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106 1st St N, Newton, IA 50208-3226
641-792-3388
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Been eating here for years, and it is still pretty good

I have had the unfortunate experience that after restaurants have been open for many years, they often start to go downhill. I feel this Panda Garden still has good food, decent prices, and the place is always clean. It has better choices, and fresher food than the Chinese in Grinnell, I will say... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
primalclaws1974
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Iowa
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Iowa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I have had the unfortunate experience that after restaurants have been open for many years, they often start to go downhill. I feel this Panda Garden still has good food, decent prices, and the place is always clean. It has better choices, and fresher food than the Chinese in Grinnell, I will say that for certain. I make a special... More 

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Iowa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I'm guessing on the month that I was last there. This is not one of my favorite restaurants. May be this is the type of place that depends on when you stop in. I have been there twice and I think twice is enough. For most of my readers, they know I do not like dry food. Most of the... More 

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Newton, Iowa
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14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We like to go to the Panda Garden because we can choose exactly how much we want to eat. It's also convenient when we want to see a movie next door. You can order from the menu if you want to, but why bother? Everything's on the buffet, and in huge quantities. Start with a plate of rice. Cover it... More 

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Leighton, Iowa
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19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

If you like chicken pieces in different type of foods this is a good place to eat. Lots of food in the buffet line and a good selection of salads.

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GRINNELL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Always enjoy the Panda garden buffet. THE very best crab ragoon I have ever had. I could just eat strictly this but great all around buffet.

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Knoxville, Iowa, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Same review as the Panda Garden in Pella I don't like buffetts and normally suffer after eating there. Cant get to a bathroom soon enough

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Montezuma, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

I think the food is really good. we eat there a lot! The only thing I HATE seeing there is when they have a little boy, whom don't look like he is even in middle school yet working behind the counter running the cash register....Don't they have to follow child labor laws, shouldn't he at least have to be 14... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

I love this place it has the best food the staff can be extremely nice there are times that they are not but overall awesome staff and i love the peanutbutter chicken and the peppered chicken and when they have it the fried mushrooms everything is awesome.I have gone to other Chinese restaurants that are buffet and nothing compares to... More 

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Grinnell, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

The Panda Garden is the Best! It's Asian food with American and all freshly made buffet style, all you can eat. Their set up it wonderful and very clean and pretty, they hav their place all decorated with beautiful things and a huge fish aquirium with large pretty fish in it and trees in the isle. They Have main courses,... More 

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Monroe, Iowa
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42 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

I keep trying other buffets but none compare to this one. The add fresh food all the time. They make sure the warming pans are the correct temperature. The owners are usually always present to assure quality control.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 106 1st St N, Newton, IA 50208-3226
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: 641-792-3388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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