Kendrick Lamar Mentioning Random Toronto Restaurant in His Drake Diss Has Fans Leaving Five-Star Reviews

"I be at New Ho King eatin' fried rice with a dip sauce and blammy, crodie," K Dot raps on "Euphoria."

Yuki Iwamura via Getty Images, and Google Street View

Kendrick Lamar has just brought a lot of attention to a random Chinese restaurant in Toronto after mentioning it by name in his Drake diss, "Euphoria."

There's a lot to unpack when it comes to K Dot's six-minute-plus response to the Toronto rapper's pair of disses—"Push Ups" and "Taylor Made Freestyle"—with digs at Drake's relationship with his Blackness, his relationship with women, and those persistent ghostwriting allegations. But there's one particular part, near the end of the song, that has caught the attention of fans. As Kendrick starts to mock Canadian accents in a series of bars, he namedrops a specific Chinese restaurant located in Drake's hometown.

"I be at New Ho King eatin' fried rice with a dip sauce and blammy, crodie," he raps on the track, referring to this specific Chinese spot.

Why Kendrick picked this specific spot is unclear, beyond its location in Drake's hometown. Perhaps Drizzy is a regular there? Or maybe Kendrick just wanted to give a shout-out to a place he stopped before? It is a mystery. In all likelihood, it's just Kendrick's response to Drake's claim that he's more popular in Compton, K Dot's hometown, than he is. Hell, Kendrick feels comfortable enough in Toronto to hit up a local Chinese spot!

Either way, the line was enough for some fans to pick up on the mention and drop some reviews on New Ho King's Google page. "Kendrick Lamar recommended this place. He's never wrong," wrote one reviewer. "Kendrick Lamar eats at New Ho King and he wasn't lying when he said it's top tier," added another reviewer.

Three users, Gerald Nixon, Kendricks Lamar, and Owen, reviewed New Ho King restaurant on a mobile app with star ratings and text regarding their meals
Screenshot of Yelp reviews for New Ho King restaurant, with positive feedback highlighted

Kendrick “Keith Lee” Lamar got New Ho King in Toronto more business lol

— Rob Markman 💭 (@RobMarkman) May 2, 2024
Twitter: @RobMarkman

It's always nice to get a decent restaurant recommendation, regardless of the context. Beats Cheesecake Factory anyway, right Kendrick?

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