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China Panda Restaurant

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272 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427
805-686-9888
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great find!

My husband and I stopped in here without knowing anything about it before hand. We were so glad we took the chance to try something new. The restaurant is off the main road in a little strip mall. We went on a Sunday afternoon and it was pretty empty, but there was a steady flow of people coming in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
irsh21
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My husband and I stopped in here without knowing anything about it before hand. We were so glad we took the chance to try something new. The restaurant is off the main road in a little strip mall. We went on a Sunday afternoon and it was pretty empty, but there was a steady flow of people coming in and... More 

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Pukalani
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Found this restaurant in the strip mall next to a Pizza place. The employees are friendly, attentive, & professional. We ate lunch from the lunch specialties. Very good food. They even mixed 2 different types of soup in one bowl for me. I tend to be a "I like it the way I like it" type of person. They didn't... More 

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SY Valley
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Some of the best Chinese food this side of San Francisco! Have eaten here often and have never been disappointed! Love the fried noodles and the orange beef - compliment it with a Chinese beer - who could ask for more? Very friendly owner and the wait staff is always attentive. Located a bit off the beaten path in a... More 

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Buellton, CA
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The best Chinese food in Buellton. Seriously. If you want better you have to go to Solvang, but that's three miles away. So if you want to stay local, this is it. It's always fresh, and I've never had a bad meal there. It's just pricey for the quality and quantity that you get.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Great family dining. Food comes out hot and quickly. Friendly staff. Owner, William, often stops by to make sure everything is good.

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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Ten of us from the Terry family enjoyed a wonderful meal at China Panda. The service was great as was the food, since there were ten of us I think we must have ordered one of every item on the menu. We all shared and tasted it all. All of the dishes were just how we hoped they would be,... More 

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Follansbee
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

Whilel pondering what to have for dinner 1 night while visiting in Solvang My sister in law Suggested Chinese sure we love Chinese Well this place had such good food before our 2 week visit was over we had visited there 2 more times Their soup is delicious

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California
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210 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Our hotel in Solvang recommended this over the chinese restaurant in Solvang. It was worth the 10min drive. The bbq pork chow mein and the mixed veg with shrimp were good and fast. Staff was friendly.

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Santa Barbara, CA
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

It's not that special, but the food is always good, reliable, take out often and never had a bad meal.

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Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

The staff were very friendly we were very full and took some food away with us. We picked 3 dishes for $8.95 each plus a large fried rice & beautiful egg rolls(spring rolls). Truly enough food for 4 people.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 272 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: 805-686-9888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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