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China Panda

965-C E. State St, Athens, OH 45701
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Ranked #26 of 106 restaurants in Athens
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Sushi, Chinese, Japanese
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
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82% Recommend
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Columbus, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Athens, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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