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Chinese - Upscale and good

Looking for a good chinese restaurant in LA that has a nice decor and feels a little more "upscale." I LOVE dingtaifung but it isn't appropriate for the occasion that im trying to arrange. Thanks.

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    1. Are you also hoping for food like DTF? If so, I don't think going to a Cantonese place will work for the food (although it'll do nicely for the decor).

      1. I think you need to be more specific.

        Do you want a place like DTF? are you talking about the type of food? the decor? (DTF is upscale?)

        Are you looking for banquet style?

        Any specific type of chinese food?

        etc etc...

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        1. re: blimpbinge

          The type of Chinese food is less relevant. Good anything (canto, Taiwanese, Shanghainese, northeastern, etc) will suffice. Nice atmosphere is key.

          1. Hakkasan (decor > food)

            Chi-Lin (decor >>> food)

            Sea Harbour (food >>>>>> decor)

            Elite (food >>> decor)

            Lunasia (food > decor)

            There you go!

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              Nice job, that's it in a nut shell.

                1. re: ilysla

                  He has a knack for pithing people off, alright...

                  1. re: Servorg

                    And how long did it take you to come up w/ that gem??? ;)

                      1. re: Mr Taster

                        US math and logic scores continue to slip...news at 11

                        1. re: Servorg

                          Whatever. You could've thought it up on some rainy day and been waiting to use it! Wait a minute.... ;)

                          1. re: Servorg

                            Mr. T was noting there was a 3 hour difference between ipse's post and yours. Thus "no more than 3 hours." But your response was to ilysla so it should be "no more than 1 hour (or whatever time stamp was between the two)." ;)

                  2. re: ipsedixit

                    I agree with the summary but if DTF isn't nice enough decor wise I don't know if Elite or Sea Harbour would cut it.

                    There is gaudy "nice" at Shanghai No. 1 Seafood Village. Otherwise Hakkassan was probably built for the OP's occasion.

                    1. re: Porthos

                      You're right. SNo1 was a glaring omission.

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                      Addendum:

                      Shanghai No. 1 (food = decor)