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venue for a chinese banquet in SD

cristae8 Aug 29, 2006 08:07 PM

I'm looking for a chinese restaurant venue that can hold a banquet for approx 150-200 people. So far the only two places I know of are Jasmine and Emerald. Is there other posibilities that you guys know of in San Diego?

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    daantaat RE: cristae8 Aug 30, 2006 04:55 AM

    Pearl in Rancho Bernardo is the sister to Emerald. That might be another option.

    1. Jim Strain RE: cristae8 Aug 30, 2006 03:23 PM

      You might want to check out Kings Garden in the Sorrento Mesa area. This place has a dance floor and can expand in increments to hold a LOT of people. Most of the time it's a low-priced, high-volume, quick-lunch-special joint that caters to all of us techno-geek workers on the mesa. I've eaten there on Saturdays, however, when most of the place was closed off for a large banquet, and I saw *amazing* things coming out of the kitchen and being carried to the wedding guests in the next room. You can bet that they weren't eating kung pao chicken. Good luck.
      . . . jim strain in san diego.

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        Josh RE: Jim Strain Aug 31, 2006 11:57 PM

        Sounds interesting. How's the regular menu? What's the atmosphere like? Details, man, details.

      2. cristina RE: cristae8 Aug 30, 2006 08:28 PM

        Lee's Garden at 54th and University hosts huge weddings--the restaurant shuts down for the parties.

        Caveat: I've only eaten in the restaurant, and not for quite some time.

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          Joseph RE: cristina Aug 31, 2006 04:08 AM

          My wife and I ate there a few months ago, after Kirk wandered into the place and wrote a review (search http://mmm-yoso.typepad.com/).

          As he also noted, the prices were quite low, and the service was surprisingly good. We noticed a couple of large groups there for birthday parties that night, and there were a few roast ducks at the front of the place. The food was a good value; one of the other options mentioned may be better quality.

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          cristae8 RE: cristae8 Aug 31, 2006 12:47 AM

          Thank you all so much for your suggestions.

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