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Sep 15, 2008 01:31 AM

Where to feed ten hungry Chinese in SGV

I have ten Chinese visitors (Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai) who want dinner in SGV tonight and don't know where to go. After twelve days in the U.S., they specifically want Chinese food. Is Empress Harbor still good? What else would you recommend as a "white tablecloth" restaurant with good food and service?

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  1. Mei Long Village
    301 Valley
    San Gabriel

    Get the pork pump.

    2 Replies
    1. re: J.L.

      I wouldn't consider mei long village a "white tablecloth" restaurant.

      1. re: zimmy

        Point of clarification. Mei Long Village has ONE large round table which can fit up to 14. Service is excellent. I myself have hosted some homesick Chinese expats at this table, with excellent results (less homesickness).

        ... Thus my recommendation.

      1. Hi bagdoodle,

        For "white tablecloth" authentic Chinese food in the SGV, two of the nicest ones would be Sea Harbour and Elite. Both are Hong Kong / Cantonese-influenced restaurants, with some great Live Seafood (which varies depending on the day).

        Elite Restaurant
        700 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

        Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant
        3939 N. Rosemead Blvd., Rosemead, CA 91770, USA

        1. I'd recommend Elite in Monterey Park. I think it is the best choice for you, but it's a little pricey, to say the least. It's a Cantonese seafood restaurant. Empress Harbor is also good for Cantonese seafood. Seafood Village in Temple City is great for Chiu Chow food, which is often quite popular with HK folks.

          Here's some information:

          1. Thanks to all of you for your help