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Weekday Chinatown dinner recommendations for a large out of town group?

gran queso Nov 13, 2010 07:31 AM

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

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  1. wolfe RE: gran queso Nov 13, 2010 08:05 AM

    Great Eastern.

    Great Eastern Restaurant
    649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133

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    1. re: wolfe
      Joel RE: wolfe Nov 13, 2010 09:51 AM

      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

    2. mariacarmen RE: gran queso Nov 13, 2010 04:17 PM

      R&G Lounge. wide variety of food- standard Chinese but also crab is a specialty. and they can accommodate big groups.

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      1. re: mariacarmen
        bbulkow RE: mariacarmen Nov 13, 2010 04:36 PM

        This would be a great week to get crab, wherever you go.

      2. yimster RE: gran queso Nov 14, 2010 05:23 AM

        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

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          gran queso RE: gran queso Nov 14, 2010 06:41 AM

          Thank you for the great suggestions - another option someone threw into the mix was Bund Shanghai - is this another good choice?

          Bund Shanghai
          640 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA

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