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GOOD UPSCALE CHINESE IN FLUSHING?

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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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    budcar RE: PETER NORD 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 RE: budcar 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 RE: Pookipichu 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 RE: Daniel76 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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      p3bbz RE: PETER NORD 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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