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1245 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5409
+1 813-615-1310
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

New in town so stopped by and ate at this place. It's an average Chinese buffet... if u choose to have the crab legs, price doubled So we choose to have other than that legs choices... It has its good choices and not so freshly cooked food

Thank Ferdinand R
Level Contributor
47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

It was ok but next time I will try another buffet. A lot of different things to eat but I didnt like some of them...

Thank Flo R
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Food was bad, place dark and ugly, regret going there but was with friends and had not other choice. Please avoid this place there are better choices!!, the price of dinner was $11.95 and $19.95 if eating crabs.

Thank Rudy G
Level Contributor
51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

This place is borderline third world, but only 7.99 for a HUGE selection. Many SAD or Standard American Diet choices are offered. A lot of deep fat fried items and sugary deserts. The Hibachi grill was so-so. No rice noodles, No bean sprout, no egg. Garlic sauce was OK. Best items on the menu were the chicken on a stick... More 

Thank Jim S
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

I usually search where I'm going to eat when I'm on vacation. But his time my dad suggest this place while I was here visiting him. Not a very inviting restaurant from outside neither inside. first time I see a Chinese Buffet so empty. Broken blinds, the wall paint was dirty , customer service was good, food was ok ,... More 

Thank Boricua L
Level Contributor
82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014

Let's start with the good. 1.Crab Legs were good, better than most Chinese buffets. 2. Sushi was good. That's about it for the good, so let's get to the bad. 1. The servers are rude, not 1 smile. 2. We took our 2 kids. One of which is 11 but since they judge the child's meal based on HEIGHT not... More 

Thank Forloveofthesun
Tampa, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 8 May 2014

My husband and I very much enjoy eating here. The food is always fresh, the servers are great, and it's always clean! We eat here at least 3 to 4 times a month! :)

Thank 3vaNNii
Tipp City, Ohio
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We were not impressed with the cleanliness of the this place. The food was ok. We were a little uncomfortable and should have followed our gut feeling. While eating our waitress brought our bill. My husband and I both looked at each other and said "we're paying cash here... no credit cards!!" - OK, that's not something we NEVER do.... More 

2 Thank drinkonthebeach
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76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2014

My son was jonesing for an all you can eat chinese buffet. There was a good selection of different items, but unless you want to be in fried food heaven, the choices were tasteless. An exception must be the folks opting for crab legs, which had an $8 surcharge. I saw the same people stuffing themselves, and they probably got... More 

1 Thank BonitaFLFamily
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2013

The food was terrible. The place was dirty. We tried to find there sanitation grade and it was no where to be found. I think they must pay off the health inspector! My son had a fortune cookie paper on the inside of the glass of tea. I mean really! Just grosse!

1 Thank crusierbsloc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1245 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5409
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-615-1310

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