Koi Palace for dinner
posted June 20, 2012 9:26 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Tue June 26 at 6:30 PM, Koi Palace
365 Gellert Blvd, Serramonte Plaza, Daly City, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
So, Koi Palace is the Best Chinese Restaurant in the US according to some dude. And it's in Daly City, just a short hop from San Francisco. Tuesday, 6:30pm to beat the long wait for tables. I have six yeas so far, ten and we can do a fixed price menu (see menu link in discussion).
posted by zippy to Meetup (43 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

zippy, you are awesome. I favorited the meetup comment to remind myself to go back and check IRL to see if someone had proposed it, and you one-bettered me by being all proactive and stuff.

I am in! Er, if it's Tuesday, as I'm not free Monday. So Tuesday is my vote.
posted by rhiannonstone at 10:18 PM on June 20, 2012

(I would also be open to other dates if this turns out to be short notice for everyone else.)
posted by rhiannonstone at 10:53 PM on June 20, 2012

I'm down if it's a night I'm off, but my schedule sucks so bad that it's not worth trying to schedule around.
posted by mollymayhem at 11:14 PM on June 20, 2012

Thanks for following up on this!

I have a little baby and am thus a flake. Neither Monday nor Tuesday works for me.

I have eaten Sunday morning dim sum at Koi Palace, and my one piece of advice is this: The coffee-glazed ribs -- which Michael Bauer waxed on and on about in a review -- are not worth it. Spend the calories on other stuff.
posted by purpleclover at 7:24 AM on June 21, 2012

I would love to do this. Tuesday is better than Monday.
posted by eugenen at 7:44 AM on June 21, 2012

Tuesday's better than Monday for me as well. There's a good chance I may just flake and not come at all, though, so don't plan around me.
posted by madcaptenor at 8:07 AM on June 21, 2012

Koi Palace sounds interesting, but I'm truly intrigued by Jai Yun. And it's closer to me.
posted by changoperezoso at 8:31 AM on June 21, 2012

I will come (unless it's a Wednesday night).
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 9:30 AM on June 21, 2012

Tuesday seems to work, but what about Thursday as a Plan B? Can I get a show of hands?

Yelp says the line for seating gets long, so I'm thinking of going on the early side. I think Koi opens at 6.
posted by zippy at 10:18 AM on June 21, 2012

Thursday as Plan B works for me!
posted by rhiannonstone at 11:13 AM on June 21, 2012

Tuesday works for me, the earlier the better :)
posted by beekept at 12:48 PM on June 21, 2012

I'll do a tally Friday. Get our votes in. Also, let me know how many people you'd be coming with. Koi Palace has some awesome fixed price menus that serve ten people.
posted by zippy at 12:58 PM on June 21, 2012

Man, you people are just really not into having meetups in accessible locations. The last one was at what, the Presidio? Hah!

Okay okay okay, I'll stop complaining and schedule a meetup already. I'm Part Of The Solution™
posted by Afroblanco at 3:01 PM on June 21, 2012

done and done
posted by Afroblanco at 3:22 PM on June 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

FWIW Google says 35 - 45 minutes from downtown SF via public transit.
posted by zippy at 3:35 PM on June 21, 2012

Today I learned Google Maps can tell people to drive/taxi in certain instances, in this case between the Colma BART station and Koi Palace. I'm thinking of bringing my folding bike onto BART to avoid having to do that.
posted by beekept at 4:16 PM on June 21, 2012

Sorry, meant to say earlier, a tally for who's up for Tuesday, and who's up for Thursday, including guests.
posted by zippy at 4:39 PM on June 21, 2012

I might be able to do any day or time that is decided upon next week. The dinner for ten intrigues me, and seems like the way to go.
posted by dgaicun at 6:39 PM on June 21, 2012

I'm up for either day, but may have trouble getting there early due to work.
posted by benzenedream at 11:47 PM on June 21, 2012

Current tally on Tuesday vs Thursday:

Tuesday: 6 Mefites say yay
Thursday: 3 Mefites say yay

Any last minute voters, chime in before noon. Also you peeps on the maybe side of the fence, if you can commit.
posted by zippy at 12:26 PM on June 22, 2012

Alright, peeps, Tuesday 6:30. I will send a message to the yeas and maybes with my mobile no so we can find each other there. If you haven't heard from me Sunday, send a note.

My recommendation is to eat family style, n-1 entrees for n people, and split the food bill equally (boozers pay for their drinks). Fixed price menu if we get 10 lined up in advance.
posted by zippy at 1:36 PM on June 22, 2012

Messages sent. If you didn't get one and are planning to come, send me a note.
posted by zippy at 1:58 PM on June 22, 2012

My office is in Palo Alto so I can offer rides there to south bay people who'd like one. But not back again.
posted by w00bliette at 6:56 PM on June 22, 2012

Is there anyone who could give me a ride from/to a BART station? Colma stop if you're from SF, South San Francisco stop if you're coming from the south, 2 miles to Koi Palace from either direction. PM me, please? Otherwise I'll bike it.
posted by beekept at 9:43 PM on June 24, 2012

Augh, apologies. I'm overwhelmed by what I have to get done in the next two days at work, would not make for lovely company. Have fun without me.
posted by beekept at 12:45 PM on June 25, 2012

I'll try to get there -- not sure if I will travel from SF by BART or drive. If I drive I'll post here and happy to drive others.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 9:20 PM on June 25, 2012

Alright, I'm still in. Driving from downtown, leaving around 6; if you want a ride, let me know.
posted by eugenen at 7:27 AM on June 26, 2012

Eugenen -- driving from downtown SF or?
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 7:51 AM on June 26, 2012

Yeah. Looks like ClaudiaCenter and I are meeting at Clay and Battery at 6 to drive down. If anyone wants to join, just let me know so we can look for you.
posted by eugenen at 8:24 AM on June 26, 2012 [1 favorite]

I will sadly be unable to make it, because I don't think I'll be able to get out of work on time today. Boo. :( Someone please post a dinner report! And maybe we can try for another one of the Bay Area places on the list.
posted by rhiannonstone at 11:11 AM on June 26, 2012

I'm coming from the East Bay, leaving here around 5-5:30. If anyone wants a ride from Berkeley or Oakland, let me know.
posted by zippy at 12:39 PM on June 26, 2012

I'm sitting this one out.
posted by madcaptenor at 12:41 PM on June 26, 2012

We have six (give or take) on the list here and another 3 via phone, so made a reservation for nine people at 6:30 under my name.

If you don't already know my name, and want to, send me a note. We can probably fit more at the table, so maybes, you're welcome to show.
posted by zippy at 3:16 PM on June 26, 2012

I'm in. memail me your reservation name, please.
posted by chairface at 3:23 PM on June 26, 2012

posted by benzenedream at 4:04 PM on June 26, 2012

Memail it to me too, please.
posted by eugenen at 4:14 PM on June 26, 2012

Trapped at work. Will have to catch the next one.
posted by w00bliette at 5:38 PM on June 26, 2012

Two of us are stuck in traffic but en route !! Claudia and eugenen
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 6:25 PM on June 26, 2012

I'm at Koi Palace with chairface. Three so far, come on down.
posted by zippy at 6:29 PM on June 26, 2012

Super fun, guys and gal, thanks for organizing, zippy. Who knew that donuts at a Chinese restaurant would be so good?
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 8:34 AM on June 27, 2012

Yeah, thanks for organizing, the food was very creative and had a lot of unexpectedly tasty flavor pairings.

I am also glad that we resisted the pull of smartphone WIkipedia for so long and tried to actually recall things as a group.
posted by benzenedream at 12:32 PM on June 27, 2012

I had a fine time meeting all of you.

And mmm, suckling pig. Prawns with pumpkin and taro. Gelatinous things from the sea. Also donuts that were almost-custardy beignets.
posted by zippy at 2:59 PM on June 27, 2012

Don't forget the Prometheus Duck Eggs and Jellyfish.
posted by benzenedream at 4:50 PM on June 27, 2012

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