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“Good fried rice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Chef Li

Chef Li
Ranked #26 of 81 Restaurants in Oldsmar
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Tampa, Florida
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321 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Good fried rice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

I've been looking for good Asian food and found it in Chef Li. The fried rice was very good; would have been better with a few more veggies in it, however!

Visited February 2013
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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153 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best Chinese Around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

It is very unfortunate however, there truly are very few good chinese restuarants in the Tampa Bya area. Chef Li is the exception! If you like Chow Fun Noodles....this is a must have here. They make them on site and you will never find their food to be oily and they use real chicken and large shrimp. I have lived in this area for 16 years and this is by far the best chinese I have found yet. They staff are super friendly and it is apparent that they care about the quality of their ingredients and food.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Jackie f
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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85 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Just Another Americanized Chinese Restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

I went to Chef Li's and I ordered from the inexpensive lunch menu just to checkout the place. Because if I really liked it, I would return and order the duck. If I liked it, I would call for take out but it was just okay. I ordered the General Tso's Chicken and Shrimp Egg Foo Yong were nothing special. I ordered an egg roll with one meal and the soup with the other. The egg roll was lukewarm but the wonton soup was piping hot when it came to the table.

I was one of the first to arrive at Chef Li's. Initially, there were two women behind the counter but one went into the kitchen. That left one woman to serve tables, answer the phone, and handle takeout orders. I am certain she was overwhelmed, even if she did not look it. When I left, I had to take my money to the counter and dropped it off because there were 3 people in line and the server/hostess was on the phone getting a take out order.

Chef Li's is great if you want Americanized Chinese food but expect average service.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank MsBBR
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Florida
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133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“REAL Chinese food in Tampa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Coming from a New Yorker, this restaurant deserves 4 stars. A real Chinese restaurant that is NOT just another takeout (although they do deliver). The food is excellent and authentic. Chow Fun is a dish not to miss!! It is hard to find this wide rice noodle dish in Florida. The chef makes this dish from scratch. He also makes his own dim sun dumplings and wontons for the soup. They only serve white meat chicken as well. I recommend this restaurant to everyone who likes and loves Chinese food. I have lived in FL for 30 years and this is the real deal!!!!!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank janiss
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Clearwater FL
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

Very good food.....especially the sushi......portions and prices are very affordable. The restaurant is clean, and the servers are very friendy . You can't go wrong eating here.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Dan_Lin_Doowop
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