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Oct 31, 2006 06:30 PM

Good chinese banquet place

Am looking for a chinese resturant that could do a banquet for 12 people in in Northern Virginia. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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  1. If you have a favorite chinese restaurant, you could talk to the chef there. If you're looking for good food and a nicer environment, check with Full Kee. It's not as pretty as some but the food is better; and it's nicer than some restaurants that have good food but not atmosphere. Oriental Cafe in Alexandria (outside Kingstown) has nicer surroundings. The food is iffy, though. Sometimes really good, sometimes not.

    1. I'd think you could get most of the upstairs of the georgetown Mei Wah to yourselves if you don't mind americanized chinese food.

      1. I am assuming the OP is looking for a place that has the room and a "banquet menu" of traditional Chinese banquet items such as a cold appetizer like jelly fish, a steamed chicken, a whole steamed fish (usually a sole but sometimes tilapia, in soy sauce with ginger and scallions) and a dish of fried rice and some kind of noodles, some veggies such as mushrooms or steamed chinese broccoli with oyster sauce, etc. I think your best bets are the bigger banquet halls such as Good Fortune in Gaithersburg or China Garden in Rosslyn.

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        1. re: dpan

          With 12, that's only one table. Unless you find a place that has a smaller room (and there are some), you're going to end up in a corner of a restaurant. If you talk to the chef of most restaurants, they can put together a banquet menu with you, even if it's with food they don't typically have. Unless restaurants service more Americans, they might not have a menu.

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