I'm pretty oblivious to things beyond food sometimes, but even I can't help but notice that lighting is quite bright in virtually every local Chinese restaurant I've been to. A Chinese friend theorizes that this is the result of arranged marriages and the lack of a dating culture in China for a thousand years. It's an intriguing theory, but I have no insight on this. Bueller? Anyone? I've been trying to think of a place with lower lighting. About the only one that comes to mind is Yujean Kang and even there the lighting is not that low. Any others?
Yujean Kang's Gourmet Chinese
67 N Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103