(Closed) Bay Area Chinese Restaurants

posted 10 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
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Newbee

Far East Cafe on 631 Grant Ave, San Francisco<font face=”Arial” size=”2″>.</font> It has an upstairs where the banquet area is. There is a large dance floor, a bar area, and some TV’s where you can show pictures/slideshow. My coisin had her wedding there and it was awesome. I had my rehearsal dinner there as well. Also very close to St. Mary’s Parking Garage. Good Luck! http://www.fareastcafe.com

 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2007 - Ceremony at a cement and stained glass cathedral and reception at a boutique hotel ballroom

I just had my Chinese banquet at Grand Palace Seafood in South SF, just a few minutes from the city. We had 330 guests, no dance floor, but a small area for activities in front of the head table. We had to seat 4-5 tables upstairs. I think with 200 people, you should be able to use the bottom floor comfortably. Parking was great. Lots available on the street. I just wrote a post about it, if you want to see what the restaurant would look like set up for a banquet, but here’s a picture:

Last year, i went to a friend’s wedding at East Ocean in Emeryville. It was really nice and the parking was easy. Also a great place for a banquet.

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2007

I had my chinese banquet at Legendary Palace… if you want to see pictures, email me at [email protected], Ive also been to weddings at East Ocean, Peony, and Silver Dragon and I can give you my take on it.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I’ve been to a Chinese banquet at Hong Kong Flower Lounge in Millbrae…it’s not too far from SF. There was a dance floor set up (I’m not sure if it’s built in) at the wedding I went to.

I’m having my Chinese banquet reception at Ming’s in Palo Alto, but this might be a little too far south for you. If not, the room we’re using definitely holds 200 people and has a dance floor.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I second Grand Palace.  The space is open and parking isn’t really an issue.  I’ve been to many weddings at East Ocean in Emeryville and the space isn’t ideal as there are many pillars there and it’s also kind of a long space, instead of open.  Also, if you don’t buy out the restaurant, they also book double weddings there so you’ll be competing with the noise of another wedding.  I’m pretty sure that Yank Sing Atrium is booked on every Saturday in August 2008 as my friend had inquired about it almost half a year ago.  I’m not sure that the Yank Sing Restaurant (different than the Atrium) can accommodate 200 people.

Another place you may want to check out is Koi Palace in Colma (but that may be a little far).

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Hi, does anyone have any feedback on Hong Kong Flower Lounge or Zen Garden in Milbrae?  An acquaintance recommended these two restaurants to me, but I’ve never heard of them. I’m not very familiar with the Bay Area restaurants, so this is a great post for me too!  Thanks willsgai! 

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2008

i think peony is a fantastic place for a chinese banquet!! the food is fantastic and there’s a parking garage in the complex. (you have to pay but still… it’s not that bad for chinatown in downtown oakland.)

also, i went to a chinese banquet held at the yank sing atrium but… sounds like they’re all booked up already…

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2007

bride, 

I think you mean Zen Peninsula. That’s where I had my wedding and it is really a perfect place. The room is one open space, no pesky columns to block any of your guests view. They have plasma tvs all around plus a projector screen in the front so no one has to strain to see your slideshow or your live feed. I had 250 people at the wedding and it was roomy. Everyone loved how it was cramped like SF Chinatown’s restaurant. There’s also a parking lot and plenty of close street parking. Better yet…the food was good! Not that I got to eat any but my guests have been raving about the food for months after. The commented that everything was fresh and good even though everything was made in mass quantities.

I went to a wedding a Hong Kong Flower Lounge and didn’t like it at all. The banquet room is divided into 3 rooms and if you are not seated in the middle room with the bride and groom, you can’t see anything! Your view is blocked by a wall! The food was good though.  

 I wouldn’t recommend Koi Palace, they had horrible customer service when we went to inquire about their banquet facilities.  

Post # 13
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Helper bee

thanks Mrs. H!  🙂 do you know if they will accommodate a smaller reception of just 100? or is there a better restaurant for a banquet of 100?

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2007

bride,

 They can accommodate any size wedding party. The thing is though, if you don’t rent out the entire place, you’ll end up sharing with walk in guests. You can rent out the entire space if you have the money. There’s a minimum you’ll have to spend (that goes for pretty much all Chinese restaurants though).

Here’s their website: http://www.zenpeninsula.com

 

 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I am having my wedding at Zen too and they are super helpful.  Ask for Angie or Andy when you call.  Their customer service is great and their food is top notch! 

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