Posts Tagged ‘Cantonese Chinese’

7 Jun

Koi Palace Dinner, Daly City

Posted by, June 7th, 2015

Koi Palace is a popular Cantonese Chinese restaurant in Daly City. The Peninsula is ground zero for some of the best Chinese food in the SF Bay area. It has been around since 1997 and specializes in wide selection of Dim Sum for lunch and special dishes for dinner. This restaurant also has locations in Dublin and at Thunder Valley Casino. We came for dinner and have previously reviewed Koi Palace dim sum lunch. Our return trips included the latest in 2016. Yelp reviews emphasize lunch and do not factor in where this place falls in the Chinese restaurant pecking order.

Koi Palace Daly City Dinner Interior

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2 Dec

ABC Seafood Restaurant Dinner Restaurant Review, Foster City

Posted by, December 2nd, 2014

ABC Seafood Restaurant Foster City Exterior

ABC Seafood is a Chinese Cantonese restaurant with locations in Foster City and Milpitas. The Foster City location is in the shopping center that houses Safeway. This place is a fairly busy during dim sum lunch but was only 1/3 full for dinner. You can easily pick out Chinese Cantonese restaurants, as most have tanks of fresh fish, crustaceans. ABC Seafood has an extensive menu with lots of expensive items. We stuck to more normal moderately priced dishes. Our last visit was in the summer of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Feb

The Kitchen Dinner Restaurant Review, Millbrae

Posted by, February 10th, 2014

The Kitchen Millbrae Exterior

The Kitchen is part of a restaurant group that owns highly regarded Chinese Cantonese restaurants in California including Asian Pearl Peninsula. We’ve been to most of them and find them pretty good. This review concentrates on dinner.  The food here is pretty authentic Chinese Cantonese food, so some may not like this type of more hardcore cuisine. Do not come here for General’s Chicken or Broccoli Beef. Another review covers The Kitchen dim sum lunch. Our last visit for dinner was in 2015, a meal where we found that their quality has improved. We’d consider this #2 behind Koi Palace. The Kitchen has recently remodeled the dining room, making it much more open, spacious, and modern.

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19 Mar

Cooking Papa Restaurant Review, Foster City

Posted by, March 19th, 2012

Cooking Papa Foster City exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Cooking Papa is a popular Hong Kong style casual Chinese restaurant with locations in Foster City and Santa Clara. We have dined at the Foster City location several times. There is a line much of the time, a testing to the popularity of this restaurant. People typically wait at least 30 minutes during peak times. Our last visit was at the end of 2014

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25 Sep

Hakkasan Restaurant Review, London, UK

Posted by, September 25th, 2009

Hakkasan London UK Exterior Decor

Hakkasan is a Trendy, Modern Chinese restaurant by famed London restauranteur Alan Yau. (Cha Cha Moon, Yauatcha) He also co-founded Wagamama. It was opened in 2001 and was sold in 2008 to the Abu Dhabi investment arm. Hakkasan also has locations in Istanbul and Miami Beach. This location is about two blocks from the British Museum, making it a great choice for Lunch. Mr Yau’s goal was to create a Chinese Nobu with almost paradoxical Modern Authenticity. Sounds almost like Asian Fusion. 13% service charge. Hakkasan received one Michelin star in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

13 Sep

Lei Garden Restaurant Review, Beijing, China

Posted by, September 13th, 2009

Lei Garden Beijing China Exterior

Lei Garden is a Cantonese Chinese restaurant based in Hong Kong, with serveral locations in China and Singapore. We loved their Hong Kong IFC location and had to visit them when in Beijing. They opened in 2006 and are located next to the Regent Hotel, on the 3rd floor right above a Ferrari dealer. They serve dim sum on the weekends and have waiters that understand English. We found the menu lacking some dishes present at their Hong Kong location like squab. There were some dishes missing from the menu that our server alerted us to.

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11 May

Asian Pearl Restaurant Review, Richmond

Posted by, May 11th, 2009

Asian Pearl Richmond Exterior

Asian Pearl in Richmond, California’s Pacific East Mall (Right off I-80) is part of a group of Chinese restaurants in Northern California. We’ve been to this location many time and have found it to offer very good Cantonese Chinese cuisine. We went for dinner. Here is our review of the Asian Pearl Peninsula, Millbrae location. Read the rest of this entry »

28 Oct

Joy Luck Place Dinner Restaurant

Posted by, October 28th, 2008

The San Mateo location closed. November 2009 this location will reopen as Champagne Seafood Restaurant.

Try their Joy Luck Place’s Cupertino location or visit HK Causeway Bay across the street.

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