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Panda Inn

111 E. Wilson Ave. (Maryland Ave.)
Glendale, CA 91206
Cuisine: Chinese
Popular Glendale outpost of Mandarin Chinese chain that spawned Panda Inn Express fast food.
Openings: Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly


Panda Inn Restaurant Review:

Purists may favor more authentic venues in Monterey Park or Alhambra, but this restaurant (not to be confused with its related, but forgettable, Panda Express fast-food outlets) serves some satisfying Chinese cuisine that has mainstream appeal without overly comprising authenticity. Among the recommended dishes in this comfortable, attractively appointed restaurant are the gingery Chinese chicken salad, addictive Panda beef (crisp morsels flavored with sesame, a bit sweet for some tastes), jade chicken, and rich honey-walnut shrimp. Also located at 3488 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, 626-793-7300.