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Posted by RR-NY on 02/23/2008
If you're looking for Americanized chinese food that consists of gobs of "gravy" this place is incredible. There are a hand full of decent restaurants in Chinatown but this is not one of them. Come on people, besides the employees, have you ever seen anyone Asian at this place? Probably not and that should tell you something
Posted by angiecat on 01/25/2008
Soooooo disappointed!!! Not much better than I can get in any local Chinese food restaurant anywhere else in the city and certainly not what you travel to Chinatown for. There are so many other better choices right nearby...don't waste your time here. Boring food. Not authentic...seemed "americanized." And what a dump! I would not have cared about this if the food were spectacular, but it was not, so we sat in a dump eating blah chinese food...a complete let down as we were really looking forward to this for over a week!
Posted by docrabbi on 01/20/2008
I have eaten at Wo Hop since colllege days (over 35 years). Very basic in atmosphere but always excellent food at s great price. I have sent many people there over the years (from all over the country) and they all have loved it. When I come back to visit NYC, it is always on my schedule of things to do.
Posted by CJ on 01/15/2008
I've been eating here for over twenty years, and I've never had a bad meal. Detractors, say what you will, this place has been open for 70 years. Tourist trap my eye, that's no accident. This is a good place to eat that has stood the test of time.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/11/2008
ive been here about 4 times with my family and we always order different things. They bring out each person a bowl of rice of their choice and our dinner. The platter was good enough for us 3 women. Although it is small and grimey looking, the food is always good. Its not recommended for uptight ritsy people who need the service and the atmosphere to enjoy their food. Just relax and enjoy the food look the celebs on the wall. There has to be a reason why this place is always packed. If u go, try the eggplant with black bean sauce...excellent!
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.