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New Ho King

Posted by Jerrold Litwinenko / Listed on April 7, 2008 / review policy

New Ho KingNew Ho King is one of the few tied, tested, and true go-to places for late night Chinese eats in Chinatown. Open until 4am, it's a hot spot for post club/bar stumblers and late night chow hounds. Portions are generous and rices are reasonable. Cantonese emphasis.

Photo by Roger.

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19 Comments

Dan / January 30, 2009 at 12:00 am
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I can attest to this place being very good. Crispy Spicy Beef (thin strips of beef rolled in sugar and salt and deep fried with hot peppers), Garlic Eggplant with pork, szechuan string beans and sizzling chicken in black bean sauce are ALWAYS ordered when I visit New Ho King
Paul / February 7, 2009 at 09:09 pm
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Meh, the place is a bit overrated. For take out I'd go to Kom Jug Yuen in a heartbeat instead of this. For dine in, its not bad its just that because its so overrated it can get pretty busy.
Francis / August 29, 2009 at 09:55 pm
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It's funny that nobody realizes that the busiest time for New Ho King is after club nights at 2 AM. This place is filled with drunk club rats who stumble in there after just downing a 40 of vodka. The kitchen has got to know that they can get away with serving week old shrimp and lobster sauce to a bunch of wasted hipsters who couldn't tell the difference between crispy spicy beef and crispy spicy cat.

If you check this place out, do NOT go during after club hours. The food gets progressively worse as the night goes on and the past 5 times I've been there, I've been seated beside people that have ended up in a take-out container at their table.

I have yet to figure out whether it was because of the nights festivities, or from the 'Chinese Food'.
Caroline / December 30, 2009 at 05:23 pm
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Funny how you say that. The last time i was at New Ho King, It was fairly late. I witnessed a girl puke in her soup and her friends trying to get her to the washroom. HHAHAHA - that was horrible. Im not sure if that grossed me out or the food did. I left, soon after that.
Tatyana Miller / August 21, 2010 at 03:48 am
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GREAT!... I WILL DEFIANTLY BE A RETURN CUSTOMER, THE DELIVERY FAST FAST. THE FOOD WAS VERY TASTY AND FRESH... AND ALL FOR A GREAT PRICE

TRY THEM OUT
tiff / October 3, 2010 at 03:09 pm
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service is SO INCREDIBLY BAD, the waiters were extremely rude, and the food is extremely oily
Eggbert / October 20, 2010 at 06:37 am
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This place rocks, our waiter sang Cold Gin by KISS after a buddies GF puked after eating the oyster drop soup
tofoodlover / January 5, 2012 at 12:07 pm
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One of my all time faves. You can eat a whole lot of delicious MSG'd fried food for very little money.

Service at the new location is pretty bad though.
TO Chinese Food Lover / January 5, 2012 at 03:25 pm
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Literally just finished rating here. Yuck! Poor quality food and the service was pretty much non existent. Instead of service with a smile, it was service with a scowl. Price for lunch eas good tho - I can understand why students would love eating here. But when all you can compare to is packaged ichiban, this place would be nirvana to anyone.
Paul replying to a comment from Francis / January 21, 2012 at 10:16 pm
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If you think you Chinese restaurants serve cat..why do you go???

Totally funny...trendy white hipster kids from all parts of Whitesville Canada in Chinatown.

Oh my gawd Toronto has changed so much.
CC / August 23, 2012 at 11:10 pm
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Dishes are pretty expensive. I tried the crispy noodles and lemon chicken dish, it was nothing special, and there was way too much noodle in proportion to chicken. The chicken didn't taste anything near fresh either. Had to pay $12 for that. Not going back again ever.
Sarah / December 1, 2012 at 09:16 pm
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Paul you're clearly not very familiar with Toronto if you're just discovering hipster kids in Chinatown in 2012. It's been like that for 20 years.
F. Williams / January 8, 2013 at 04:58 pm
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While the food is good and the portions are large, the service is exactly what you'd expect from a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. TERRIBLE!
Nat / March 16, 2013 at 10:22 pm
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No lie. That was NOT chicken....tasted good but, I repeat, WAS NOT CHICKEN! I know chicken all too well... Can't fool me!
Peter / May 21, 2013 at 10:44 am
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Possibly the WORST chow mein I've ever had.
Filomena / June 9, 2013 at 03:53 pm
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TERRIBLE SERVICE! Why are Chinese people so RUDE?
Bobby / June 30, 2013 at 11:31 am
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We did take out from here for the first and last time yesterday. The service was horrible, to the point where I had to tell the guy to chill out because he was being such an asshole. The whole place smelt like gross old fish so luckily we got our food quickly and the price point was decent. The food was in large quantity but everything fried was left in the frier too long, the noodles were swimming in oil, the fried rice wasent fried.. it was still white, and even the wonton soup was oily. Sadly this is the first time ever that I want nothing to do with the leftovers. Over all this was a terrible experience and huge letdown, go anywhere else and you have a 95% chance that it will be better.
Mark Cunningham / July 21, 2013 at 08:19 pm
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Positive: Food portions are substantial. One dish is enough for two people.

NEGATIVE: RUDE WAIT STAFF, REGARDLESS OF THEIR AGE.
UNPROFESSIONAL WAIT STAFF, REGARDLESS OF THEIR AGE.
NO SPEAK ENGLISH, REGARDLESS OF THEIR AGE.

Some Torontonians have come to expect that elderly Chinese people may not speak or understand much english. This is true of most immigrants. However, people working in the food service industry in any Toronto neighbourhood, MUST LEARN HOW TO SPEAK ENGLISH, especially young adults.
Homer / October 19, 2013 at 03:00 pm
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maybe you should learn chinese, you ignorant toad.

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