Important! There’s a new security update to your account login. | Read More ›

Restaurants & Bars

Austin Chinese BBQ

Ho Ho Chinese BBQ open


Restaurants & Bars 17

Ho Ho Chinese BBQ open

budgethound | Jul 12, 2009 06:48 PM

With the opening of Ho Ho Chinese BBQ, there are now three--count 'em--Chinese BBQ places in (north) Austin! How will this all play out?!

Ho Ho has a menu similar to Din Ho, including live seafood (crab, geoduck clams, lobster, oysters, king prawns). Ho Ho seems to have a longer menu, but Din Ho usually has off-menu specials.

The exterior is essentially unchanged from the original Village Inn. Inside, more extensive renovation creates a very typically modern Chinese aesthetic, although keeping the booths along two walls still evoke the coffee-shop structure of the previous tenant. There are some nice touches, such as plastic chopsticks instead of throwaway wooden ones. Presentation is a little fancier than Din Ho or First Chinese BBQ. Fish fillet with corn sauce, for example, was served on a large plate bordered by cucumber fans and thin orange slices. The fish (grouper?) had a nice "bite" to it, like scallops.

It's only been open for two weeks, so they're still working things out. So far, it's looking good.

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound