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Isabel la Catolica y Cordero, Quito, Ecuador
254-7322
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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The servers were attentive, quick, and kind. The appetizer sampler was delicious and had great flavor, which left me with high expectations for my main course. However, both my husband and I were disappointed by the small portions and lack of quality flavorful ingredients in our entrees. If you... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
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Quito, Ecuador
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I have live in La Floresta neighbourhood since about 5 years ago, have eaten in Happy Panda two times, because I forgot how disappointing it was the first time, the food is clean, but is tasteless, the price is the worse part, far too expensive for Ecuadorian prices, 50 dollars for two main courses....if you want good chinese food in... More 

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Adelaide
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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Some friends suggested this lovely restaurant for a low key celebration. Four of us arrived on a very wet Monday night to find we were the only customers. I wish I could remember the menu, but everything we had was superb, including the wine. It is not often that everyone in a group is completely satisfied with their food, drinks,... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Dear God. The worst, most overpriced 'Chinese' I've ever had. Seemingly designed for the poor suckers at the local chain hotels. We ordered to take away from here because we were starving and could not think of anything else. When I got there to pick it up, I was told $58, but assumed I'd misheard. I'd not. So ok, I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The servers were attentive, quick, and kind. The appetizer sampler was delicious and had great flavor, which left me with high expectations for my main course. However, both my husband and I were disappointed by the small portions and lack of quality flavorful ingredients in our entrees. If you go stick to the appetizers and save your money for a... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Horrible food. Way, way over priced and with arrogant wait staff to boot. Ex: The sweet/ sour chicken - a Chinese restaurant staple - was watery, tasteless and the chicken had the texture of cardboard. Generous portions - not here. Eat somewhere else. I have read reviews that were somewhat favorable for the HP in Quito. Obviously, there is no... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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28 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I went for the Peking duck which wasn't available that day! Food average and overpriced for Quito. Rather stuffy atmosphere.

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Very good asian flavors. Highly recommend it! Price-wise, its a little on the high end, yet its still affordable.

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Charlottesville
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26 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Who knew? This place was recommended to us by the concierge at the Swissotel where we were staying. We went based on his recommendation and becuase it was conveniently located across the street from the back entrance of our hotel. We had no expectations and were very pleasantly surprised. Everything was very fresh and well prepared - including the handmade... More 

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San Rafael, Ecuador
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Just go there to eat the dusk...I ate the Peking duck, it was really well served in term of quantity (even though $ 20 looks a bit expensive), but the quality is questionable ! Anyway, I would recommend more the Dim sum bar for the ambiance...but not for the quality too ...

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Quito, Ecuador
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17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I went with a group of people and we ordered fewer items than there were people, but there was enough food for all of us. If you're craving Chinese food, I would recommend going to the Happy panda, because many other Quito Chinese restaurants are a big miss. I also really like the restaurant Zao in Quito.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Isabel la Catolica y Cordero, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: 254-7322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

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