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1713 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629-5812
(813) 253-2095
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Menu Service or Buffet

This restaurant is popular and successful, having been here for decades. You have the choice of ordering from a very extensive menu, several pages long, or having the buffet. On this visit I opted for the buffet because I was with a group and we wanted to begin eating right away. The buffet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Carl_in_Tampa
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Tampa, Florida
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I have been going to Hao Wah since the late 1980s and highly recommend. The Quah family serves up an outstanding buffet, as well as great take out, with friendly service and a nice, clean atmosphere.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This restaurant is popular and successful, having been here for decades. You have the choice of ordering from a very extensive menu, several pages long, or having the buffet. On this visit I opted for the buffet because I was with a group and we wanted to begin eating right away. The buffet was plentiful, with a variety of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Tried this place for lunch many years after we first went there in the early 90's and it is a very good Chinese style buffet. During the day it's $7.50 and at night it's $9.99 with the claim that they have sushi. Well the food is good but we went on New Years Eve for dinner and they only had... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Had the lunch buffet. Fair selection with good shrimp and a few other seafood selections. Also had some authentic kimchi for a side. Service was food was good, service is excellent. Felt like a decent value for a $10 lunch. Will try again.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Lunch menu is much better than evening buffet. Place is clean and variety of food is good. However they are slow to replace items that were gone. Also never understand why the waitresses always want to seat you in the back of the restaurant when there are numerous empty tables in the front and middle.

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I ordered the garlic chicken and it tasted horrible and smelled like mothballs. My husband got the pork with straw mushrooms and the mushrooms were bad and made him sick. I have eaten there in the past and it was good but this last time was horrible. We are afraid to go back.

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Older restaurant but still clean and neat. The staff was very polite. The buffet is one longer row with different food on each side. I think the 7.99 is high for what they offer but the real problem is the taste. I like Chinese food and cant get the flavor cooking at home. I have tried several other Chinese buffets... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I haven't been to Hao Wah for a while. I used to go there regularly when I was working nights, and it was a very good buffet. I'm not really into Chinese food, but this buffet had a better assortment of food and it always seemed to be hot and fresh. AND, this is one of a very few Chinese... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is primarily a buffet style Chinese restaurant. The restaurant is always very clean and the staff very personable and friendly. They serve some beer and wine and have a small bar for table service only. The food is always fresh and hot and they always seem to have a great variety of American Chinese selections. It’s a great place... More 

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Lviv, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I've been there several times and liked it very-very much! The buffet is great! Everything's (except mussels) is very tasty! The good choice of different dishes and desserts. The place is quite - not many people are there at the day time. So if you live/stay close to that place i'd definetely recommend it!

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Additional Information about Hao Wah

Address: 1713 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629-5812
Phone Number: (813) 253-2095
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1713 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629-5812
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: (813) 253-2095

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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