Panda Inn

★★★★☆
  • 3488 E Foothill Blvd

    Pasadena, CA 91107

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  • 626-793-7300

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A higher end Panda Express. Meaning that your served here instead of ordering food that is already cooked. Similar taste to Panda Express since it is the same company.

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★★★★★

A higher end Panda Express. Meaning that your served here instead of ordering food that is already cooked. Similar taste to Panda Express since it is the same company.

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The food was not that great. It wasn't even hot enough. Just go to Panda Express as you will get better food for a better price.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food was not that great. It wasn't even hot enough. Just go to Panda Express as you will get better food for a better price.

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Not very good. Rice is not fresh and shrimp is not in the right sauce.

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★★★★★

Not very good. Rice is not fresh and shrimp is not in the right sauce.

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I love this restaurant! I drive from downtown LA almost every weekend and it is definitely worth it. The Phoenix chicken is to die for!

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★★★★★

I love this restaurant! I drive from downtown LA almost every weekend and it is definitely worth it. The Phoenix chicken is to die for!

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Whenever I am shopping in East Pasadena I stop and have lunch here. It is lovely. The decor is gorgeous and the food excellent. And I am Chinese so I should know good Chinese food! My favorite is the walnut shrimp. Deep fried shrimp in a mayo-based sauce with crunchy sweet glazed walnuts. The lunch specials are always a deal too. AND, their fortune cookies have white and dark chocolate on them! They are wrapped in pretty deep colored foil in reds, purples etc. I actually ordered some for a baby shower to put on the tables as favors bc they are sooooo delicious. Service always on point and friendly.

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★★★★★

Whenever I am shopping in East Pasadena I stop and have lunch here. It is lovely. The decor is gorgeous and the food excellent. And I am Chinese so I should know good Chinese food! My favorite is the walnut shrimp. Deep fried shrimp in a mayo-based sauce with crunchy sweet glazed walnuts. The lunch specials are always a deal too. AND, their fortune cookies have white and dark chocolate on them! They are wrapped in pretty deep colored foil in reds, purples etc. I actually ordered some for a baby shower to put on the tables as favors bc they are sooooo delicious. Service always on point and friendly.

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The atmosphere here is pretty great. Went here for dinner a couple of times. The service is excellent, as well as the food. I would definitely recommend eating family style at this place--its the cheaper way to go!

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★★★☆☆

The atmosphere here is pretty great. Went here for dinner a couple of times. The service is excellent, as well as the food. I would definitely recommend eating family style at this place--its the cheaper way to go!

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Panda Inn is one of my favorites, much much much much better than Panda Express! I would recommend the honey walnut shrimp and the combo lo-mein. Their brown rice is also very tasty. :)

The only downside in my opinion is that they serve Pepsi instead of Coke. :(

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★★★★★

Panda Inn is one of my favorites, much much much much better than Panda Express! I would recommend the honey walnut shrimp and the combo lo-mein. Their brown rice is also very tasty. :)

The only downside in my opinion is that they serve Pepsi instead of Coke. :(

Pros: Everything is delicious, the wait staff is very nice, the fortune cookies are dipped in chocolate

Cons: Pepsi instead of Coke

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Panda Inn is one of my favorites, much much much much better than Panda Express! I would reccommend the honey walnut shrimp and the combo lo-mein. Their brown rice is also very tasty. :)

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★★★★★

Panda Inn is one of my favorites, much much much much better than Panda Express! I would reccommend the honey walnut shrimp and the combo lo-mein. Their brown rice is also very tasty. :)

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One of my favorite restaurants of all time, reasonably priced. The bartender Gus is one of a kind. The Sunday Brunch is just over $20 and offers everything on the regualr menu plus two drinks. Check it out

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★★★★☆

One of my favorite restaurants of all time, reasonably priced. The bartender Gus is one of a kind. The Sunday Brunch is just over $20 and offers everything on the regualr menu plus two drinks. Check it out

Pros: Free parking and a great drink

Cons: Try to get a booth, avoid the tables

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My parents have been taking me here since I was a kid. Their food is incredibly consistent and very tasty. I would definitely come back!

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★★★★★

My parents have been taking me here since I was a kid. Their food is incredibly consistent and very tasty. I would definitely come back!

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Went there for lunch with some co-workers. The food was typical chinese food, similar to P.F. Changs. If you are looking for something real authetic this is not a place to go.

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★★★☆☆

Went there for lunch with some co-workers. The food was typical chinese food, similar to P.F. Changs. If you are looking for something real authetic this is not a place to go.

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This is the original restaraunt to the now more widely known Panda Inn Express - this place is lovely atmosphere, great food - i especially like their selection of hot teas and salads. They offer take out which my family loves and gets about once a week.

PROS: great food, great atmosphere
CONS:

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★★★★☆

This is the original restaraunt to the now more widely known Panda Inn Express - this place is lovely atmosphere, great food - i especially like their selection of hot teas and salads. They offer take out which my family loves and gets about once a week.

PROS: great food, great atmosphere
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First off, I am pure-bred Cantonese, and I've spent more than 1/2 of my life in the city of Canton--so I am biased. This is my in-laws' favorite restaurant, but personally, I'd prefer Chinese food with more of a punch in flavor and smell. For authentic Chinese at a much lower price tag, go somewhere else in Monterey Park.

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★★★☆☆

First off, I am pure-bred Cantonese, and I've spent more than 1/2 of my life in the city of Canton--so I am biased. This is my in-laws' favorite restaurant, but personally, I'd prefer Chinese food with more of a punch in flavor and smell. For authentic Chinese at a much lower price tag, go somewhere else in Monterey Park.

Pros: Ambience, Parking, Good-looking dishes

Cons: Price, Bland food

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Yes, as one reviewer mentioned, this isn't the most authentic Chinese restaurant out there - it is quite americanized, very much like P.F. Chang's. However, if you like this type of Chinese restaurant - and I do - Panda is the king. The food is amazing - I recommend the Panda beef, sweet and pungent chicken, and orange chicken. I have eaten everything on the menu and almost everything is good. Service is usually attentive and friendly; only a few times have I received poor service. Portions are generous, and the fortune cookies are even awesome (chocolate dipped). I have taken every family member, friend, and relative that has ever visited me to Panda and every single one of them loved it. I recommend Panda to everyone; it is stellar in almost every respect. I go there once a week on average, and always will.

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★★★★★

Yes, as one reviewer mentioned, this isn't the most authentic Chinese restaurant out there - it is quite americanized, very much like P.F. Chang's. However, if you like this type of Chinese restaurant - and I do - Panda is the king. The food is amazing - I recommend the Panda beef, sweet and pungent chicken, and orange chicken. I have eaten everything on the menu and almost everything is good. Service is usually attentive and friendly; only a few times have I received poor service. Portions are generous, and the fortune cookies are even awesome (chocolate dipped). I have taken every family member, friend, and relative that has ever visited me to Panda and every single one of them loved it. I recommend Panda to everyone; it is stellar in almost every respect. I go there once a week on average, and always will.

Pros: Reasonably priced, Panda beef is amazing, Best fortune cookies

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Chinese food is Chinese food - it's supposed to be oily and greasy. If you want it real, that's the way it's gotta be. In any case, this is not an all-out Chinese food place. Definitely upscaled for the American population, yet the food is worth it! Before I went, I was thinking - upscale Panda Express: hellz no! Actually, their food is tasty - even for someone like me who doesn't eat fast food "Chinese." Portions are very generous as well. Service is good - not too in our face, yet available when we needed. Price is worth the up-scaled enviornment.

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★★★★☆

Chinese food is Chinese food - it's supposed to be oily and greasy. If you want it real, that's the way it's gotta be. In any case, this is not an all-out Chinese food place. Definitely upscaled for the American population, yet the food is worth it! Before I went, I was thinking - upscale Panda Express: hellz no! Actually, their food is tasty - even for someone like me who doesn't eat fast food "Chinese." Portions are very generous as well. Service is good - not too in our face, yet available when we needed. Price is worth the up-scaled enviornment.

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The food is consistently great. Very fresh food and great portions. The Sunday brunch is the best in town for variety & value. The ambiance is beautiful. The servers are friendly. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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★★★★★

The food is consistently great. Very fresh food and great portions. The Sunday brunch is the best in town for variety & value. The ambiance is beautiful. The servers are friendly. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Pros: Lovely Decor, Delicious, Consistently Great!

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I asked if they used meat broth in their vegetable dishes, and they told me they do. I don't know why this made the Top Ten Vegetarian Restaurants list in 2001. Yuck!

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★★☆☆☆

I asked if they used meat broth in their vegetable dishes, and they told me they do. I don't know why this made the Top Ten Vegetarian Restaurants list in 2001. Yuck!

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Whether it be take-out or eat in I have always enjoyed and had a good experience here. The food is always wll prepared and the service good. I recommend this place to everyone

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★★★★★

Whether it be take-out or eat in I have always enjoyed and had a good experience here. The food is always wll prepared and the service good. I recommend this place to everyone

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The Panda Inn is a well-established fixture in Pasadena. The restaurant was recently remodelled (Spring '02) and the menu changed extensively. The food is good, ambience and service more than adequate, and prices fair.

The only squawk I have is that they have modified their recipte for sweet and pungent shrimp and it is not as good as before. It was my staple disk for my visits to Panda Inn.

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★★★★☆

The Panda Inn is a well-established fixture in Pasadena. The restaurant was recently remodelled (Spring '02) and the menu changed extensively. The food is good, ambience and service more than adequate, and prices fair.

The only squawk I have is that they have modified their recipte for sweet and pungent shrimp and it is not as good as before. It was my staple disk for my visits to Panda Inn.

Pros: Nice decor, Good parking, Food better than avg

Cons: S & P shrimp changed, Crowded on weekends, Menu shortened

 

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