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Chinese, Vegetarian, Noodle, Donuts
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5555 Palmer Crossing Cir, Sarasota, FL 34233-3335
+1 941-921-8166
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
Description: Palmer Crossing - Honore and Clark Road

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Chinese Food in all of Florida!

I was looking for a good place to eat and I am so glad that I found Big Panda. The lady at the counter was very nice and told me how they cook all of their food fresh. I ordered vegetable dumplins which were delicious. I also ordered vegetable lo mein with steamed rice and was more than pleasantly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Patty829
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
via mobile
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
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22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was looking for a good place to eat and I am so glad that I found Big Panda. The lady at the counter was very nice and told me how they cook all of their food fresh. I ordered vegetable dumplins which were delicious. I also ordered vegetable lo mein with steamed rice and was more than pleasantly surprise.... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

I've been to a bunch of Chinese restaurants in Sarasota and nothing comes close to this place so now I don't go anywhere else. They cook everything to order and it's always so good.

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Trenton, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Tried the place because of some good reviews. Arrived and ordered Hot and Sour soup, pork chop suey, chicken wings and two spring rolls. We were the only couple there at 5:00PM no liquor licence to wait with. Received our order after twenty minutes and went home, starving. Started with the soup which was cold, not like warm but cold.... More 

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Sarasota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Unfortunately, Big Panda fell a bit in my estimation due to it's inconsistency. Last couple of visits were not as endearing as my first. Soup was overly gummy and cold. General Tso's chicken was soggy instead of crisp. Not sure I'll be heading back any time soon.

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Montreal, QC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Went to Big Panda for take-out and was not disappointed. Hot and sour soup is excellent and portion are generous. Well priced and all dishes are made to order.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Food is mediocre service not bad but plastic glasses and vinyl on the tables...I do not know how they got the good reviews? Find a better place to eat ( ex Applebee s next door).

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I would actually rate this a 4.5 because the decor is quite uninspiring. We decided to stop by for lunch and our meals knocked our socks off. I had a curry chicken with white rice. Waitress asked how spicy I wanted the sauce and I chose middle. The sauce was so excellent that I continued to comment to my wife... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Everything I've had at Big Panda is exceptionally tasty! Love the Orange Chicken and General Tso's Chicken. The big chunks of white meat are unlike any other Chinese I've ever had. Truly delicious and the quality is first rate! Will definitely continue to order from here.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

We revere seeking a restaurant while on vacations and read the reviews for Big Panda and they are justified. We ate in and were very pleased with the service and our meal. We will definitely return when we are in area again.

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great place with the best lo mien ever. I am from NYC and this place reminds me of China town. This is now my go to Chinese restaurant in Sarasota.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5555 Palmer Crossing Cir, Sarasota, FL 34233-3335
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-8166

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 16
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Vegetarian, Noodle, Donuts

Description

Palmer Crossing - Honore and Clark Road
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?