The inside of Tai Lake looks like a combination between a hotel ballroom and a YMCA rec room, and it’s a place that works for a lot of occasions - from a weekday lunch to a birthday dinner. There are a lot of big round tables, with a long menu of delicious food that’s served family-style. Order a couple of standout dishes like the Peking duck, salted-fish fried rice, or ginger-scallion lobster.
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