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China Panda

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965C E State St, Athens, OH 45701-2117
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Do not let the hostess stand in front of walk in guest, taking multiple order by phone. It's just plain RUDE!!! She took 3 orders while stood and waited. I walked out on third order. Go elsewhere if your smart!!! The service is terrible.

Thank Mark S
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Went with my girlfriend to eat a little sub par sushi and was not disappointed. We were greeted by a small child who didn't say a word but grabbed two menus and sat us at a dirty table. The table was then wiped with a very wet towel and we were left with our arms sticking to the table (gross).... More 

Thank Sam C
Albany, Ohio
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We order there a lot here in past two months it's wrong every time or nasty. Might be because they have an 8 year old tk orders tonight it plan nasty called to complain was treated like o well. O well that's it for us. To many other places to get chines food that's good. Like wallmart

Thank rangerjohn2
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015

Since this restaurant opened several years ago my husband and I have eaten here often.. It is the only place in town that offers both Chinese and Japanese food. At times service can be erratic but is usually efficient and friendly. Dishes we have ordered from both menus have been very good .The sushi lunch selection and seaweed salad never... More 

Thank 712susannes
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

Wow, you can choose from Sushi, Chinese or Japanese! My son had Sushi, his friend had Chinese & I had Japanese. All three of us were very happy with our choice. Our waiter was very nice and accommodating. Huge selection, excellent food & reasonably priced!

Thank ScubamomPlusson
Athens, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

I used to enjoy my meals here, but the last time I went I was not impressed with the food or the service. We ordered bok-choi and tofu. The waiter brought us cabbage and tofu. I do not want to pick hairs but bok-choi and napa cabbage are different vegetables. In addition, our waiter was not busy and just hanging... More 

Thank Harring10
athens, ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Unlike one of the reviewers, my husband and I found the owner's young daughter just charming and were delighted to be seated by her. (Special tip!) The food is tasty, service is quick and take-out is also very fast. Great Japanese selection as well. Often crowded with Chinese students, surely a good sign....

Thank adrienneAthens_Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

By far the best lunch bargain in town. Nice chinese lunch for under five dollars. Not much on atmosphere but if you want an inexpensive lunch it beats fast food by a long shot. Family run so you may be seated by a five year old. Priceless!

Thank RutlandTreeman
Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

China Panda is REALLY good. Family owned and run with pride, they have something for everyone. They have typical American Chinese food, yes, and good sushi too, but also another menu for Chinese students and those in the know. That's where some of the more interesting choices are: great seafood, hot pots, all kinds of greens, etc. Try the crispy... More 

Thank R M
Cincinnati, OH
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Service was fine, food, to my wife and I, was somewhat bland. Definitely plenty of it, though, which college students will likely find appealing. The hot and sour soup was unusually savory but had no spiciness at all. Mongolian pork could have been Mongolian chicken for all I could tell. Again, it was decent, just not something that jumped out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 965C E State St, Athens, OH 45701-2117
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 740-593-8883

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?