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“Not impressed.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Panda Buffet

Panda Buffet
Ranked #526 of 796 Restaurants in Tallahassee
Cuisines: Chinese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
1 review
“Not impressed.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

Just moved to Tallahassee and was looking for a good chinese buffet restaurant. This wasn't it! Just another average typical chinese buffet, mostly clean, except for the hair that was on one of the plates that the sushi serving tongs rested on. A decent selection, but could have had more of a variety. Some items looked like they had been sitting there for awhile. Some items weren't even that hot. The chicken items were tough and dried out. The shrimp seemed to be the best item there. I thought the sushi wasn't the greatist. They were all vegetable rolls, with the exception of a few that had some type of fish that was overcooked and tough along with a few that had the imitation crab meat stuffed in them. Not one tuna roll was ever made. Good selection of ice cream for dessert. Coming from just visiting the Tampa area and experiencing one of the best chinese buffets I've ever been to with the largest fresh selection of items, sushi that was better than most sushi restaurants, makes me wish Tallahassee had a better selection of chinese bufetts. Panda buffet is just average, most likely won't be going back! Skip this place unless you aren't looking for anything special just average buffet meal for a decent price.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Tallahassee, Florida
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“fresh and tasty food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

Alright, you have to compare with other buffet when talking about this one. Panda buffet is by so far the best buffet restaurant in Tally, not considering the Sunday brunch buffet offered by Azu. Panda buffet offers a good selection of sushi. I notice that they recently hired a new sushi chef, but it taste as good as the last one and the newer sushi selection include more fresh fish. But I miss the pickle sushi and sweet soybean pocket sushi they offered before. One thing about the food in panda buffet is that everything are cooked with fresher ingredients and less greasy than other buffets and the flavor is good, definitely not great but acceptable if you are hungry. I go there at least once a month.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tony_T34675
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not one item was served hot.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

Nice looking and clean and good selection which made the very mediocre and cold food that much more disappointing.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tampaed
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florida
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275 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Giant Chinese feeding trough for the seriously hungry.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

I ate here for lunch and came away full. This Chinese restaurant is strictly buffet during lunch. They have mega-tonnage of food to choose from on the many buffet tables. Chicken, beef, pork, seafood, and vegetable dishes in many different styles salad bar, sushi bar, and desert bar. My favorite item is the batter fried creamed corn nuggets, not very healthy, but oh, so good. There is no special atmosphere or ambience, just lots of food available for the very hungry. If you want to fulfill your hunger for Chinese food in a clean no nonsense environment, this is the place for a buffet lunch. The a work lunch it fits the bill.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Devilstowerwy
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