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Panda Garden

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166 South Willow Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501-3139
(931) 528-5986
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to get a good meal for a reasonable price. We order take out from this place at least twice a month. Me and another co-worker eat at Panda Garden for lunch and the food portions are large enough to split a meal.

Thank katherinehunt3390
Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat there for ever major family event because every one can get what the want seafood, chicken, Noodle susi, and the is suff for the little ones as well excellent service always friendly and attentive

Thank Deborah Sue D
Bradley, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a busy Sun for lunch. Almost no wait time to be seated. Food was ok but not inspiring. I could go back again but wouldn't be a favorite of mine..

Thank FlyFish84
Cookeville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Get there when they first open, and its GREAT!!! For is all fresh and hot and plentiful. Service is always good too

Thank 931shelly
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Probably the best Chinese food in town. Love the buffet. Lotsof choices. My favorites are honey chicken, chicken and broccoli, egg rolls and more.

Thank Dale W
Cookeville, Tennessee
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129 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I have been to the Panda Garden in Cookeville, TN many times. I mostly eat in but occasionally I get a to go box. They have a good variety of items and they even have a few sushi items. I would put this buffet up against most any Chinese buffet as it is very good! If you are in the... More 

Thank TnOakTree
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

In my opinion, this is the best Chinese restaurant in Cookeville! There are others that try to copy but fall way short of the mark.

Thank Michael P
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Big variety of standard Chinese food, usually always fresh, staff is always friendly, place always clean, and reasonably priced. Would give them 4 stars but it's always so hot inside in the summer, hard to enjoy meal while sweating.

Thank HillbillyTrucker
Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

For the price, its a good value. Cookeville is hardly the best place for Chinese buffets, but this is one that is quite acceptable, not great, but acceptable. The wait service was fast and there is a small selection of sushi items.

Thank CherokeeMan
Monterey, Tennessee
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

For the best Chinese food in the Cookeville area, head over to Panda Garden Buffet. Great price, Great service, and a friendly atmosphere!

Thank Ronnie P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 South Willow Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501-3139
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: (931) 528-5986

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