Hop Bo Chinese Restaurant

4461 Hoffner Ave
Belle Isle, 32812
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A part of me knows it's silly to review a neighborhood Chinese take-out joint. Another part of me knows that it's silly to give one of these places five stars. Another, louder part is going to do it anyway. When a massive carton of garlicky rice, shrimp, and vegetables costs $6 and doesn't taste like shit, there's really no complaining. Having no menu handy, I looked at the photos and called the place, at about 2pm, and said, "can I have the lunch special with shrimp and broccoli?" I had little idea what I'd be receiving. Turns out, it was pretty good, had an interesting brown garlic sauce, and only cost the equivalent of 20 minutes of wages. The place seemed clean and the guy behind the counter was courteous. So yep, no room for complaints.
I rely heavily on Yelp when I am traveling. I try to eat at local establishments with the hope of finding a gem that I can come back to when I'm in town. I am rarely disappointed but today was one of those days. This restaurant is average at best. I did not find one part of my meal that I would call redeeming except maybe the can of diet Coke that came with my lunch. I am a big fan of General Tso's chicken. It is a favorite. Today, it tasted weird. There was no heat. The rice tasted like it was made yesterday and stuck in the fridge to be reheated when ordered. Another favorite of mine is Wonton soup. This soup however had a thin, flavorless broth and tasted more like dish soap than wonton's. There are much better offerings than this one so please chose elsewhere. I know I will.
Based only on the hot & sour soup: Large $4.50 No pieces of meat or chicken in the soup. Very pale color. Huge pieces of tofu. I prefer a stronger flavor & richer broth. Ok for a quick take-out lunch.

(407) 447-6888

Chinese

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Subway

4434 Hoffner Ave
Belle Isle, 32812
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(407) 851-4990

Sandwiches, Fast Food

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