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106 1st St N, Newton, IA 50208-3226
641-792-3388
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
Nothing spectacular, but great for a small town.

The panda garden is great, for small town. For an awesome experience head to Des Moines or a bigger city. For the same cost you can get better selection and more food. Everyone mostly raves about the Crab Rangoon, which are really good here!

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Clarissa B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The panda garden is great, for small town. For an awesome experience head to Des Moines or a bigger city. For the same cost you can get better selection and more food. Everyone mostly raves about the Crab Rangoon, which are really good here!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I was in town to visit a friend, and she choose this place. I wanted to order off the menu because there were no vegetarian entrees on the buffet. I was told that despite being handed a menu when we came in that "nobody does that". They did then put a stir fried veggie dish out on the buffet. All... More 

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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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Mid-Western Region, Nepal
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 106 1st St N, Newton, IA 50208-3226
Phone Number: 641-792-3388
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Newton
Cuisine: Chinese

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

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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