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Giant Panda

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11726 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32817-4623
+1 407-381-1860
11:00 - 11:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 10:00
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Orlando, Florida
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419 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I don't know what people expect for $7.99. I thought the food was good and the options plentiful. We went right before the prices changed for dinner. At 3:30 the price goes from the $7.99 they charge for lunch to the $11.99 they charge for dinner. I was curious to see the difference and they had an honor system, where... More 

Thank Cathy H
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The food here looks good when you come in. The ambiance is nice and it looks like you are in for a treat. I got my food and was so excited to try their rice and chicken, I took one bite, and I realized that maybe cooking really isn't their thing. The food was cold and had a weird after... More 

Thank Justin M
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I was very excited to try this restaurant as my mom loves Chinese buffets and we are new to the area. It was $7.99 for lunch plus 1.89 for drink and tip. When I first got there I was delighted over the ambiance. They have pretty colorful paper lanterns and a real koi pond. We went and looked at all... More 

1 Thank Its M
Central Florida, Florida
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is a Chinese buffet restaurant  primarily but you can order off the menu as well. For buffet food it is really quite good. What is especially nice is that the MSG level has never been in issue for us and we have sensitivities to MSG. In addition, usually there is a good selection of clams, steamers, different types of... More 

Thank Kathy K
Oviedo, Florida
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Plenty of seafood and the typical Chinese dishes; you have your noddles, rice, egg rolls, etc. they have a section where the have raw ingredients so they cook them for you if you don't want to eat what they have made. Ice cream and desert for the little ones! Lot of parking space and plenty of seating room for everyone.... More 

Thank tioalo
Orlando, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Worst buffet ever. I frequent buffets and have never had such a terrible experience. First of all, the sushi was warm. This wasn't even that terrible, but then I went for the soup: Hot and Sour Soup. I love this soup but what I found in there was an ultra-disgusting surprise. I found a squishy, extremely bitter glob in the... More 

Thank katcyt
Orlando, Florida, United States
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145 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

I was here 6 months ago and pretty much gave up on this place. One of my fellow Yelpers I trust gave them 5 stars so I decided to give them another chance. Service - 5 My server this trip was very attentive to all of the tables in the area. Food - 3 Many of the items I tried... More 

Thank Mike P
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

There is no shortage of restaurants in Orlando, especially so close to UCF, so I was delighted to see a Giant Panda; but my delight quickly turned to giant disappointment. To start the koi tank at the front of the place had hazy water, which is foreshadowing the experience. While waiting for my friend, I was seated and found the... More 

Thank OctoplusDivers
Canton, Georgia
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126 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

A good Asian Buffet. There are a few hit and miss items. Not too crowded and reasonably priced. Much better than Golden Corral across the street

Thank largeorange3534
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

This is my second visit to this location. The food is just simply not good. It tastes old and stale. The only thing I liked eating was the sushi, because they had to make it fresh. For the price it's not too bad but I would rather spend my money on a single item of food than have that same... More 

Thank Jade B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11726 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32817-4623
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-381-1860

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