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Giant Panda

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11726 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32817-4623
+1 407-381-1860
11:00 - 10:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 10:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 11:00
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Central Florida, Florida
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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
Teresina, PI
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137 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

I went to this restaurant by recommendation of a friend and do not regret it at all! Lots of food option, and the sushi is great! All types of calamari and Chinese food! Fruits and sweets for desert. All for 7.99 during lunch time. Don't miss it if you want to have a quick good meal spending little money. Totally... More 

Thank Cristina C
Iowa City, Iowa
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Food was good and prices were fair. Koi pond was nice touch, décor needs to be updated a little but not much.

Thank cardinalkid1974
Orlando, Florida, United States
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145 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

I have been to Giant Panda several times since they have opened, at least 3 times for lunch and about 4 times for dinner. My first visit here was for lunch with my wife. Neither of us was overly impressed with the buffet. The food was average at best and their sushi was not bad but considering they were new,... More 

Thank Mike P

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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
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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?