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Hop Kee Restaurant

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Reviewed June 21, 2021

Loctaed in a basement in the heart of Chinatwon, down a fllght of somewhat steep stairs, is a place my wife and I used to love to go to. It doesn't look like much, but some of the finest Chinese cuisine is sered in very...ordinary-looking places. We had what once were our favorite dishes, includuing spare ribs, roast duck, and lo mein, all of which used to be the best you could find anywhere! Not anymore. The spareribs were dry and bland, the lo mein was very good, with pork strips, but the duck was just as fabulous as ever!!! Melt in your mouth tenderness and delicious in the preparation, with just the right sauce. It is probablly double the price it was 5 years ago. Sometimes when a long-standing eatery becomes too famous things go downhill. There were many photos of the late Anthony Bourdain and maybe a couple of other celebs dining there, and I think Hop Kee may be resting on its laurels. Good but no longer great.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 14, 2021

Take- out: Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce ; Wonton & Egg Drop Soup Mixed. . Accepts cash only; Pleasant staff. . Limited Menu e. g. . No shrimp chow fun . Ended up at four Chinatown restaurants in order to complete dinner menu requests for...our family of 6. One of the four was closed for repairs. Lots of pedestrians on Canal Street but it's apparent that both sides of Mulberry Street, Chinatown and Little Italy , are struggling to regain patrons for lunch and dinner..More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed March 27, 2020

If you look at how it's sliced or how its composed, the dishes are very well made. They also look great on a platter! I am not a teenager that goes out with my friends, but an elderly women with a large family. We eat...out a lot to celebrate birthdays, get-togethers, or I go alone to eat out.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Got to visit China Town again, went to Hop Kee ( been going here for 40 years), the waiter greeted us and I asked if they had snails and stuffed bean curd, he said yes, and did I want the bean curd steamed or fried....Told him steamed, he said, right away and led us to a booth. Serves was great, restaurant was very clean and the food was awe sum. The restaurant only takes cash, so be prepared. The prices are very reasonable for what you get.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

its not pretty, or for tourists looking for ambiance, but its one of the best Cantonese resturnats in NYC and while it is in the heart of Chinatown, its mostly for locals who know a good deal, with low prices when they see it. Black...Bean sauce and pork dumpling are the best in CityMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020 via mobile

We enjoyed a dinner here 20 years ago and after seeing Anthony Bourdain having a meal here we had to return. Hearing on the news that ChinaTown businesses were losing customers due to, what I consider unreasonable fears, we knew it was time to visit...the area again and help the economy. As reported on the news the streets were uncrowded and restaurants were indeed empty so no waiting for a table. The service and the food was as good as I remember serving traditional Chinese delicacies and Americanized Chinese dishes. Portions were large and served steaming hot. So fresh and delicious. Service was friendly and attentive. Remember to bring cash; credit card were not excepted. So go to Chinatown and enjoy the food and everything it has to offer.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 20, 2020

We had the Beijing/Peking (half) Duck and Salted Lobster for lunch - they were both scrumptious, especially the former with fresh special bread, hoisin sauce and well-done crispy skin. The service was friendly with several waiters, and the fine dishes were nicely-presented, hot, and served...in a most reasonable time. Photos of Anthony Bourdain with the staff (though sad as we miss seeing the late celebrity) helped to prove the quality of the food. We highly recommend Hop Kee - do remember to bring enough cash as they do not accept credit cards.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

We were planning to go to the similarly named place next door, but the line was twenty deep, and we figured Hop Kee has been there forever so must be pretty good, right? Right. Excellent Chow Fun noodles and corn and chicken soup. Fried wontons...was a HUGE order and they were over fried. Couldn’t taste the meat inside. Service was quick and friendly. Prices seemed a bit higher than other similar restaurants.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

Was expecting better. Wasn't bad but was average. Had the chicken and broccoli. Great service even though it was really busy.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

What we ordered was just ok. Chicken and broccoli was a little bland with a funky aftertaste. The fried chicken breast in special sauce was tasty but nothing special. Was expecting exceptional and and was disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Yes, Hop Kee Restaurant offers takeout services.

Hop Kee Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3