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“Chinese Fast Food”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Panda Express

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Panda Express
Ranked #138 of 239 Restaurants in Hilo
Cuisines: Chinese, Fast Food, Asian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Chinese Fast Food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

There is a chain of Panda Express on the mainland in the Southern California area. We have eaten at them many times but this one here in Kona has some quality problems. On the mainland when food in the tray gets old it is discarded, I have seen this. In the Kona store they just mix in freshly cooked food and serve the mix of old and new. I have seen this on several occasions and am sure it is not per the standards they are supposed to operate to. Have not been there in a year and not planning to go back. They may have changed, I hope so, for when done right it's great fast food.

Visited April 2012
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fast Food Place with Vegetables”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

I like Panda Express because I can get steamed vegetables from a drive-thru. The food is good and the place is clean. Service is always friendly.

Visited December 2012
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oregon
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Just what you expect”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

This Panda Express is located in a strip mall called Kona Commonw, across the street from Target. The food is what you will find at any of this chain's locations. There are some outdoor tables that, even though they are basically on the sidewalk next to the parking lot, are a nice opportunity to sit outside while you eat. Nothing new here.

Visited January 2013
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Volcano, Hawaii
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95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Food did not set well”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

Got quite ill shortly after eating here - like in 20 minutes. Also, kinda overwhelming on a first visit trying to understand the 'system' of ordering. Will continue to look for quality Chinese food in Hilo and realize a chain is not the place to do so

Visited July 2012
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Chetwynd, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“fast food chinese, buffet style.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Rice was good, I didn't like their noodles. Decent selection. Food was edible, some dishes better than others. Was fast.

Visited October 2012
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Thank CathRuss K
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