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richmond, bc: need one great restaurant with big crowd

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about 10 of us - gathering from u.s. and canada - and we're all chowhounds at least 5 of whom have lived overseas - mostly in asia and s.e. asia. we want to find the fabulous chinese restaurant with a big lazy-susan-ed table --- 10 people but it also might be 14 of us. an enormous meal with great dishes. touristy not needed just outstanding food. suggestions?

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  1. There are many choices in Richmond that meet your requirements. Here is a few of my favorites:

    Kirin Seafood, 200-7900 Westminister Hwy, 604-303-8833 ww.kirinrestaurant.com (web site has all locations listed)
    A very elegant room, excellant service, lots of big tables with lazy-susans, extensive menu including live seafood.

    Shanghai River, #110 7831 Westminister Hwy, 604-233-8885
    Great XLB's, wontons, braised pork hock (excellant!), fairly large menu.

    Shiang Garden Seafood Restaurant, Unit 2200 Empire Centr, 4540 No 3 Road, (actualy on Hazelbridge!), 604-273-8858
    Beautiful room (I'm told very Hong Kong like), large menu, great service, order carefully.

    Here are three that I've only had dim sum at but have heard that they are excellant for dinner also:

    J & C Restaurant, #2020 Excel Centre, 8766 McKim Way, 604-231-8006 A little tricky to locate, but worth the effort. Another plus for dinner is that they also have sushi to go along with the Chinese menu.

    The Jade Seafood Restaurant, 8511 Alexandra Re, 604-249-0082

    Northern Delicacy, #2788 Aberdeen Centre, 4151 Hazelbridge Way, 604-233-7050 Very extensive menu, Northern style, spicy items

    Any of these would work for large groups but I would strongly suggest making a reservation for a group of this size. If you want more information about any of these or others, I would be happy to share.

    I've taken groups of 12 to each of these except Northern Delicacy but they do have larger tables available; they even have a private room that has a big table in it.

    Iona