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“Best Chinese in Pasadena...”

Panda Inn Restaurant
Ranked #57 of 721 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Rosemead Blvd.
Description: Panda Inn is the source and original inspiration behind the nationally recognized Panda Express restaurants. Andrew Cherng and his father, Master Chef Ming Tsai Cherng, opened the first Panda Inn in Pasadena, California in 1973. Their goal was to share the culinary arts of Mandarin and Szechuan cuisines with their local community by emphasizing the Chinese art of balancing tastes and textures to provide a dining experience that delights the senses. Today, still family-owned with five locations in Southern California, Panda Inn honors over 40 years of heritage and takes great pride in serving delectable cuisine with attentive service in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Reviewed November 17, 2012

... but pricey. Sweet and Pungent Shrimp, Panda Beef and Sweet and Sour Soup are my favorites. Here's a true case of "you get what you pay for".

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Reviewed November 3, 2012

This is by far the BEST Chinese fare I've ever had, and that includes my travel to China. We had a great cross section of entrees and each was better than the prior. I could eat this every day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Reviewed September 12, 2012

Probably my 12 visit to Panda and my favourite place to eat in the Pasadena area. The service, staff, food and ambience are excellent. Not only that, great value for money as well. Make sure you sit in Wasson's area and he will look after you.

Thank Richard A
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Classic place and one of our favorite Chinese foodies consistently tasting chefs special beef, upsidedown crispy noodles, shredded tofu spinach, and the smoked duck..to boot.
Friendly Manager Julie, we sorely missed..and lunch specials are great as well as the Sunday Brunch with overflowing champaign memosa or, Mai Tai..
MaiTai Cheers!

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Thank jbtujuh
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

Ive been going to this Mandarin/Chinese Restaurant for over 20 yrs. and i take all my good friends there. The food is delicious and the service is very good. I totally recommend you at least try it once and ull be hooked ;)

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Thank angiealfaro
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