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“Best Variety of Asian Dishes in St Pete - Dim Sum too!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Halong Bay

Halong Bay
5944 34th St N, Ste 40, St. Petersburg, FL 33714-1257
727-522-9988
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Ranked #185 of 722 restaurants in St. Petersburg
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Chinese, Vietnamese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
St. Petersburg, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Best Variety of Asian Dishes in St Pete - Dim Sum too!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We used to have to go to International Drive in Orlando to find decent Dim Sum, until we discovered Halong Bay. They have all the favorites and most selections are served daily but the dim sum carts don't come out until Sunday morning. This is when you get your best selection. Very friendly service, nice atmosphere and freshly prepared food. Worth the drive from the tourist areas and beaches to find this gem.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Gainesville, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Still the Best Chinese Restaurant in St. Petersburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Went here once again last weekend with the family.
As usual again a very pleasant experience.
Halong Bay is clean, service is great, food is excellent and I have not found a better Chinese Restaurant between St. Pete and Gainesville thus far.
Make sure you tray some "not so Americanized" dishes as well. Eben though the Kung Pao and the sesame beef is great, these are very generalized American Chinese dishes.

Try some not so familiar ones, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Not at all expensive.
Have sent all my friends and family there.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“MSG Central”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I lived in NYC for 18 years along with Southeast Asia for 2 years and needless to say love all Asian food especially Sunday morning Dim Sum. My husband and I tried Halong Bay this morning and specifically asked if they use MSG bc I am allergic. The staff assured us they do not, everything tasted very good. As soon as we finished our various dumplings and etc we each had severe migraines, dry mouth and honestly felt like we were drugged. I do not know why establishments lie about the use of MSG.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Venice, Florida
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Great Dim Sum in St. Petersburg”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We are from the Seattle area with a large Chinese population. In addition I have live in Taipei, Taiwan. We have been looking for good Dim Sum in Florida and decided to try Ha Long Bay. The food quality is very good, especially for Florida. The shu mai was very good and they had baked cha sui bau, a personal favorite of mine. Prices were good and service was very good. They even have the traditional dim sum carts on weekends and a very variety of dim sum everyday. We will definately be back.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very disappointed....”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

After two good experiences at Halong Bay restaurant in the past we were very disappointed by the poor service and food quality during yesterdays visit. The Hot Beef Noodle Soup was watery and the Chicken with Veggies and the Noodle dish we got instead were lukewarm and without any finesse. We will unfortunately not go there again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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