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Sizzling Hot Deals at Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine

Story By Alana Folen Photos By Leah Friel
June 10 - 16, 2012

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Right in the heart of Kapolei you’ll find Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine, your one-stop shop for all of your local Chinese favorites at an affordable price. Dining Out recently took our cravings to this thriving foodie metropolis of sorts best known for its all-you-can-eat buffet, extensive a la carte options and plethora of dim sum creations. Let’s just say our advice is simple: Come hungry!

“We have a large selection of items in our buffets that local people love, and our prices are very reasonable,” says director of sales Armando Bauzon.

Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine has called Kapolei home for a decade, and has reeled in the appetites of West Oahu residents and others across the state. This renowned eatery also is quite popular among party-goers seeking out the best deals.

“Here you can hold parties for any occasion. We can seat close to 400 guests if needed,” Bauzon exclaims. “Birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, graduation parties — we do it all!

“There are more than 30 items offered in our lunch buffet and more than 30 offered in our dinner buffet as well. What’s not to love?” he asks with a laugh.

And while there are the usual favorites, such as Beef Broccoli, Orange Chicken, Egg Rolls, Fried Rice, Gon Lo Mein and more featured in the buffet line, diners can’t seem to get their fill of Snow Crab, Shrimp Walnut, Salt and Pepper Shrimp and Ho Ho’s famous Fried Chicken Wings.

“Everyday for lunch and on Friday through Sunday nights we have our Salt and Pepper Shrimp available, and our customers keep coming back for more,” Bauzon says. “Dinnertime is all about the snow crab.”

The dinner buffet is presented nightly starting at 5 p.m. and is priced at $15.95 Monday through Thursday and $17.95 Friday through Saturday. The lunch buffet, which is offered from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., costs $9.95 Monday through Thursday and $11.95 Friday through Sunday. According to Bauzon, there are special buffet prices for keiki as well, so inquire within.

“Popular among our patrons during lunchtime is Lemon Chicken, and the hot item right now is Butterfish with Black Bean Sauce,” Bauzon states.

This past April, Ho Ho’s was taken over by new management (a sister company of Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant), and Bauzon couldn’t be happier with the positive response the restaurant has received.

“We’ve been very busy and we have a lot of returning customers. No where else on this side of town can you find this kind of selection and great customer service.

“Our main goal is to work within our customers’ budgets and help them save money. That’s why our buffet is so affordable,” he adds.

And if you choose to personalize your meal, Bauzon recommends ordering from the a la carte menu, which includes a wide array of delicious Cantonese cuisine, such as Beef or Pork with Twin Mushroom ($7.50), Kau Yuk ($7.50) and Stir-Fried Fish Filet with Vegetables ($8.95), among others.

However, don’t be distracted by the buffet and a la carte options alone. If you’re crazy about dim sum, Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine showcases an outstanding variety of delectable treats Monday through Saturday from as early as 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. as well.

“The most requested dim sum are Pork Hash (80 cents each), Half Moon (80 cents each), Steamed Manapua ($1.35 each), Baked Manapua ($1.45 each) and Mini Manapua (85 cents each). You also can place takeout orders for dim sum,” Bauzon says, noting Ho Ho’s efforts to give its patrons the most convenient options possible. In fact, the establishment even features same-day catering services, only requiring a three-hour advanced notice. “We’re happy to see that our catering is really doing well, there are so many items to choose from,” Bauzon adds.

So, what exactly makes Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine stand out from the rest?

Easy. According to Bauzon, freshness is key. “Everything here is made fresh. Nothing is sitting in the buffet line for too long.”

Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine

  • Where
    • 590 Farrington Highway
    • Kapolei, HI 96707
  • Call
    • (808) 692-9880
  • Hours
    • Lunch buffet daily
    • 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Dinner
    • 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Monday – Thursday
    • 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    • Friday – Sunday
    • Manapua served Monday – Saturday starting at 6 a.m., and 8 a.m. on Sundays, at the front counter.