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Via Veneto | El Congrejo, Panama City, Panama
236-3600
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Fast food - Chinese style

This is the Chinese food equivalent of McD or any other fast food retailer. We initially thought it was a Chinese restaurant from the outside, but it's not! The food was made well, good value and tasty. Fine for a quick lunch stop in Panama.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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Saskatoon, Canada
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Stayed in Panama city for 5 days and I have been to this restaurant quite a few times. The environment is good and the staff is very friendly. The combo is big size and the price is reasonable. I really like the roast/bbq chicken on rice.

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Take out for late lunch and the food was great. They have different combo meals which filled you up just enough to give you energy to walk the streets.

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Plantation, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Two of us had to grab some dinner one night so we stopped in to Don Lee. It is set up like a cross between a cafeteria and a fast food restaurant. We ordered at the counter and picked up our food when our number was called. There is plenty of seating. The food is served in containers which comes... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a nice looking restaurant, but beware the food is the absolute worst in Panama. I have eaten a lot of Chinese Food around the world, and this is terrible. To top it off they offer the typical slow unfriendly Panama service.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was looking for a quick hot meal that was not McDonald's. Don Lee was just a block from my hotel so it seemed like a good choice. Wrong. The line to order was so slow I considered leaving, and should have. Once my order was in I waited even longer for the food. The one person distributing orders was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is the Chinese food equivalent of McD or any other fast food retailer. We initially thought it was a Chinese restaurant from the outside, but it's not! The food was made well, good value and tasty. Fine for a quick lunch stop in Panama.

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Panama City, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Don Lee has good food but is not real Chinese cusine. And I find it really pricy compared to the servings. Every time I go , I have to wait a lot for my food. They alwayd forget my special sauce and it takes me extra time to get one.

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Panama City, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Well not really that fast actually. After waiting in line and giving your order to the cashier, it still takes a bit of time before your buzzer goes off to signal that you can already pick up your food at the counter. The food is not bad but not really great as well. The taste tends to be on the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Inexpensive, good selection, many locations, To-Go or Delivery. English menu card is at the cashier's. If you want authentic Chinese, go to La Gran Muralla (Calle 5a Norte/Via Argentina in residential area) or Lung Fung.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Ordered it though the phone, since the website doesn't look very trustworthy. But the food is very good for a very decent price. Also, food was delivered in less than 30 minutes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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