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“I think Not! 2 Dir-T” 1 of 5 stars
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I Yit Ho Restaurant
4 Lake St, Ste 3, Peabody, MA 01960-3641
978-535-5095
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Ranked #75 of 147 restaurants in Peabody
Cuisines: Chinese
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Peabody Ma.
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“I think Not! 2 Dir-T”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2009

Have tryed this on several occations the last being just before newyears
when i obsered the staff behaind counter prepareing the food for new years on floor in old cartons and big tubs ! no Plastic gloves or shoes here! they had bear feet and were sitting on floor puttin steak and chicken on screws " Nasty" This Place is always Filty

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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peabody ma
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“I Yit Ho - terrible food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2009

you must have never had good chinese food in your life or you are just plain dumb to actually think this place is good. i moved to west peabody 3 years ago and went to this place just to try it out. the food was bland, tasted like crap and reminded me of a place that just throws their food together fast to rush you out the door.

for 2 and half years, i never went back because of that experience, then one day, decided to try it again. my second time there the food was alright at best. about 3 months after that, i went back again. this time i got spareribs, beef teriyaki and the house rice. when i opened the beef teriyaki, i had to take a good look to see what it actually was. it looked like a cross between chicken and beef. (typcial beef teriyaki should be a brown to dark color). putting the look of it aside, i tried it. it didnt taste anything like beef teriyaki. in fact, it didnt taste like any type of teriyaki at all. there was skin hanging off of it also (like skin does with sausage links). it was slightly fatty as well.

i then moved onto the spareribs (on the bone). they were burned in certain places... dark to black patches. i didnt even bother to try it. i lost my appetite at this point and didnt even bother with the house rice. i put all the food back into the bag, drove to the place and demanded my money back. the owner (im assuming) told me he had the place 16 years and asked me if i ever ate there before. i told him about the past 2 times and that i would never come back after this. i pulled out a stick of teriyaki and a sparerib from the bag and showed him in plain view. he tells me theres nothing wrong with them. so let me guess... himself, along with everyone else in west peabody actually thinks this is what good chinese food is supposed to look like (and taste like)?

ive heard many people say this place is the greatest and best around. obviously these people havent been to chinatown or to a place like the golden temple in brookline where the chinese food is actually "the greatest" or "the best around". ok, maybe those places arent "in the area" and a small chinese food "hole in the wall" in peabody cant compare to the big boys, but even asia taste around the corner is 50x better than this place.

i yit ho doesnt even qualify for "decent food". it should be branded as "the worst chinese food around anywhere".

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“I liked the food alot. The vegetarians delight was light and spicy and authentic.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2008

I liked the food alot. The vegetarians delight was light and spicy and authentic.

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“Good fast fake Chinese food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2008

Good fast fake Chinese food

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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“Best Chinese Style Ribs Around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2007

If you are looking for a no-frills takeout place with the best Chinese ribs around, this is the place! My husband and I frequently get our takeout Chinese food there. Their portions are huge and their food is great. Though all of their food is really good, I strongly recommend their apps. As I said before, I have yet to find ANY Chinese food restaurant who can match their ribs! The atmosphere is lack-luster, but do not let that sway your decision to go there- it is definitely worth a try! You'll be hooked!!

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