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“Fresh, delicious takeout”

Panda Country Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 131 Restaurants in Santee
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We ordered takeout for four and were not disappointed. We tried a variety of dishes including moo goo gai pan, potstickers, lo mein, sweet/sour pork. Generously sized servings. Friendly service, food prepared quickly. We will be back-

Thank culdesacSanDiego
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

My wife and I have dined at this restaurant ever since the early 80's when east San Diego ethnic foods were hard to find. It was originally owned by a Mr Lee and his brother was the cook and they were located next to the now defunct bakery Nobel's. Ownership has changed at least a couple of times.

It used to be remarkably good in that each dish was distinct in character and flavor and the spicing was genuine and portions were generous.

The last couple of visits over the last several months were disappointing. We usually order the lunch special (8-10 dollars). They are more extensive in menu options but there is nothing special about the food itself. Spicing is minimal. Sweet and sour and brown sauce were both pretty bland. For Szechuan the food was mild.

OK for strip mall food but no longer a uniquely enjoyable experience. You would do just as well going to a Panda Express.

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Thank Milton T
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Restaurant is located in a shopping center, parking spaces are tight but available. Many people order takeout at this restaurant. At one time this was a quiet restaurant with white tablecloths where people would enjoy a family or date-night dinner with pretty good service but it no longer has tablecloths, no longer has privacy as they’ve added many more tables with just two servers on a busy Saturday night we found ourselves waiting for drinks and ordered food when they came to take our drink order, had to call on the server twice to refill drinks and ask for remainder of our food. It’s good tasting food but not great to put up with the lack of customer service.

Thank Patty S
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We have been going here for many years. Food is always good, but the prices have been going up. House special chicken, 3 ingredient taste are our favorites.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We took our four kids 6 and under to dinner here. They were so great with our kids!! This was out first time out to eat with all four kids and they made it so special for us! They even gave the kids little flashlights. The food was awesome. The staff was was awesome. We will be back!

Thank riceburnergrace
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