...nothing like typical Chinese restaurant's julienned version. But only maybe 1/2 a cup of the peas and carrots and no other veggies. No mushrooms, as the menu says. And trust me, they were frozen. I asked for brown rice but was given white. Hot and sour soup was good. Proceed at your own risk when doing takeout here. At least when seated and eating there you can fix your order.

Giselle V.

04/25/2014

Overall

I really like this place. I generally have gotten takeout: the sesame chicken and the chicken n broccoli. Both dishes contain chicken that tastes super fresh, homemade and the meat is very tender. Service has always been good. A pleasant experience and excellent food.

foodcritic7

09/21/2012

Overall
Drive by Peking Garden! Don't ...

Drive by Peking Garden! Don't stop. Don't exert energy from car to door with an expectation your Chinese cuisine yearn will meet with satisfaction. I've had the misfortune to eat there a few times and not to my surprise the service just gets worse. THE MALE CASHIER IS ARROGANT AND RUDE. I ordered a carry out of soup, shrimp fried rice and another dish my wife likes. On arrival home I took a shower and entered the kitchen ready to give the Peking Garden another try. NO SOUP! All I wanted was soup. I called and spoke with the surly cashier to learn my soup order was included in the same container with my wife's order. WHAT?!? I just paid $27 dollars and change after a hard days work and all I wanted was my own container of soup. After all that's how I ordered it! That's how I paid for it! Truth is folks, it's not the lack of soup that boiled my blood, it was, the customer service. That male cashier is the worst I've had to deal with in a very, very long time.

stoked1

04/03/2012

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Overall
Save your money

Likely worst Chinese food in 20 years in Raleigh. No service, at all. Wish I'd just driven by and thrown my money out the window.

Raleighlady

10/04/2011

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Overall
Incorrect menu

Went online and ordered from their online menu -- two items from the ""Top 10 Gourmet"" list -- paid more, but hey, we'll also get salad, egg rolls, and crab rangoon. When the food arrived, salad, egg rolls and crab rangoon were not there, so called the restaurant, figuring they made a mistake and would come back out with the missing food. Instead, guy on the phone insists that the items are ordered are NOT on the ""Top 10 Gourmet"" online menu (which I was looking right at, and were), so they're not bringing it out.

mkathrynp

05/25/2011

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Overall
Great food; unique atmosphere

Love this place! Love eating here! Location is easy to miss tucked away in shopping center, but definitely a good date night locale. There's a really cool koi fish pond, lots of fresh flowers & the waitstaff are so friendly/helpful. They also do really good take out & they deliver! Honestly, no complaints besides the bathroom being a little sketchy, but I'm coming for the food--not to hang out in the bathroom. I would highly recommend this place for a variety of reasons--value, quality & overall atmosphere. All the regular staples with some Thai food mixed in the menu--lots of selection. Go here; you won't regret it!

gbcooper

02/17/2011

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Overall
First time, very disappointed. Complete failure at service!

Went to the 8pm movie at the Colony last night and we decided to try the Peking Garden beforehand instead of the usual fare down the street at NHM.

I arrived about 15 minutes before my friend and thought I would get a table and take time to peruse the menu. While I stood at the sign that said ""please wait to be seated"" for the next 9 minutes I could not for the life of me get the 2 waitresses that were working the rather empty dining room to even make eye contact...let alone even make a sweeping glance across their dining room. Many people seemed to use the place as a take out as lots of people arrived and stood around with me just waiting around for their already called in orders. Finally a man (the owner or manager came out?) came out and handed out bags of food. So I was finally noticed! ""You don't have take out?"" ""No, table for 2 please.""
Great I got a table now... friend still on way so experience is still salvageable, right??!?. I planned to order 2 glasses of water and a sake while waiting and still maybe time to look over the menu! No. Remember I was seated by the guy? Well he apparently doesn't wait tables, no that is left up to the 2 gals who seem to again be making sure to not make eye contact. It was if I was seated in no man's land! Finally my friend shows up, I wave friend over. Waitress finally comes by, immediately asks if I know what I want. Lessee, 5 page menu, 2 minutes to look at it for me, 45 seconds for friend. I order 2 waters, 1 Sho Chiku Bai Sake. ""What?"" ""Sho Chiku Bai Unfiltered Sake, please"" ""Whaaa"" ""Unfiltered Sake, please"" ""Ohh ok"". Did I get the 1 brand of unfiltered sake listed on the menu? No, I got some SUPER sweet, dessert sake....yes it was unfiltered but don't even remember what it was but I will shun that bottle if I ever see it again!
On to the menu. Big menu. Lots of choices! Too bad I am now pressed for time have to make a split second decision! My friend mentions movie time to waitress, we order. He gets General Tso Chicken, I get Chicken Thai Bangkok.

Friend appears to like his GTC, I try it, rather sweet for what it is supposed to be and the chicken is heavily breaded. My dish is advertised as ""Served with mixed vegetables in a hot basil sauce"". Yes there were mixed vegetables and it was a rather healthy portion and fresh vegetables, points for that! However it was neither hot nor was there even a hint of basil flavor let alone a leaf I could find! It was not bad, it just was underwhelming and saucy and mostly flavorless. If I order something from the menu that has a ""spicy"" designation then by god it should at the very least be the equivalent of 1 alarm chili! This was bland and could have been any other chicken dish from the menu!

Finally, we are winding down. Movie is coming soon, would have loved to try a dessert but there is just not enough time. Waitress wants to take plates away, friend asks for boxes. I finish plate while he boxes the rest of his from his ""serving plate"". I look up and realize that my serving plate with the other half of my food is gone, styrofoam tray still laying on table next to me flipped open and empty. C'mon man?!?

There is much better chinese/thai/vietnamese choices all over N Raleigh. This place needs to fix their service issues before worrying about their menu. I am sure it serves well as a semi-affordable take/out delivery for some people, but if this is your idea of authentic asian food or even ""thoughtful"" asian food, you need to get out more! I doubt I will ever be back.

mr machine

02/11/2011

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Overall
A very disappointing experience

We stopped for dinner at Peking Garden after the 7pm movie at the Colony. Several tables were seated when we arrived. We ordered and found the food bland and tasteless. It was also way too expensive. We had eaten there in the past and the food was good and cheaper. Is there new management? I stepped into the mens room and found the entire place soaking wet including water dripping down the walls, puddles covering the floor and water all over the fixtures including the toilet seats. When I asked about the condition, I was told that they just washed the floors... sorry. As we sat, someone was sweeping up in the other side of the room. Every stroke of the broom clunked either against furniture or the shovel he was carrying. This all contributed to a totally aweful experience. We will never go back there again.

guineagirl4

08/19/2009

Overall
Is it still bad service if there is no service?

Well, I wouldn't really know how to rate the food because I was denied the chance to try it! On the website it states that they are open until 10pm & that they deliver. Wrong! I called at 9:45 tonight to order delivery and was told they are already closed! I understand this is late notice, right before closing, but if they say they are open until 10pm, that means they should still be taking orders until 10pm. If they stop taking delivery orders before that time, they should include that information! It's very bad customer service to be losing customers because of false advertising...

FatDaddy

05/30/2009

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Overall
Best Chinese Food in Raleigh

I've lived in Raleigh for about 15 years, and this is by far the best place to get Chinese food that I know of. For one thing, it's not some greasy all-you-can-eat buffet place, but a real restaurant. So the food is well prepared, and tastes great! Prices are very reasonable, and the portions are generous. The staff is always pleasant, even when the place is packed which it usually is on the weekends.

manninglw

09/16/2008

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found hair in food

I would not recommend this establishment to my worst enemy. After waiting for over an hour for a delivery order, I found long wavy black hair in my food. I called Peking Gardens and told them what I found in my food, the gentleman that answered the phone told me he would bring my money (32.00) back to me. After waiting for another hour and no one coming to pick up the discusting food and returning my money, I called again and was told that they were very busy and I could bring the food to them and get a refund. I nicely explained to the man that I didn't go out to get the hairy food and I didn't feel I should have to go out to bring it back and get a refund. After all isn't that the point of getting a delivery order.(DUH) So as I set here writing this review, I am still waiting for someone to pick up this food and bring back my money. I only hope other people do not go through what I have been through this eveving. Hopefully Wangs Kitchen will be getting a call from me soon, as we are starving by this point.

jilru

01/25/2008

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Overall
Terrible Take out service!

Ordered take out for the first time and it was awful! Our order was delivered and they forgot one of the dishes that we ordered and payed for. We called and an hour later they redelivered the wrong dish!!

le2cids

12/29/2007

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Overall
What happened to the dim sum??

They had the best dim sum in town..always fresh, and delicious and then suddenly it stopped and no mention of it returning. What a disappointment. Other than that, it's the only place to actually get Peking Duck which is exceptional.

BRING BACK the DIM SUM!!

christabelle

03/18/2007

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Overall
BEST CHINESE TAKE OUT EVER!!!!!

After moving back to the states from the U.K. I feared that I'd never find take out chinese to come even close to meeting my new expectations, had actually purposely avoided eating chinese after my return. At the insistance of co-worker's I had tried Wang's and a few others.... each time unimpressed.

One afternoon I came across a Peking Garden menu in an old menu folder at work and decided why not. First of all I was impressed by the variety of items on the menu, while the old favorites are offered so are a few original and unexpected dishes. My first time ordering the food was excellent, and delivered quickly.. however my appetizer was missing. I called and was reasurred that the next time I ordered that they would make up for it. Well, tonight I ordered again.. I explained what had happened before and was told no problem. I got my food, quickly and still steaming hot. Not only did I receive my free app, but I got a double order (I even checked just to make sure that I wasn't charged).
The food is excellent, among the best chinese I've ever had.... I appreciate the quick delivery and friendly service.

I HAVE noticed that the bill can really add up, however each time I've felt that I received exactly what I paid for. I also like that the take out is delivered in nice plastic sturdy containers with tight lids. No styrofoam or paper boxes that come apart and leak all over the place.

I've never gone in to eat, however after reading reviews I'm curious about these friendly fish they keep talking about..

I vote Peking Garden a 12

mic10

01/29/2007

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Overall
Best Chinese Ever!

Not only was the food DELICIOUS, but the restaurant itself was breath-taking. Service was also impeccable. When I found out they do private parties, I immediately booked the place for my wedding reception! My friends and I all say Peking Garden's the best Chinese restaurant in town.

exp01

11/03/2006

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Hairy Chinese Food

We'd heard this restaurant was the best in the Triangle, blah blah,blah, and ordered delivery...we got our food 1.5 hours later and there was so much HAIR in it....it was inedible! It was just like someone had cleaned out their hair brush in it. And when we called to complain? We were put on hold and then hung up on, numerous times. I will never ever go there again. I was expecting something stellar, something ... epic ... but there was so much hair it was hard to overcome. None of us ate it, and we didn't get any sort of reimbursement or apology or anything. Horrendous customer service. Absolutely terrible! I'd go for Wang's Kitchen any day!

sheraiv

05/03/2006

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Overall
Not great, but good for the area

This isn't the GREATEST chinese food you'll have, but it's some of the best in the Triangle. The food is not oily and is cooked without MSG. We've tried several of our favorites off the menu and have been pleased with the flavor and quality of meats. Items that are traditionally heavily coated/fried are often prepared with a thinner, lighter coating/breading. The vegetables are crunchy. We do delivery and dine in and have had positive experiences for both. The restaurant is clean and the food seems to be above the usual chinese carry-out quality.

funkneeheidi

02/16/2006

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I was spoiled in Northern Virginia

This is the second Chinese restaurant we've tried since moving to Raleigh 6 months ago. I was intrigued to see it had a 9.0 rating so decided to try it. The food was bland and dry. There was no flavoring...it was just spicy. I ordered delivery and luckily I called back because I wasn't told upfront they charged me $4 for delivery evan for being within 5 miles (not disclosed on their website menu). I'm still on the hunt for the best chinese in town. If others think this is worth a 9.0, then I've got the name of a few places up north that are 15+

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