Tampa >Food & Dining > Ho Ho Choy Chinese Restaurant
5229 Ehrlich Rd, Tampa, FL | Directions 3362428.084667 -82.538827
Best Chinese food in Tampa – This has been my favorite Chinese restaurant for over 20 years. Now has sign "Space for Rent". Closed. Boo hoo!!
Here's the deal – The fried rice is brown because it has MSG in it! Just ask them. If you prefer to eat your food without chemical enhancements, ask them to use the white rice instead. In regards to the rest of the menu, the food is average. Not disappointing nor unforgettable. Just average. The prices are decent and the people are nice.
Disapointment – I have been eating dim sum since I was a little kid. My family used own a restaurant and I make dim sum myself. When it comes to Chinese food I am picky. Therefore this is coming from an Chinese food expert. Here goes. I was disappointed in the restaurant. The food lack taste, the noodles were burnt and the meat was too dry. The food was not very authentic either.
A childhood favorite! – I have frequented this restaurant since I was a child. The food is fresh and not greasy. The restaurant is clean and provides prompt and friendly service. The best item on the menu is their egg rolls. The egg rolls here do not leave the greasy aftertaste that so many others do. And like the other reviewer said, their fried rice is actually brown.
Don't be fooled!!!! – This is the best chinese food in Tampa Bay. They've been at the same location for 20 years and with the same head chef (I was lucky enough to chat it up with one of the managers). For the food and value this is hands down the best in the Bay. Loved their General Tso Chicken, Pu Pu Platter for the appetizer, and their fried rice is actually brown!
Sometimes you just need some eggrolls and a beer. – The Scene
Ho Ho's is not exactly an original name, but Ho Ho Choy on Eurlich has what the name says it doesgood food. The bar has its after-work regulars who chat with the brothers who own the place, but Ho Ho's is also a popular spot for families on a night out. From classic American to some true Chinese dishes, Ho Ho's provides for a mix of diners.
There are a few dishes here that seem out of place for a Chinese restaurant, but it works. You can order a hardy steak or opt for a corndog with french fries for the kids (or picky adults) who might not like tofu or wontons. There's not a lot of traditional Chinese food here, but if you scan the menu you'll find a few goodies. Instead of egg drop soup, try the spicy cabbage soup. For more than two diners, you might like to share Peking duck, which is served with green onions and a dark sauce that you wrap inside soft moo shoo shells. Another Ho Ho favorite: crispy shrimp.
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