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Dec 27, 2011 08:35 AM

Panda Pavillion--Rutland VT

I'm sad that Panda Pavillion in Rutland has closed. By far the best Chinese food in Rutland for years and years.

A new place called (I think) "East" has opened on the same spot. I am looking forward to trying it out.

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  1. Despite the fact that no one ever comes to Rut-Vegas, I remain undaunted and shall continue to post! I ate at the new restaurant in the old Panda location last night called East.

    Szechaun beef was very very good, sweet and sour chicken good, crispy pork, okay. Veggies in garlic sauce was also pretty good. All in all, a good experience, especially for a place open less than a week.

    4 Replies
    1. re: Shann

      Keep posting about Rutland! I meet my mother there occasionally and am always looking for good places.
      Is the place you are speaking of in this post over by Home Depot?
      We went to a chinese place on 7 north of town near Godnicks that was decent but I can't remember the name.

      1. re: bm_vt

        Yes, that is the one over by Home Depot. The one on 7 North is Shanghai & Tokyo and it is decent. I get it fairly often for take out on my way home to Brandon.

        Let me know when you are coming to Rutland and I will try to offer up some suggestions.

      2. re: Shann

        oooh! I know where this is...and I will TRAVEL for good Chinese food. Thanks for the info. What do you know/think about the Thai place on rte 4...I'm not sure if it's in Mendon or Rutland, it's on the north side of the road. It always seems to be close when I am passing by. Thanks.

        1. re: VTer

          I haven't eaten there since a new owner took over like a year ago. It was really good with the former owner but can't vouch for it now. I haven't heard anything bad about it though. I do know its a BYOB.

      3. A new Asian restaurant has opened in the spot of the old Panda Pavilion. It is called "East". They have a whole new decor and the staff is very friendly. They have chinese, japanese, sushi and I believe some curries as well. I've only eaten off the chinese menu and it is very good. Probably the best chinese in town. My buddy said the sushi was surprisinly good.

        1. Panda Garden in Manchester Center has wonderful Chinese food. Other Asian restaurants in town are Thai Basil and Sushi Boat. All of them are worth the 35-minute drive from Rutland!

          Panda Garden
          4519 Main St, Manchester Center, VT 05255

          Sushi Boat
          4973 Main St, Manchester Center, VT 05255