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Hao Wah

1713 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629-5812
(813) 253-2095
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Ranked #1,002 of 1,961 restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Chinese
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Delivery
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Delivery
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  • English first
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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69 reviews 69 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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63 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Tampa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

I have been going to Hao Wah since I moved to Tampa. It has always been a simple, but wonderful restaurant where you can get all of the usual Chinese dishes you would expect from this type of eatery. The food is great and plentiful! The buffet is large and by the packed parking lot during lunch and dinner time... More

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Gainesville
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011 via mobile

I've been eating here since I was a kid and the food has been consistently good for many years. The hot and sour soup ordered off the menu is literally the best I've ever had, and I've been to many Chinese restaurants in NYC as well as other parts of the country. The family that owns this establishment has been... More

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