It's not my favorite style for Chinese food dinners (well, not since my youthful days at Hong Ying or Wo Hop, or my infrequent visits to Cantoon or NY Noodletown), so its no wonder that my experiences in other Sunset Park places like Pacificana have left me less than anxious to go back. But 8 of us went to Lucky 8 on 8th Ave last night (5204 8th Ave, Bklyn) & had a very above average meal. Turns out that the owner was sitting with his mother and other family members at the big table next to ours in one of the downstairs rooms and he's a well spoken, middle aged, motivated guy who was interested in our business and our take on the place. The cooking clearly indicated that those in the kitchen were well skilled and that whomever was overseeing the process had skill in making some tasty stuff. One dish of bamboo shoot innards (whatever the term is for that... I cant remember) was bland and mediocre, but the rest was solidly prepared, interesting stuff. And the crispy chicken was cleanly fried. Maybe someone else from our group can chime in on the specifics, as I'm not good with remembering each dish, but I'll definitely remember the place as a destination when I'm in the mood for other than Szech. cuisine. And $20pp covered enough food, some beers and a healthy tip.