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“Once excellent now poor”
Review of Panda China Buffet - CLOSED

Panda China Buffet
Cuisines: Chinese
Restaurant details
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Once excellent now poor”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We visited Panda China Buffet four times over the last four years and loved it.But our most recent visit left everyone in our party of four with a 24 hour stomach virus.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank autinmrk
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good lunch, could use a makeover”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

We stopped by on our way to the Gulfarium and were happy with the food and the price. Its not the sort of place you'd go out of your way to visit, but if you are passing by its a good option.

Customer service was good, drinks were filled promptly, and the buffet was kept stocked. The sushi chef was friendly and kept the plates full.

The issue is the building is showing its age. The men's room looks filthy because tiles are put back together with what appears to be subfloor glue, the fixtures are ancient, etc. Even if it was just cleaned it would look nasty.

There's lots of TVs around the building with the closed captioning on if you want to keep up with the news while you eat.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Carlos S
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Little Rock, Arkansas
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Ate here last year and thought it was wonderful. This time the food was just nasty. Not sure why the place has gone down.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Summer D
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Tuscaloosa
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very Clean”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

The food was very good. Nice Customer service, the place was nice and clean. Lots to chose from on the buffet table.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Keshia M
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“I will never go here again........”
Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Ok, this place needs to be torn down and rebuilt. Building is old, in disrepair, the windows are plexiglass plastic and ate filthy with torn plastic sun tinting on some of them. The tables are unfinished wood! The food buffet area was gross, one thing about buffets, you have to constantly clean around food serving areas, they did not do that at the panda buffet. A lot of the food choices, even though it was prime dinner time on a Friday which was fairly busy, we're dried out and you could tell the food had been sitting there a long time. Bathrooms looked very dated and not clean. My son got some ice cream and could not eat it it was so encrusted with ice and I e cream scoop was in a running water sink that was filthy and dark with melted ice cream. The place smells bad and needs to be torn down or gutted and renovated, really nasty. There's a Chinese buffet in destin that is much nicer, clean, building and bathrooms are very very nice, crab legs and prime rib all you can eat for the same price!

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Ajh60
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