We moved from LA about 4 years ago and we're coming back for a few days at the end of January. We have one night to get together with friends (a total of 8-10 people-none of the couples know the other couples). We'll be staying the Marina and everyone lives in West LA. I'd like a restaurant that could accommodate a group that size and that would be quiet enough so we can really catch up with everyone. This is a group of folks who enjoy eating. I want everyone to be happy with the food but it's not necessarily the primary focus of the evening. Somewhere with a big booth or even a private room would be great but not absolutely necessary. I'm open to all kinds of suggestions although I do think that Chinese gets kind of complicated.