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Din Ho Chinese BBQ

8557 Research Blvd Ste 116, Austin, TX 78758-7855
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Ranked #271 of 3,120 restaurants in Austin
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Chinese
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: With every dish made fresh to order, ducks, chickens and pigs hanging by the window and tanks filled with live lobsters and crabs, Din Ho guarantees you a truly authentic experience. Our restaurant stands out as the place to go for Chinese cuisine in the heart of Texas and has garnered numerous recognitions and rewards including the Austin Chronicle’s readers’ poll award for best Chinese three years in a row.A definite must have when dining with us is our Beijing duck. Roasted to perfection with crispy skin and succulent moist meat, each platter of duck is served with 10 fluffy buns, green onion and sweet bean sauce. Another customer favorite is hot and sour soup which is made from scratch. If you cannot decide what to order, our friendly and helpful staff can help you choose something to suit your taste! On top of all our food offerings, we also carry various brands of beer and wine.We are a lively place for all sorts of gatherings, whether you’re eating out with family or catching up with old friends, please stop by for an amazing dining experience.
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79% Recommend
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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

One of only 2 Chinese restaurants in Austin! Feels like NYC or SF. Guy up front hacking up hog and duck carcasses. Full of Chinese customers and servers. Authentic. Delicious Chinese BBQ. Antithesis of PF Chang's.

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San Antonio, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Very Impressed! We were visiting Austin from San Antonio and had a craving for good Chinese food. Did a Yelp and Trip advisor research, drove over and the line was outside to door. We waited 30 mins and it was well worth the wait. I had the Seafood platter, it came out sizzling hot, the egg rolls were fresh, crisp... More

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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Being Chinese and having lived in Asia awhile...I missed good Cantonese dining. Friends told us about Din Ho (which translates to "truly good") and how locals (meaning many Austin Asians) regularly dined here must mean something! Din Ho was outstanding! They have daily specials written on their board in Chinese characters for those who can read it and for those... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is one of our favorite Chinese restaurants, though we often do take out rather than dine in. Just about everything that we have tried has been very good. We normally tend to the spicy entrees, rather than the BBQ, but this is really a matter of our preference. We have had the BBQ and is quite good. There are... More

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Sunnyside, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Big fan of Din Ho. Very yummy Chinese food, although they dont have dimsums on their menu. But try their sauteed bokchoy, pan fried noodles and seabass in special salt, and you'll be hooked. Bursting with flavour, their quantities are pretty good too. Great place for a family dinner or lunch!

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Dallas, Tx
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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Went here with family on Saturday night and could tell quickly it was a favorite with locals, especially those of Asian heritage. Large round table was perfect for the 6 of us, and we were all happy with the food. Service was fun to watch as the servers scurried around in the crowd, all trying mightily to satisfy diners. Service... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews 120 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a great place to go with a group of friends. The big round tables and easygoing atmosphere lend to free flowing conversation. The BBQ pork is delicious and succulent, and my main reason for eating there. The pork fried rice is also pretty good.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

If you are looking for a huge menu, great Chinese food, and good service -- check out the Din Ho. The place is not easy to find (unless you have a GPS and their address) but just look for the Target on 183 and/or the Hong Kong Supermarket in that area. The menu is very large - so you should... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Fast take out, a bit pricey. We had half a bejing duck and bbq combo. Ok, but i prefer the pancakes to the buns for the duck. The pork was very good (and i don't like pork), but the duck was not crispy enough, i have had better. They seemed to also do a lot of seafood.

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Stephanie T, Manager at Din Ho Chinese BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed our BBQ. I'm sorry to hear the Roast Duck was only so-so it doesn't sound like us. We pride ourselves in serving fresh roast meats, our Beijing Duck served with steam buns, hoisin sauce, and fresh cut green onions are one of our best . We hope you drop by for... More

San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I love this restaurant. Very reasonable prices, the roasted duck has so much flavor, bbq pork was delicious and lo mein is just as good. I had a great experience especially that the food was quickly served and hot. Will definitely come back here again! This is not the typical American chinese a la carte restaurant that I'm used to,... More

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Stephanie T, Owner at Din Ho Chinese BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks very much for an excellent review! I'm happy to hear you're such a fan of our roasted duck and BBQ pork, those are some of our favorites. Our goal is to create authentic Chinese dishes, and it's an honor to have them compared to those you've eaten in Asia. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a... More

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