I couldn’t resist checking out this newer Chinese restaurant after seeing a coupon listing several Thai offerings.
I noticed nine tables for diners and that it appeared to be somewhat remodeled from the previous tenants. I was struck by the cleanliness of the place as well as the bathroom. If a place does not have a clean bathroom its a huge red flag for me. This place was spotless. The dining area suffered from florescent lighting which made it feel like the focus was on take-out. If they want a dine-in crowd, the mood could really change with new lighting. Also, Panda offered Time Warner Cable free wifi. This is a trend in offering wifi for TWC customers and if you want to use it you must have an account set up.
As far as the Pad Thai Shrimp, the noodles and flavor were good and the six shrimp were large-sized and perfectly cooked. The veggies were crisp but not too crisp.
The dish was served with lemon wedges rather than limes. I want limes with my pad thai. Also there was no hot sauce/chili garlic sauce on the table. I asked for hot sauce and they brought me some srirarcha packets. I think it would be simple to put some sauces on the table.
The broth in the soup was simply under seasoned. I think it was basically coconut milk and broth. The chicken was nice and not overcooked, but without a broth or any additional seasonings/herbs served with it on the side, I can’t recommend it.
I would like to try a few of the other dishes and would be interested to see how others liked it.