Panda Inn Restaurant

Panda Inn Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Shanghai
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Menu

Appetizers
Chinese Pot Stickers
Pan fried Chinese pork or vegetable dumpling served with soy sesame sauce. a classic beginning
Crab Wontons
Crispy wontons filled with fresh crabmeat, cream cheese and scallions. Served with a sweet chili sauce
Crispy Calamari*
Lightly battered fresh calamari, green onions, garlic, fresh ginger and red jalapenos
Edamame
Freshly "wokked" soy beans. A new twist on a traditional favorite
Minced Chicken with Lettuce Cups
Chicken breast, toasted almond strips, oyster soy sauce and iceberg lettuce wraps. Served with hoisin sauce and hot mustard
Mo Shu Wraps
A flavorful blend of egg, cabbage, scallions, shiitake mushrooms, water chestnuts and bamboo shoots wrapped tableside in warm peking pancakes. your choice of pork, chicken, shrimp or vegetable
Pork Belly with Lettuce Cups
House marinated pork belly served on fresh crisp lettuce cups. Topped with ginger
Steamed Dumplings
Chinese pork or vegetable dumplings served with a scallion and cilantro sauce
Vegetable Spring Rolls
A combination of shredded cabbage, carrots, mushrooms and celery. Served with sweet & sour and hot mustard sauces
Soups & Salad
Assorted Wonton Soup
Tender shrimp, chicken breast, chicken wontons, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, fresh spinach and fresh ginger in a tasty chicken stock
Chinese Chicken Salad
Freshly roasted chicken breast with a medley of greens. Tossed with Lemon Soy Vinaigrette
Egg Drop Soup
Velvety broth with chicken, eggs, water chestnuts, corn and a dash of sesame oil
Hot & Sour Soup*
Chinese classic with silken tofu, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, soy sauce and a splash of rice vinegar in a hearty chicken broth
Mango Duck Salad
Spring salad mix, fresh mango, honey walnuts, and tea smoked duck tossed in a flavorful dressing
Spicy Thai Salad*
Your choice of either beef or crispy calamari, baby mixed greens, cilantro, basil, red onions, tomatoes, carrots and bean sprouts in a light chili dressing
Three Flavor Sizzling Rice soup
Succulent shrimp, scallops, chicken breast, snow peas, water chestnuts, mushrooms and sizzling rice in a flavorful chicken broth
Vegetable Soup
Delectable tofu, fresh spinach, tomatoes bamboo shoots, shitake & white mushrooms all simmered in a flavorful vegetable broth

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About
Panda Inn is the source and original inspiration behind the nationally recognized Panda Express restaurants. Andrew Cherng and his father, Master Chef Ming Tsai Cherng, opened the first Panda Inn in Pasadena, California in 1973. Their goal was to share the culinary arts of Mandarin and Szechuan cuisines with their local community by emphasizing the Chinese art of balancing tastes and textures to provide a dining experience that delights the senses. Today, still family-owned with five locations in Southern California, Panda Inn honors over 40 years of heritage and takes great pride in serving delectable cuisine with attentive service in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Shanghai
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, 有泊車位, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles130 reviews
Excellent
65
Very good
38
Average
18
Poor
6
Terrible
3
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Beverly K
Simi Valley1192 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 none
I have to say the staff is very nice. The food was so so.... but very expensive $$$. I don't mind paying if it is worth it but it was not.
Written 17 November 2019
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Sanjtt
Trinidad3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 none
35 of us descended on Panda Inn to celebrate our son's birthday and a great time was had by all. It certainly helped to go ahead and pre order the dishes with the manager who was quite helpful and made sure we didn't over order. The food was delicious especially the orange chicken, kon pao shrimp and vegetable rolls. The service was efficient and the prices were quite reasonable. Definitely recommed.
Written 19 September 2019
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Bill S
Sherwood Park154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 none
The Panda Inn is the place where it all started - Panda Express outlets started appearing after this restaurant succeeded and spread its fine work. The portions are substantial and the fare is excellent. The service is also more than good, but it would help if diners would be seated in various locations around the large dining room rather than at adjacent tables where one loud conversation is all anyone can hear.
Written 3 September 2019
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GuidoKarp
Los Angeles412 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
While we love Panda Express, we were very disappointed with the entire service. Yes, the family-style portions are generous, but they were cold by the time they arrived at the table. And the service was nonexistent. We had to stand up to get a waiter even to place an order or to get the check. We had Crab Wontons 13 crab meat, cream cheese, scallions in a fried wonton as starters and could not find a trace of crab meat in them. All we got was cheese beautifully fried - and delicious, but with no crab meat horribly overpriced at $13. Friends took us - apologizing all the time for the cold food and the horrible service. They really ruined what could have been a beautiful evening for the six of us. I would not go again.
Written 9 July 2022
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Ace Private driver personal assistant
Oceanside10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 couples
I just visited the Panda Inn in Glendale looking forward to going to eat a nice milk because this is a restaurant that I do the panty and express after seeing who was in my suit taking a picture soon for sending it to the manager there was so unprofessional tried to beat the screen and she wanted to make a statement at the table but she didn't want to believe what you see it's not about copy my milk it's about her understanding it's her responsibility to make sure the food is sanitary without animals please whatever service attention when it's not the service responsibility it's the manager's responsibility to make sure everything's 100% sanitary and all the food is cooked correctly somebody for corporate needs to reach out
Written 23 August 2022
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Sayee Arul
Madurai79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 none
It was my first time.The ambience was superb.Lot of varieties in foods and soft drinks.as it was my first time i got stomach collapse after 1 hour.The fortune cookies was delicious.
Written 3 September 2019
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Jan
San Gabriel6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 none
A great place for chinese food. Its clean and staff is very good. Must get the upside down noodles with shrimp. Can't get that anywhere else. Haven't seen this type of dish at any other place. It's a must have!
Written 6 August 2019
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lynndds
Sierra Madre1386 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 family
We had a most enjoyable lunch ordering 3 different lunch specials and wine. The service and the food was perfect.
Written 10 June 2019
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Gary P
Alhambra361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 couples
Great lunch at Panda inn, they have great lunch special and they all come with choice of soup a salad and egg rolls my wife had cashew chicken and it was very flavorful I had the beef and asparagus it was full of beef and cooked just right veggie Will return for another lunch or dinner soon
Written 28 May 2019
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Robert L
Pasadena713 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 none
I have had a very limited selection from this place, but what I had was good. I would suggest trying a few different things the first time and then focus in on what you really like. I recommend this place.
Written 1 May 2019
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Steve B
Pasadena61 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 none
We had the buffet lunch on a Sunday after church. The price for two was over $60. In our opinion the food was not worth the price. There are better choices in the Pasadena area.
Written 13 April 2019
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WendyS58
Pasadena140 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 friends
The best dish we ordered was mu shu pork. But all we got was one pancake each! It comes as an appetizer. We also had chicken lo mein which was simply terrible. The noodles were sticky and the sauce was a bit bitter. We ordered mixed vegetables, which were uninspiring. Plus the order only came as small and was on a little plate. Finally we had the sweet walnut shrimp which was fine, but not delicate. For 3 people the bill came to over $100 and was not worth the expense. Not going there again
Written 23 March 2019
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greenberetateam
Concord23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 couples
We had to go. This is the original Panda #1. The place all the other Pandas express come from. Extremely good food (try the orange chicken) and friendly service. We went on Christmas day. They serve an incredible Sunday brunch too.
Written 29 December 2018
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Terry K
Sylvania13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 family
Great Service, selection, everything I have tried in several visits has been fantastic wish the would open one in NW Indiana
Written 3 November 2018
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beckster101
35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 family
This place is perfection. Upon arrival, there are refreshments such as egg rolls and infused water available to indulge in while you wait for a table. Every dish ordered was amazing. We ate family-style and started with Three Flavor Sizzling Rice Soup. Delicious! Our meal selections were: Chow Fun Noodles, Orange Chicken, Tea Smoked Duck, Pad Thai, Garlic Shrimp and Tofu and Spicy Eggplant. Honorable Mention goes to the Tea Smoked Duck. It was all excellent, but besides the duck, personal favorites were the Orange Chicken and Chow Fun. To top off a great meal, the fortune cookies were beautifully-created and flavorful, and dipped in white chocolate. They were each wrapped in various festive brightly colored foil. The excellent service is especially worth mentioning - it was exceptional throughout our meal, and staff was extremely attentive. Can't wait to come back!
Written 21 October 2018
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