Seattle >Food & Dining > Ho Ho Restaurant
653 S Weller St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810447.597519 -122.324838
Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 01:00 AM Friday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 03:00 AM Sunday From 11:00 AM To 01:00 AM
Neighborhoods: International District, Downtown
Inedible, empty, inedible, cheaters, inedible. – This place was so empty on a friday night that they actually moved us so they could vacuum. WTF? It's decor is shabby motel, like the kind on highway 99, dank and dark. Everything the owner suggested as good was so bad it was inedible, what are you urbanspooners talking about? The pork was fried into dried overly salted jerky, the fish was coated with cement and lay in a pool of simple soy sauce and oil, and tasted foul. Imagine overly fried thin slices of halibut with coating thicker than the fish. The greenbeans tasted of old oil and were mushy rather than crisp or even firm. I sent everything back, uneaten, and we wanted to leave. But Pauline charged us anyway, and I wasn't going to fight her because that is what it would have taken in an empty restaurant, she's not a nice woman, she's a business woman. If the kitchen has an off night, they shouldn't make the customer eat the mistakes, financially or literally.
I don't think i'm going to trust these reviews as much anymore, this place was so opposite of the good reviews, chinatown is full of great restaurants that have been consistently good like Jade Garden or Seagarden restaurants, don't bother with this place, it was the worst dining experience i've ever had, I didn't eat anything, AND I had to pay for it.
The ONLY Chinese Restaurant I'll go to!!! – I love Pauline, the owner of HOHO's! She is always there to greet you with a genuine smile and kind voice that you're sure to enjoy your time there. Pauline never seems to forget a face even if you haven't been there for a while. She really knows how to make you feel welcome, like a VIP guest. I don't know how she does it, working long hours, assuring that her restaurant withstands neighboring competition (if any) and that her customers experience an unforgettable visit that you'll certainly think of HoHo's when you crave for Chinese food again. I feel guilty to even consider eating at another Chinese restaurant! That should tell you how impressed I am with their food, price, and service.
I truly am a loyal customer to my favorite waitress and Chinese restaurant! So, when I crave for Chinese food, without hesistation, "HOHO'S... THE WAY TO GO!!!" Perfect for late night club goers because they are one of very few considerably good restaurants open after midnight'ish. I highly recommend my and my daughter's favorites: the ever-so-succulant ginger lobster dish and the subtle, semi-sweet honey walnut prawns. Everything else that I've had on the menu was great and incomparable with other restaurants in Chinatown.
HoHo's on a whole different level of customer service, quality and quantity of food, and cleanliness, considering the location. I've heard that if the restroom's not clean, imagine what the kitchen is like! HoHo Seafood has done a considerable job keeping their RR tidy. If you plan on going to any restaurant around there, please check out the restroom first and you'll know what I mean.
I'm telling you, I have been a local for over 10 yrs, so I consider myself a qualified critic. If you decide to GO TO HOHO, I am confident you will have a delightful experience of your own as I and many others have shared with you.
It's a pity that my late night craving came a few too late but I will not rest until my palate has been satisfied. HoHo Seafood... Here I come! After Church, that is.
Heide and My Caranina
better tip w/ cash – My family came there for dinner. The food was decent. One of the lady in the restaurant (either server or owner)kept telling us that the food was cheap...non stop....The service was ok. She told us that the family meal only cost $78; however, the bill was #95ish. Well, we thought the hot tea for 8 of us cost $17....it was oolong tea. Due to lazy doing the math, I wrote down an even total. Guess what? Several days later, I check my online credit card statement; Ho Ho charged me $3. I was not right. My husband told me to call them and asked but I did not do that because we were too far away.
My husband and I will not ever eat there again. I told all my friends about Ho Ho. If I could rate them 0 star, I would do so.
They are "cheater" for:
* not honest about their price
* there was only credit card receipt (there is suppose to be one itemize receipt)
* charge more than what customer paid
if you decide to eat at Ho Ho, you should ask for itemize receipt and tip w/ your cash only...
Excellent food, excellent price, excellent hours – This restaurant has become my favorite haunt in the course of a few months. As a short-on-funds law student, I have found this restaurant to be unmatched in terms of price, portions, and service. The hours are also amazing. My friends and I frequent HoHo at least two times a week and late at night (it's open till 1 AM on weekdays and 3AM on weekends) for the nourishing food and relaxing atmosphere.
Pauline, the owner, is an absolute sweetheart and she'll remember your face and favorite dish if you visit again. My favorites happen to be the hot and sour soup, vegetables with beef, and chow foon. My friends and I can share all three enormous dishes for $25 and take home leftovers for a treat the next day. My best friend who's a vegetarian has never found vegetarian Asian dishes to be palatable, but she is in love with the vegetarian menu at HoHo.
If you're looking for exceptional Chinese food at a great price with friendly service, HoHo is the way to go!
A great dining experience! – My husband and I, tourists from Florida, were wandering Chinatown looking for "the right restaurant" for dinner. We stopped at Ho Ho to browse the menu, and the hostess encouraged us to join them. My husband had a good feeling about the restaurant, and when they said they had Shrimp and Honeyed Walnuts, the deal was sealed. After reading the numerous good reviews in the dining room, I settled on the Oysters in Garlic and Scallions, a specialty. We also ordered fried rice and an appetizer of squab. Everything was served family style, with large portions. The squab and oysters had a nice spice, and the Shrimp dish rivaled the Hawaiin version. This ended up being my husband's favorite restaurant during our 10 day trip. If we are ever back in Seattle, we will definately return to this restaurant!
Chinese seafood specialists – A friend and I came up from Olympia to enjoy an afternoon at with the Seattle Symphony. Afterwards we headed down to the traditional Asian district to sample some not too typical cuisine. I had eaten at Ho Ho about 5 years ago and decided to try it again.
After some suggestions by the wonderful hostess/server and some other patrons, we had enjoyed a wonderful dinner in a very relaxing and friendly atmosphere.
Try the #27 in the Seafood section - Walnut/honey/shrimp. A place I would come again.
Cheater – I went to this Chinese restaurant in Seattle Chinatown for dinner after my Alaska cruise on August 29th,2009. I would like to share my bad story that I had in this restaurant. First of all, the lady came to our table to hard sell the most expensive items on the menu, although the name of this restaurant is called "Seafood" restaurant but it does not mean that I really need a "seafood" for my dinner. The lady (she might be the owner of the restaurant) always hard sell the live fish, live lobster to me and my family, and after we ordered some Set dinner for my 5 people, she did not come back to social anymore.
And, the waiter gave us a bucket of steamed rice but they did not ask if we want it or not, finally we had to pay $5 for the steamed rice separately.
Also, the terrible thing was that they charged me $6 dollar for a glassof soda. $6 can buy a glass of beer in most of the restaurant in Seattle already.
I knew that it's my fault too because I did not check the price carefully before ordering the soda but I found that they were still cheating us.
Historic Location - Bruce Lee's Kwon – This building was used by Martial Artist Sifu Bruce Lee. It was his school location called a Kwon, where the famous Bruce Lee taught his earthshaking martial arts style.
Perfect for two! Get two different $20ish dinners and order beers. The manager throws in her wonderfull spicy green bean dish which complements the Spicy Garlic Crab and/or the wonderful Halibut plate. What a taste treat!
From Hal the "Guy from Salt Lake" and appreciator of Bruce Lee style martial arts, who stopped in with friend Christian who is also an appreciator of Wing Chun/Jaetkundo. Why isn't the Seattle Historical Society all over this location. What a legacy we have here!
Authentic Chinese Cuisine – Besides great seafood dishes, all their fried rice dishes are great. We are from San Francisco, but this Restaurant is as good as any top Chinese restaurants in SF. If you need help in selecting dishes, ask for Pauline.
Amazing Chinese food – This place has amazing Chinese food. I realize there are other places in the vicinity but none come close in my opinion. Their salt & pepper squid, as well as salt & pepper pork chops are amazing. For a little extra coin, order the crispy rock cod. Can't miss with house special chow mein too.
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