Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Real Detroit Weekly: Wah-Hoo

Got you all in check! (BUSTA!)

536 Shelby, Detroit
Hours: Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday 3 p.m. to 12 a.m., closed Sundays

"Out in the 'burbs, you'll find an abundance of cheap Chinese eateries offering a hodgepodge collection of American-Chinese dishes and sushi rolls friendly to the American palate. It may not be cutting-edge cuisine, but let's face it: it's familiar, cheap and still tastes better than most fast food. In the city, however, there is a severe lack of fast-and-cheap Chinese (food, I'm talking about — food). Shangri-La now has Midtown on lock, but the Central Business District (with all those pretty office buildings and the many people inside them who need to eat) was still missing out. Enter Wah-Hoo.

'Wah-Hoo isn't markedly "Chinese." There's no koi fish pond, no silk screen images of overtly "Oriental" landscapes. The space is spacious, minimalist and save for a few select touches (red-hued granite, a bronze Buddha statue high above the dining area, a calligraphy scroll drawn to look like the Detroit "D"), could just as easily be a contemporary steakhouse..."

Read the rest of the article here.