Peabody >Food & Dining > I Yit Ho Restaurant
4 Lake St, Peabody, MA | Directions 0196042.548786 -71.006000
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 11:30am - 9:30pm;Fri. - Sat. 11:30am - 10:30pm
YUMMY IN MY TUMMY! :) – On a late night, my boyfriend and I didn't feel like cooking dinner, so we started to look for take-out menus. We ended up finding an I Yit Ho menu. Since we didn't feel like picking up our food, my boyfriend and I ordered on the phone for a delivery to our house. We ordered a pu pu platter for two, chicken lo mein, and beef with mixed vegetables. After about a half hour, our food arrived toasty warm, and the delivery guy was very nice. When we saw the receipt, we were shocked that it was so reasonably priced. After we recieved our food, we opened up the paper bag; we were surprised again because of the huge amounts of food. The food was so delicious that we began to order more and more often from I Yit Ho.
terrible food – you must have never had good chinese food in your life or you are just plain dumb to actually think this place is good. i moved to west peabody 3 years ago and went to this place just to try it out. the food was bland, tasted like garbage and reminded me of a place that just throws their food together fast to rush you out the door.
for 2 and half years, i never went back because of that experience, then one day, decided to try it again. my second time there the food was alright at best. about 3 months after that, i went back again. this time i got spareribs, beef teriyaki and the house rice. when i opened the beef teriyaki, i had to take a good look to see what it actually was. it looked like a cross between chicken and beef. (typcial beef teriyaki should be a brown to dark color). putting the look of it aside, i tried it. it didnt taste anything like beef teriyaki. in fact, it didnt taste like any type of teriyaki at all. there was skin hanging off of it also (like skin does with sausage links). it was slightly fatty as well.
i then moved onto the spareribs (on the bone). they were burned in certain places... dark to black patches. i didnt even bother to try it. i lost my appetite at this point and didnt even bother with the house rice. i put all the food back into the bag, drove to the place and demanded my money back. the owner (im assuming) told me he had the place 16 years and asked me if i ever ate there before. i told him about the past 2 times and that i would never come back after this. i pulled out a stick of teriyaki and a sparerib from the bag and showed him in plain view. he tells me theres nothing wrong with them. so let me guess... himself, along with everyone else in west peabody actually thinks this is what good chinese food is supposed to look like (and taste like)?
ive heard many people say this place is the greatest and best around. obviously these people havent been to chinatown or to a place like the golden temple in brookline where the chinese food is actually "the greatest" or "the best around". ok, maybe those places arent "in the area" and a small chinese food "hole in the wall" in peabody cant compare to the big boys, but even asia taste around the corner is 50x better than this place.
this place doesnt even qualify for "decent food". it should be branded as "the worst chinese food around anywhere".
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