Austin >Food & Dining > Din Ho Chinese BBQ
8557 Research Blvd Ste 116, Austin, TX | Directions 7875830.361112 -97.716629
Fri, Sat 11am-11pm
Neighborhoods: North Austin Civic Association
So the menu here is humongous, and carnivore or vegetarian, Cantonese or American, there's probably something for you. My favorites include the Beijing duck with steam buns, BBQ pork (which they do tend to run out of, so, just be aware), and snow pea leaves. "Snow pea leaves? That doesn't sound fun!" Guys, seriously -- this is one of the most popular items on the menu. Order it (you too, meat lovers), and eat your words. Er, leaves.
absolutely the best Chinese food i ever had! – it gets crazy busy after six so a reservation would be helpful, very fast service of food so eat your courses quick, very helpful staff, we had two soups, sea weed and wonton, both had awesome flavor, for the beef lover like me try the orange beef, my wife loved the sea scallops and the singapore noodles, most authentic chinese food in town..
most authentic chinese food in austin – there are many things on the menu that most americans have never heard of. if you want something that is not on the very extensive menu, just ask, they will make it for you!
for me, i LOVE the bbq pork and the bbq duck. these items have no equal anywhere in austin. maybe anywhere in the states!
service can be slow otherwise it is a 5 start joint.
Great Food, very friendly staff – This was some of the best food I had had in a while.
The staff was friendly and the seating was good. Try eating here and you will go back. After I ate there I was back 3 times in 1 week.
Terrible Customer Service AND Great Food All In One Place!!! – Great food...but gets crowded & loud at times. Lets not forget the extremely terrible & poor customer service. Beware of Chinese female waitress, the tall one. I don't know her name and don't care to learn it. She has a tendency to be inattentive to customers, rude and over bills customers...BUT!!! she enjoys giving herself a nice fat gratuity for parties of 5, of which I personally believe she NEVER EVER, EVER deserves.
The sorriest part about the poor customer service is that it continues and the lack of ownership this restaurants owner/management neglects to take responsibility for & correct.
I give them one star only because I don't have the option of giving them ZERO STARS. I've made up my mind to only order take out from on.
Our Favorite Chinese Restaurant! – We have two favorite dishes that we ALWAYS enjoy.
N8.Pan Fried Flat Noodle with Beef $7.95
and R5.Duck Meat Fried Rice $6.95....yummy!
We are looking for a third to add to this list. So much to choose from, but these to simple dishes keep us coming back month after month and year after year.
We also ALWAYS go next door to CoCos for an after Dinner smoothie desert!!
Almost, Sometimes – I've had a love/hate relationship with Din Ho over the years. Their BBQ is so good and the rest of their dishes were decent, but their service was horrible. However, years ago, there wasn't any other place to go for decent Chinese BBQ, so I would take their abuse to get the Q. When the Asian center opened up on N. Lamar, I dumped Din Ho and started going up there for Chinese BBQ. Unfortunately, I wasn't the only one, and it got pretty crowded, and they'd consistently run out of ducks, or chickens, other tasty animals. After a few times of coming home empty handed, and hungry, I thought I'd give Din Ho another chance. To my surprise, the place wasn't like I remembered it. They were friendly, and they had all the deliciousness I could want. So I've been back with them for about a year. Unfortunately, my last few meals there have been super bland. The Q is still good, but all the other dishes I've had are lacking flavor. It's like Din Ho is making food for a retirement community. Looks like I'll be driving back up Lamar for a year or two.
My new favorite Chinese food place – If you haven't tried this resturaunt you are missing out on a great meal. Din Ho has a very wide variety of menu options and almost nothing was above 10 dollars. The food came out quick and piping hot without the saltiness of normal Chinese cuisine. Since there was so much food on the table, we had a sort of family style meal and still took home plenty of leftovers. Our party of three could have split one dish by itself. Everything on the table was delightful and full of flavor. Our waiter was inattentive and seemed to avoid us after we asked a few questions about the food; in fact, we never saw him again after he delivered our food. However, the rest of the staff was extremely polite and helpful throughout our meal. Best. Chinese. Food. Ever.
Cheese Shrimp! – Food came out in less than 10 minutes, just as I expected from a Chinese restaurant. My friends and I go to this place monthly and it never gets old. We wish they did delivery.
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