Hawaii Mom Blog Updates

March 19, 2012

Panda Cuisine

Panda Cuisine used to be one of my favorite restaurants for lunch time dim sum. When the restaurant recently closed and re-opened under new ownership, I was sad when I heard that the new owners are no longer offering dim sum. But, instead they are featuring a $7.99 lunch special menu, and it appears to be a hit.

We visited the new Panda Cuisine on a Sunday morning around 11:15 am, and the restaurant was packed. We got a table immediately, and our timing couldn't have been better, because ever since we got seated, there was a steady flow of customers coming in. Many of the customers were Chinese-speaking, which can mean only one thing - this is the real deal.

Here's what we came for - the $7.99 lunch specials. There were at least 50 items on the menu for $7.99.

Parking is located underneath the restaurant. There is a charge during the day, but it is free at night.

$7.99 orange peel chicken - not your run-of-the-mill orange chicken - no heavy batter, just a tangy glaze, making this dish lighter than most places that serve orange chicken.

All $7.99 lunch specials come with the soup of the day. It was very good.

$7.99 String beans with minced pork

$9.99 lobster special - ginger sauce over e-mein noodles. A majority, if not all tables had at least one lobster on their table. I believe they impose a limit on the number of lobsters you can order. I can see why.

Panda Cuisine
641 Keeaumoku Street
(808) 947-1688

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Kay says:

Those green beans look wonderful. I think Panda Express has something like that with chicken.