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Looking for great Chinese food for catered lunch event

Do you know of a great restaurant for catered Chinese food in Santa Clara or the southbay?

The lunch will be for about 125 people. I'm less concerned about the region of the Chinese food than I am about the quality and taste.

Thanks in advance! Akiki.

Feb 07, 2011
Akiki in San Francisco Bay Area

Cyrus - worth it or not? Boston hound would like to know.

Worth it!

Nov 22, 2007
Akiki in San Francisco Bay Area

Thanksgiving Dinner?

Hi all,

Just a report about our experience. For this level of dining, we actually thought the dinner was a great deal. We have enough for another meal. The portions were huge. The turkey was piled onto stuffing.They gave dark and light (you don't have a choice). So, I traded some of my dark meat for more white meat with a family member who wanted more dark meat. The stuffing had currants and dried apricots and it was actually quite tasty. Nothing was dry, too salty, or too saucy.

So, here's the not so great but it was okay for what it was: the yams were canned and we know the mashed potatoes were boxed. The yams didn't have a sweet topping, which was fine with me. Boxed mashed potatoes are as good as they can get. I would have preferred fresh roasted yams, however. The fresh greenbeans were sauteed in garlic and not overcooked.The salad was mixed greens with slivers of carrots. And while it didn't have much more than that, the vinaigrette was just right. They gave a huge slice of pie that might be equal to two servings. The cranberry was very good; it came with a small loaf of corn bread for each diner. For my parents, who don't care for the fancier restaurants this was a great casual place with great service.

Nov 22, 2007
Akiki in San Francisco Bay Area

Thanksgiving Dinner?

I called the restaurant and he mentioned that it's not a meal but just the turkey -- no fixins. Great suggestion. If I get hungry before I go up to Boulevard Cafe I'll be sure to stop by Don Giovanni's since it's not too far from where I'm located! Thanks for the great suggestion.

Nov 18, 2007
Akiki in San Francisco Bay Area

Thanksgiving Dinner?

Thanks Nancy. We just made reservations for Thanksgiving. The location works too!

Nov 18, 2007
Akiki in San Francisco Bay Area

VA CHEF IN BAY AREA JANUARY 7-14, WHERE DO I EAT? NO RESTRICTIONS

Definitely go to Cyrus in Healdsburg.

Nov 09, 2007
Akiki in San Francisco Bay Area

Thanksgiving Dinner?

Is there a good place for Thanksgiving Dinner (turkey and fixins) on the Peninsula? I'm looking for a moderately priced place -- nothing too fancy.

Nov 09, 2007
Akiki in San Francisco Bay Area

Casual Business Lunch in Campbell? Highway 17 and Hamilton?

I'm looking for lunch place suggestions -- low to moderately priced -- casual lunch with a colleague.

Area: Highway 17 and Hamilton in Campbell

Thanks in advance!

Apr 07, 2007
Akiki in San Francisco Bay Area

Healdsburg help!

Cyrus, hands down. Remember to make reservations, however. You can also sit in the bar area, upfront, where they have about four tables. I think some people were also sitting at the bar for dinner. We wanted a table.
http://www.cyrusrestaurant.com

Dec 22, 2006
Akiki in San Francisco Bay Area

No corking fee?

Great suggestions for future use. I'm specifically looking for San Francisco.

Dec 21, 2006
Akiki in San Francisco Bay Area

No corking fee?

I am looking for restaurants in San Francisco that don't have a corking fee on a particular day.

For example, Le Metro Cafe on Divisadero doesn't have a corking fee if you dine there on a Tuesday evening and don't order from the Fixe Prie menu. There is another bistro in Oakland (Montclair I believe) that doesn't have a corking fee on Wednesday.

Thanks.

Dec 21, 2006
Akiki in San Francisco Bay Area

Cafe that opens 8PM+ between Mountain View and Campbell

I want to meet a friend for coffee/tea/wine on a Sunday evening but don't know of cafes between Mountain View and Campbell other than downtown Mtn. View (and Starbucks which I don't frequent).

Does anyone have any good suggestions?

Jul 13, 2006
Akiki in San Francisco Bay Area