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Panda Dim Sum Cafe

#2,881 of 17,887 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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767 High Road Leytonstone | Leytonstone, London E11 4QS, England
+44 20 3652 4781
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

First they told that it's ok to BYO drink, but when we got it, they said you have to order at least 2 course per person. Then we said ok, we won't open it, they said we have to order 2 courses anyway or have it takeaway. It defo should have been said on the menu or just before. We... More 

Thank belkinsson
London, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I watched the 2 diners eating at the table near the window and they looked happy so decided to give it a go. The Special dim sum were ok but with the exception of the chilli chicken 'bits' the rest were missing fillings. half a small frozen prawn per dim sum at 4 for £5, the fish ones seemed to... More 

Thank PeterCinLondon
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Love this little place. Dim sum is excellent, service nice. It's BYO which is great. You def go here for the amazing dim sum, not the ambiance. It's small, noisy and tables are v close together. So long as you know that, go and enjoy the excellent food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Booked, seated, served . On time. Superb food, superb layout. Genuine interior. A table over were taking notes for an interiors project over west, cheaters! Keen. Fun.

Thank e f
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

It's a small restaurant, I like It. It was a little bit hard to order, but I'm not a picky guy. So if you like traditional Chinese food yougonna like it as well.

Thank Robi R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Went to this place for the first time as I could not be bothered with a journey into central London to Chinatown - I have a couple of preferred spots there. Was surprised with the quality of the dim sum here, clearly prepared by an experienced dim sum shīfu. The staff were super friendly and the vibe was relaxed. Will... More 

1 Thank Matt A
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is everything you want a small dim sum cafe to be. Two people who clearly love food, prepping, frying and steaming dim sum for quick and casual diners. Imagine a greasy spoon cafe on the high street, then change everything inside to a really nice place to go for dim sum, that's what it's like. Recommended!

1 Thank Ben F
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The dumplings are perfect. The staff is super friendly, especially in comparison with the nearby Thai restaurant Sigburi. The only negative is the duck dish. Unfortunately 50% of the duck consisted of bones and fat. The restaurant could also improve the decoration, which is so simlpistic that it lacks in identity. They don't sell alcohol (unfortunately), so bring your own... More 

Thank Mauro B
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Dimsum is pretty good, though not the best I've had in London. Service is lovely and very friendly, it's a neighbourhood staple and is very basic inside. Loved the BYO though (there's an off licence next door). Went on a Friday night and didn't have to wait too long for a table, though it's quite small inside and tables are... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Norwich, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This could be a good eaterie as it's run by nice people, has a good location, and a half decent dining area. But what sort of business does it want to be? When I was there, there were some fairly undesirable guys hanging around the entrance, almost encouraged to come inside and eat...If they had the same rather tasteless Chinese... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 767 High Road Leytonstone | Leytonstone, London E11 4QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3652 4781

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