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965-C E. State St, Athens, OH 45701
740-593-8883
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, scattered service...

This place has very good Chinese and Japanese food, no question. But the service is scattered and spotty, to be charitable. And please, it's not a great idea for the owners to let their kid run around the restaurant. Tacky.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Wow, you can choose from Sushi, Chinese or Japanese! My son had Sushi, his friend had Chinese & I had Japanese. All three of us were very happy with our choice. Our waiter was very nice and accommodating. Huge selection, excellent food & reasonably priced!

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Athens, Ohio
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139 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I used to enjoy my meals here, but the last time I went I was not impressed with the food or the service. We ordered bok-choi and tofu. The waiter brought us cabbage and tofu. I do not want to pick hairs but bok-choi and napa cabbage are different vegetables. In addition, our waiter was not busy and just hanging... More 

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athens, ohio
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Unlike one of the reviewers, my husband and I found the owner's young daughter just charming and were delighted to be seated by her. (Special tip!) The food is tasty, service is quick and take-out is also very fast. Great Japanese selection as well. Often crowded with Chinese students, surely a good sign....

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Rutland
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

By far the best lunch bargain in town. Nice chinese lunch for under five dollars. Not much on atmosphere but if you want an inexpensive lunch it beats fast food by a long shot. Family run so you may be seated by a five year old. Priceless!

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Athens, Ohio
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

China Panda is REALLY good. Family owned and run with pride, they have something for everyone. They have typical American Chinese food, yes, and good sushi too, but also another menu for Chinese students and those in the know. That's where some of the more interesting choices are: great seafood, hot pots, all kinds of greens, etc. Try the crispy... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Service was fine, food, to my wife and I, was somewhat bland. Definitely plenty of it, though, which college students will likely find appealing. The hot and sour soup was unusually savory but had no spiciness at all. Mongolian pork could have been Mongolian chicken for all I could tell. Again, it was decent, just not something that jumped out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

This place has very good Chinese and Japanese food, no question. But the service is scattered and spotty, to be charitable. And please, it's not a great idea for the owners to let their kid run around the restaurant. Tacky.

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

My wife and I have made China Panda our go-to date night restaurant. The Chinese and Japanese menus are excellent, and their bento-box lunches are an incredible deal. Not to mention that it is the only place in town to get good, fresh sushi. And how. The "sushi boat" is a great option for groups who all want sushi and... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Have lived in this area for over 25 years and have been to many Chinese restaurants in a 50 mile radius and this is by far the best! I think portion sizes are fair and the prices are very reasonable. All the staff has been very friendly and they remember you if you are a repeat customer. If you want... More 

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Inman, South Carolina
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Great service, great vegetarian options; delicious, clean tasting food (not greasy). Highly recommend.

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Additional Information about China Panda

Address: 965-C E. State St, Athens, OH 45701
Phone Number: 740-593-8883
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 965-C E. State St, Athens, OH 45701
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 740-593-8883

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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