Hailing from a family of cooks, Liang Ye “Lupe” Ning opened Hop Woo BBQ & Seafood with his wife, Judy, in 1993. The restaurant, nestled in the heart of Los Angeles’ Chinatown, gained local fame for its Latino-friendly services after customers learned of Lupe’s Spanish fluency, which he picked up during his time living in Mexico before settling down in Los Angeles.

Sadly, Lupe passed away in 2022, but Judy and his two daughters, Mary and Kelly, continue to run the restaurant in his honor. Their trilingual menu, written in English, Spanish, and Mandarin, features Chinese-American favorites like orange chicken and beef steak with asparagus as well as traditional dishes like roast duck

Bonus: Hop Woo offers a variety of vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian-friendly dishes! 

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Liang Ye "Lupe" Ning & Judy Ning

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