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Via Veneto | El Congrejo, Panama City, Panama
236-3600
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Ranked #387 of 540 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Panama City, Panama
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Don Lee used to be tasty almost a decade ago. Their oriental wings and chow mein were so much better at a fraction of the price. Today the menu is altered and way limited. One thing to be very careful of is the hygiene. My peer ordered a plate of beef and broccoli and it had a FLY in it.... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Well for a cafeteria, the food I chose turned out to be surprising good. I had prawns with sweet peppers and rice. The rice was properly cooked and the prawns and peppers were great, the prawns were cooked perfectly with good flavor and crisp veggies. the place was recommended to me by a couple of locals and after walking it... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Very good Chinese food. Love it's! Natural fruit drinks and desserts. Nice restaurant, great variety.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Its a fast food Chinese Rest the staff sometimes is cold and distant...but I look over them for the tofu hongo.... if you watch grease... this is not the place for you

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Panama City, Panama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Dependable to deliver good food consistent every time. If you want cheap and unhygenic try Bario Chino

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Medellin, Colombia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

A fastvfood restaurant. But this is the worst chinese i ever encountered. Chicken curry. Where is the chicken and where is the curry. Coca cola is for 50% ice. So undrinkable. Do not go there. It is a waist of your money.

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Panama City, Panama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a strange concept. You think you are going into a very large and fairly nice restaurant. It is very large restaurant but its like a take away. You order when you walk in. Then you wait at a table, then get a takeaway type packaged meal in a bag or on a tray with plastic knifes, forks, paper... More 

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Kelowna
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83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We spent our first evening in Panama there as it was right adjacent to hotel. Very fun for people watching etc and staff was friendly despite our limited (close to nil) Spanish and their same level re English lol. Shared a plate of fries and some very nice, reasonably priced wine/beer. Menu was interesting and very modest pricing. Seemed very... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We are here with four teen boys who crave Panda Express and Chipotle if that gives you any idea of the type of food we were looking for. No one spoke English here so we ended up ordering more than we knew we could eat just to make sure we ended up with food the kids would enjoy. There was... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

in your group! we love dim sum, and we were famished- didn't check too carefully. It's strictly Asian fast food. Some of it may be ok, but the dim sum ... was not.

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Address: Via Veneto | El Congrejo, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 236-3600
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
Cuisine: Chinese

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