We'll have a group of about 20, some adventurous, experienced eaters, some not at all, looking for a post-memorial lunch / dinner at the awkward hour of 4:30 or 5pm. The former group will want bony and fatty bits, the latter...something Americanized. Oh yeah, and then there's the vegetarian contingent...but at least they'll eat tofu and eggplant. And I don't think spice is a problem.
We'll be in several cars coming from Sausalito and staying everywhere (everyone's from out of town), so logistically, the Richmond seems best. Initially I'd hoped to find somewhere acceptable in Sausalito, but the state of Marin Chinese looks grim.
It doesn't have to be fancy but can't be a hole in the wall; a specific regional cuisine isn't important; price should be moderate so as not to give the old timers (who don't think anything but crab should be more than $5.95) a heart attack.... I think that's all the qualifications. And I, a former SF'er who now lives in Portland OR, would love a good Chinese meal.
My short list after perusing the board includes: Five Happiness, Hong Kong Lounge (the one at 53rd?) & Hakka Restaurant, but a review of their menus (when I could find one online) scared me off a little because they seemed so pedestrian...but maybe there's more upon request. Thanks for the help.
P.S. We're actually half Korean so if there's a Korean place that fits the bill, I'd love to have recs for that as well. But Chinese seemed better for the range of the group.