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Royal Panda

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2418 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508-3345
+1 337-233-6368
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11:00 - 21:30
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New Iberia, Louisiana
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has been on the decline for some time now. Two restaurants, King Palace and Buffet City have steaked the spotlight. My greatest complaint about this restaurant was the lack of attention to the appearance of the buffet, and the way some foods were overcooked (Boiled Shrimp) as an example.

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Thank AlvinS70563
New Iberia
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is my favorite and I have eaten at many across the country. Have never had a bad MSG experience, the food is always fresh and abundant. The atmosphere is comfortable and clean and the location is convenient with ample parking. I love that you can get a take out box and pay as little as $6 -- and they... More 

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Thank vac1017
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

With any buffet, the food won't always be the freshest or the healthiest but the food here is usually pretty good, sushi is actually always fresh tasting, restaurant is clean, staff is always very friendly, and price is reasonable.

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Thank Siena T
Abbeville, Louisiana
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54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

From it's ornate exterior, one gets the feeling that a great experience awaits inside. The interior decor was nice and appropriate, and we were seated right next to three, what appeared to be endless, steam buffet tables. Right away, our hearts sank. We asked to be moved from these long lines of feeding troughs, to another area where they were... More 

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Thank James R
New Iberia
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

beautiful buffet.....with everything to please. great food, salad bar, and dessert. our go to place for Chinese. besides that clean, attracted, and reasonable.

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Thank Donnelle Dozier P
Starkville, Mississippi, United States
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

I've been there twice and could wait to get one more dish until I was really full for both visits. This place is more suitable for people who love traditional Chinese food.

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Thank Sodaorchid
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Thus is one of the better buffets in Lafayette. I had lunch here on my birthday with my dad and fiancé. We were all very pleased with the service, cleanliness of the restaurant and of course food selection! They also have one of the bigger sushi selections on a buffet that I've seen anywhere else. Will be back!

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Thank KessieB
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

I went here with low expectations and was still disappointed. It is a nice building with pretty decorations but the food is not very good, even by buffet standards. The worst aspect of this place is the tiny selection. They had several sushi rolls on the buffet, but they were almost all crab with some kind of mayonaise-ish sauce. Some... More 

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Thank 2beanonymous
Lafayette, Louisiana
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Great selection of dishes including some seafood items.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2010

I have been to this restraunt one time. I ate the buffet and it was quite disappointing. The food was average at best. The waitress was attentive and kept the glasses full. I have recently dined at the Hong Kong Buffet next to the new Wal Mart in Broussard and it is much much better at a similar price.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2418 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508-3345
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-233-6368

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?