Ordered take out. Horrible fish flavor on all the food. Nothing tasted the way it looked. All meat tasted like fish. Spring roll was extremely greasy and had a strong flavor of cooking oil. Never going back and will never reccomend it. Unless you like crap on a plate. Too many really good places down town to eat here.
The food at the Ho Tong was very good! I never ate a dish of barbeque pork with thick noodles. It is a small restaurant that is visited by many of the local residents. It is not listed in the Victoria web site of good restaurants. The price of the dishes was reasonable.
This restaurant is incredible. This is by far the best Chinese Food I have ever tasted. I'm sitting in my car right now writing this cause I couldn't wait to get home. My family and I have all agreed that we will now make the trip in from Langford for take out from here, instead of getting delivery from anywhere in the Westshore. The food came out hot and fresh and every bite had an explosion of flavour. The service is probably below average compared to most other restaurants but that is a very small price to pay for the best Chinese food you will ever taste!
The taste is by far the best for its price. I don't like take-out Chinese anywhere else now. However don't expect amazing service if you dine-in. English customs and the language itself is stretching for many of the staff, and thus service suffers. If you go expecting to be transported to China for some authentic cuisine, but with the advantage that the servers know just enough English to help you, than you will surely enjoy your cultural experience!
★ Poor 1 out of 5 seventy eight months and twenty five days ago around 11AM by Feelin
UNACCEPTABLE customer service Wednesday Dec 29, 500pm.
Walked in and waited 8 minutes hoping to be seated. After 5 minutes, we were still not greeted. We watched the waiter as he rinsed 3 teapots behind the counter. There was only one customer at the time and some dirty tables. He walked out, noticed us, and started to clean the dirty table. He walked past us again and I asked "Are we supposed to seat ourselves?". He looks at us and says "whatever you like" and walks back to the kitchen.
He doesn't really expect us to pay him for giving us an attitude and terrible service, does he?
We just left. As we left the parking lot, he looks out the window to see if we really left, and proceeded to clean the dirty table again.
Absolutely horrible. Went in for a bowl of wonton soup with vegetables. Given wontons with a bit of cabbage. Tasted like dish water, no flavour. Asked for green tea. Was told he is not a tea expert and this is the tea they have. Not sure what it was. Terrible, terrible. We have always ordered out and we will never go back, nor recommend it. Absolutely horrible.
The food is abundant with good value. The only downside that I have experienced with that restaurant is that unlike most restaurants, you cannot substitute side dishes. For example, for sweet and sour pork with rice, you cannot sub that for mein instead. The waitress' answer was "you can't do that because it doesn't make sense." You'll never hear something like "Sorry sir, you cannot have fries with your lobster because it doesn't make sense!"
The food is abundant with good value. The only downside that I have experienced with that restaurant is that unlike most restaurants, you cannot substitute side dishes. For example, for sweet and sour pork with rice, you cannot sub that for mein instead. The waitress' answer was