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Restaurants & Bars

The Golden Phoenix in Tampa... A+

Mild Bill | Dec 26, 200701:49 PM     5

On Dale Mabry Highway, a block south of Waters Avenue, is a GREAT new Vietnamese / Hong Kong Chinese place called The Golden Phoenix...

Friends who live around the corner strongly recommended I get there, and my wife and I smiled and looked at eachother when we walked in...
They have it set up beautifully--- totally redecorated from how the previous occupant had it set up... Lots of nice Vietnamese families filled the tables...

On December 16th they started offering lunch and dinner buffets, along with their extensive and interesting regular menu...

We ate like kings at the lunch buffet for about $8.00 each...
The stuff was quite a few notches above what you'd usually see and taste at an Asian buffet... Really nice ingredients and perfected flavors...
The Lemongrass beef, the Hawaiian Bourbon Chicken, a curry noodle dish, the beef satays, a seafood veg combo, all were spectacular!

No big generic stainless steel steam table!
It's arranged and decorated pretty, like a nice boutique Sunday brunch buffet, with gigantic woks containing huge bamboo steamers, holding large platters of foodz...

The food was shockingly delicious, and my picky wife said; "Ok, this is the place!"...

I went back twice by myself since then, and observed and appreciated how sincerely friendly and sweet the waitresses are...

Again the buffet was great, and the following visit I ordered off of the menu--- a 'grilled' pork dish with noodles, and spring rolls...
Really tasty and fresh!

It came with a bowl of prepared vinegar for a drizzle that didn't make sense when tasted alone, but when I poured it on the big bowl of meat, veggies, and noodles, it transformed it into a spectacular dish that I'd get again...

This is a special place it seems, and I hope you guys pop in regularly and support it...
I'll be a regular...

We're lucky to have China Yuan, Yummy House, and this place so close together...
It's 300ft south of where 'the old' Pho Quyen used to be...

A smaller (not that small) place, but kickin'...

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