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Posted by Rachel on 02/02/2013
Food is pretty good. Every time I've been there they mess up on orders and are hard to catch attention of. The duck is wonderful which is why I go but since the last time when they threw it out instead of wrapping it to go, then apologetically "making a new dish" that took three minutes to make (for half a duck!) that was cold, I don't plan on going back. Not for a while at least.
Posted by dad of wong san ying on 11/27/2012
After reading all the reveiews on this (and other similar restaurants), it can be seen that everyone has their own "taste" in Chinese food. And remember, even with American cuisine, people will swear that "their" locality's version of a certain dish is the only "right" way to prepare it. How many pizza joints claim to make the best pizza, and each has a legion of fans who swear to that one and denounce others that are in turn admired by a different set of fans? Enjoy Wo Hop's (and similar rest.'s) food for what it is...tasty, cheap, quick-served, etc. Ask the waiters for anything you'd like to eat that's not on the menu..I have been going here for about 40 years and have found some favorites that were never on menu but are easily cooked up..for instance, jumbo shrimp and Chinese eggplant in garlic sauce was never on menu but I started ordering it 20 years ago or so and today it's a standard. Also fried bean curd with black mushroom and yau choy in oyster sauce, to name a few. many of the waiters indeed have been here for years and years...look at the photo behind cashier and you'll see some young faces that are now a lot older! As for getting good service, I have always found it to be satisfactory, keeping in mind the sometimes crowded conditions. And, you wanna be well-remembered for upcoming visits? Leave a decent tip, not just 10%...
Posted by Mark on 07/05/2012
Appetizers were Excellent however the Sesame chicken had bones in it and it was white and dark meat. Beef w/oyster sauce had no flavor to it. Noodles are NOT free
Posted by da buddha on 05/30/2012
Wo hop is a fun place to meet up and get the citys best chinese food. If it's any kind of pork you want this is the place from sliced roast pork or just the most succulant ribs available. This place is part of your genes if you are a native of the big city. Unfortunately it has gotten to be trendy to all the little boys and girls that suddenly call ny home.
Posted by Ruben N. on 02/22/2012
What a delight. Took my wife, boys and mother in law the other day. Great food and great service. Wasn't expecting much from the looks of the place but was astonished at the taste of our first appetizer, cold sesame noodles. Large portion and delicious. Then came the fried dumplings. You have to have them! So delicious. Then came the duck appetizer. The broth the duck came in was to die for. We ordered 4 entrees and each was better than the previous. Our waiter was funny, nice, courteous and quick. The price for all we had (much for the doggie bag too) was so affordable. Try this place!
Posted by 40 years of eating here on 02/14/2012
Reading the negative reviews got me thinking that they were talking about the Upstairs Wo-Hop at 15 Mott which has been hit or miss since forever. The downstairs Wo Hop at 17 Mott is legendary - ever see their T-shirt in one of the Backstreet Boys videos? I've been eating here since my college days of the 1970's; it seems the same waiters are still on duty...and always on duty, no matter what time of day or night yo arrive! The food is rock steady - best steamed dumplings, chow fun and Singapore chow mei fun anywhere - and I've always found it fresh -- glop doesn't attract the longest lines on Mott Street if not in all of Manhattan's Chinatown! I'm making myself hungry --- guess it's Wo Hop's Take-Out for dinner tonight!
Posted by Chinese Food-O-phile on 12/28/2011
Another outstanding Christmas Eve Dinner at Wo Hop. Packed as usual, but, all part of the fun. Thanks fellas...