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1713 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629-5812
(813) 253-2095
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Apollo Beach, Florida
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This place has been around for 30+ years. Large selection to choose from, either off the menu or at the lunch or dinner buffet. Most items were hot and tasty.

Thank HSR57
Dothan, Alabama
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was recommended. Very satisfied with everything about it. Has been open several years but updated. Friendly staff. Food abundant in choice &very pleasant in taste. Easy on the stomach of elderly. Great experience

Thank babynurse1987
Tampa, Florida
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100 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

My opinion, the best chinese buffet in Tampa. Hot food, well prepared, well lit and presented. Good sanitation. lots of turnover on the buffet because they are busy. They do serve some 'imitation crab" on the buffet which is atrocious. They should scrap the seafood delight rather than serve "imitation crab". still they have some nice kim chi, spring rolls... More 

Thank eric s
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

I have been eating here for 28 years and will for the next. The food us great and the staff is so nice.

Thank Brian S
Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

We eat at this restaurant at least once a week. Food is always hot and a great variety as well. Although a buffet the staff are very helpful The mussels cook with jalapenos is a favorite.

Thank Ray L
Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

If you want the best price for your wedding catering, this is the best. I have attended wedding and parties and Hao Wah catered it, mouth watering dishes.

Thank Rhodora H
Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank PJCusmano
Tampa, Florida
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100 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Carl S
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227 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank freddombski
Palm Harbor, Florida
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank zkuhle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?