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Panda Country Restaurant

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9621 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071-3802
619-449-7061
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 3
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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
Super Chinese Food

Menu has lots of options and all are good choices. Lunch specials daily and wonderful 3 flavor sizzling rice soup. If a dish is noted as "spicy" can request milder (or hotter) for preference. Good size portions - each dish good for at least 2 people+. Staff is wonderful - very attentive and have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Menu has lots of options and all are good choices. Lunch specials daily and wonderful 3 flavor sizzling rice soup. If a dish is noted as "spicy" can request milder (or hotter) for preference. Good size portions - each dish good for at least 2 people+. Staff is wonderful - very attentive and have good sense of humor. Fortune cookies... More 

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Santee, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

AUTHENTIC Means Exactly That! Consistent Quality, Taste And Satisfaction. This Restaurant is Truly a Santee Icon, Well earned over time. Real Chinese Experience, Dine in or Take out. Not a Fast Food Imitation. The Best Recommendation is Only as Good as Your Own so GO GET SOME For Yourself. Price $$-$$$ Money Well Spent. Call in Take Out is Our... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

They have the best food. The cashew chicken is better than anywhere else! The lemon chicken is awesome too!

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Santee, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is not cheap takeout, but you can get takeout there. It's great tasting good quality food.

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Alpine, ca.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

In a shopping mall. Good food, Good Price, Good service. What more can you ask for. $48.15 for 4 of us. Which would be $12.03 a person.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I have been coming to Panda Country for over 15 years. The food is wonderful and a wide selection of entrees. The staff is very friendly and the service was great. It doesn't take long for them to serve your food. The Hot & Sour soup is the best and my favorite dish is the House Special Chicken. You can... More 

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Santee, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The food was ok if you like a heavy dose of Msg. Waitress abrupt. I prefer Red Lotus on North Magnolia. cheaper and better food. Panda is a chain and those who haven't tasted food at Red Lotus will be satisfied. I won't be returning to Panda. Not a peaceful dining experience and poor service when restaurant was empty.

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Santee, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This cute little restaurant sits in a strip mall with a few other little restaurants, stores, and a major grocery supermarket. The food is very delicious and satisfying. You get a lot for your money here. The atmosphere and decor is very relaxing. The staff is friendly and courteous. The price is very reasonable for what you get when you... More 

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Lakeside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Look it's hard enough to find a good Chinese restaurant in the Lakeside/Santee area but the Panda Country Restaurant (not to be confused with the Panda Inn) is the place to go for your Chinese food fix... great taste and atmosphere and the prices or great too... you can order carry out but there is no delivery...

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Santee, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Sure it's in a grocery store strip mall wedged between a yogurt shop and an L&L BBQ, but they've been there forever, cranking out tasty Chinese menu items that appeal to the American palette. Interior is nice and comfortable, the service is friendly and attentive, and has that Chinese Restaurant feel that you want. Take-out is quick and efficient. Plenty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9621 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071-3802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: 619-449-7061

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 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
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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