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Palace of Asia
2389 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill
Hours: Daily, 11:30 am–10:30 pm
Style: White tablecloth; elegant. Full bar.
Don’t Miss: Try the chicken tikka appetizer for tenderness and marinated spices ($7.95). For dinner, the tandoori fish tikka is a sizable portion of mahi-mahi ($16.95), or go with the tandoori standard, the Seekh kabob, lamb on the skewer ($13.95). The lamb rogan josh, with chopped tomatoes in a creamy sauce ($15.95), is also a good pick. All the breads are fresh and plentiful, but the garlic naan, puffy and spicy, may be the best ($2.75).
Heads Up: This is a night-out kind of place—with comfortable seating and subtle music—that is also a good bet for take-out, which often comes with a little surprise appetizer thrown in.
The Scoop: Set on the Cooper River, this is a picturesque spot on one of the most prestigious waterways for rowing in the world. (If you’re lucky, you’ll be there while a national collegiate race or an Olympic trial is under way.) The glassed-in back dining room belies its location in a motel. The gracious staff is in no rush to get you out. Sip your wine and enjoy the river view.
2389 Route 70 West
CHERRY HILL, 08034
Fine dine to Chinese cuisine in an quiet and elegant atmosphere. The menu is vast and impressive showcasing traditional specialties as well as modern adaptations.