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  • Chinese, Thai
  • 157 Franklin St, Brooklyn NY11222 40.7317899 -73.958205
  • (Btwn India & Java St)
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  • (718) 304-0186
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User Ratings (Based on 30 reviews)

3.755
Food 4.1 Value 3.8
Service 4.0 Atmosphere 3.1

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(718) 304-0186
Place Order:
Order From Shanghai Lee for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11:30am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11:30am-12am Sun: 12pm-11pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Group Dining, Open Late, Delivery, Online Ordering, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Private Parties
Min Delivery:
20.00

User Reviews

  • Shanghai Lee

    Posted by Hungry Hebrew on 05/16/2011

    Best Chinese in Williamsburg, if you ever get it.

    Normally the best, but I don't think I can ever order from them again. I have been patronizing Shanghai Lee's delivery for my Williamsburg chinese food fix for about a year now, ever since I discovered them. The food is delicious. Tonight it all went to pieces. I placed my order, nothing fancy, and it took a full hour and 45 minutes for the food to get to my door. Nearly two hours. I cannot think of any food service that should ever take this long. I called them at the hour marker to "make sure it was coming," then again at the hour and a half marker to say, "are you serious?" The first time she told me it was on it's way, and they second time she told me it had already been delivered. It hadn't, and when it finally did it wasn't really warm. I like Shanghai Lee a lot, and I allow them to take an hour usually... it happens.. and the food is pretty good - but the possibility I will have to wait two hours for my chicken and broccoli is something I cannot face. Looks like it's Chinese Musician Restaurant for me again. So long Shanghai Lee, it was fun while it lasted.

  • Shanghai Lee

    Posted by Julie on 04/07/2011

    Tasty & Delicious

    This is by far the best Chinese in da hood. I have traveled extensively in China and it's the closest of the cheap chinese variety that I have ever had. Still very chinese American, but really leaps and bounds beyond the regular cheap corner take-out spots! Highly recommended.

  • Shanghai Lee

    Posted by chinese food lover on 11/17/2010

    Pretty good!!

    Well, it's pretty good. I'm very picky when it comes to Chinese food. Grew up on West Coast and have traveled throughout China. Most Chinese restaurants in NY are a poor example of what chinese food is actually supposed to taste like and frankly inedible. Shanghai Lee does a fairly good job. The best in the neighborhood. Yeah their food is fresh and tasty, not super authentic (they dont pay the high prices for super fresh tofu or special ingredients like dry bean curd, pickled veg/cabbage or hard to find spices)but I'll eat and enjoy it and that's saying a lot. Try their eggplant and shredded pork in garlic sauce, Their Ma Po Tofu, and their surprisingly good broccoli shrimp (but ask for it with a white ginger sauce...very good). Stay away from their noodle dishes...not so good on that score.

  • Shanghai Lee

    Posted by beebuzz on 10/16/2010

    interesting mix

    We were in a Chinese restaurant rut and decided to check this place out. We ordered a few items to see how the food is. The chinese dishes were great - food was fresh and tasty. The spicy thai noodles were lo mein noodles (we were expecting broad noodles), so that was a little disappointing. But the pepper steak was great, and I loved the hot and sour soup. The spring rolls were also very good.

  • Shanghai Lee

    Posted by Franklin peach on 09/07/2010

    Good food, good price, very satisfied!

    For once, great Chinese food. The service is fast, but it's no crappy Chinese take-out joint. They seem to care about what they serve and the ingredients are good. I know this because I have a sensitive stomach which let's me know right away if something is awry on my plate. The selection is nice and the orders are fairly plentiful for the money. If this place closed up, I would be mighty sad.

  • Shanghai Lee

    Posted by JF on 08/22/2010

    it's all true..

    every review here, nails it. but here's a little-known secret about this "chinese" restaurant.. they secretly make the best fried chicken in greenpoint.. it's an appetizer, but def the best fried chicken.

  • Shanghai Lee

    Posted by bobby on 07/25/2010

    fantastic

    First off the service isn't just good, its excellent. Very nice, very accommodating. The food here is excellent as well. I have never been disappointed with any dish I have ordered. I get delivery from here frequently and even the delivery guys are nice!

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