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Big Panda

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5555 Palmer Crossing Cir, Sarasota, FL 34233-3335
+1 941-921-8166
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Tampa, Florida
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This place changed owners and is 1,000 times better. We were very impressed with how clean and bright the place is now. Huge portions so fresh and healthy. Crab Rangoon probably the best we have had. Moo Goo Gai Pan big enough to share and then some. Mei Fun also very tasty and fresh. Pork fried rice outstanding. This is... More 

Thank Gstflorida53
Fairborn, Ohio
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140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Small restaurant, mostly serving carry out when we visited ,We were greeted with pleasant welcome /. We ate in , only a few tables. I had my favorites (sweet and sour chicken and pork fried rice). My wife ordered Orange chicken, Portions were generous and tasty. We both took some home for next days lunch. If you enjoy Chinese dishes,... More 

Thank Laurelandbetsy
Sarasota, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We have limited delivery options at our house near Honore and Clark. I came across an old Big Panda menu in our folder. I had driven past the place yesterday and noticed that it had changed. We found the website. Loved the many unique menu options. Not just your standard "Chinese" take out fare. We ordered delivery. Service (Good ordering... More 

Thank Cynthia H
Venice, Florida
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Under new management, the sign is now "Asian Kitchen". There is a reasonably expansive menu of Asian cuisine, now including crispy duck on vegetables and a number of interesting dishes. This was our third Sunday in 2 months, and the service has been friendly, helpful and prompt, considering each dish is made fresh when ordered. Pleasing decor and quality put... More 

Thank Brian S
Venice, Florida
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is my "go to" for fresh, yummy Chinese. The owner is very friendly and the food is always hot and super fresh.

Thank Stephanie V
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

I don't know where to start. It was awful from the soup to the fried rice. It took forever and we were the only people there. My kids refused to eat it after one taste. I have no idea how they are in business.

Thank Marc G
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

After reading a few of the reviews I thought I would give it a try. Very disappointing, food had no taste and was very bland. I went in on a night for take out. The area that had tables at the front of the Restaurant looked dirty and unclean. I always feel a little funny when they try to block... More 

Thank Trent M
Sarasota, Florida
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132 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

The people here as so nice, I wish I could be more positive about the food. Coming from NYC where decent to excellent Chinese food was on nearly every corner, it is disappointing not to be able to find such here in Sarasota. Ah well, I'll just keep looking.

Thank Ed T
Moran, WY
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

We ordered egg fu young, egg rolls and pork fried rice for take out. When I opened the containers everything looked real good except the gravy, which was lumpy. When we started to taste the food it was tasteless. I put $18:00 down the disposal. We won't be back!

Thank RescuePuppy
Sarasota, FL
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

We have been looking for years and have not found a very good Chinese restaurant in the Sarasota area. We had high expectations. We tried Mushroom Egg Foo Young and Ma Pa Tofu. The egg foo was dry dense and light on mushrooms. The gravy was lumpy and light on flavor. The Ma Pa was heavy on spice and salt.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$16
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5555 Palmer Crossing Cir, Sarasota, FL 34233-3335
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-8166
Palmer Crossing - Honore and Clark Road

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