As discussed in the Chinese food thread, Best Panda has been closed for the better part of three months due to renovations. They put the signs up last week and it's no longer Best Panda but Empero Taste (chinese name: #1 Seafood and Dim Sum restaurant).
Since my bus passes by this place every day, I look around for signs of life. My folks also walk by there on their morning walks. Anyway, yesterday they finally moved the tables and chairs into the restaurant (all new).
During my folk's walk, they ran into one of the contractors and he told them that the restaurant will be opened for biz next Monday, May 5. They will be serving dim sum and chinese food for dinner. Just in time for mother's day!
Not really sure if there's a change in ownership. I'm going to refrain from trying it out until I see a couple of reviews about this place. If you guys are adventurous, drop by and give it a try and let me know!
Same address, different name.
4052 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121