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Yummy House Makes Tampa Bay Times List of 25 Most Iconic Restaurants in Tampa Bay

Thank you Helen Freund and the Tampa Bay Times!

This article brings to light the things that make a restaurant iconic? I asked myself this question plenty of times as I worked on this list. Longevity certainly was a big factor — the restaurants here have all been open for at least a decade, and most have been around for much longer than that. But an iconic restaurant is also one that has made an impact on our community, one that has informed the current dining scene.

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Tampa and Gainesville Sweet Buns Now Open!

Sweet Buns is the newest Asian bakery in Tampa and Gainesville.

Sweet Buns is now open, near UF in Gainesville, and near USF in Tampa! Sweet Buns is the newest food concept from the Yummy House family, featuring sweet baked goods, made to order each day. The locations offer free WiFi and a place to relax and study, in a nice contemporary atmosphere.

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Yummy House Wins Best Chinese Restaurant Best of The Bay

Yummy House wins Best of the Bay again, thanks to our readers for choosing us for Best Chinese Restaurant. Our Hillsborough location won the award this year.

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Tampa Bay Times - Best Asian Restaurant

Thanks to the people of Tampa for voting us number one Asian Restaurant in Tampa Bay Times.

Yummy House was recently voted number one Asian Restaurant in the Tampa Bay area in the Tampa Bay Times “best of the best” people’s review. We are proud to continue to serve the people of Tampa, Sarasota, Ocala, Orlando and Gainesville. Yummy House restaurants have received many awards, we strive for quality at our locations, and are honored that the people of Tampa feel so strongly about our food and experience to vote us the “best of the best.” We really appreciate it.

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Chinese New Year Lion Dance 2019 - Dates, Times and Locations

Yummy House New Year Lion Dance

Our schedule of Chinese New Years Celebrations for 2019:

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Creative Loafing Tampa Features Yummy House Again!

Best Places in Tampa for Asain Noodles

Creative Loafing once again recommends Yummy House on Hillsborough for one of the best choices for Asian noodles.

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Yummy House Sarasota is Open

Yummy House Sarasota is moving from 3232 N Tamiami Trail to 1737 S. Tamiami Tr.

We have moved, updated and renovated. Come experience the new Yummy House Sarasota on May 4th, when we have our grand opening in Sarasota.

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Yummy House Featured in Top 50 Restaurants of Tampa Bay 2018

Yummy House South Receives Instant Recognition

Laura Reiley spends her time reviewing many Tampa Bay Area restaurants, and we’re honored to be included in this years “List of Top 50 Restaurants in Tampa Bay in 2018.”

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Yummy House South is Now Open

A new experience for South Tampa.

Yummy House South is now open on Dale Mabry, offering South Tampa a new experience for traditional authentic Chinese cuisine.

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2017 Top Restaurants - Tampa Magazine

We were recently voted best Asian Restaurant by readers of Tampa Magazine. Pick up a copy to see all of the features!

Yummy House Wins 2017 Best of the Bay Awards - Readers Pick

Best Chinese Food - 8 Years in a row

For the eighth year in a row Yummy House has won Best of Bay, Best Chinese Food - readers pick. We will continue to do what we do, which is focus on our customers and the quality of food we bring to your table at an affordable price. Thank you Tampa for another Best of the Bay!

Chinese New Year January 2017

Schedule of Chinese New Year Celebration at Area Yummy House Locations


Sarasota: Friday, January 27, 2017 7pm


Hillsborough Ave, Tampa: Saturday, January 28, 2017 6pm
Waters Ave, Tampa: Saturday, January 28, 2017 7pm


Ocala: Sunday, January 29, 2017 12pm
Gainesville: Sunday, January 29, 2017 1pm

Voted Best Chinese Restaurant in Tampa Readers Pick - Best of the Bay 2016

Creative Loafing - Best of the Bay Readers Pick

The Creative Loafing readers have voted Yummy House China Bistro number 1 for best Chinese food in Tampa Bay again! We thank our patrons for continuing to vote us number 1 every year.

Voted Best Asian Food in Gainesville!

Yummy House Gainesville featured in the Winners Guide - Readers choice for best asian food in Gainesville.

We thank all of our loyal customers for voting for us in this years Gainesville Sun. We won readers choice for best asian food in Gainesville. We will work hard to continue our service and taste that Gainesville loves! Thank you all!

Yummy House Chinese Bistro - Announced Best Chinese Restaurant by Yelp in Tampa Bay

The people of Yelp have spoken! And we thank you all.

We consistently have good reviews with Google Review, and Yelp. Our hard work seems to be paying off. We were just announced as Tampa Bay Area’s finest Chinese Restaurant by Yelp reviewers. We are honored, and here is how we are going to take it from here…..

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10% Discount for all Military, Police Officers, and Fire Fighters - All Yummy House Locations

Now Announcing - 10% percent off at all Yummy House Locations!

We are now offering discounts to first responders and active military at all Florida Yummy House Locations. Discounts apply to those in uniform, and those who have an active military ID, or first-responder ID badge.

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Yummy House Gainesville Now Open!

After many construction and permitting delays (and we are very sorry for those...) We are finally open for business at 3102 SW 34th St!

Come in for Dim Sum, and try our new noodle bar. We are open the same hours as before, but we have a new larger location to serve more customers.

Yummy House included in Top 50 Restaurants in 2015

Laura Reiley, Times Food Critic reviews 50 restaurants and we made the list, again. Thank you Laura!

We have a deep commitment to authenticity at Yummy House, always looking to improve our quality, delivery, and grow our customer base. If you haven’t tried Yummy House, please do, and let us know what you think!

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Gainesville Yummy House Reopens Friday April 1st for Lunch!

We closed from Feb. 29th, and we are reopening on Friday, April 1st. The original opening was scheduled for March 15th, but due to construction delays, we will open Friday March 1st for lunch. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Notice: New location starting April 1st, 2016:
We are moving to a larger location to better serve our customers in Gainesville. The new address is:
3102 SW 34th St.
Gainesville, Fl 32608

Yummy House Tampa - Our continued focus on quality.

Yummy House Tampa - Serving quality and a continued commitment.

Yummy House Tampa on Waters Ave. is our oldest location, but we’ve learned a lot through the years. We have opened successful restaurants in Ocala, Orlando, Gainesville, and Sarasota. Offering authentic Cantonese cuisine as well as Dim Sum at these other locations has built a loyal and strong customer base, enough that it’s time focus back on our first, and original location. We are very thankful for our loyal customers, and those who tell a friend to try “Yummy House in Tampa” for the first time.

There is always a lot to learn in the restaurant business, but offering a consistently great product, remaining passionate about customers and the food they eat will always be a recipe for success, and that is the way it will stay.

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Owner of Yummy House plans to open fast-casual noodle resteraunt.

Yummy House Owner on to something big for Florida!

John Zhao, 35, says he’s been in the restaurant business for 24 years. Not legally he hasn’t, but he started working at a tender age in restaurant kitchens in Belize, going on to debut Yummy House on Waters Avenue in Tampa in 2008 at the age of 28.

In August, he aims to unveil something all new: the Tampa Bay area’s first authentic pan-Asian noodle house. Yummy Bowl and Asian Noodle Bar will follow a Chipotle-like model: Pick your noodles (Korean, Chinese, Japanese or Vietnamese), pick your ingredients (vegetables, chicken, beef or seafood) and then select your broth.

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Yummy House Orlando Opens Second Week of June

Get ready, Orlando - Yummy House Authentic Chinese coming to Altamonte Springs, Florida

Yummy House authentic Chinese restaurants have been successful in Tampa, Sarasota, Gainesville, and Ocala. We are opening our newest location in Orlando the second week of June.

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Business confidence serves up new restaurants in Ocala

By Rick Allen -

John Zhoa also was urged by friends here to look at Ocala as a site for another of his Yummy House Chinese restaurants.
He finally did, and liked what he saw. With his partner Tommy Tang, he opened the Yummy House at Thanksgiving.

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Featured in: Tampa Bay Restaurants to try in 2015


Coming up with 12 (and only 12) dining recommendations for 2015 was a tough homework assignment. Unless you’ve been stranded on a deserted island for the past couple of years, you already know who the “cool kids” on the block are, and anyone with even the most remote interest in the Tampa Bay dining scene is familiar with our iconic epicurean jewels. We have decent national chains aplenty, but big chain restaurant dining of any caliber is simply not my preferred experience.

Read the full article at

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A good reason to print the word ‘Yummy’

See our article on - Yummy House Opens in Ocala

A friend maintains that any adult using the word “yummy” is being childish.

So, what’s a dining columnist to do? After all, I’m talking about the Yummy House that’s coming to Ocala. Not only coming to Ocala, but — barring any last-minute glitches — will be open Friday. I’m figuring since this is a proper noun, it’s OK ...

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Yummy House in Ocala - Now Open

Yummy House is now open in Ocala. Enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine in Ocala at our newest location.

Yummy House Ocala, is now open!

3500 SW College Road
Suite 400
Ocala Florida 34474

Phone Number: 352 237-6788

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Yummy House wins “readers pick” Best of the Bay for the 4th year in a row

Yummy House wins Best of the Bay - Best Chinese Restaurant, in the food and drink category for the 4th year in a row.

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Yummy House included in Top 50 restaurants in Tampa Bay 2013

By Laura Reiley

Why: In high season, the newish Sarasota location has snowbirds lined up around the block. At the fancier bistro location on Hillsborough Avenue the crowds can get thick, but it’s at the original Waters spot where your mettle may truly be tested. Every table full, I’ve been told by a manager, “We’re full, just go home,” only to persevere out in the rain until a table opened up so I could get my salt and pepper tofu, seafood hot and sour soup and Hong Kong-style roast duck.

What to order: Mix it up with decadent (steamed whole fish with black bean sauce or sizzling honey pepper scallops) and healthy (snow pea tips or other Chinese greens). And when in doubt, ask for guidance.

Yummy House opens in Gainesville

Yummy House China Bistro opened Friday at 7605 Newberry Road, the former KFC location that last housed the short-lived Asian Cafe.

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Yummy House Voted Best Restaurant for an Authentic Meal

Yummy House China Bistro was voted best resteraunt for an authentic meal by

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