We just got back from a weekend at Disney again and went to a couple restaurants where we made ADRs. I know I have never read anything really great about the China pavillian restaurant, but my husband and I love Chinese food and sometimes disagree with the reviews. So, we gave it a shot. I apologize to anyone I did not believe (who wrote a negative review). Here is our experience:
We got there 20 minutes early, but they were not busy at all and let us go right in. So far so good! We looked at the menu and it was a little pricey but we knew that going in. Everything sounded delicious. We ordered an appetizer and drinks and told her we would need a couple minutes before choosing our main course.
25 minutes later, she re-appeared (not sure where she went). We ordered and then about 3 minutes after that our appetizer got there. It was good!
My husband got the special which was a General Tso's dish. I got the honey sesame chicken. The portions were unbelievably small and the flavor, as many people said on here before, was not quite as good as the local take out. But after $65 for the 2 of us, we left and I hate to say it, but, I was still hungry.
If the service had been better maybe it would have made a difference? I don't know. We talked about it and neither of us HATE the restaurant at all. We don't think we will go back just because the value wasn't there for what you get and there are so many better restaurants to go to!
So, for what it's worth, there is my review. Probably not a huge surprise to most! (Oh the $65 was after tip and during lunch pricing lol
On a GREAT note, we went to Whispering Canyon the next morning for the first time and had a blast!!!!