best chinese food in 'burbs, period!.
what can i say? - outstanding food, impeccable service, and some nice prix fixe specials on mon/wed/fri. great selection of choices for chinese and japanese cuisine. acts like a 4-star restaurant. ideal for suburbanites, but even worth a drive from the city the food's so good.
The food is OK, but the Manager/Owner needs a lesson in knowing his wines. I took a few Japanese customers to this place because I knew the food was above par with decent sashime. I ordered a bottle of red wine (I have had a few times before), tasted it and commented that it was "corked." The wine was oxidized. The waiter brought the Manager/Owner over to our table; he tasted the wine and said it was fine, but he would take $10 off...mmmmm, the bottle sat untouched as we ate quickly and left briskly never to EVER return. Bye-bye Lai-Lai!!!
I read the review here so decided to give it a try. What I experienced was totally different from what I expected. The food was just regular China Town food. No surprise at all. Give the price they are charging, it's far too expensive. Service was great though. The decoration was old style but high class. But these are not enough for me to go back or recommend to others.