Empress of China is one of the few Chinese restaurants in Flint, and the food is excellent. The interior is nice and inviting so you want to sit and dine in. There is a large room that accommodates big parties, so you could have a birthday celebration, or just invite a lot of your friends out for dinner. There are many options from vegetarian, to chicken, to pork, to beef...so it's likely you can please everyone. It's not terribly expensive...and is worth the drive downtown.