Thanks to all who have answered my recent queries. I now feel confident enough to ask about arranging a banquet in SFO. I need a restaurant which has a nice private room for a banquet of 30 persons. I need ambience but not an exhorbitant price. For example I was interested in Koi Palace in Daly City until I discovered they charge $1000 on top of the food for the banquet room. I visited the Empress of China and I note that it has been mentioned here a few times for the view, but what about the food???It looks like a jaded tourist trap to me. Anyone had good experiences there?