i had dinner with a group of local friendsduring a recent trip to LA at this SF Valley chinese restaurant. (We also dined with other friends the year before while on our annual visit to LA). The atmosphere is a cut above many Chinese restaurants, and would be soothing if the place were not so bustling. The menu selection is varied and I enjoyed almost all the dishes. Service was attentive. Not inexpensive, but not bad value for the money.