Weekday Chinatown dinner recommendations for a large out of town group?
I've been reading through the boards looking for a specific recommendation for a Chinatown restaurant to take a group of 10-15 out-of-towners to on a Weekday night. The group has expressed interest in Chinatown specifically, but if there is someplace that would be even better elsewhere I may be able to convince them (as long as it is accessible by public transit from Union Square).
The culinary adventuresomeness ranges from not very to VERY. The ideal cost would be 7-15 dollar entrées. My first thought was Hunan Homes, but thought it might be too spicy for some of the crowd. Any other reccos? Decor not so much of an issue, food is key as well as an atmosphere conducive to larger groups.
Thanks in advance!
Hunan Homes Restaurant
622 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133
The food at R&G and Great Eastern are top notch with Louie's a close second if order correctly. If you want to do some business and make it social and work related dinner than Louie's will be less noisy more suited for a business dinner. Yes, crab is just in season and you are in luck. If you go to Louie's than the Baked Sea Bass there is great.
All three are sound choices for Cantonese food.
Great Eastern Restaurant
649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133
They have semiprivate rooms with shoji screens.
Your numbers (10 to 15) are tricky.
Fourteen can be accommodated (though cozy) at an extra-large table; fifteen will require two tables.
Louie's California Chinese
646 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-2106