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Posted by Surprised disappointment on 01/05/2011
Passing through Brooklyn with a fellow cop. Thought " hey, wanna get some Chinatown Chinese food?!" we both have heard about wo hop from several people at work who raved. Parked down the block and paid 1.50 for 48 minutes on the meter... We were back with 15 minutes to spare. No line at 730 pm on a Tuesday night. Typical diner crowd and atmosphere, cramped basement but interesting and different. I ordered general cho, partner got sesame chicken and we shared shrimp lomein and got a couple coke cans. Food came out in 3 minutes flat. Both dishes looked exactly the same except his chicken had sesame seeds sprinkled on top. Absolutely no flavor... The chicken must have been preprepared and they add sauces after the fact. Both sauces were brown liquid like in consistency....leaving a soggy flavorless brown mess. No sweet hot crispy fresh general cho goodness here. There wasn't even a chile pepper to be found. The shrimp lomein was quite honestly the only edible dish. Wanted to complain to the staff but didn't bother... Actually wanted to stand up in the middle of the place and ask everyone what the hell were they thinking. Huge disappointment. Should have went up a couple blocks and got some Italian. Oh... They didn't accept credit cards either..... At least that's what the cashier told us.
Posted by Katfish38 on 11/14/2010
There was nothing redeeming to any of the dishes. The General Tso's was soggy, the hot/sour soup was bland, the pork fried rice was just OK. I have no plans to order from this place ever again.
Posted by wong san ying on 09/15/2010
mericanized Chinese food, but Very Tasty and at a Price you will be able to easily afford...and look for Wong San Ying's picture up on the wall, in the "bathroom corner", posing with a Broadsword...
Posted by LORI on 09/01/2010
Disappointed. Noodles overcooked with dark meat. Service was rude. Atmosphere wasn't good, and the restrooms were not well kept. Food was sub par.
Posted by swong705 on 08/27/2010
I am reading these reviews. There is no way that Wo Hop is authentic Chinese food. Chow Mein is not authentic Chinese food. The menu had to differentiate between the real Cantonese style Chow Mein and the American Chow Mein...that is bad news. A real Chinese place would not serve the American version. General Tso's Chicken and Egg Foo Young are American too. I realized that most people dont know what real Chinese food is. Most people think Egg Rolls, General Tso's Chicken and fried chicken wings with fried rice that is dark in color doused in hot sauce, Wontons with THICK skin and near no meat is real Chinese food. I grew up in Chinatown and never seen those items until I moved out of Chinatown. Do yourself a favor...look for a restaurant in Chinatown where the majority of the patrons are Asian. And order what they are eating.
Posted by awesome on 08/22/2010
had no problem waiting in line for an hour. but it did make the expectations a bit high. it was fun to eat in the tiny basement next to a hilarious family. that, i think was much better than the food. wonton soup was wonton soup. chicken dishes tasted like chicken dishes and their very spicy dishes were less spicy than their regular dishes. i didn't say WOW to anything, maybe we ordered the wrong things? overall, i think its a bit too hyped up here. if u want a funny experience and great service, go. (if ur willing to wait). but you can find the same food anywhere else.
Posted by Banqchef58 on 07/23/2010
I have been eating at Wo-hops for over 35 years. The food is consistent and fresh, and flavorful. I have many favorites.....The dumplings are to die for. I also love the sour cabbage soup. The waiters are the same, and the food is the same. They are open 24 hours 7 days a week. Check it out, you won't be sorry!