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Big Panda

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5555 Palmer Crossing Cir, Sarasota, FL 34233-3335
+1 941-921-8166
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venice, Florida
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is my "go to" for fresh, yummy Chinese. The owner is very friendly and the food is always hot and super fresh.

Thank Stephanie V
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I don't know where to start. It was awful from the soup to the fried rice. It took forever and we were the only people there. My kids refused to eat it after one taste. I have no idea how they are in business.

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Thank Marc G
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

After reading a few of the reviews I thought I would give it a try. Very disappointing, food had no taste and was very bland. I went in on a night for take out. The area that had tables at the front of the Restaurant looked dirty and unclean. I always feel a little funny when they try to block... More 

Thank Trent M
Sarasota, Florida
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

The people here as so nice, I wish I could be more positive about the food. Coming from NYC where decent to excellent Chinese food was on nearly every corner, it is disappointing not to be able to find such here in Sarasota. Ah well, I'll just keep looking.

Thank Ed T
Moran, WY
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

We ordered egg fu young, egg rolls and pork fried rice for take out. When I opened the containers everything looked real good except the gravy, which was lumpy. When we started to taste the food it was tasteless. I put $18:00 down the disposal. We won't be back!

Thank RescuePuppy
Sarasota, FL
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

We have been looking for years and have not found a very good Chinese restaurant in the Sarasota area. We had high expectations. We tried Mushroom Egg Foo Young and Ma Pa Tofu. The egg foo was dry dense and light on mushrooms. The gravy was lumpy and light on flavor. The Ma Pa was heavy on spice and salt.... More 

Thank howacow
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food! Vegetarian options! Excellent service! Reasonable pricing... Great experience overall! You won't be disappointed.

Thank Sean D
Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Big Panda is close to home and the only place we order Chinese take-out from. My kids love it, too! They treat you like family when you walk in the door. Portions are very generous and it's always clean in there. Delicious! Worth trying it out.

Thank bonnie t
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Everything we ordered was delicious. The hot and sour soup had just the right amount of heat and the Kung pao chicken was loaded with fresh crisp veggies. Highly recommend this place

Thank Ruth H
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Freshest highest quality Chinese food we have found in Sarasota! The orange chicken consisted of high quality meat, delicious sauce and served with fresh broccoli.

Thank li2244

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $16
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5555 Palmer Crossing Cir, Sarasota, FL 34233-3335
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-8166
Palmer Crossing - Honore and Clark Road

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?