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Re: Tim Ho Wan has soft opened Wednesday, May 8 in Irvine
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2019, 11:41:27 AM »
You may be right. But the optics of half the restaurant full and the long wait doesn’t make sense.

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Re: Tim Ho Wan has soft opened Wednesday, May 8 in Irvine
« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2019, 01:11:05 PM »
You may be right. But the optics of half the restaurant full and the long wait doesn’t make sense.

Well their screw up is having people actually wait in line instead of starting up the Yelp waitlist right away.

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Re: Tim Ho Wan has soft opened Wednesday, May 8 in Irvine
« Reply #47 on: June 21, 2019, 09:20:47 AM »
They are doom. Never going back there for dim sum. It sucks so badly. The menu so limited. Good bye.

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Re: Tim Ho Wan has soft opened Wednesday, May 8 in Irvine
« Reply #48 on: June 21, 2019, 10:32:13 AM »

I was checking out the google map reviews on this place.  3.4 stars is pretty shitty, but why do people keep saying it's Michelin starred?
There are only 2 Michelin starred restaurants in Orange County, and they are Hanare in the LAB, and a Mexican taco place.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tim+Ho+Wan/@33.6880799,-117.8346074,19z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!1m6!3m5!1s0x80dcdf605e5f2d9d:0x618035a57ef23e8a!2sTim+Ho+Wan!8m2!3d33.6880788!4d-117.8340602!3m6!1s0x80dcdf605e5f2d9d:0x618035a57ef23e8a!8m2!3d33.6880788!4d-117.8340602!9m1!1b1

Michelin guide just updated for LA area recently.
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Re: Tim Ho Wan has soft opened Wednesday, May 8 in Irvine
« Reply #49 on: June 21, 2019, 10:37:01 AM »

I was checking out the google map reviews on this place.  3.4 stars is pretty shitty, but why do people keep saying it's Michelin starred?
The only 2 Michelin starred restaurants in Orange County are Hanare in the LAB, and a mexican place.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tim+Ho+Wan/@33.6880799,-117.8346074,19z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!1m6!3m5!1s0x80dcdf605e5f2d9d:0x618035a57ef23e8a!2sTim+Ho+Wan!8m2!3d33.6880788!4d-117.8340602!3m6!1s0x80dcdf605e5f2d9d:0x618035a57ef23e8a!8m2!3d33.6880788!4d-117.8340602!9m1!1b1

People do this all the time...TWH has two Michelin star restaurants in HK.  Just like Ding Tai Fung's flagship restaurant is Michelin starred.  The rest of the restaurants are not. 

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294217-i1496-k11629358-Which_Din_Tai_Fung_and_Tim_Ho_Wan_branches_are_Michelin-Hong_Kong.html

Just as remainder that the people who run TWH in US may not even be the same group as the ones in HK...it could be an investment group who bought the franchise rights.

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Re: Tim Ho Wan has soft opened Wednesday, May 8 in Irvine
« Reply #50 on: June 21, 2019, 10:43:55 AM »
Someone should michelin star a flag ship mcdonalds. or in&out

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Re: Tim Ho Wan has soft opened Wednesday, May 8 in Irvine
« Reply #51 on: July 30, 2019, 04:16:57 PM »
My wife went the other day, said there was no wait in the afternoon. I liked their signature pork buns. She's from HK, she said she'd go back.

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Re: Tim Ho Wan has soft opened Wednesday, May 8 in Irvine
« Reply #52 on: July 30, 2019, 05:09:45 PM »
My wife went the other day, said there was no wait in the afternoon. I liked their signature pork buns. She's from HK, she said she'd go back.

Not to change the topic. What are you or your wife thoughts regrding the Hk protests?

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Re: Tim Ho Wan has soft opened Wednesday, May 8 in Irvine
« Reply #53 on: July 30, 2019, 05:18:23 PM »
My wife went the other day, said there was no wait in the afternoon. I liked their signature pork buns. She's from HK, she said she'd go back.
I was there at lunch time (1 pm) last week and there was no wait. Two months ago, I waited two hours at 11 am. At this rate, THW won't last long. Food is too weird. Shumai with gogi berry and pork bun dusted with granulated sugar? Really?

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Re: Tim Ho Wan has soft opened Wednesday, May 8 in Irvine
« Reply #54 on: July 30, 2019, 09:56:55 PM »
THW is pretty terrible. The food is NOT good and WAYYY overpriced.  It's definitely not going to survive at Diamond Jamboree

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Re: Tim Ho Wan has soft opened Wednesday, May 8 in Irvine
« Reply #55 on: July 31, 2019, 09:08:46 AM »
The food are ok but not up to par for what they are charging.

My biggest disappointment was the limited selections in their menu compare to other Dim Sum restaurants.  Is this how THW are in other locations?  Maybe I’m just overhyped and was expecting a full Dim Sum menu. 


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Re: Tim Ho Wan has soft opened Wednesday, May 8 in Irvine
« Reply #56 on: July 31, 2019, 09:23:42 AM »
^ i agree, i don't think the food is "not good", just overpriced for what it is, i wouldn't go back...

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Re: Tim Ho Wan has soft opened Wednesday, May 8 in Irvine
« Reply #57 on: July 31, 2019, 01:02:18 PM »
I don’t mind paying a bit more for good dim sum and NOT driving to SGV but I haven’t found a favorite in Irvine yet.

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Re: Tim Ho Wan has soft opened Wednesday, May 8 in Irvine
« Reply #58 on: July 31, 2019, 01:03:51 PM »
I don’t mind paying a bit more for good dim sum and NOT driving to SGV but I haven’t found a favorite in Irvine yet.

The OGs like me drive to SGV.

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Re: Tim Ho Wan has soft opened Wednesday, May 8 in Irvine
« Reply #59 on: July 31, 2019, 01:29:30 PM »
I don’t mind paying a bit more for good dim sum and NOT driving to SGV but I haven’t found a favorite in Irvine yet.

The OGs like me drive to SGV.

My wife would say that's too ma-fan.

 

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