The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World (2008)





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About the five-thousand-seater West Lake Restaurant in the city of Changsha, China. At the head of the West Lake Restaurant is the unstoppable Mrs. Qin Linzi, whose hard life saw her working in a quarry when she was twelve. Today she is so committed to building her empire that her personal and professional lives have merged completely. Her customers are China's rising middle class, who spend their newfound wealth celebrating birthdays and anniversaries while the restaurant seeks inventive ways to sell them more services.
Art House & International , Documentary
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Critic Reviews for The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World

All Critics (3)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
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Taken as a whole, it's as trivial as anything in the Guiness Book of World Records.

Full Review… | January 10, 2011

A brilliant examination of Chinese culture and cuisine which subtly uncovers a telling microcosm of the myriad contradictions that the communist nation has manifested en route to its embrace of elements of capitalism.

Full Review… | January 31, 2010
CNA Newsworld interminable misfire.

Full Review… | September 17, 2008
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Audience Reviews for The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World


Not quite what I was expecting; I thought there would be more about the food, and interviews with the chefs would have been appreciated. Still, it was very interesting.

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