Not to be confused a similarly named express restaurant, Panda Chinese
Restaurant on South Kirkwood Road is a small dine-in and carryout
joint in the Woodbine Center. Images of pandas decorate the tables,
and a wooden mural looks over the cozy dining area. Patrons will order
standard Chinese fare from the counter, such as mu shu pork, sweet
and sour chicken or shrimp chow mein, all MSG-free. Panda Chinese uses
a flavor enhancer that keeps the once-dreaded acronym out of your
food. Lunch specials are available until 3:00 p.m.