Sham, 26 Beach, or Bombay Cafe.
I'm trying to find a relatively low-key place for 8+ people the night before a graduation. Most of them will be flying in that evening and will be tired, so nothing too far away or loud. Grandma and a vegitarian are the two that are tough to please, but I think they'll be ok at these places. The rest of them don't usually eat anything more ethnic than say Olive Garden or PF Changs, and they asked to try out something new. (4 of them recently moved to small VERY caucasian areas from big cities and are missing ethnic food)