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I'm working on a dark comedy pilot and need a name for an ostentatious Chinese restaurant. I don't wish to be rude or disrespectful so it's a challenge. Any ideas out there for me?  :thankyou
#1 - March 10, 2019, 12:20 PM
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Hmmm....I'm not sure this fits the bill, but when I think of valuable antiques, a vase from the Ming Dynasty comes to mind. So maybe something with "Ming Dynasty" in the name would evoke, "I'm so fancy"??
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There is a Chinese restaurant near us named The Dragon House. Well known and upscale - at least it used to be. I haven't been there for years.
#3 - March 10, 2019, 04:23 PM

How about The Oriental Palace? Or The Dragon Palace?
#4 - March 11, 2019, 04:37 AM
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I like Dragon Palace. It's one step up from Dragon House in ostentation.   :grin3   Hmmm, unless "house" has connotations in Chinese that I am unaware of, which is completely possible.
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A vote for Dragon Palace!!!
#6 - March 11, 2019, 10:40 AM
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Dragon Palace! I like it - I'll suggest it in the next draft. Thanks all, as usual this place is great.
#7 - March 11, 2019, 12:10 PM
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Just a note, I think Oriental is one of those terms that's been classified as exoticising (if that's a word). I wouldn't use it unless the plot were set when the term was common.
#8 - March 11, 2019, 08:46 PM
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