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Big Panda

5555 Palmer Crossing Cir, Sarasota, FL 34233-3335
941-929-9336
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Ranked #283 of 832 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery
Description: Palmer Crossing - Honore and Clark Road
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Dining options: Delivery
Description: Palmer Crossing - Honore and Clark Road
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English first
Trenton, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 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
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I have the chance to talk with the owner of Big Panda at the time waiting for my order. It is family owned small restaurant which usually has the best quality control of the food and service. They really care about to choose the good quality material and keep customers satisfaction. General Tso's Chicken is made from chicken breast but... More

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Sarasota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

In a city not known for great Chinese food, Big Panda shines. This chef knows that vegetables should stand up to heavy sauces and not drown in them. White meat chicken dominates rather than cheaper cuts. General Tso's chicken was crispy and tasty rather than the gummy mess so often found locally. Limited dining room space although decorated better than... More

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