For a not-at-all-intimidating option over on 845 W 5th Ave is Coco's Grill tuekcd in a strip mall next to a state liquor store and a Burger King. It's a nice little Chinese place that has some good vegetarian dishes, usually included in the Chinese-only daily specials which they'll gladly translate for you.Another place of interest for Chinese would have to be Joy's Village next to OSU just north of Panda Express. I'm a fan of the Indonesian ( Indostea on the menu) fried rice and I'm not even a fan of fried rice. They also have more unusual offerings like pickled pork intestines (OK. I haven't gotten around to ordering those yet) and a good sign is the family and staff eat there.