Looking for a nice night at the Chinese. Try Ginseng in Frankston on Napean Highway. You will not feel you have walked into an exotic Asian restaurant but what you have walked into is very nice Chinese food with staff who are efficient and friendly. Hanging a few fans and pictures on a bare white brick wall does not a Chinese restaurant make. But luckily the food and servive more than make up for it.
The menu is extensive with a number of banquets on offer. Some of the better meals are in the mid-twenty dollar mark and for what I got seemed reasonable. Beer and wine can be selected from the menu and this restaurant is BYO but there is corkage per glass. Of a large table of big eaters there was no complaints and I even sneaked in a banana fritter. I went away full and quiet happy. I eat there long time.
Parking is available and easy depending on the night you arrive. The restaurant is large and would have no trouble accommodating big parties. It is one place I would be happy to revisit. C U in Frankston for a chopstick shootout! And banana fritter.