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itsminimy Oct 31, 2010 10:55 PM

Not familiar with the Seattle area at all. Are there any Asian restaurants that can accommodate about 100 people? Looking for an Asian style wedding with 7-10 course meal. Thanks in advance!

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    BallardFoodie RE: itsminimy Nov 1, 2010 06:58 AM

    I think that the New Hong Kong Seafood (formerly New Kowloon) would be able to provide a space big enough. Cannot think of many others off the top of my head. They have the additonal positive feature of having parking in the building.

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    New Hong Kong Restaurant
    900 S Jackson St Ste 201, Seattle, WA 98104

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      HungWeiLo RE: itsminimy Nov 1, 2010 08:25 AM

      Imperial Garden
      Tea Palace

      Both are in Renton. Neither are very good with top end food in my opinion, and will be fairly disappointing especially if there are guests coming from Asia. But they do have the proper facilities for 100 people.

      I'm not sure if high standards are required for the food (I have no idea where you're from) - but if the wedding party is trying to conform to the wishes of traditional Asian parents by putting a traditional wedding banquet together, bringing said parents to a food tasting would nix that idea pretty quickly. Although considering the state of wedding food in general, maybe it's not that big of a deal in the end, and it's the thought that counts. You could do worse - like eating rubber chicken at the top of the Space Needle, for instance.

      I have been to at least 10-15 weddings with Chinese couples in recent memory and only one of them opted to do a traditional Chinese banquet. It was a horrifying experience.

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      Tea Palace Restaurant
      2828 Sunset, Renton, WA 98055

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        Leper RE: itsminimy Nov 1, 2010 10:16 AM

        The Chinese room atop the Smith Tower is a wonderful venue with breathtaking views of Puget Sound. They list their preferred catering companies on the Smith Tower website.

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          HungWeiLo RE: Leper Nov 1, 2010 11:12 AM

          No one will cater the kind of food that the poster is asking about.

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            ethereal RE: Leper Nov 3, 2010 02:59 PM

            You can't fit 100 seated at the Smith Tower. Reception style, yes, but not at banquets. Perhaps a good option for rehearsal dinner though.

          2. gmm RE: itsminimy Nov 3, 2010 06:34 AM

            You didn't specify what kind of Asian food you were looking, but you might take a look at the O'Asian website.

            http://www.oasiankitchen.com/PrivateD...

            Looks like they have a private room that can accomodate 100. There's a sample menu - I wasn't able to view it online, but I was able to view it after I saved it to my desktop rather than trying to open it directly.

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              terrier RE: gmm Nov 3, 2010 10:23 AM

              O'Asian (downtown Seattle) or Noble Court (Bellevue) would be my recommendations for this. Surely either could accommodate. Both have parking etc.

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              Noble Court Restaurant
              1644 140th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98005

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              ethereal RE: itsminimy Nov 3, 2010 03:00 PM

              Talk to Wild Ginger. They won't have the typical Chinese wedding menu (long life noodles or whatever), but they can put together a family style dinner with a respectable menu. I believe at their Seattle location you can do 100, but can't recall if they do so by opening up the walls between rooms or if you are broken up into multiple rooms.

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