Manchu sits on an unassuming street lined with old shops. When you come across a warmly lit entryway with some Chinese writing, you’re in the correct place. Step into the red glowing anteroom and search for the right door to get inside. As soon as you do, you’ll be transported to another world and a different era. The servers wear traditional cheongsams and changshans, which add to the old world feel. The moody lanterns strewn about the ceiling provide the interior with a deep red glow. There is live music every night, from DJs and bands to Chinese opera. The unique and inventive menu is impressive, with ingredients you’ve probably never heard of. If you are feeling adventurous, go for the omakase, which leaves the cocktail choices up to your mixologist, who will send you five spectacular drinks of his creation. Alternatively, try the Empress’s Milk Tea for 4-6 people that comes in a smoking steamboat dish.