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Ho’s Chinese Kitchen

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Ho's Chinese Kitchen — Serving Up Fast, Tasty Dishes in a Quaint Mall Spot
Local Expert's Rating:
3.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

When you want a filling meal fast, you can always count on Ho’s Chinese Kitchen to come through in a big way. Operating from their busy Kukui Grove Center mall spot, they keep the food flowing out of the kitchen hour after hour without missing a beat. Then, they serve it all up in huge portions for you to enjoy at your leisure.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

As you cruise through the Kukui Grove Center shopping mall, you’ll likely work up a huge appetite. Fortunately, all you have to do is zip on over to the Ross Dress for Less side of the mall to find Ho’s Chinese Kitchen. More than just a food court favorite, this little restaurant goes big on flavor in all they do. They have all the top Chinese appetizers, entrees, and sides you could ever want in a meal.

Since they’re always busy with mall traffic, they make every menu item by the boatload and continually load up their warming case on the regular. As a result, all you have to do is waltz through the doors and make your selections to end up with a huge plate in an instant. Although everything undoubtedly looks fantastic, take it easy while choosing your preferred dishes. They serve everything up in huge portions that’ll leave you with plenty of leftovers after filling up your belly.

With so many customers coming through the doors, they don’t have a lot of time for truly friendly service. Instead, they keep it all business and quickly get everyone their orders, so they don’t keep anyone waiting too long. Despite that, they’re happy to answer any questions you might have while building your meal.

Their most popular dishes include:

Hot (Spicy) Soup
When you want to warm up your body from your head to your toes, the Hot (Spicy) Soup is the way to go. With its rich flavorful broth and small bits of veggies, it’ll undoubtedly leave you feeling more than impressed. You can enjoy it on its own or pair it with any entree of your choice. It’s great either way. 

Crispy Gau Gee
The Crispy Gau Gee gives your meal a little bit of crunch and a whole lot of flavor. These little wonton wrappers get filled up with ground pork, veggies, and spices galore before frying up to a nice golden brown. They’re wonderful dipped in sweet chili sauce or simply enjoyed on their own.  

Pork Stuffed Eggplant
You simply haven’t had eggplant until you’ve tried the Pork Stuffed Eggplant. Although their preparation steps remain a tightly-kept secret, the result is simply amazing. The light eggplant flavors complement the pork beautifully while the rich glaze brings it all together.  

Lemon Chicken
The Lemon Chicken never fails to bring in people from far and wide. Their chicken starts with a robust breading featuring tons of tasty spices. Then, once they fry it up crisp, it lands in the warming dishes to await your arrival. With your order, you get several tubs of lemon dipping sauce that take all its flavors to the next level in an instant. 

All their food is made even better when you get a couple of sauces on the side. Depending on what you order, you might benefit from asking for more lemon sauce, hot sauce, or other decadent dips to enjoy with your meat and veggies. Although they’re all delicious, resist the urge to pour it over your whole meal and just dip in each bite for the perfect balance of flavors.

Insider Tips:
-All their dishes are tastiest when fresh out of the kitchen. So, to have the best meal, look for the warming plates that they’ve recently filled.
-If you need to stay away from the wheat, this is not the place to do it. They do not have any gluten-free fare.
-Want a vegetarian dish that will satisfy your every craving? Don’t hesitate to order the Tofu with Vegetables and get a little hot sauce on the side.