Panda Restaurant

(801) 485-3226 | View Website

1701 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions   84115

40.733340 -111.887925

Open Hours

Mon. - Sun. 11am - 10:30pm

 
Restaurants, $, Asian  more

More Cuisine: Chinese, Noodle Shop

Tags: Family-Friendly Dining

Neighborhoods: People's Freeway

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Menu
Egg Roll Or Vegetable Egg Roll, Shrimp Egg Roll Or Steak Egg Roll, Boneless Spare Ribs with Honey Sauce, Bar-B-Q Spare Ribs, Fantail Shrimp (5), Shrimp Toast (4), Fried Or Steamed Dumplings (8), Fried Wonton (10), Beef Teriyaki (4), Chicken Teriyaki (4)... more

Reviews for Panda Restaurant

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

I don't know what to say. – I could go on and on about my experience at this restaurant today 5/16/11 but why? Instead I'm just going to say that today was one of the worst dining experiences of my life. And I don't ever say things like this. I'm 30, a chef, and certified degree holding culinarian. This place is outstandingly terrible. I wish I could give less than one.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Scary,cold and EXPENSIVE.DO NOT GO! – I went in at time for evening dining,two cars on lot,likely one was waiters,another some couple was in there,no other guests.Im food industry professional and chef as well.Guy came after 1 minute of seing no host at all.I was suspicouslly looking why 80 % of restaurant if w/o light and very cold inside,couple was inside-only no other cusoitmers.Man-customer was with ski hat.temperature likely under 60,to 50 F.Cold.Buffet table fridge was turned off.All thsi guy was to say was Thank ya!He brought me Ice cold water with ice,i guess Not cold enough inside,OMG!I No pricelist or menu on tables.Scary maybe halloween night atmoesfere.I really do not know why is This place in bussines?Should be shot down for good,as previous top comeneter nentioned.When did they pay power bill last time???This was humiliation for me.Price was 20 bucks for all you can eat,even guy tried to trick me,with an accent and for a moment I thought he said 9.99.I know asian accents because I worked in restaurants with them.I have not seen worse restaurant in my life.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Just pass by – Stupid Restaurant (dot) com gift certificates!!! Next time I purchase something off there I am searching reviews first.

Exterior: dirty and ghetto

Interior: Upon walking in we were greeted by clutter, what appeared to be yesterday's food still in the buffet bins and dim lighting (not like the set-the-mood style of dim lighting, more like they hadn't paid their power bill for a few months). We stood there for about 5 minuted questioning our decision before anyone greeted us (felt like we had just entered an abandoned restaurant, like something from a zombie video game (dirty and abandoned). Couldn't understand the guy but I assumed he said something like sit down and serve yourself. He then proceeded to turn on the cooling system by the food... The mongolian grill tasted decent and is probably the only thing in the restaurant that isn't suspect (due to the fact they cook it in front of you).

I would probably pass on this place if I were you.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Generally Lackluster. – She wasn't too happy that i wanted to inspect the foodline first. I ate, around 3 pm, suddenly "dinner" prices for the sole customer inside. The "Egg Roll" does not even have a wrapper - it is a lump of vegetable mush fried in batter without a skin and scarcely larger than a chicken nugget.Meat too thin = tough and curled after cooking. Nothing special tastewise, pricewise, ambience, or customer service. Still smarting for the waste of eight bucks months later.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Tattered and worn, but worth a stop for a Mongolian-style lunch. – The Scene
This place has been around for a while--and it shows. Don't expect anything close to elegant. Don't even expect it to be spotless. But you watch your meal as it cooks on the grill, so why worry?

The Food
Belly up to the food bar and grab a bowl, then fill it with meats (slightly scary looking frozen, shaved beef, pork, turkey and chicken) and vegetables (fresh broccoli, green pepper, carrot, bean sprouts, etc.). The chef suggested that we "smash" the frozen meat, to allow more veggies to fit in the medium-sized bowl.

Helpful hint: Right before you hand your food over to the chef to be cooked, add a large amount of seasonings--garlic, ginger and "barbecue" sauce.

Weekday lunch is a bargain at $5.25 for one time through the line--$7.99 for all you can eat. Dinner and weekend prices are $6.99 ($8.99/all you can eat). A small bowl of soup is also included, along with steamed rice and an egg roll.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Fantastic! – I love Mongolian BBQ and this is the only place in Salt Lake that has the real thing. Don't waste your money at the place in the Gateway food court or some other Chinese buffet. This is the best!

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Great informal atmosphere. If you like a lot of good food for a small amount of money this is definately your place. Dimly lit and calm, but great for a large group. After taking your order they bring out spring rolls, rice, and your drinks while you procede over to the barbque line to stack your bowl. Load it any way you want it. Stack it high enough and you have great left overs for later. Use a friends bowl to smash down your bowl and make a broccoli wall on the outside for maximum stacking. The sauces are great, and then you get to watch them cook your food. Excellent if you're coming from athletic endeavor.

 

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