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Decent Chinese in Oakland County for Jewish Christmas? [DTW]

kdgchow Dec 23, 2012 10:42 AM

New Yorker headed to DTW for a holiday week with the in-laws. That includes Christmas Day, which I'd like to celebrate like any good member of the tribe would. :-)

I'm keeping my expectations low on the Chinese authenticity scale, but are there at least a few Chinese-American places in Oakland County that do the cuisine well and would be open on Christmas? My only experience is at Peking House in Royal Oak, which frankly, sucks.


  1. g
    grouper Dec 23, 2012 11:03 AM

    Shangri-La on Orchard Lake in W. Bloomfield, for a start. There are many here who will give you some good recommendations.

    1. v
      VTB Dec 23, 2012 11:05 AM

      Hong Hua in western Oakland Co (high end Cantonese), East Lake in central county (decent), and on the very east side of the county would be Trizest (Sichuanese - must order several dishes because some will underwhelm while others will very pleasantly surprise).
      "Best China" probably is further than you seek, but has numerous authentic offerings.

      1. j
        Jim M Dec 23, 2012 03:56 PM

        If you have any reason to go to Washtenaw, there are a couple of pretty authentic places: Great Lake, and one with the unlikely name of Ypbor Yan.

        1. k
          kdgchow Dec 28, 2012 11:59 AM

          Ended up going to Shangri-La in West Bloomfield for dim sum, which was pretty good. Best item was the chive dumplings.

          Trizest looks real interesting - love me some Sichuan food - I'll definitely have to hit that place during a future visit.

          Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone!

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          1. re: kdgchow
            Fibber McGee Dec 29, 2012 08:34 AM

            Did you wait long. The one year we went to Shangri-La on Christmas, this was lunch, mind you, it was packed.

            1. re: Fibber McGee
              kdgchow Jan 4, 2013 05:15 AM

              We got there around 11 a.m., so it was still relatively empty. An hour later, though, it was jammed.

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