This food is so yummy in my tummy. My favorite dish is the pork dumplings. They make my tongue tingle. It is not just the food that is delicious--the employees are yummy too. In fact, I am planning to learn how to cook Chinese food just so I can spend more time at this restaurant. One day I hope to be as yummy as the employees. But alas, that is just a dream--a yummy dream of an attractive man that I hope will one day happen. I care so much about this dream that I am willing to throw away all of my plaid shirts so I can truly become a part of the Chinese culture. I recently took up the language and I am the best in my class. (Not really much of a surprise--it has been scientifically proven that attractive men are the best at Mandarin.) In five months I have already learned three characters and I draw them with such grace and elegance that I truly believe I can complete the fluency test that I plan on taking next Wednesday. One day I hope that this attractive man (me) will be as yummy as my soon to be fellow employees. Although you are yummier than me we all know I am the more attractive man. As I work on my yumminess, I think of this restaurant and how it changed my life for the better. You rock 137 Broadway Chinese Rstrtn! Oh yeah. -Just another attractive man on 3rd st. Apt. 2B. P.S. I meant know offense to the fourth graders I take Chinese with. When I said I was the best in the class I meant it because I am intellectually and attractively superior but it does not mean that you will not excel in other subjects!
Okay, for a person like me, a Special Ed Teacher who runs from school to school all day, my lunch has to be quick, cheap and tasty of course. Jaya Malaysian Resatuarant fit the criteria, however I had to give them points off for the lack of customer service. If you enjoy talking to the wait staff and stellar customer service, then this might not be the place for you. Since one of my main schools is in China Town, NYC, I'm always looking for new spots to eat that fit my lunch time criteria. I decided to check out this restaurant because it was literally around the corner from my school and I was really craving an order of Pad Thai Noodles. Mmmmmmmm. I was seated quickly, almost instantly upon walking in. My order was taken almost as quickly and my food came out in less than 10 minutes. I ordered the shrimp pad thai noodles. The food was good. Not great, but good for a 20 minute lunch stop. The portion size was good enough for me. There wasn't enough to take home in a doggy bag, but it was satisfying for lunch. My bill was reasonable,under $10 for a can of soda and my order. After my order came out I was given no attention from the wait staff, but I wasn't looking for any. Overall it was a good lunch stop for me and I will return again.
Do not believe ANY of the negative reviews. They are ALL lies. We have been going there once, twice or 3 times a month for 8-10 years and have never had a bad dish or experienced poor service. Often you have to wait on a line going up the stairs, sometimes down the block. Why would people go there and wait 15-45 minutes if it's bad? The won ton soup is the best; the egg rolls are superb and the roast pork (and other) chow fon is what I want for my last meal. The only chow fon that was better was served at the long gone Lin's Garden on Bayard St. (and maybe the also gone Hong Fat on Mott). Tea and great NYC water are served when you sit down and you can sit as long as you want to. Everyone that goes there loves it. I have been around the world wearing my Wo Hop t-shirt and someone always says, "Oh yeah! Wo Hop!" Our picture (and many others) hangs on the wall and it's fun being recognized occasionally. We used to go to many other restaurants in Chinatown and many are very good, with their own lines, but we always return to the best. Sometimes if we cannot spend time waiting, we will go to Hop Kee or someplace else but Wo Hop (downstairs only) is number 1. No longer open 24 hours, but until 4am, I think.