Panda Express Menu Prices

When we say Panda Express, we say Chinese food. This is a fast-food restaurant chain that serves American Chinese food. Panda Express is different and more known than other restaurants serving Chinese food due to the fact that it is a fast-food chain. Moreover, the menu prices tend to be lower than those from other Chinese restaurants.

The restaurant has a large variety of food items such as Kung Pao chicken, Beijing beef, Mandarin chicken, different mixed vegetables, and, of course, rice.

The mascot of the restaurant is a panda bear and the inside ambiance is Asian inspired.

In the table below you will find the latest Panda Express menu prices.

Food Size Price

Create Your Plate

Available Sides: Mixed Veggies, Chow Mein, White Steamed Rice, Brown Steamed Rice, and Fried Rice

Any 1 Side & 2 Entrees   $10.50
Chow Mein Full $10.50
Chow Mein Half $10.50
Fried Rice Full $10.50
Fried Rice Half $10.50
White Steamed Rice Full $10.50
White Steamed Rice Half $10.50
Super Greens Full $10.50
Super Greens Half $10.50
Any 1 Side & 3 Entrees   $12.90
Chow Mein Full $12.90
Chow Mein Half $12.90
Fried Rice Full $12.90
Fried Rice Half $12.90
White Steamed Rice Full $12.90
White Steamed Rice Half $12.90
Super Greens Full $12.90
Super Greens Half $12.90
Additional Charge – Premium Entree   $1.85
Black Pepper Angus Steak   $1.85
Firecracker Shrimp   $1.85
Honey Walnut Shrimp   $1.85

Bowl

Available Sides: Mixed Veggies, Chow Mein, White Steamed Rice, Brown Steamed Rice, and Fried Rice

Any 1 Side & 1 Entree   $8.50
Chow Mein Full $8.50
Chow Mein Half $8.50
Fried Rice Full $8.50
Fried Rice Half $8.50
White Steamed Rice Full $8.50
White Steamed Rice Half $8.50
Super Greens Full $8.50
Super Greens Half $8.50
Additional Charge – Premium Entree   $1.75
Black Pepper Angus Steak   $1.75
Firecracker Shrimp   $1.75
Honey Walnut Shrimp   $1.75

Kid’s Meal

Guests 11 and Under

Any 1 Jr. Side, 1 Jr. Entree, 12 oz. Drink & Cookie   $7.20
Chow Mein Full $7.20
Chow Mein Half $7.20
Fried Rice Full $7.20
Fried Rice Half $7.20
White Steamed Rice Full $7.20
White Steamed Rice Half $7.20
Super Greens Full $7.20
Super Greens Half $7.20
Additional Charge – Premium Entree   $1.00
Black Pepper Angus Steak   $1.00
Firecracker Shrimp   $1.00
Honey Walnut Shrimp   $1.00
Family Feast

 

Serves 4-5

2 Large Sides & 3 Large Entrees   $27.50
Chow Mein   $27.50
Fried Rice   $27.50
White Steamed Rice   $27.50
Super Greens   $27.50
Additional Charge – Premium Entree   $5.00
Black Pepper Angus Steak   $5.00
Firecracker Shrimp   $5.00
Honey Walnut Shrimp   $5.00

A La Carte

Black Pepper Angus Steak Small $7.25
Black Pepper Angus Steak Medium $13.75
Black Pepper Angus Steak Large $19.00
Firecracker Shrimp Small $7.25
Firecracker Shrimp Medium $13.75
Firecracker Shrimp Large $19.00
The Original Orange Chicken Small $5.75
The Original Orange Chicken Medium $10.25
The Original Orange Chicken Large $13.75
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Small $5.75
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Medium $10.25
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Large $13.75
SweetFire Chicken Breast Small $5.75
SweetFire Chicken Breast Medium $10.25
SweetFire Chicken Breast Large $13.75
Kung Pao Chicken Small $5.75
Kung Pao Chicken Medium $10.25
Kung Pao Chicken Large $13.75
Mushroom Chicken Small $5.75
Mushroom Chicken Medium $10.25
Mushroom Chicken Large $13.75
Black Pepper Chicken Small $5.75
Black Pepper Chicken Medium $10.25
Black Pepper Chicken Large $13.75
Beijing Beef Small $5.75
Beijing Beef Medium $10.25
Beijing Beef Large $13.75
Broccoli Beef Small $5.75
Broccoli Beef Medium $10.25
Broccoli Beef Large $13.75
Honey Walnut Shrimp Small $7.25
Honey Walnut Shrimp Medium $13.75
Honey Walnut Shrimp Large $19.15
Veggie Spring Roll Small $2.75
Veggie Spring Roll Medium $10.25
Veggie Spring Roll Large $13.75
Chicken Egg Roll Small $2.75
Chicken Egg Roll Medium $10.25
Chicken Egg Roll Large $13.75
Cream Cheese Rangoon Small $2.75
Cream Cheese Rangoon Medium $7.75
Cream Cheese Rangoon Large $10.75
Chow Mein Medium $4.25
Chow Mein Large $5.75
Fried Rice Medium $4.45
Fried Rice Large $5.75
White Steamed Rice Medium $4.25
White Steamed Rice Large $5.75
Super Greens Medium $4.25
Super Greens Large $5.75

Appetizers

Chicken Egg Roll Small $2.75
Chicken Egg Roll Large $13.75
Veggie Spring Roll Small $2.60
Veggie Spring Roll Large $13.75
Cream Cheese Rangoon Small $2.75
Cream Cheese Rangoon Large $10.75

Drinks

Coca Cola Small $2.75
Coca Cola Medium $2.95
Coca Cola Large $3.25
Diet Coke Small $2.75
Diet Coke Medium $2.95
Diet Coke Large $3.25
Dr Pepper Small $2.75
Dr Pepper Medium $2.95
Dr Pepper Large $3.25
Coca Cola Zero Sugar Small $2.75
Coca Cola Zero Sugar Medium $2.95
Coca Cola Zero Sugar Large $3.25
Coca Cola Cherry Small $2.75
Coca Cola Cherry Medium $2.95
Coca Cola Cherry Large $3.25
Barq’s Root Beer Small $2.75
Barq’s Root Beer Medium $2.95
Barq’s Root Beer Large $3.25
Fanta Orange Small $2.75
Fanta Orange Medium $2.95
Fanta Orange Large $3.25
Fanta Strawberry Small $2.75
Fanta Strawberry Medium $2.95
Fanta Strawberry Large $3.25
Minute Maid Lemonade Small $2.75
Minute Maid Lemonade Medium $2.95
Minute Maid Lemonade Large $3.25
Sprite Small $2.75
Sprite Medium $2.95
Sprite Large $3.25

Available Entrees

Not all entrees are available at every location, so make sure you check beforehand with your favorite Panda Express location.

Shrimp Entrees Beef Entrees Chicken Entrees
Samurai Surf & Turf Samurai Surf & Turf Orange Chicken
Peppercorn Shrimp Beijing Beef Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
Honey Walnut Shrimp Shanghai Angus Steak Sweetfire Chicken Breast
  Broccoli Beef String Bean Chicken Breast
    Kung Pao Chicken
    Mandarin Chicken
    Mushroom Chicken
    Black Pepper Chicken

Brand History

The history of Panda Express starts with Ming-Tsai Cherng, his son Andrew J.C. Cherng, and Andrew’s future wife Peggy Cherng. In the 1960s they migrated from Chine to the United States, but actually, Peggy emigrated from Burma because at that time she wasn’t part of the family yet.

This family had the dream to open their own restaurant and so they did. In 1973, they opened the first Panda Express restaurant in California. In the beginning, there offered food inspired by the Mandarin and Szechwan of their home-country China.

This restaurant became very popular in a short period of time thanks to the authentic Mandarin and Szechwan dishes and fast service. So, in 1983 the first international Panda Express restaurant was opened. Besides the traditional Chinese dishes, their menu includes chicken dishes and hamburgers as well.

The Panda Express franchise is expanding constantly. If in 1992 there were only 50 locations in the United States of America, now there are more than 2,200 restaurants all over the world.

Our review

Panda Express MealThe Panda Express menu has many food items you can choose from, all at reasonable prices. Expect to pay anywhere between $6.5 and $9 for the option to create your own plate. This option comes with any 1 side option and 2 entrees. Some other meals include the bowls which cost around $6.5 and include any 1 side and 1 entrée. Panda Express offers a kid’s menu as well, with meals that cost around $5.5, and even the family feast which comes with 3 large entrees and 2 large sides.

You might like our articles about the prices for the items on the menus of Taco Bell, Benihana, or Chipotle.

It is recommended to try many of the menu items. For example, the sides include a large variety of rice and mixed vegetables. Plus, there are many different entrees you should taste such as the Honey Walnut Shrimp and the Shanghai Angus Steak. Some other items preferred by customers are the Honey Sesame Chicken Breast, the Mushroom Chicken, the Orange Chicken, and the Broccoli Beef.

Employees of Panda Express tend to have a good opinion about their employer and most of them are hired part-time. You should expect a service typical to most fast-food restaurants. The busiest hours are anywhere between 12:00 p.m. and 01:00 p.m.

The atmosphere from these restaurants is calm in general. They hired the Trusonic company in order to produce Asian-Inspired music and create an Asian atmosphere.

You can find Panda Express locations in many different countries all over the world such as United Arab Emirates, Korea, and Canada.

Panda Express FAQs

When was Panda Express founded?

Panda Express was created in 1983 and expanded very quickly, opening new locations all over the United States.

Who founded Panda Express?

Panda Express was founded by Ming Tsai Cherng and his son Andrew Cherng. They took a loan to open a restaurant in California and the business grew really fast in a short time. In that period the restaurant was called Panda Inn, but the son made the decision to change it to Panda Express.

Where was the first Panda Express opened?

The first Panda Express restaurant was opened in California.

How did Panda Express get its name?

Panda Express got its name from the upscale Panda Inn restaurant. Andrew Cherng, one of the founders, named the restaurant Panda Express in order to highlight their quick service.

When does Panda Express open?

In general, Panda Express opens at 10:00 a.m. from Monday until Sunday, but it depends on the location. Make sure you check this information on their official website.

When does Panda Express close?

Panda Express closes at 10:00 p.m. from Monday until Sunday, but again it depends on the location. It is recommended to verify this information on their official website.

What are the low-carb choices at Panda Express?

Panda Express offers a few low-carb meals such as grilled Asian chicken and grilled teriyaki chicken.

How many Panda Express restaurants are there?

There are more than 2,200 Panda Express locations all over the world. The majority of these restaurants are located in shopping mall food courts, but you can also find them on university campuses or even as stand-alone restaurants.

Who owns Panda Express?

Peggy and Andrew Cherng own Panda Express. They took the decision to keep the company family-owned and operate it, which is not common for a company of this size.

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