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Cantonese (like Lee Garden in Toronto)

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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  1. 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.

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

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      1. re: StheJ

        In which case, Imperial Palace?

        1. re: Steve R

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

          1. re: StheJ

            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

              Going to IP tonite. Thanks for the link.

              1. re: Steve R

                great, would love to see what you think

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

      2. Oriental Garden on Elizabeth St. is excellent.

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