501 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA | Directions 9080233.772861 -118.189619
Neighborhoods: Downtown Long Beach
Good, cheap fast-food – Spent the day down in Rainbow harbor and at the aquarium, along with a three hour whale watch. Didn't want to spend a lot on dinner, so I drove up Long Beach Blvd, looking for a something good and cheap. Especially after reading reviews of the uber expensive restaurants in rainbow harbor. Originally, was going to settle on McDonald's. Went so far as even going in. However, I had to use the restroom before ordering. THANK-GOODNESS i DID! There was a used CONDOM stuck to the toilet seat! GROSS! So I turned and ran from the McD's.
Thankfully I found Panda Express down the street on the corner of 5th and Long Beach Blvd. It was clean, open & you could see what was going on in the kitchen! I had the mandarin chicken and fried rice. The chicken was actually pretty good; better than I expected. The rice however was just okay. A little on the bland side!
So all in all, if you're looking to spend your money on activities and not blow it on overpriced food, this was a good option.
Fast and casual Chinese dining for the value-minded. – In Short
With hundreds of locations nationwide, this is America's largest fast-food chain serving Chinese cuisine. Customers looking for a quick, cheap lunch or dinner line up for traditional wok dishes including kung pao chicken, beef with broccoli and chow mein or the Panda Express original orange-flavored chicken. Meals can be had to go or in the restaurants' cafeteria-style table settings, and even delivered en masse to offices and parties with catering packages.
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