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Wo Hop’s survival secrets in Manhattan’s Chinatown

Wo Hop is a cash-only, old-school Cantonese style Chinese restaurant located in Chinatown Two Bridges, New York, NY . We Hop has basement setting & bargain-basement pricing.

Wo Hop. 17 Mott St. (Btwn Mosco St & Chatham Sq). New York, NY 10013

Wo Hop Cantonese restaurant with a basement setting & bargain-basement pricing.

Like many small businesses in New York City neighborhoods, Chinatown and its eateries have been in flux. If you’re looking to dine at Happy Garden or Hung Fat, think again. They’re both shuttered, like so many other eateries in Manhattan’s Chinatown, confronted by steep rent rises and intense competition from local Chinese enclaves flourishing in Flushing, Queens and Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Not so, Wo Hop, hidden below street level at 17 Mott Street, in the heart of Chinatown. Owned by the Huang family since 1938, the 77 year-old Wo Hop just keeps plugging along.

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