Dining Guide: Hy-Ting Restaurant

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Co-owners brothers Victor and Ken Loo.

Owners: Ken Loo and Victor Loo

Year established: 1994

Location: 54 W. Main St., Riverhead

Phone: 631-727-1557 or 727-1657

Attire: Casual

Hours: 7 days, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.


Ken Loo has been in the restaurant business for 19 years and has operated Hy-Ting at the same location for 14 of them. The restaurant features Hunan, Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine.

The extensive menu includes all the expected dishes, plus 11 Chinese rice noodle selections, a “pupu platter” grilled at your table, vegetarian plates and creative entrées such as Wor Shew Opp (braised boneless duck served in vegetable sauce and topped with crushed almonds) and Volcano Steak (filet of tender steak with onions, snow peas, mushrooms and chef’s special sauce, served on a sizzling plate). No steam table or self-service will be found here; everything is served at your table, the old-fashioned way.

Lunch and dinner specials are offered daily and takeout is available. A full bar serves cocktails, beer and wine. Office parties are welcome, on- or off-premises catering can be arranged and there is plenty of parking in the rear.

Mr. Loo also owns Haiku and will soon open Blue Agave Mexican Grill behind the East Main Street sushi and grill restaurant.

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