Not a restaurant geared towards foreigners, Wahah is a unique experience. No English spoken, so what you get may be guesswork - but, never mind; it's super good!
Wahaha is huge, 80 closed family/party rooms and several open areas. The internal decor is inspired by sea and sea bottom, ponds and shore vegetation. From the outside you wouldn't even know there was a big restaurant here.In the busy restaurant times it may be a useful thing to reserve ahead of time.
No English spoken, better have your hotel staff to reserve for you.
The food is also tilting toward the aquatic, with fantastic dishes made of most of what can be hauled up from the deep. Rather a southern Chinese emphasis, without being identified as Cantonese or this or that.
Does the Wa-ha-ha name sounds familiar? It means "giggling baby!" A restaurant with the name of the Giggling Baby? Here it is, and a fashionable one it is.
Favorite Dish: Lobster shashimi-style, sea urchin, steamed fish, tiny fishes with sea weed soup. Prawns galore...
The other reviewers were correct about the quality of the decorations and prices. The decorations are some of the nicest I have seen, but they did fail to provide me cloth linens, other tables did have it so not sure why we were not given any.
The menu does have pictures but you won't find any standard Chinese Dishes, such as Kung Pao Chicken, Lemon Chicken or anything close like it. It's mostly exotic dishes that don't look that appetizing. The other odd thing is there is no ice water, they only serve hot water with ice cubes. I'm not sure why they don't offer Ice Water but apparently it's not available.
The food we ordered was extremely greasy and fatty. I have eaten at many Chinese restaurants in China and Hong Kong, I'd give the food a 3-4 out of 10 at best.
Favorite Dish: I had some Vinegar Apple juice on the menu that came in a bottle, pretty good.
This restaurant is so beautifully decorated that it didn't matter if the food tasted good or not.
The owner of this restaurants spent millions on the decorations based on feng shui elements.
The name Wahaha means laughing Baby...
This restaurant was part of our tour. We had chun cai soup, a Hangzhou specialty made with a vegetable that grows in a lake. We also got plain buns, beef with some kind of pea pods, bok choi [a kind of Asian cabbage], pork with sprouts, tea, rice. The meal included one glass of a beverage - coke, beer, etc.
There were also Chinese dancing girls who performed during lunch.
Favorite Dish: We started off with something our guide called Ringing Bells. These were small bite-sized pieces of thin tofu sheets rolled up, slices, deep fried, and served with ketchup. We called them Chinese French fries.
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