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The Panda Inn: "A Great Chinese Restaurant!!" Top 5 Page for this destination Panda Inn Tip by lmkluque

Panda Inn, San Diego: 4 reviews and 8 photos

IMHO this is the best Chinese restaurant in San Diego County. The decor is lovely, there is a spectacular view of downtown and the bay, the prices are moderate, the food is fresh, aromatic, flavorful and delicious. They have a full service bar, the service is prompt and friendly. Most of all the food is excellent!

This is listed as Mandarin but they offer Szechwan style and a few other dishes such as Thai, Singaporian and Mongolian inspired flavors.

I want to mention that The Panda Inn seems to be connected to the Panda Express chain found around the city. The food at The Panda Inn is so much better than that I've had at any Panda Express, so don't go by that experience if you've tried Panda Express and thought it lacking in some way.

The Panda Inn will not disappoint!

Favorite Dish: At Panda Inn, you will most likely find a few of your favorite items, they offer most of those found traditionally in Chinese restaurants, but they have lots of lesser known dishes and trying any of them is a treat.

One of my favorite dishes is Kong Pao Chicken. I've had this and others and the flavors of each item is very good.

Their weekend buffet is really nice with a wide variety of choices and the price is quite reasonable.

Address: 596 Horton Plaza, San Diego, 92101
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Located right next to the Napa Valley Grille in Horton Plaza, Rather, next to where Napa Valley Grille once was.
Phone: (619) 233-7800
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: Chinese/Dim Sum

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 13, 2013
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  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2013 at 4:52 AM

    inclusion of thai and singaporean, now that sounds nice!

    • lmkluque's Profile Photo
      May 14, 2013 at 7:11 AM

      Yes, the food is very nice. Had Mother's Day buffet there this weekend so tried several items that I hadn't had before and those were good also.

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