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Dinner & Conversation (Oakridge)

It's been exactly one year since the Vancouver/Richmond organizers began hosting regular conversation meetups and special events! As an appreciation to our members for your continuous support and in celebration for our success, we would like to re-host an event from last year (the first special event we hosted) with a Dinner & Conversation gathering at Flamingo Chinese Restaurant.

As per our regular weekly meetup, we will converse in Mandarin & English. Speakers of all levels are welcomed to this event. Doors are open at 6:30pm, dinner at 7pm, and we have the entire night available in the large private VIP room. Come early, stay late, and practice your Mandarin with new/old friends!

Pre-Pay Policy

Cost: $20 per person (include tax & tips), side order drinks available upon request

You are responsible to pay John or Lina before the event by arranging a time to meet in person. We are always at Wednesday night casual conversation meetup from 6pm-9pm at Oakridge or Lansdowne Mall. If you want to meet at another convenient time, call/text John @[masked] as early as possible.

Failure to pre-pay or contact organizers in advance will have their RSVP cancelled. No exceptions!

RSVP Policy

Only 33 seats available, RSVP fast!

Please make sure you come when you RSVP because food and seating are pre-orded in advance. Only RSVP when you are 100% sure you will come and do not make last minute cancellation. The restaurant is kind enough to reserve a private room for the entire night, so please show some respect.

You may invite up to one guest, but if your guest does not show up, you are responsible for paying his/her cost. To avoid such problem, ask your guest to RSVP under his/her own name.


Chinese-Cantonese style, 8-course dinner plus dessert. There will be dishes of duck, chicken, beef, pork, and mixed vegetables. Only very mild portions of seafood in 1 dish.

If you have special food allergies or preferences, please notify organizers.


If you are coming by public transit, get off at Langara 49th/Cambie skytrain station, and walk south (downhill) to 59th Ave. Or, you can get off at Marine Drive skytrain station and walk north (uphill) to 59th Ave. If you would like our members with cars to carpool you from the skytrain station to the restaurant, please leave a comment below on where you want to meet.

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  • Amy c.

    Ten thousand thank yous to John for taking time out from a busy schedule to organize this delicious event .

    October 2, 2013

  • Stephen M.

    This was a very good meetup. Thank you to all who attended.

    October 2, 2013

  • suzanne z.

    HI John and Lena, I m so sorry that i have to cancel my reservation for tonight with much regret. I feel so nervous to drive in such weather after my recent car accident. i hope to join you next time.

    October 1, 2013

  • Ka Yi S.

    Can't make it but wish you guys will have a lot of fun

    September 29, 2013

  • Alex T.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it, but have a great time! John and Lina, thanks for all your hard work in putting together the meetups week after week, it's always a fun and educational experience!

    September 26, 2013

  • Mani R. they have a decent vegetarian menu...?

    September 25, 2013

    • John C.

      Sorry, this is Chinese banquet style, and most of the dishes predetermined aren't vegetarian.

      September 25, 2013

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