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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: Delivery
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  • 5
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
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  • 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
Most recent review
Hao Wah 1713 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629-5812

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
freddombski
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Delivery
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
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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Tampa, Florida
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70 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Many classical chinese choices. Very good egg roles. Other dishes are not always consistent. Pepper beef is tasty.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

When stationed at MacDill AFB, a group of us would regularly go to Hao Wah for lunch when we had a special occasion like a birthday, departure, etc. The service was always great and the food flavorful and fresh...something you don't always find at a Chinese Buffet. This visit was no exception. Great service and fresh flavorful food. It is... More 

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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: Families with children, Large groups
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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