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Chinese resturant for 50th BDay

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I am turning 50 and have @ 60+ coming from all over to Manhattan to celebrate.
I need atmosphere/great food/ private room/not in Flushing (too many out of towners) and
not $$$$
Can be funky but no hole in the wall.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Well, I don't know about private room rentals, though it's huge, so there may be such a thing, but PING'S has great seafood, boisterous atmosphere (lots of fish tanks and gold statuary) and good prices.

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    1. re: slippek

      Thank you for your response, will add it to my list.

    2. Harmony Palace may be worth considering. They certainly have the space. I haven't been there for a banquet in years, but the fact that Chinese folks continue to rent it out for large community functions and wedding banquets indicates to me that they haven't slipped.

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      1. re: Pan

        I will check it out on my tour of Chinatown places.

      2. Wu Liang Ee in midtown is REAL chinese food (but approachable for even teh squeamish) and for large groups Mr. K's on Lexington - also has great food.

        1. Thanks for the response, will check it out

          1. I've only been to Ping's in Manhattan, but it was great. Congee Village is also good for groups.

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            1. re: j1234

              Yeah, but I seem to remember that the biggest private room at Congee Village seats 50. That's why I didn't mention them before.

            2. I don't think the food is the greatest, but Jing Fong is large and affordable for a group of that size.

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              1. re: centrejack

                Thanks will add it to the list

              2. Chef Yu
                520 8th Ave (Cross Street: W 36th Street)
                New York, NY 10018
                (212) 736-6150

                You should talk with them and see if you can work a banquet menu.
                They are inexpensive for a midtown location.

                Harmony Palace went through renovation not too long ago. I haven't eaten the food there lately. I had banquets there a long time ago but didn't find the food to be good, but that was a long time ago and things could of changed.

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                1. Peking Park on 40th and Park, right by Grand Central. Had my wedding banquet there. You can get the full lobster, shrimp, fish, peking duck, appetizer plattter, etc. for $550/table + 15% service, which is on par with the Jing Fong and Harmony Palace. There are also a couple of less banquets.

                  The space is very nicely decorated, and they have a lot of sliding panels and walls so they configure a room based on the numner of tables that you will have. It ends to be quiet at night also.

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                  1. re: Heavy Ed

                    Thanks. I will certainly look into this.