Thanks everyone for the ideas! I actually had China Village in mind but wanted to try something different. We haven't been to Pican but they're closed Memorial Day. It's a sign I should fall back on an old favorite.
----- Pican Restaurant 2295 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
So I've got a birthday coming up, and we're looking for a nice place to celebrate. We've got a small group, 8 of us, and I'm looking for something really specific. Any ideas would be appreciated!
- Round table for 8 - Casual enough that us laughing really loudly won't get dirty looks - Quiet enough that we can hear each other from across the table - $$ or $$$ - Food that makes you say yum - Something more family-style than entree focused. We'd order for the table and try lots of stuff - Not fluorescent lighting - We'd prefer East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Alameda) but might take a trip over the bridge for the right place