Panda Garden is truly one of the best Chinese Restaurants in the world! I wanted to go to have decent Asian noodles for my birthday today and stumbled across Panda Garden in the middle of Memphis Tennessee. What a pleasant surprise! I am originally from Hawaii and am part Hawaiian and Asian. I have lived across the Pacific Rim. Had Panda Garden been in Hawaii, there would be a long line of hungry customers around the block waiting to eat here. As it is now, Panda Garden is a best kept secret in the middle of Memphis with few customers. The food at this quiet, little Chinese restaurant in the middle of Memphis Tennessee is such a pleasant surprise. The vegetables are crisp and fresh. The rolls and dumplings are freshly made with the freshest ingredients. Unlike typical Chinese American restaurants, the food is not overly greasy, salty, burnt or smothered in bottled processed sauces. The cuisine tastes more healthy and homemade like my Chinese grandmother Bo Lin made back in Hawaii. The prices here are very affordable while the decor is crisp, clean and professional. Clean, crisp linen napkins and quality service ware is used rather than typical cheap plastic plates found at most Chinese fast food restaurants and buffets. The staff is genuinely friendly and service is fast and professional. Thus, if you are looking for healthy, tasty, fresh, authentic Chinese food, Panda Garden is definitely one of best places in the world--except for my grandmother Bo Lin's kitchen!
Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum!! I am born and raised from Memphis but have moved all around and lived in quite a few different cities. I'm currently in NYC where there are a ton of delicious restaurants. But I still crave Wang's menu!! Their chef is phenominal!! Seriously the best Hot and Sour Soup that I've had from any city I've traveled to and any restaurant I've eaten in. And I'm even comparing it to the Hot and Sour Soup that I've had in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong.... The Garlic Chicken leaves you wanting more, their fried rice is so tasty, and their lo mein... Well, all I can say is yum!! The best part is, they are so easy going at Wang's that when I ask to customize my dishes just how I like it, they do it perfectly without fuss! It also has a really nice atmosphere. I a lot of Chinese places that I have eaten at have very sticky tables and I feel my feet sticking even to the floors. Not at Wangs. They are super clean and very hip for a Chinese restaurant. I mean, a full bar with a bartender that makes delicious martinis, a piano player who I wish would transfer his talent to me, the plants make you feel like you wanna go home and fix your own garden.... This restaurant is awesome!
My family and I absolutely LOVE this place. Walking in here makes me feel like I'm walking in my own home. Everyone greets you and is so happy to see you. It's one of the few restaurants where the owners are actually there, always, making sure you enjoy your experience and love the food!! My favorite is their Peking Duck and Mushu!! The server comes to your table and makes the food for you. It makes me feel so special. Not to mention, it is sooo delicious. My family and I always fight over the last bites it's so good. And when I go there with my friends, we'll get other dishes like their ShaCha Beef and their Hunan Chicken. I love it when there is enough left over to take home so I can eat it again!! I'm so glad the one on Park is still with the family. That Wang family sure knows how to do it right!! You guys, if you haven't tried it, you are missing out!! If you haven't been there for a while, I'm sure the owners will still remember you and love to feed you. They are some of the sweetest people with the best food!!!!