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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Table Service
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

Wor Wonton soup is very authentic and tasty. Food is always fresh and their spice palette is wonderful.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed December 29, 2019

This Is NOT My First Review Of "Panda Country" But Consistent Quality And Taste Warrants Repeated Praise - So "Credit Given Where Credit Earned" - When My Family Craves Great Chinese Food, Everyone Has Only One Place In Mind & This Is It.- Even The...Staff Eat Here! - Generous Portions (3-4 Persons Per A-La-Cart Item) So Plan On Taking Home A "Dogie Bag". - Interior Has Been Renovated Since Our Last Visit But Maintains A True Chinese Feel - Do Not Hesitate, Go & EnjoyMore

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 12, 2019

Food is excellent. Not sure about service because we only order to-go. They seem to have a nice restaurant ambience. The parking is huge but sometimes it could be busy as it's a hugely popular place to go with Vons and other restaurants in the...shopping center.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

We liked the dish we got, moo shu chicken, lots of veggies and mushrooms. They bring you fried wonton skins as an appetizer and some dipping sauce. One is applesauce, the other, hot mustard. We asked for regular sweet and sour and they brought it....They had brown rice, but the waiter had to check if they had it, so maybe not always. They gave us free hot tea. We used to come here years ago, but moved away, came to Santee especially to eat here and glad it is still here.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed February 6, 2019

We took our four kids 6 and under to dinner here. They were so great with our kids!! This was out first time out to eat with all four kids and they made it so special for us! They even gave the kids little flashlights....The food was awesome. The staff was was awesome. We will be back!More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This is a great place. The food is very tasty and fresh with good portion sizes. Prices are slightly high, but not bad. Service is always friendly. They have an over abundance of security cameras, which I guess is just a sign of the times,...but It seems overkill.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

On our way home from San Fransisco and after eating at z and Y schezuan restaurant, which supposedly is the best in San Fransisco, all we wanted to do was go directly to Panda. I have not yet found another restaurant like panda, love there...orange chicken ( super crispy and delicious , small bites not huge pieces of overly battered chicken like other places. Love it!!!!More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We ordered takeout for four and were not disappointed. We tried a variety of dishes including moo goo gai pan, potstickers, lo mein, sweet/sour pork. Generously sized servings. Friendly service, food prepared quickly. We will be back-

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed March 7, 2018

My wife and I have dined at this restaurant ever since the early 80's when east San Diego ethnic foods were hard to find. It was originally owned by a Mr Lee and his brother was the cook and they were located next to the...now defunct bakery Nobel's. Ownership has changed at least a couple of times. It used to be remarkably good in that each dish was distinct in character and flavor and the spicing was genuine and portions were generous. The last couple of visits over the last several months were disappointing. We usually order the lunch special (8-10 dollars). They are more extensive in menu options but there is nothing special about the food itself. Spicing is minimal. Sweet and sour and brown sauce were both pretty bland. For Szechuan the food was mild. OK for strip mall food but no longer a uniquely enjoyable experience. You would do just as well going to a Panda Express.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Restaurant is located in a shopping center, parking spaces are tight but available. Many people order takeout at this restaurant. At one time this was a quiet restaurant with white tablecloths where people would enjoy a family or date-night dinner with pretty good service but...it no longer has tablecloths, no longer has privacy as they’ve added many more tables with just two servers on a busy Saturday night we found ourselves waiting for drinks and ordered food when they came to take our drink order, had to call on the server twice to refill drinks and ask for remainder of our food. It’s good tasting food but not great to put up with the lack of customer service.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Panda Country Restaurant

  • Yes, Panda Country Restaurant offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Panda Country Restaurant offers delivery services.

  • Panda Country Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4