Chinese Recs for South Bay
Darda is good for family dinner (very loud place so kids should fit right in). But it is northern style so expect to eat lots of sesame bread and knife-cut noodles – one of the best for it.
Dynasty is HK/Cantonese but is more banquet style so very high-end and expensive ingredients = expensive price for what you get. They have 10 people set dinners from around $200~$600 range.
One place that is seldom mentioned but has both authentic and Americanized Chinese is Hong Fu in Cupertino on Stevens Creek & De Anza across from Marina foods. Also on the higher price side but some of their dishes on the Chinese menu are quite good such as their Xiao Chao (stir-fried plates) dishes.