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Panda Inn Restaurant

3488 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3115
+1 626-793-7300
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“noodles” (9 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
3488 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3115
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Came here for the Sunday Brunch. Just a really great place to eat, wide selection, great soups, noodles, rice dishes, etc. and of course Orange Chicken. Service was spot on even on this busy day, always keeping mimosas and mai tai filled up. Everyone should...More

1  Thank Rob2Union
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Came with family after spending the day at a museum. This is the original restaurant that inspired the creation of the Panda Express restaurant chain. The Panda Inn, however, is fine dining. They have wide selection of traditional Chinese dishes served on large platters that...More

Thank DrKatieRN
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

First let me say that the Panda Inn is not the typical chow mein and chop suet type of Chinese restaurant. It is a highly varied menu of excellent dishes. The service here is also quick and friendly. We have been here on Sunday for...More

Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 17 July 2017

While visiting Pasadena, I went with friends to the original Panda Inn for lunch. The restaurant was not crowded. It was a cool, quiet atmosphere with Asian decor. I had a shrimp crunchy noodle dish and shared an order of orange chicken with my friends....More

Thank MaryAD24
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Not your usual Panda Express. The Chefs shrimp was excellent. The Panda burrito was excellent. There is a tea bar at the back of the restaurant that was excellent. Unfortunately I ordered with my food and was not aware of the range of tea offerings.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 12 May 2017

this has always been a go to place but I have noticed lately that it has really slipped I had 4 appetizers for my meal so I got a good cross section and found the items over battered and over fried and downright tough all...More

Thank brittGlendora_Ca
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We dine at the Panda Inn almost every Monday night and it is always very good. Clean crisp feeling, service is always good and the dishes coming out the kitchen fast, hot and very good.

Thank mumbaifooddude
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We finally made it to the original Panda Inn. The decor inside it very nice with Chinese artifacts on display. The tables were clean. You could say this is Americanized Mandarin and Sichuan cuisine at its best. The food was very tasty. What is neat...More

Thank Dude_IN_LosAngeles
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I have dined at this restaurant numerous times. It was recommended by one of my relatives to try the Sunday Brunch. The hostess sat our party of 6 at a roundtable that is accessible for my grandma. There were several different buffet options to choose...More

Thank Matthew Y
Reviewed 9 April 2017

If you are looking for Chinese American food, the Panda Inn in Pasadena on Foothill will fill the bill. It is a family friendly restaurant with a nice atmosphere and menu appealing to Chinese American palates. Popular dishes are Orange Chicken and Mongolian Beef. There...More

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anjelica a
23 July 2017|
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Response from mlwFortLee_Nj | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you telephone the restaurant directly for accurate answers.
27 December 2016|
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Response from Tracy H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we didn't drink that night.
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28 September 2016|
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I personally do not. Check with the restaurant,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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
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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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