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Blue Eyed Panda, Manchester, is a modern Chinese restaurant with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere located in Ancoats, the new city's food and drink area. We do not only offer authentic Chinese cuisine like steamed Dim sums, Stir Fried, Salt and pepper or Casserole dishes on our extensive menu. We also have a wide range of Vegetarian and Vegan choices in our restaurant for you to enjoy! Hope to see you soon!
PRICE RANGE
£4 - £20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Oh my days what can I say about this place.. The food is amazing. Delivers everything promised. Beautiful restaurant, very clean with excellent servers. We had a salt and pepper sharing platter as our starters.. from the crispy squid, to the crispy prawns, the crispy...chicken wings to the crispy ribs every mouthful was a pure delight. So flavorful, fresh and crispy. With a just cooked temperature. Mains - I had the hot poached monkfish in chilli oil with glass noodles. Best dish I have ever eaten. If you like spice this is definitely one for you. My other half had Singapore Vermicelli and loved every mouthful. We will not hesitate to return here. And to our delight they also cater to takeaway. Worth the 20 minute drive for the quality. Blue Eyed Panda - thank you to all your staff for such a fantastic meal.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

Lovely food. Great staff and location. Shame about the woman who couldn't control her child or stop her child smacking a fork against a childs high chair constantly.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 8 of us visited for a birthday meal. I didn’t even know this little gem was here with it being recommended to me. The staff were very friendly and offered advice too on menu choices. All of the food we had was...cooked perfectly, piping hot and exceptionally tasty. The portion sizes were very good too. I realise it is personal choice but for me the food quality exceeded other places I have eaten at in Manchester’s China Town. I will certainly be visiting again!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

not much atmosphere very cold in the restaurant sat in a window others offered radiators. Staff trying to take food away before I finished. Expensive for what it was think I will stick to our usual chinese in china town

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us went there for a meal, as it was recommended. We ordered sizzling mixed platter for two a 1/4 or a crispy duck to start. The pork rib in the platter was cold and bloody on the inside which it not expected and...the crispy duck was tasteless with the poorest amount of spring onions and cucumber. We told the first waiter who said ok and cleared the table then took are drinks order. We mentioned it to our main waiter, who basically did say sorry about that and she would give chef a talking to. It didn’t feel that it was taken seriously. Main courses were ok, but the cost of the food outweighed the quality I would expect for an average cost of £15 per main. Never even got a discount off the bill for the platter with the raw pork. Will not be going again.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024 via mobile

Went on a Monday night, a night that most good restaurants are closed; had a great evening. Attentive and friendly host/server who made us feel welcome and gave us some great recommendations. Good neighbour restaurant atmosphere. Dishes were familiar, strong and balanced! Although I wish...we’d had ordered more vegetables! The best prawn toast I’ve had for sure. Bao buns great. Would love to go back and try more of the menu. Somewhere you could take your partner and your mum.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

Great food as ever at the Blue Panda. We had the shredded duck, spiced chicken, filet steak and everything was brilliant. Couple of mistakes with the order was unusual but these were put right without incident. Recommended.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024

The food was good - when it eventually arrived. The focus of service was on a table of 28. We had to wait. Nearly two hours hours. We received an apology and two free drinks. Nevertheless based on that experience I would not return.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 January 2024 via mobile

Great food and very pleasant staff, booked off the cuff and party of 6 easily accommodated. Very well priced and very tasty food. Sizzling fillet steak dish and salt and pepper chicken were great. All the dishes were tasty and well cooked and very light....Well worth the reviews it has.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

went there last night with jimbo and work mates The staff were very welcoming all with smiles on their faces . they gave great advice on what they recommended . the food arrived quickly and the taste and quality was second to none . I...would highly recommend this place and challenge anyone to find a better Chinese in ManchesterMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2023

Fantastic food, fresh and tasty using quality ingredients. A relaxed environment, with friendly staff and service. Good value for money, highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2023 via mobile

Booked a table Saturday 25 November 2023...This is our go to Chinese in Manchester....Had a well prepared and tasty meal yet again....I can honestly say that this restaurant is up there with the best 👌....

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2023 via mobile

Agree with all the previous reviews. Really lovely food and great service. Best Chinese food we have had in years. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2023

The food was simply awful and we got a bill of £93 for two people having only had one cocktail each!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

I live in the USA and miss British Chinese food. The food here is exceptional. Perfect Wonton soup, Delicious Sui Mai, Very Good Chow Mein and a fantastic Sweet & Sour King Prawn. In regard food quality, 10/10. So why only 4 stars ? well,...portions are sufficient for one, but not the normal family style sharing size and prices are just a little higher than I thought was warranted. But honestly, I would return just because of the quality of the food.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Depends on the size of the party. We visited again last night and there was a large group in there - probably 15-20 people. I would call the restaurant and ask.
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They’re quite flexible and the staff are very friendly. I don’t think they’d have an issue making a dish to your liking
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Blue Eyed Panda is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5