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Posted by yemoss on 01/08/2008
First off, this is not Shun Lee Palace, nor is it take out: It's somewhere in between - like a Chinese "diner". Yes it lacks atmosphere and service can be less than ideal at times. Given that, I have eaten here about 4 times, always with a group of friends after a late night in the city, and it seems you can still get a beer there no matter the time. Never had a problem with service, but it helps to have some self-control if your clan consists of drunken blithering fools. To reviewers who didn't enjoy their meals, I offer: ask the waiters for suggestions - obviously they want you to tell your friends about them and return - why would they try to sell a dish that nobody enjoys? We've had consistently good food there, especially seafood dishes, and when it comes time to anty-up, with 4 or 5 people, $20 each usually covers it and you are quite full and alert what with all the tea in between. This place is very popular among Chinese and Americans, I usually see an equally diverse crowd there, which is a good sign. If you want the tourist thing ($$$), there's always Ruby Foo's in Time's Square, safe for your in-laws.
Posted by CC_CT on 12/01/2007
I was told this was 'the place' for chinese food in chinatown. A can of La Choy food from the store would have tasted better. I was surprised at the number of nicer looking restaurants I saw empty as people flocked to this one. This place is quite small and grungy. If you travel to NYC, find a nice place to relax and eat. There's enough hustle and bustle in the experience of being there. Shouldn't have it when you want to sit down and eat. I'll never eat there again. Yes it's cheap, but there's no value in cheap and cr*ppy.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/22/2007
4 hungary people. 4 awesome entrees plus the killer crispies and dipping sauce to start for a buck. It was worth the 30 minute wait to get in. Cash only, but for $30.00, who cares. The best thing I can say about this place is go hungary, and with at least 4 people. Totally satisifying experience!
Posted by tomas on 10/06/2007
where else are you going to get good chinese food in the middle of the night. sure its not the best chinese cuisine in NYC but its good and cheap and most of all, the place has character. if you want huge tables and organized service go to tgi fridays out on long island.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/01/2007
Seriously...I really do not undestand why this place has a good reputation...you are squeezed into a tiny, dingy basement to get food that's not even mediocre and is totally overpriced. A big group of about ten of us went together and not a single one of us liked what we had or took the leftovers home. And when broke college students do not take food home, you know it has to be awful.
Posted by Mike on 09/25/2007
Poor service. The entrees came out at differnet times, the food was not even hot or that good. We asked for rice 3 times and then they only gave us - a table of 6 - a small bowl. When we said we'd need more he shouted that's $2.75. I do not recommend and we won't go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/27/2007
Have you ever had good or even decent Chinese food? The food at Wo Hop is about on par with the no-name hole in the wall Chinese restaurant on every block in the city (and a little more expensive too). Perhaps it has changed in years, I don't know, but I am surprised that it gets any press in a city that prides itself in its selection and quality of food.