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byob chinese restaurant

looking for a byob chinese restaurant for a small party(15-20)people

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    1. re: Bigley9

      I think E-Mei offers wine and beers, so it will unlikely allow people to BYOB unless they are special customers. Dim Sum Garden can do BYOB but it is probably too small to handle 15-20 people.

      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

        Dim Sum Garden has a room in the back - I haven't seen it used, but it might be able to fit that group. There is also that run of tables along the kitchen.

        1. re: urbanfabric

          <Dim Sum Garden has a room in the back>

          So true. Yes. I think it was like 2 tables, so it should fit 15-20 people. You are right.

          1. re: Chemicalkinetics

            Sakura Mandarin definitely has a banquet room. I do not think they have ever gotten a liquor license, but please correct me if I am wrong.

            1. re: cwdonald

              I think they (Sakura) have a liquor license too, but don't quote me.

    2. The Han Dynasty locations in Manayunk and, I think, Royersford are BYOB.

      1. Haven't been in awhile, but Mustard Greens, located just off south st has an upstairs space that allowed for parties like yours.

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        1. re: lbmsw

          Mustard Greens has a bar. Don't know if they would allow byob for a private party.
          We had a very good dinner at Sakura, at 11th and Race. It's large; don't know if they can wall off the back room.
          I know that Lee How Fook has a separate room for private parties,
          and they are byob. Haven't been there for awhile.

        2. Wow! Flashback time.

          Does anyone remember a wine called Wan Fu? It was a Chardonnay designed to go with Chinese fare. I haven't seen it in 25 years. Is it still out there?

          1. Kens Seafood has private rooms and is BYOB.

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            1. re: barryg

              Hm I just looked and Ken's has a full bar... let me put it this way, I have seen private parties here that had BYO booze.

              1. re: barryg

                It may be because they are regular/friend customers. There are a couple of Chinese restaurants in Chinatown which I was given permission to BYO but that is more of an exception not the rule

            2. Does this have to be in the city?

              One other option if the Bucks-County suburbs might be convenient is Duck Sauce in Newtown. They have a very good Chinese menu and even venture to some healthier items. They have a room in the back, where they host larger parties. I've been to a 15-20 person-Chinese New Year feast there and it was wonderful. The duck in particular (maybe not surprisingly) was standout. It's upscale for a Chinese restaurant, but of course the bar is very, very low. It's on a quaint main street.

              That said, I wouldn't bother driving from the Main Line or anything like that if you're not already near Newtown.

              1. Lee How Fook has a back room that holds up to @50.
                Had my mother's funeral reception there.
                It is BYOB, 11th between Race and Vine.