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Peony Asian Bistro


3515 Witherspoon Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 419-8800
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Photo of K Biernat K Biernat
Jan 15, 2022 4

4.5! The vegetable dishes here are perfectly seasoned and prepared. Crunchy tender broccoli, crisp tender snow peas and beans and perfectly cooked rice. Yum. Seaweed salad is delicious, not overly sweet. Service is prompt and attentive. Atmosphere is average, perfect for a casual dinner.

Photo of Onnew Simmons Onnew Simmons
Feb 13, 2022 3

My family and I have been going here 12+ years now. I'm guessing it's due to the pandemic but our usual server has not been seen for several months 🥺. And the food prices, especially the bogo sushi, has gone up tremendously. Not sure if I'd go again for the sushi considering there are other places closer by with better prices. But it's usually quiet in there which I appreciate.

Photo of Amy Franks Amy Franks
Mar 12, 2022 5

This is my go-to for Chinese takeout. I always order the shrimp egg rolls and one of my meals on repeat is the shrimp and broccoli. The Thai basil shrimp is the other. They are always fast and the folks who work there are always friendly. There's one lady who calls everybody sweetheart and seems genuinely glad to see people. They have had strong covid-19 protocols in place since the beginning, and they are closed on Mondays.

Photo of B. Bowen B. Bowen
Apr 8, 2022 5

Probably my favorite Chinese place in Durham. The food is tasty, and the homemade egg rolls are delicious. Don't forget to ask for some of their house spicy mustard! The staff are very considerate and will help with recommendations if you want to try something different. This location does tons of takeout and I understand why... Don't hesitate, if your looking for great Chinese food in the area. Peony is where you need to head!!!

Photo of Kelly Sloan Kelly Sloan
Jan 29, 2021 5

So good. The BOGO sushi is a good deal for good sushi. The poke bowl was really nice. I also enjoyed the hot entrees I've had. Pretty fast as well.

Photo of Game Gun Game Gun
Nov 21, 2020 5

I was blown away by the food in this place. It was incredible. The Unagi don bowl was legitimately a chefs special. The eel was like warm butter, the rice was cooked perfectly. I highly recommend this place, even if you have to drive a little. The interior and food offered are similar to other sit down restaurants, its just a that the food quality sets this place apart.

Photo of Maya L Maya L
Nov 25, 2020 5

Peony has been my go-to for sushi and Chinese food since 2012. The service is great, prices are fair, and food is consistently delicious. I love the buy one get one sushi. Have taken many friends and family here and everyone was always pleased with the experience. I used to work at AC Moore in the same shopping lot and many of my co-workers became a huge fan after I turned them on. I would highly recommend the crunchy crab roll—my favorite I’ve had in the area. Love this place!

Photo of Lorenzo Williams Lorenzo Williams
Oct 8, 2020 5

Great food and good portions! They use real Japanese sweet potatoes for their Tempura Sweet Potato rolls!

Photo of Kazuhiko Negi Kazuhiko Negi
Sep 13, 2020 4

Menu has many choice and taste good.

Photo of Noah Godwin Noah Godwin
Sep 18, 2020 5

I drive across town to get my take out from here. Everything tastes really fresh and good.

Photo of xing lu xing lu
Aug 30, 2020 5

This is the best restaurant around in this town!! The staff is wonderful and very sweet. The hostess is the nicest person I’ve met, she cares about the customers. The food is so good,delicious. we have been there over 10 times in the last couple months. It’s so convenient where it is at in Durham, the food is perfectly made and fresh at all times! We highly recommend this restaurant and give it 5 stars. We always enjoy our time at this place!thank you very much!!!!

Photo of m3 trik m3 trik
Aug 12, 2020 3

Finding out they charge a hidden 'online fee' after ordering nearly 50$ worth of takeout, and leaving a tip on top (for takeout), I thought was pretty cheap of them. As far as the food goes some is the standard quality you'd expect from asian takeout, other things we ordered were pretty bad. Quite possibly will order from them in the future, as there are not a lot of options in the area, just have to learn the hard way what dishes to avoid.

Photo of Heather Nally Heather Nally
Jul 12, 2020 5

I've been going to Peony for many years. Their food is consistently excellent. I don't recall ever having a disappointing meal. They've adjusted how they serve food during covid well. Pickup is easy, quick, and safe. Our favorites are hibachi, shrimp dishes, sushi rolls, sesame chicken, and general tao's chicken. Portions are generous.

Photo of Jasmine Li Jasmine Li
Jul 6, 2020 5

The food is good. And service are nice. I will be back for it.

Photo of Marina Sokolsky Marina Sokolsky
Jul 5, 2020 5

Ordered a takeout. It was our first time with this place and reading the last reviews, I was a bit hesitant. However, my order was super easy to place online, was ready on time. Everything that needed to stay warm was indeed warm. Most importantly the food was great. We will be ordering again.

Photo of Claire Stuebe Claire Stuebe
Apr 30, 2020 3

Normally this place is awesome. I have a feeling lower quality of food is due to covid 19. Take out just wasn't that great. But I will return once things get back to as normal as possible.

Photo of Brant Stalzer Brant Stalzer
Dec 3, 2018 5

Have been coming for Chinese dishes for years. Recently tried the sushi on a whim... now I crave their sushi. Some great rolls with novel sauces, combos. A gem for eating in or to go, great hours, service is good.

Photo of Eric Smith Eric Smith
Mar 28, 2020 5

Safe place to get take-out during Corna. Staff was wearing gloves and masks while working. Food is really good, generous portions and fair price. The to-go packaging is very nice and secure. The bento boxes come in segmented to-go boxes, which is a nice touch. Please remember to tip during this difficult time

Photo of C Price C Price
Jan 29, 2019 5

My fave sushi spot! I always get crunchy crab and spicy California roll!! Chicken Pad Thai is another fave! I've been coming here for years. My family enjoys it aswell.

Photo of Brett Fox Brett Fox
Feb 2, 2020 5

Been going here for YEARS!! And never had an issue or disappointment. Love their buy one get one deal. I wouldn’t say it is “fancy” sushi but it is definitely worth your time and money. I would try the crab Rangoon!!

Photo of Rosie Content Rosie Content
Jan 16, 2020 5

Great food great value. Totally recommend. Nice folks too

Photo of Marva Dennison Marva Dennison
Jan 7, 2020 5

Delicious food! Good quantity. About 8 of went and service was great

Photo of Brittany Larsen Brittany Larsen
Dec 14, 2019 5

Really delicious sushi great people great service. And how about the prices?!? BOGOs all the time! Cant be beat

Photo of Sarah Chittenden Sarah Chittenden
Dec 19, 2019 4

Great small place to stop in and eat or take out. Never usually a wait but always busy. Great sushi and other asian dishes. Prices seem low to on par with competition.

Photo of R FL R FL
Nov 22, 2019 5

I feed my kids here on average 2-3 times a month. Good food! Nice family!

Photo of Kelsi Dew Kelsi Dew
Sep 11, 2019 4

We traveled an hour to eat here. Good food, unique flavors. The crab Rangoon is delicious. Fast service and decently priced. If you are looking for traditional tasting Asian/Chinese this may not be the place for you. They add their own spin on sauces that reflect more Asian flavors than Americanized flavors.

Photo of Sir Robert Burbridge Sir Robert Burbridge
Jul 23, 2019 5

This is the highest quality Chinese (really, Chinese plus pan-Asian) food I've found within 20 miles. We chanced upon them the first day they opened and have returned ever since. Modest atmosphere, decent prices, excellent food.

Photo of Michael Kight Michael Kight
Aug 10, 2019 4

I was there with a group of 12. Everyone ordered something different and we were all quite happy. Good service and nice accommodations.

Photo of Miranda McCraw Miranda McCraw
Aug 3, 2019 5

Delicious sushi and entrees! Good lunch special, plenty of food for a good price. Friendly staff and fast service.

Photo of Erin Erginer Erin Erginer
Mar 8, 2019 5

While my child orders the same thing every time (steamed mini dumplings), there are so many great choices for adults that ensure we don't tire of this restaurant. Our favorites are nigiri, poke bowls, hot & spicy chicken, and fried tofu with veggies. Great service and healthy wine pours make for a relaxing weekday meal.

Photo of Ken Ray Ken Ray
Mar 6, 2019 5

Another fantastic Durham restaurant in a strip mall. Inside, it is elegant and beautiful. The food is delicious, on the garlic side of the Asian fusion spectrum. Price is quite reasonable for lunch. The rice is delightful! A feature, not an afterthought... I highly recommend Peony.

Photo of Carrie Pandya Carrie Pandya
Apr 4, 2019 4

Peony is a great place. I love their sushi. They also have a good mix of Chinese and Thai dishes. The atmosphere is nice, but sometimes too dim for me to see the menu depending on where we are seated. The service is fast and the servers are very efficient. The servers are nice and polite, but they are not overly friendly. I only to point this out because the service is very good, but none of the servers are bubbling with personality. If you are looking for that kind of fun interaction, you will not find it here. Overall, this is one of my top places for Asian food. The food is good and the portions are nice. I have never been disappointed by the food or the servers. I would definitely recommend giving it a try.

Photo of Mike Marchetto Mike Marchetto
Jun 2, 2019 5

Budget priced sushi that tastes great! This has become a regular rotation take out option for us. Buy one get one roll everyday covers their more simple rolls as well as their more extravagant fried options. The shrimp mango roll is universally loved in my house. The staff is always quick and friendly. If you love sushi, definitely worth your patronage.

Apr 23, 2022 3

$16 for a combination dinner and an egg roll, yikes that’s a bit much. It’s decent but not that good. Sorry guys too expensive.

Photo of David Kistler David Kistler
Mar 29, 2022 4

Typical Chinese-American food. Hot and Sour soup was average at best. It's decent, nothing grear.

Photo of Theodore Williams Theodore Williams
May 30, 2022 4

it was great loved it bit overpriced however the serving staff and management were both outstanding

Photo of Anna Newton Anna Newton
Aug 9, 2022 5

Best in the neighborhood! Good location, comfortable area, wonderful stafg and great food. I will be making weekly visits!

Photo of Juan Ni Juan Ni
Aug 17, 2022 5

My family and I often go to their restaurant for dinner. Their food are as good as ever, the price has increased but it is worth. Cozy environment, delicious food, great service, friendly staff, I highly recommend it is a great place for family gatherings.

Photo of Corey Clay Jr. Corey Clay Jr.
Apr 2, 2022 5

Been eating at this place for like 4 years .Amazing, well trained staff , delicious food and overall just a good experience.

Photo of Jonathan Ptachcinski Jonathan Ptachcinski
Jan 22, 2022 4

Pretty good food. Sushi is about as good as any other place in the area. On the record it's buy-one-get-one but now it's over $20 per special roll so basically you're just paying twice the price. Bento boxes are good (kids usually get them). Photo is lion king roll (top) and spider man roll (bottom).

Photo of Romiesha White Romiesha White
Nov 17, 2021 3

Order a Bento Box, a yellowtail scallion roll, and a hot and sour soup. Everything was yummy that I was able to eat. I was given a California roll in my bento box instead of a Spicy tuna roll and I am allergic to avocado so I didn’t really get to eat much of the food in the box.

Photo of Jenette Arreola Jenette Arreola
Jun 3, 2021 5

Outstanding food quality! I highly recommend the rainbow sushi for an appetizer. For the entree, I selected the shrimp with walnuts covered in white, creamy, sweet sauce with broccoli on the side. Very good indeed! 😋