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“Yuck - Don't See What the Fuss is About”
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Panda West
Ranked #99 of 249 Restaurants in Sterling
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery, Takeout
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Dining options: Delivery, Takeout
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Decided to give this place a try after reading the reviews here. Wish I hadn't stumbled across the reviews. This restaurant is located in a very small, and shady looking shopping center. It's very small, and looks a little on the dirty side. We had kung pao chicken, hot and sour soup, egg rolls - none of it was very good, and the tiny, tiny, tiny serving of rice was ridiculous.

Skip this place, and head over to China King in Cascades. Way better food, same prices.

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Reviewed September 3, 2011

I'm visiting in the area and saw the reviews on Tripadvisor. It's not a place you would be likely to find driving around the area. It's an end location in a small strip center off a side street. That said, we ordered two of the lunch specials that were less than $6 each. Included choice of soup plus an egg roll, choice of rice, and an entree. Would recommend for carry out or delivery.

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3  Thank TVAMike
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Reviewed April 16, 2011

We have tried several different Chinese restaurants who deliver in the Sterling area, and this one has been the best by far. This is our "go-to" Chinese take-out menu.

5  Thank konagirlVirginia
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Reviewed October 12, 2010

Panda West has recently added several small tables and chairs to its spartan digs, which may be a good thing, since the food is so tasty one may be tempted to just sit down and eat rather than tote the food home. Previously, it was delivery or carry-out only. And well worth it either way!

Panda West makes the best Hot and Sour Soup in the area! My favorites include the Ginger Chicken with Green Beans, Singapore Rice Noodles, Chicken with Snow Peas and Beef and Scallops. But to be honest, I have yet to have ordered anything that wasn't cooked to perfection! The kitchen is flexible and will season to taste. I've also had them prepare dishes that weren't on the menu (Szechuan Pork, for example). Maybe I shouldn't admit that... :-)

The service is friendly as FAST. The food is always fresh, and most dishes are offered as regular, large, or EDC (economic dinner combo), an in-between size which includes a spring roll and a shrimp tempura. Economic is a good word for this food too, as the prices are typically lower than competing Chinese restaurants in the area.

Good food at good prices. Panda West is a small gem located in the back end of an unremarkable strip mall where a 7-Eleven is the large, anchor store. Yum!

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5  Thank fpuhan
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Reviewed December 14, 2009

I'm almost reluctant to review Panda West -- it's that good! I don't want the secret to get out and make getting my weekly (sometimes more) repast harder to get! Carry-out or delivery only, this small little place occupying a former bank serves up the tastiest Hot and Sour soup and the freshest of entrees. They will spice to taste, and they offer something called an "E.D.C." (Economy Dinner Combo), which is a decent helping of entree, rice a tempura shrimp and an egg roll.

And all this for some of the cheapest prices around. One person can order soup (enough for two) and a regular entree (with rice) and spend less than eight dollars.

This place truly defines the term "hidden gem." I selfishly want it to remain hidden, but it's too good to not mention.

4  Thank fpuhan
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