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PETER NORD Sep 14, 2011 02:57 PM

TAKING OUT TWO COLLEGE FRIENDS. ONE LIKES CHICKEN. THAT'S IT. OTHER HAS PRETTY BROAD TASTE.

HOWEVER, THEY GENERALLY TAKE ME TO MODERATE TO UPSCALE PLACES IN CITY. WITH TABLECLOTHS AND FANCY STUFF LIKE THAT. PLUS WINE AT LEAST, IF NOT HARD STUFF

I AM USED TO GREAT PLAIN PIPERACK CHINESE RESTAURANTS IN MANHATTAN LIKE BO BO'S (CLOSED BEFORE EVERYONE WHO READS THIS WAS BORN).

SPICY AND TASTY IS TOO SPICY AND TASTY FOR ONE GUY. AND ALL THE OTHERS I'VE BEEN TO HAVE BEEN LIKE THE OLD FASHIONED, PLAIN CHINATOWN RESTAURANTS.

UNFORTUNATELY, NOT FOR MY FRIENDS.

ANY IDEAS?

PETERNORD

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    p3bbz Sep 19, 2011 03:11 PM

    Try Canton Gourmet - slightly more upscale that you're typical Chinese restaurant, white table cloth, etc. They specialize in seafood but they're crispy garlic chicken is awesome. Lots of well prepared Cantonese dishes.

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    Canton Gourmet
    38-08 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

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      budcar Sep 14, 2011 04:00 PM

      Imperial Palace, next to Joe's Shanghai would suit their tastes, so would Mulan in the Queens Crossing Building across from Jade Asian.

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      Imperial Palace
      136-13 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11354

      Joe's Shanghai
      136-21 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11354

      Jade Asian
      136-28 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11354

      Mulan
      136-17 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11354

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        Pookipichu Sep 15, 2011 08:03 AM

        Second Mulan. The ambiance is best in Flushing.

        Imperial Palace is sometimes less than hygienic in smell and appearance.

        The ambiance at Hunan House is on the nicer end of the spectrum and one better at Grand Restaurant at the New World Mall.

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        Imperial Palace
        136-13 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11354

        Mulan
        136-17 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11354

        Hunan House
        137-40 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11354

        Grand Restaurant
        40-21 Main St, Queens, NY 11354

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          Daniel76 Sep 19, 2011 06:48 AM

          Surprised someone would say that about IMperial Palace.. That is one of the more classier places I have been to in Flushing..

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            Greg Sep 19, 2011 05:42 PM

            I really enjoy the food at Imperial Palace - I've even hosted a large numbers of guests at a banquet there - but they are not very clean. Their letter grade, last I checked, was a C. Jade Asian, Mulan, Grand Restaurant, etc. are all cleaner and have more attractive interiors.

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            Imperial Palace
            136-13 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11354

            Jade Asian
            136-28 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11354

            Mulan
            136-17 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11354

            Grand Restaurant
            40-21 Main St, Queens, NY 11354

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