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Panda Express

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111 E Puainako St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5288
+1 808-959-1277
09:30 - 22:00
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109 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

What's impressive about this place is similar to how McDonald's made it's loyal customer mark: when you walk in you know exactly what your meal will taste like. These folks have a management that seems to take pride in "just-in-time" stir-fry. Not to much sits on the line for very long. The ingredients are fresh, the taste is very good,... More 

Thank Kahupoo
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182 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

I've been to a few Pandas ie in southern Cali, Vegas, etc This one is @ least 5yrs old yet spotlessly clean Good Chinese food in a Hilo has been difficult to find in my 15yrs of visiting there Very good Japanese, Indian, Thai, Sushi, Mexican, Mediteranium, etc all easy to find there So this chain is a life saver... More 

Thank Sassyslide101
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182 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

Fast food @ it's finest Quick turn around Wonderful tofu & eggplant Been going since inception Inexpensive Good food Great location I hit it 2x per week when there

Thank Sassyslide101
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214 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

The food is tasty..but it takes a long time to prepare if it's not on the line. I waited 10 minutes when ordering from the drive through. I was disappointed.

Thank kdooka
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 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... More 

Thank dennis p
Honolulu, Hawaii
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 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.

Thank Aolangi
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 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... More 

Thank OregonDuck87
Volcano, Hawaii
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95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 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

Thank VolcanoDawn
Chetwynd, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2012

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

Thank CathRuss K
Barcelona, Spain
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2012

Best fast food Chinese This is a really nice place to eat or take away Panda Express is the king of Chinese quality fast food They have lots of different dishes and they all taste great. I recommend it for take away or for a fast meal.

Thank Ricard C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Fast food, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 E Puainako St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5288
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-959-1277

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