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Panda Inn Restaurant

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3488 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3115 (Rosemead Blvd.)
+1 626-793-7300
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Pasadena, California
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143 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

This is THE place for upscale Chinese food in Pasadena. The atmosphere is just right and upscale. All the dishes that I have tried are very good. Good place for a large group or party. They have private dining rooms.

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Thank TerrywHamilton
Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Had the wanton soup and the tea-smoked duck. Both were delicious. My dining mate had the moo shu chicken, which he liked. Definitely will be back.

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Thank Tristan20AAA
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Very noisy Sunday buffet brunch. Items include: some sushi; Chinese style soup made to order; numerous deep fried items: fish, pork, chicken all smothered in very heavy sauces; mostly everything has been sweetened with the same sauce so it all tastes the same; small side dish items, (didn't know what they were, no signs); some dessert. Service was fair. For... More 

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Thank Kumonski
California
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

A good place if you want some cuisine that reminiscent of Asian flavor but don't want to be adventurous. My to go order usually consist of hot and sour soup, Panda beef ( their version of less fiery Hunan beef) , and some chicken or vegetable fish. Recently they added some new dishes inspired by Schezuan cuisine like shredded spicy... More 

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Thank Argonaut72
Los Angeles, California
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215 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Several of my high school friends chose this restaurant for a get-together lunch meeting to plan our next high school reunion. The service was prompt, the food was delicious and there was a pleasing ambiance in the private dining room we were assigned. This was our second meeting at this restaurant and the service was just as good as the... More 

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Thank cgmeigs
glendora, ca
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382 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

i've been going there for ages as my aunt introduced me to it while i was at the university there is a big menu with lots of choices you can always find something you like too many choices that i want the service is fast and the waiters knowledgable

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Thank brittGlendora_Ca
Pasadena, California, United States
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Once upon a time - 30 years ago - this was a one of our favorite places to eat in Pasadena. Be prepared to wait to be seated even though there are empty tables, carefully orchestrated to get you to order drinks in the bar. When we were finally seated a waiter came to take our order. My wife tells... More 

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Thank William P
Saint Peters, Missouri
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151 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

This was a very nice place to eat at for Chinese food. Impressed with the upscale atmosphere and the staff very hospitable.

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Thank Eula B
New York City, New York
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1,288 reviews
899 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 691 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Panda Inn looks great, it's upscale with a casual, relaxed vibe to it. The staff is really outstanding with a sincere welcome and efficient service. My favorite thing here is the Mu Shu Pork and fried dumplings. I'm crazy about their fortune cookies dipped in chocolate! Don't miss their Sunday brunch- the buffet is amazing. It's one of the best... More 

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Thank James S
Sierra Madre, California
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195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

What a nice family dinner! The food was noticeably better than other Chinese restaurants. It was flavorful and fresh. We had steamed dumplings for starters, then the honey walnut shrimp, the sweet & aromatic chicken, beef & broccoli and fried rice. All great dishes. And this was served by a staff that knew what they are doing. There was not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3488 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3115
    (Rosemead Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-793-7300
Description
Panda Inn is the source and original inspiration behind the nationally recognized Panda Express restaurants.
Andrew Cherng and his father, Master Chef Ming Tsai Cherng, opened the first Panda Inn in Pasadena, California in 1973. Their goal was to share the culinary arts of Mandarin and Szechuan cuisines with their local community by emphasizing the Chinese art of balancing tastes and textures to provide a dining experience that delights the senses.
Today, still family-owned with five locations in Southern California, Panda Inn honors over 40 years of heritage and takes great pride in serving delectable cuisine with attentive service in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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