Big-box restaurants like Buddakan or Morimoto may be overwhelming, but theyre twee bistros compared to the West Lake Restaurant in China's Hunan province. Watch The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World, a Sundance series premiering next month that explores contemporary Chinese society through the prism of the Hunan provinces five-star dining complex. (Who is awarding these stars? The Chinese government?) Watch the video to see what a night in a restaurant that serves 5,000 people is like. By the end, you'll be singing along in praise of conformity with all the other employees.
The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World [Sundance Channel]