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“Authentic Chinese Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
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Panda Chinese Restaurant
Fedha Towers, Kaunda St, city centre, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
213018
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Ranked #98 of 301 restaurants in Nairobi
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
Nairobi
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Authentic Chinese Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Except the waiters/Waitresses, everything is Chinese (Not fake, I swear). Even the TV channels show Chinese programs (you kidding me!!). But on a serious note, the food is seriously good (I have only eaten the Halal food, so cant comment on Pork and other stuff).

Visited November 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Callaway, Minnesota
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant for a change of pace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Whenever I travel and I do get a little burned out on the local fare sometimes, I seek out ethnic food and most often, it is Chinese food that fits the bill. And the Panda fits those cravings to a T with excellent food in a most relaxed and comforting setting.

The layout of the restaurant is so nice with little nooks and crannies it makes for a meal with that is laid back and at ease with the surroundings. The food was all served so fresh and hot and while no Gai Lan, my favorite vegetable it was all very good. My soup choice is always hot and sour and while this was very good, it was not quite a 10 in my estimation. I like to try many different things and while maybe too much for one sitting, it always makes the take away good for another meal warmed up later.

I enjoyed the Panda so much I made a return visit and when again in Nairobi, for sure the Panda will be on my list of restaurants.

The staff was also very efficient and friendly and I liked having one waiter the whole time instead of many different wait staff as then the orders might get a little confused.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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“Excellent Chinese Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This is my favourite restaurant in Nairobi; all time favourite! Great service,and even more, awesome food and drinks. My wife and i had our engagement dinner here (60+ guests) and the management pulled all stops to make the day memorable for all! We always visit this restaurant even on a whim!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good Ambiance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Tucked away in the Nairobi CBD, Panda Restaurant is a hidden gem once you discover it. A narrow flight of stairs leads to a beautifully ambianced restaurant with soft soothing music playing in the background. Their food is also delicious and service is quick and courteous.

As you plan to visit, It will do you good to note that the prices on the menus (both food and drink) do not include taxes and service charges. I felt that this is quite odd given that for most if not all establishments in Kenya, what you see is what you pay.

Being conveniently located, it is at a nice place to wait the traffic jam away.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good, solid and very chinese”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is one of those good old traditional Chinese places, good size portions, large menu, wicked chilli sauce and great waiters...

Visited February 2013
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