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244 Great Western Hwy, Blackheath, New South Wales 2785, Australia
(02) 4787 8809
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Ho Hum Palace

The food is neither bad or great. I wasn't wowed or disappointed. Ho's was just a bit ho hum. Probably perfect for a takeaway special fried rice and the obligatory bag of prawn crackers.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Jon B
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Blue Mountains, Australia
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Blue Mountains, Australia
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food is neither bad or great. I wasn't wowed or disappointed. Ho's was just a bit ho hum. Probably perfect for a takeaway special fried rice and the obligatory bag of prawn crackers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Dined here with a few friends over the snowy weekend. The waitress seemed tried and stressed but she did a great job taking care of us. The food was average, probably wouldn't eat here again.

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

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  • 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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