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Panda Garden Buffet

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706 Main St, Pella, IA 50219-1621
+1 641-620-8833
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Knoxville, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We have visited Panda Garden Buffet a number of times over the last few years and enjoy their selection and flavor but the last few visits have not been as good. Many of the buffet items have been luke warm at best and didnt' seem like they were very fresh. We had always enjoyed the experience in the past so... More 

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Albia, Iowa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

I recently went to my absolute favorite restaurant in Pella, Panda Garden. I have the privilege to work with elderly and/or disabled people who have filled my life with a passion for my work like I have never known. Last night while we were at Pella Panda Garden, the workers stood 5 feet from us and literally stared at us... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

the BUFFET to end all buffets. Good food, satisfies the need for Asian food (and frozen pizza???) - always good, but like most buffets, each dish ends up tasting a lot like the others.

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Adana, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

You will find very good food at the Panda Garden. The all you can eat buffet is filled with lots of food choices and the price is very fair. There is never a rush to eat once you have been seated and the service staff works hard to serve.

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Thank Yakup A
MN
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

Many of the items were room temp. which concerned me after I realized. So we stopped the boys from eating anything questionable but they had already eaten some. The youngest who is 6 got violent diarrhea about 27 hours after eating there. The taste of the foods we had were mediocre but keeping the foods hot enough appears to be... More 

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Thank genejamier
Homewood, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

The Panda Garden Buffet is a standard “Chinese-For-Everyone” offering, which means nothing terribly exotic, but very tasty food, and plenty of it. A few hits, a few misses. While the hot-and-sour soup had decent flavor, it had none of the heat I expect of it. The Mandarin/Szechuan selections also were tamer than I prefer, but I realize a buffet of... More 

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Ottumwa, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Stopped for supper tonight about 5:30 pm Sat night . Very busy and great hot / cold food every thing was fresh and had never say that many people at this restaurant. Great service crab legs as well as shrimp as well as all the regular Chinese food. Was offered more drink and plates were taken as soon as set... More 

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Burlington, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

When I pulled up to the Panda Garden I was a little apprehensive. Not a very enticing curb appeal at all. However, this place was recommended by an area law enforcement person so it has to have good food right? Indeed, the food was outstanding! Lunch for two under $20.00! I would eat there again for sure.

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Oelwein
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

They had a great selection when we visited. I would go back if in Pella again. Prices were quite modest as well. It does not look like much from the outside but is worth trying.

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Thank Steven S
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

We went to Panda Garden recently, the service was fine, the food wasn't exactly hot and when they put out fresh food it went on top of old food which I didn't care for. Our server never came back to ask if we wanted more to drink. There were crab legs on the buffet but they were never refilled in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 706 Main St, Pella, IA 50219-1621
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Pella
  • Phone Number: +1 641-620-8833

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