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3640 8th St SW, Altoona, IA 50009-1029
+1 515-957-8999
11:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Des Moines
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Love their Orange Chicken. Always hot food..with temperatures and sometimes spices. Service is wonderful they are always putting fresh food out in small quantities making all fresh

Thank Donna M
Winona, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The kids and I love something different that we don't have around here. They were very busy at the time, but we got waited on fast. We had to wait on some of the food, since they ran out, and had to make more, but it dd not take them long to have the fresh stuff out there. And "YES!"... More 

Thank lesbunke
Denver, Colorado
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110 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

I drove from Des Moines downtown to this Panda Express. The site does not specify they close at 9:00(lobby) but the drive thru closes at 9:30pm. Overall the food was good and the place clean.

Thank maxneo0
Knoxville, Iowa
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We typically visit this restaurant once ever two weeks when we are visiting family in Altoona. Greats selection and greats flavor. I've never gotten cold food and it's always fresh. Love the black pepper chicken and the orange chicken. Portions are typically very large. One of my favorite stops.

Thank Donald K
Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2016

The service was fast and friendly. The food was very good for fast food type establishment. I would definitely eat there again.

Thank Bryan T
Sully, Iowa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2016

I used the drive up, the service was quick. The food was good. I had the kung pow chicken with chow mien noodles. I ordered a side of crab rangoon and egg roll. Everything was good and hot. I take away 1 star because I felt the menu was limited. They do not offer any soup choices. Most of the... More 

Thank Halenfan33
Des Moines, Iowa
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

My daughter and l stopped by for lunch. They have a lot of choices and what both of us chose was very good. Staff was pleasant and helpful with choices. If you are not sure of something they will let you sample a bite. We will definitely be back.

Thank conniemcbee
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

I don't usually trust Chinese fast food so I was hesitant to visit Panda Express. I have to say that I was so impressed that I've been there 3 times in one week! It's clean, well organized, the staff present themselves in a professional manner, and the food is absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend this location.

Thank Christine T
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117 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

After working out I thought Chinese sounded good. Super quick service & tasty food. Plenty of prepared choices to choose from. Wish they would've had more for vegetarian options other than steamed veggies but I went ahead with the delicious chicken & veggie dishes. Maybe next time...

Thank Showagapelove
Des Moines, Iowa
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

As a recent widow, I do not like to go to a restaurant alone, to sit down to eat. I like that there is an option, to get my food and be able to take it home. The people are very friendly and are helpful and knowledgeable about the food. I had told the person helping me that I could... More 

Thank conniemcbee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3640 8th St SW, Altoona, IA 50009-1029
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 515-957-8999

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