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KAANDELA, Panamá, Provincia de Panama

KAANDELA

4.8
4.8
78 Reviews
$31 to $50
International
We invite you to join us for our playful exploration of flavour, that is equal parts: intuition and experience. With often primitive methods of concoction such as fermentation, smoking, raw dishes, curing, pickling and the magic and unpredictability of cooking over wood fire – all coming together with elegant execution in dishes designed for sharing and pairing. Purposefully a little disruptive, we take an approach to dining that is fun, and encourages looking at traditional ideas from a new angle. This can be anything from getting stuck in with your hands, to rehashing recipes with funky local produce. We never stand still and continue to evolve – just as fire refuses to hold a single form.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    International
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 7:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    6747-0682
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 78 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Panama

    Best Overall

  • Panama

    Best Food

  • Panama

    Best Service

  • Panama

    Best Ambiance

  • Panama

    Innovative

  • Panama

    Neighborhood gem

  • Panama

    Good for special occasions

  • Panama City

    Best Overall

  • Panama City

    Best Food

  • Panama City

    Best Service

  • Panama City

    Best Ambiance

  • Panama City

    Innovative

  • Panama City

    Neighborhood gem

  • Panama City

    Good for special occasions

78 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Luis was extremely kind and professional! I would fly to panama just to eat at Kaandela! Great prices amazing food!
    KAANDELAResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you very much for your awesome review!

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  2. GregV

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and very beautiful setting. Great service.

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  3. KellyK

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing dinner. Sat at the chef's bar and truly enjoyed the entire experience - food, service, conversation - great engagement by the entire staff and especially Meybelin directly in front of us at bar. We are staying at the hotel, so we have had a chance to eat multiple menu items, and all have been exceptional. One of the best combinations of food and service we have encountered not only in Panama City, but while traveling elsewhere in Central America and at home in the states. All professionally trained staff in Culinary Arts. A small, intimate restaurant not to miss.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Lamb appetizer was delicious, pork shank entree as well. Enjoyable atmosphere

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stayed at the hotel and loved our dinner here! Very delicious drinks, generous portions of everything, extremely tasty food. The details on everything are stunning - the food, way it was served and inferior of the restaurant are all a treat to take in.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our experience started with two different staff members making sure we knew that we could only stay at our reserved table for two hours. This was not a problem for us, but they couldn’t hold up their end of the deal! We ordered promptly but about 1/2 way into our “2 hour block” they sat a very large table right next to us. No more service for us! We sat and sat and waited for our check, with drinks long gone empty and never refilled, wishing for more cocktails or to just be set free.
    KAANDELAResponded on April 4, 2024
    Dear Dani, thanks so much for providing us with more details about your feedback on both Google and OpenTable. We were able to track your reservation with the right name and details due to this second comment. We are really sorry to learn that your experience was not up to pair. We are now checking what happened with your experience as this is not the service we normally offer. We have also shared your case with our Restaurant Manager to frankly review our areas of opportunity. We deeply regret that your visit was not a nice one, and we will keep in touch. Again, thank you for providing us with more details about your reservation.

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  7. MARCW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef, Etsy is personable, creative and excellent chef. Th Esty could not be better, they are all veery nice and attentive
    KAANDELAResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thanks so much, MARCW!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing dinner! Chef Eddy and his team are incredible. Must go if you are in Panama!
    KAANDELAResponded on March 1, 2024
    Thanks so much!!!

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  9. luciusb

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not seated for 40 minutes after reservation time. Then told the kitchen was closing in 25 minutes. Expensive menu so we did not want to be rushed and left without eating.
    KAANDELAResponded on February 28, 2024
    Dear luciusb, we offer our appology for not being able to deliver our amazing culinary experience to you. We are sorry to read your comments, and ask for your kind comprehension, as one of your guests was running late due to the traffic caused by a local festivity, the reataurant was full and the schedule was tight. We would have loved to offer you the best, and hope you can pay us another visit. Thank you for your understanding with this special situation.

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  10. ChrisB

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly excellent food and beverages. We tried most of the menu, and each dish was fantastic. The chefs and service staff were amazing! Kind, inviting, and fantastic at their jobs.
    KAANDELAResponded on February 28, 2024
    Thank you for visiting, Chris!

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FAQs

KAANDELA is rated 4.8 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for KAANDELA

Av. Central España, Panamá, Provincia de Panama 00000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Avenida Central entre Calles 3ra y 4ta. <br />Casco Antiguo, Ciudad de Pana
  • Neighborhood
    Panama City
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 7:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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