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Panda Garden Restaurant

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1041 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME 04102-1042
+1 207-874-6935
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Portland, Maine
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2017

Located in the corner of a small strip mall, Panda Garden is suitable for those looking for a quick, cheap meal with good service but average tasting food. It's the stereotypical "hurry up and eat" place that people go to on their lunch break from work. It was clean and nicely decorated. The staff was very friendly and quick to... More 

Thank Lee S
Portland, Maine
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017

At one point, I took a Chinese course from Portland Adult Education and our class celebrated our graduation with "dumplings" from Panda Garden, as our teacher had assured us these were "just like in China." To be sure this is an authentic restaurant. What you will get - real, honest Chinese food, good quality, at very reasonable prices. Great take... More 

Thank workoutfoodie
Westbrook, Maine
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 13, 2017

My husband and I have been eating here since it opened 29 years ago. The staff is pretty much the same as it was then. Although we tend to order the same things now, we have tried many menu items over the years. We have always enjoyed anything we ordered. The house special fried rice 🍚 is the best that... More 

Thank smurawski
Kennebunkport, Maine
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391 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

After reading good reviews, my husband and I decided to try this restaurant. I had the General Tso's Chicken which was ok, but little chicken with lots of batter and a tasty sauce. My husband had the Cashew Chicken which he said was tasty. Good value for lunch, $15 for two people. Fast service! Friendly staff!

Thank Kay S
United States
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516 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Okay we have been to this restaurant many times over the last 20 years, family ran, very friendly, decent atmosphere, but no background music. However, we have always went for the lunch specials, which is a good deal and easy take-out. Last night we decided to go for an evening meal on our date night. Greeted as usually, very friendly... More 

Topsham, Maine
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Typical American-Chinese cuisine done in a flavorful and well-done manner. Food is good across the menu and sauces are tasty. The iced tea for the table is a nice touch. Family owned and run and it shows. Everyone is friendly and it is a quiet, comfortable place to have a meal.

Thank BerryMaster
Stratham, New Hampshire
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here several times and always have been quite satisfied. We've tried chicken, beef and lamb dishes, all of which have been well prepared. Their fried rice has always been very tasty. And service is extremely friendly. Prices are very good given the quality of the food, and there's plenty of parking.

Thank Jim T
Portland Maine
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106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2016

Fresh and full of flavor! This is one of our favorites for traditional - old school- Chinese food. Great location and always friendly staff. App wonton chips and dip are a treat as well as hot tea. Fried apps are not greasy and lightly breaded.

Thank DiMath
Saco, ME
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food for everyone, we happened to have a starving athlete ready for delicious carbs and protein. Great Brighton Avenue location in a plaza off Exit 48. Top notch staff, quick service, great menu options. Can't wait to work way through menu. Even had Plum wine...seriously legitimate once that's established:). Yum.

Thank SacoFamily2
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141 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2016

A little difficult to find, (across street from Lowe's, in strip mall), but worth it. Atypical Chinese restaurant, but fare is tasty and fresh. Best lunch bargain in town. Entree, fried rice, soup & appetizer for two only $15.00. Our go to place for lunch when in the area.

Thank MrNjorl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME 04102-1042
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-874-6935

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