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Big Panda

Chinese, Noodle, Asian, Vegetarian, Donuts
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5555 Palmer Crossing Cir, Sarasota, FL 34233-3335
+1 941-921-8166
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Takeout

Palmer Crossing - Honore and Clark Road

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Great food

Everything we ordered was delicious. The hot and sour soup had just the right amount of heat and the Kung pao chicken was loaded with fresh crisp veggies. Highly recommend this place

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ruth H
Sarasota, Florida
via mobile
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we ordered was delicious. The hot and sour soup had just the right amount of heat and the Kung pao chicken was loaded with fresh crisp veggies. Highly recommend this place

Thank Ruth H
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Freshest highest quality Chinese food we have found in Sarasota! The orange chicken consisted of high quality meat, delicious sauce and served with fresh broccoli.

Thank li2244
Sarasota, Florida
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375 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Owner is very friendly, but the food is just not there. I cannot understand the high ratings for this tasted terrible. The fried rice was hard and dried and there was nothing in it. The sesame chicken was loaded with breading and small bits of nondescript chicken. The egg roll that came with the luncheon special was a grease bath.... More 

Thank scbleo
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Well, Mrs. Chen's closed, and I web searched. First, Big Panda's menu was offline - server error or similar. So, I decided to call without a menu. Asked for two different items, and on pickup, I got one. Score one demerit for the lady with imperfect English. Food was ready, and the soup stayed hot for the several minute trip... More 

1 Thank genied
Winter Springs, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

please try this amazing place for the BEST chinese take-out, you will not want to go anywhere else after trying this place. so fresh, made to order and delicious chinese cuisine & wonderful people there too. again, so wonderful, thank you Big Panda! =)

Thank anewhartz
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Very welcoming and the food was delicious. Tasted more fresh than other locations. I'll definitely keep coming.

Thank Rolando C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food is delicious. It's a great place for a large group or just 2. The owners are super friendly.

Thank Adam S
Monroe, CT
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176 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

If you are going to eat in then the critics are right in that the setups are minimal. But this restaurant wasn't set up as a destination eat in. Like many small Chinese places, this one does a lot of take out and why: the food is good. You don't have to worry about MSG and food is prepared fresh... More 

1 Thank pensman
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 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 

Thank Patty829
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

Thank Hayley K

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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, Noodle, Asian, Vegetarian, Donuts


Palmer Crossing - Honore and Clark Road

Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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