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Cantonese (like Lee Garden in Toronto)

JohnBoy Nov 30, 2009 09:09 AM

My wife and I have visited friends in Toronto the last few summers. Each time, our Canadian friends took us to a great Chinese (Cantonese,I think) restaurant called Lee Garden.

We will be entertaining our Canadian friends (and a few Canadian friends of theirs) in New York in December. Probably 8+ persons. We are looking for a rootsy, Chowhoundish-nothing fancy-but real good and authentic cuisine at a reasonable price...family style service etc. Chinatown would be great.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!

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    JohnBoy Dec 3, 2009 11:21 AM

    Thanks to all. Your great replies will go a long way towards improving American-Canadian relations! :-)

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      craig_g Dec 1, 2009 09:18 AM

      Oriental Garden on Elizabeth St. is excellent.

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        StheJ Nov 30, 2009 09:48 AM

        I second Cantoon Garden, unless you want to go to flushing...

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        1. re: StheJ
          Steve R Nov 30, 2009 09:50 AM

          In which case, Imperial Palace?

          1. re: Steve R
            StheJ Nov 30, 2009 10:57 AM

            Yes. That seems to be the consensus on chowhound and I thoroughly enjoyed it as well...

            1. re: StheJ
              Lau Dec 1, 2009 08:19 AM

              i'm the cheerleader for both restaurants (although Toronto has better chinese food than NY does fyi). So i recommend both restaurants, here's my reviews:
              - IP: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/543625
              - CG: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/589457

              1. re: Lau
                Steve R Dec 1, 2009 11:55 AM

                Going to IP tonite. Thanks for the link.

                1. re: Steve R
                  Lau Dec 1, 2009 01:34 PM

                  great, would love to see what you think

                  make sure to get the crab rice and the other dishes in that post

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                    Steve R Dec 2, 2009 05:42 AM


                    Loved it.

        2. Steve R Nov 30, 2009 09:44 AM

          I think that this is the place you're referring to? http://www.leegardenrestaurant.ca/ind...

          If so, I recommend Cantoon Garden in Manhattan's Chinatown.

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