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“Good buffet selection and Best Hot and Sour Soup in town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hao Wah

Hao Wah
1713 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629-5812
(813) 253-2095
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Ranked #1,101 of 2,001 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Delivery
Gainesville
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23 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Good buffet selection and Best Hot and Sour Soup in town”
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 in the bay area for a long time and its definitely not part of a national chain.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
“No thanks...it's cheap but the food is barely average.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2010

I have been to Hao Wah several times and have never had a "good food" experience. It's got a huge buffet, but all of the food is average or below.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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78 restaurant reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Great Buffet, Fast Take-Out, Huge Menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

Hao Wah is a triple threat restaurant. At lunch time I think their buffet is an outstanding value with a diverse assortment of food. As soon as a serving tray is half-empty, ity is restorked so thre is no tasteless food.

Since this is my neighborhood Chinese-Asian restaurant, I confess I come at night usually to pick up two or even three reinforced shopping bags of combinations. I recognize the regulars. This is a large restraurant, but the parking lot fills up and spills over to lots across the street. The amount of repeat business is a good indication that the food is excellent.

If you're in the South Tampa area, just drive south a few blocks from the junction of Dale Mabry and Henderson. You won't be disappointed.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“The epitome of average.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

The epitome of average.

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“Best budget restaurant in Tampa, great, solid food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2008

We love Hao Wah. Been going there for 30 years. The buffet is very nice, not overly large but good variety. In case you don't know, Hao Wah's does catering. They catered our 30th wedding anniversary and did a wonderful job. The food was good and hot, our guests loved every bite, the staff was so nice and hard working. I would definitely use them again for a party. And they are always friendly and pleasant in the restaurant. I highly recommend Hao Wah.. you can have dinner for 2 under $20 and be full and satisfied.

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