Visually, Hua Ting is a textbook example of an artful, high-class Chinese restaurant—gold cutout screen panels, rich embossed wallpaper with floral themes, gleaming Chinese vases and porcelain ware, and deep carpeting. It’s an attractive space, with numerous private rooms splintering off the main passage, tended to by warm, efficient and smiling staff who circulate with reassuring regularity. The food ranges from average to exceptionally good, though the presentations can be further improved to be more consistent. The highlights are the juicy, tender char siu and the smoked Peking duck infused with aged pu-erh; the latter showcases a deep crimson colour and the fragrance of the tea is evident. Wine drinkers may want to bring their own (corkage is $30 per bottle) as the selection of wines by the glass is limited—just one red and one white—and the bottles offered tend to be on the pricey side.