Fulfill Every Craving With a Chinese-Style Buffet

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August 18, 2013

Story By: Jaimie Kim Farinas | Photos by: Nathalie Walker

Buffet dining is appealing for two reasons: First, there’s the variety of items to choose from. And the second, and more obvious (and appetizing) lure, is that with dining buffet-style, comes the acknowledgment of “giving in.”

Yes, that blissful act of not caring about the amount you consume — your primary concern is simply enjoying your meal and its flavors.

Enter Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine, where you can dine on an abundant supply of Chinese dishes for very affordable prices.

“We have 40 items, (that includes) the dessert, pupu, salad bar, everything,” says general manager James Ching.

The restaurant offers its buffet for lunch ($10.95, Monday-Friday and $12.95, Saturday-Sunday) and dinner ($16.95, Monday-Thursday and $18.95, Friday-Sunday) daily. Located in Kapolei, its location provides a buffet dining experience for residents living on the west side, and for those who make it a point to dine here from all parts of the island.

In addition to its mainstay favorites, such as Snow Crab Legs (available at dinner), currently, Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine offers two specials as part of its lunch and dinner buffets.

The first is Satay Fish. This seafood option features a Chinese satay sauce with bell peppers, round onions and pineapple.

The second special is a Bitter Melon with Roast Pork, which includes a red bean sauce.

Something else to look forward to: The restaurant opens early at 6 a.m. to serve manapua and other pupu selections prior to its lunch service.

Additionally, Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine has a takeout barbecue area where Chinese cuisine is available on the go. Choose between Roast Pork or Char Siu ($8.25) or a Half Roast Duck ($9.95). According to Ching, you don’t have to worry about calling ahead for any of the items.

Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from applying its buffet-style dining theme to its takeout options and choosing all three — especially if you’re in need of family favorites to bring to a potluck or gathering.

Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine

590 Farrington Hwy., Kapolei
Daily, dim sum and manapua available from 6 a.m.
Lunch buffet: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dinner buffet: 5-9 p.m.

Kapolei, HI 96707

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