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244 Great Western Hwy, Blackheath, New South Wales 2785, Australia
(02) 4787 8809
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
was pleasantly surprised

New to the area and advised to avoid the place (see above comments) needless to say I was pleasantly surprised. Loved the old Chinese restaurant decor and found the food very tasty and inexpensive. Have now been 3 times.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2014
gwennie11
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Blackheath, Australia
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English first
Blue Mountains, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The food that my wife and I had here today was terrible. We both felt ill after our meal, although my stomach did settle down after a while. The food tasted awful. I should have stopped after the first mouthful. I'm not fussy, but this was one of the worst eating experiences of my life.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The first thing that needs to be hi-lighted is the decor - which is FANTASTIC (please don't ever change). The food is tasty, good quality "Australian" Chinese. I don't think the owners purport to be supplying anything else. The negative reviews are a little mystifying but I don't think all of the authors based their opinion on an actual visit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We have been coming to Blackheath for many years, and a beer in the pub and a meal at Ho's has always been part of the sojourn. I was a little concerned when reading the latest reviews, re Ho's as we have always enjoyed the food in the past. We were delighted to find it unchanged..yes some may find the... More 

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Sydney Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

From my experience here, I would recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a reasonably economical Chinese meal. It's true that there's nothing about the food that sets it apart from scores of other Chinese restaurants, but it's certainly tasty and the standard is perfectly acceptable. . The waiting staff in this Chinese owned and operated eating house seemed to... More 

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Featherston, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Ho's clearly hasn't impressed many reviewers but I wonder how many actually ate there or ever went back... These places have a habit of changing hands and getting better or worse without appearing outwardly different, which perhaps explains our positive experience despite initial misgivings. It's obvious Ho's was put together in the 80's (as celebrated on their billboard) and ridden... More 

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Blackheath, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We have been going to this place since 1988. It's true that we tend to order the same things - Mongolian Lamb, Chicken Chow Mein, Sate Combination, Bombe Alaska but it is always yum so why not? Owners are friendly and always make us feel very welcome.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

When Aussies are at the reception desk you know that it is likely to be terrible. Should have gone with our gut instinct. When we walked in it smelled like the chef had been smoking out the back. We ordered short soup which was inedible. The wontons were hard and felt like we were eating squash balls. The only salvageable... More 

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Orange
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181 reviews 181 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Arrived too late for the fabulous take away on Sydney Rd next to fire station, so was stuck with Ho's or not much else. Ho was very friendly, largely because he saw a "tourist trapped"!!!! We paid about $70 for three dishes, a fried rice and 4 cokes!!!!! The meals were tiny. I mean FFS rice costs next to nothing... More 

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Blackheath, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

New to the area and advised to avoid the place (see above comments) needless to say I was pleasantly surprised. Loved the old Chinese restaurant decor and found the food very tasty and inexpensive. Have now been 3 times.

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

I almost cannot express how truly, absolutely, pukingly disgusting the "food" that we paid our hard earned money to not be able to eat was! In my 50 years I have eaten Chinese food ranging from the local Wok this Way to an Imperial level banquet and this was not Chinese food! IT WASN'T EVEN FOOD! The rainbow beef, if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 244 Great Western Hwy, Blackheath, New South Wales 2785, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Blackheath
  • Phone Number: (02) 4787 8809

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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