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Party/banquet room in Berkeley

KMMello Dec 26, 2013 03:22 PM

Does anyone know of a good spot, preferably walking distance from the campus, to host a casual graduation party? My son just finished at Cal and I'd like to host a celebration for about 20 in a private or semi-private room at a restaurant (or perhaps a bar that would allow us to bring food in). I'm picturing drinks and "heavy" appetizers; either American or ethnic cuisine like Indian, Mexican, or Chinese... Thanks for any help!

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    foodeye RE: KMMello Dec 26, 2013 04:45 PM

    Comal has a downstairs room that seats 20 or so.


    1. Robert Lauriston RE: KMMello Dec 26, 2013 04:51 PM

      East Bay Spice Co. has a loft at the back where they seat groups.

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        ernie in berkeley RE: KMMello Dec 26, 2013 05:02 PM

        China Village's remodelling included a separate banquet room in the back.

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          Robert Lauriston RE: ernie in berkeley Dec 26, 2013 09:57 PM

          Is it really that separate? Long way from UC as well.

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            Melanie Wong RE: Robert Lauriston Dec 26, 2013 11:09 PM

            Not walking distance from UC, true. But China Village does host UC faculty and grad student events, so perhaps close enough. The separate banquet room used to be a storage space and is walled off from the back dining room. It's the large photo on the website with the flat screen TV.

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