Portland >Hi Hat Restaurant
We decided to endulge in a little...ok a lot...of chinese food one Saturday hung over evening and came away very disheartened. The food taste like the first juice on a new born calf. I would strongly urge you to stay away from the brocoli and beef. This eater is not real up to date on health code, but the contents in our to go order seemed to be five days old.
All in all, this is not a place we will return. I would stay away.
Could be a lot better.. I have been here many times, since the 1960's. It's not a classical Chinese restaurant, but it's OK. Never order the fried shrimp. I don't know how they can get so much old grease into such a small shrimp, and cook it to death. I feel they were yesterdays cooked shrimp, re-warmed up in two week old oil, and I dare you to find the actual shrimp, in all that greasy cornstarch. The shrimp here has always been this way. Other items on their menu are from good to very good, such as Chow Mein, and Chow Don. My wife is Chinese, and she will never set foot in this place, but I like it. I don't like the food you get in China. It's disgusting, what the food is like in China. Some people can take it, but I can't. I'm glad for places like the Hi Hat.
Not so good. The service was slow and the food wasn't that great. I've been here a few times (take-out and eating at the restaurant) and the quality was very inconsistent.
the same, same same. been goin there for years, always exactly the same. other than a small remodel in the entry 5 years ago, its exactly the same as 15 years ago. somthing you can always count on! food is your typical subgum chow mein, etc. nothing flashy but well worth it.
Still a great place. The Hi Hat has come along way since 1954. The food is very true to the way MR. Louie wanted it to be. They family still runs the resturant. It was the Sister to the HOUSE OF LOUIE in china town. I love the HI HAT's HOUSE CHOW MEIN its the best. You will find Calvin seating you, Melvin cooking your dinner, Mary getting you the hot plates, Gretta(best waitress you will ever find) Telling the stories of the past, & Beverly helping at the front desk that the family is still making sure that nothing goes overlooked. The Louie family has been a part of the city for over 50 years. Now can you find any other place with that much to offer. Go check it out I am very sure you will find that Tigards HI HAT is the Best tigard has to offer and so much more...
OK, OK, IT'S CHINESE. I guess after a certain point you realize that you're in a Chinese restaurant. I cannot comment about the bar area, but many have made good comments about this section. I think I will try this area with my girlfriend sometime. The food is ok in the main restaurant and the service varies. Prices are very affordable, but the quality of the dishes could be a little better. The family style spinning tables are a plus for those family dinners out.
This is the classic "Chinese American" place. It looks like it was built by Americans, who like the Chinese look, and for the American palate, who think they are eating Chinese food. The food tastes good, but not great.
As usual, the cooking oil is not hot enough, and is kept too long. It has a good take-out business.
Reminds me of home. I have to say that we felt right at home. We moved from Idaho and had a family hang out called Pearls we thought they were the best Chinese food on the Planet. We have been proven wrong Hi Hat has the best food and great BBQ Pork. The service was very good we even sang Karaoke after dinner That was well lets say funny we had a very enjoyable evening..
Very nice. The all new HI HAT it's very clean and fresh, the food was awsome. We had a lady named susan she was a very great server. We really enjoyed the food and we even tried Karoke for the first time it was so fun..Thanks Hi hat we love you it's our new place for great food and fun..Steve
FUN Karaoke!. This place has been around for 35 years and STILL has great food and service! They haven't let anything slip in their long history. In fact, they're remodeling Jan '03 to keep the place up. The weekend karaoke is absolutely fantastic (I don't get to see the mid-week shows), and they WELCOME non-pro singers like me! It's all for fun, and they let you know it. First Rate!
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