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3901 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205-1715
+1 941-746-9880
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most of the items were almost empty and the egg foo young was cold. One of the worst buffets I have ever eaten at.

Thank Daniel R
Washington, DC
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

OK, I suppose, for a buffet. "Service" is next to non-existent. Once seated with a curt, "You sit here!" from waitress, I never saw her again until I tracked her down for the bill. I saw several patrons dining on snow crab, but couldn't find any of them being offered at any of the serving tables. I finally got the... More 

Thank URKiddinMee
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I'm not a huge fan of buffets anyway, but decided to give this a try based upon some reviews. I was completely unimpressed. There were customers in the building, however you could tell several of the food items had been sitting a long time. When they did finally bring out new trays, they didn't change out any of the stuff... More 

Thank Jennifer H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Keep going back because we like the food however we are lucky if we even get acknowledged with a hello

Thank Mdfeser
Tampa, Florida
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I used Trip Advisor to find a good highly rated Chinese buffet. The closest to where we were was Panda. It had a 4/5 rating. The place was clean and comfortable. The food was fresh and plentiful. The server was pleasant as well and kept all the tables clear without being pushy or overbearing. The only drawback was no different... More 

Thank SharkieO
Bradenton, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Visited yearly with a large group for birthdays. Food menu changes dependent on the day of the week. Enjoyed the variety and freshness of food. Salad bar, ice cream and dessert bars. Less fried foods which is how I like my Asian selections.

Thank prairielily56
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The wife and I like to have a big meal early in the day and you can't beat this place...nice selection of foods, always a crowd so the food turns...lunch or dinner both are great.

Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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166 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I went here for dinner on a Saturday evening. They offer a great variety of food (both Chinese and American). They also offer a sushi bar. The food was good and is what you would expect at a buffet. The wait staff kept the tables clean and promptly removed finished plates.

Thank 697billm
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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221 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

It's a buffet with man choices. It's your typical buffet some items are sitting in the steam table for a long time. We like to go when it's crowded this way items in the steam table are being replenish on a regular basis. It is also very reasonable in price.

Thank bob34280fl
Parrish, Florida
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130 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Panda has a large selection of different items, from sushi to peel & eat shrimp along with the traditional oriental food. There are lots of desserts to choose from along with different flavor of ice cream. I stop here for lunch after work, there is never any waiting and the staff are very friendly. Good lunch for $8.00.

Thank Trish M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3901 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205-1715
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-746-9880

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?