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368 E Makaala St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5161
+1 808-920-8100
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Hilo, Hawaii
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

went to Pandas for dinner. Honey walnut shrimp is absolutely fantastic. You get alot of food for your money. So worth going for lunch or dinner.

Thank rose13005
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the food. Quick service. Live the free tasters (samples) Have gone to several Panda Express locations on the Big Island. Always had good food.

Thank Shirley P
Richmond Hill, Canada
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Panda Express serves oriental food. You choose your combo and drinks, pay your meal, and you can enjoy your meal either by sitting inside the restaurant, sitting at patio tables outside or take out to continue your journey. This restaurant is close to Hilo International Airport and private airports where you take helicopter tours. If you are hungry, want variety... More 

Thank Janetwang38
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262 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

if you are flying out from lihue airport you don't have much options for the food :). This place is the only place which give you good options with decent airport price. We took the chicken burger, hummus sandwitch and capers island sandwich, the portions are good as per the price and so is the taste. There were no other... More 

Thank Traveller_4m_Krypton
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Their food is good, we always buy the chow mein and a side dish. Nice place to sit down to eat. Pretty clean.

Thank Sandra T O
Pahoa, Hawaii
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Although the menu is narrow (they really need to add more noodle choices - especially wide noodles), the food is good for a fast food chain. I will go there again.

Thank bobreda
Mountain View, Hawaii
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Panda express is one of our favorite restaurants! The food is always great! I like the healthy choices they offer, such as brown rice, mixed veggies and grilled chicken teriyaki with the option of the sauce on the side.

Thank misschris59
Level Contributor
109 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

In a town with mediocre Chinese food, Panda Express was a welcomed addition. The food is good, always fresh, and reasonably priced. Staff are friendly and the place is always clean. If you want good Chinese food in Hilo, go to Panda Express Trippers. You won't be sorry.

Thank Kahupoo
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182 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Good Chinese food is rare in Hilo Here I can get my NYC Chinese food fix ie lo mein, spicy eggplant & tofu & their spicy orange chicken or some other nice speciality & all for under $10 !!! It's really 2 meals for me...so the left overs go with me, up the hill to Volcano Village for another meal... More 

Thank Sassyslide101
Volcano, Hawaii
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

If you are looking for a fast and enjoyable meal, go to the Panda Express in Hilo for their BBQ ribs and black pepper chicken. Balance the meal off with steamed vegetables and fried rice. $10.10 for a meal that is bound to stick to your ribs

Thank Mrl84

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Fast food, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 368 E Makaala St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5161
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-920-8100

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