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Chinese Restaurant Open Xmas Eve and Day

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Hi all,

After years of subjecting my Jewish husband to the holiday ham and Xmas carols, we are away from family this year and on our own. I'd like to indulge him by recreating his family's Chinese food and a movie Jewish Xmas. Any suggestions on a great (read: authentic) Chinese restaurant that would be open either Christmas Eve or Day? Thanks!

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  1. What area/city are you looking for? Almost all Chinese restaurants will be open those days; they only close on Chinese New Year.

    1. Yeah, most are open. Here's a good place to start:

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/604653

      The big Hunan on Sansome has Kung Pow Kosher Comedy both nights.

      http://www.koshercomedy.com/kungpao/s...

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        I think it's actually the New Asia restaurant on Pacific, but I second Kung Poa Kosher Comedy recommendation. I've been in the past, and am going again this year. The early show comes with dinner, and the later show comes with just egg rolls, in case you want to have dinner elsewhere first.

      2. I will bet his "traditional Chinese" Christmas dinner did not include an authentic Chinese meal. If it did think about Jai Yun or Great Eastern.

        1. We had a great Christmas Day meal at China Village a couple of years ago; if either of the Solano Avenue movie palaces (Thousand Oaks and Albany) has something you fancy it'd be a nice stroll without having to repark the car.

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          China Village
          1335 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706

          1. You are actually likely to have more of a challenge finding a movie you want to watch on xmas eve. Most of the local theaters only have very early shows. I'd suggest you research and choose your movie first, and cruise around your nearest Chinatown-like region for the most hopping place that's open. You might happen on a place that's under the radar for everyone except the locals.

            Here's what I experienced in 2002:

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/22427

            1. Hi all,
              Thanks for the advice. After pulling through lots of Chowhound posts we'd narrowed it down to San Tung or S&T Hong Kong Seafood...we were lured to S&T by the clay pot crab with vermicelli. We went early since we were catching an 8pm show at the Kabuki and the place quickly filled up. Dinner was good - we ordered the aforementioned crab, roast pork, assorted mushrooms with lilly bulb, and crispy tofu with baby bok choy. The crab and the tofu were the standouts. The crab was super messy, but worth the effort. The tofu was nicely fried with a good custardy texture inside and has a bonus shrimp ball plopped on top. All in all we had an good Jewish xmas eve dinner.