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Via Veneto | El Congrejo, Panama City, Panama
+507 236-3600
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Bogota, Colombia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The ladies there seem like they don't want to work there, terrible customer service, food doesn't seem noooothing at all with the pictures. No flavor. At the end we got sick and had to run back to the hotel.

Thank DCA84
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Was okay at best. Ordered it online for delivery on a whim because I didn't feel like cooking but I was very underwhelmed. It came in 45 minutes so kudos for the relatively fast delivery. It's very different from any Chinese food I've ever had, but not in a good way. It was very sub-par in comparison to other fast... More 

Thank Terez L
Toronto, Canada
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130 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

So after reading many mixed reviews, I decided to give this place a try. My guess is that this place is consistantly average, however, people's expectations differ greatly. This was nowhere near the best Chinese I've has, nor was it the worst. It was just average food and average price. People complain about the service here, I would liken to... More 

Thank Dannno777
Spring, Texas
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Stopped in very hungry. This place does a huge amount of delivery and our orders apparently got lost in the confusion. We waited about 15 minutes for fast food. It tasted OK but took me a while to get over the mild stomach problems. Maybe they use a spice I'm allergic too?Maybe too much MSG? Not sure.

Thank mycle22
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

only 1 person working in the register. takes FOREVER to call your food. Easy to order because of numbers & pictures but it took 50 min to get my meal. Everyone works in turtle speed...

Thank labtec359
San Antonio, Texas
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

I've eaten at this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. Service, waiting time, atmosphere, and food was excellent. I will sure visit this restaurant again. This time I ordered the chicken with its special Chinese taste, fried rice and wonton.

Thank Lizivipa
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130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

The food is ok... once it gets there. I think i had to wait way too long for such a simple dish to arrive. However when it did arrive the taste was good (for what you are paying). Around 7-10 dollars per plate... its ok. Kills hunger. But a bit too slow... One good thing is that they open until... More 

Thank santvf
Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Don Lee offers a nice variety of Chinese food at reasonable prices. It is a Chinese restaurant in a similar fashion to Macdonalds. The service is prompt and friendly. It is located near Via Veneto and the Panama Hotel. If you would like fast chinese food this is your place.

Thank MaddyfromOz
Miami, Florida
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Frequent traveling over decades provides a multitude of experiences' some great, some not...Wishing a casual meal I walked into Don Lee whose appearance was pleasant and the familiar woks suggested the meal would be acceptable. Astoundingly I could not eat the vegetarian chop suey and tofu. It was absolutely horrible. Panama City has many great and acceptable restaurants. This is... More 

Thank whataplaceX
Charleston, West Virginia
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

I've had lots of BAD Chinese food in Panama and this was much better than most. The menu was easy to deal with if you don't speak Spanish--got to like the pictures! The food was good, quick, and not expensive.

Thank TSKWVU70

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Fast food, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Veneto | El Congrejo, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 236-3600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?