I live in LA. For years I have hosted, every few years, a large gathering of friends (20-40) in Chinatown. Casual but not funky. We would bring wine and order a ton of food. It was reasonable enough that I was able to host it. It has almost always been at Kam Chueh (mostly in main dining room). The food was good, not always great. The atmostphere was perfect balance of energy.
I'm coming again in a few weeks. Got on the phone to make the reservation (having invited everyone)...and BOO HOO..it has closed. Suggestions?