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Posted by Michael on 07/18/2005
One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. I usually go in a group of 10 friends, and we often eat for under 50 dollars. Service is not too bad, and even with 10 people, we've never had to wait longer than 15 minutes for a table during peak dinner hours. Waitresses are usually pretty good about servicing tables, refilling water, etc. An overall nice experience, and the vegetable steamed dumplings are delish!
Posted by nyc diner on 05/06/2005
This restaurant has redefined the nyc norm of quality food =small portions=expensive price. Simply stated the portions at this place are enormous and the quality is exceptional (particularly for Chinese take-out), all at below nyc market prices. The fried rice is light and delicately flavored, I've had it several times and it has never been too greasy or over salted as is common among most Chinese take-out. The Lo-mein is very good and maintains the right sauce-to-noodle ratio which most other places can't seem to figure out (or can?t maintain it if they do). The seaweed salad is exceptional not to mention the unfinishable size of the portion, which goes for all the dishes mentioned. I personally find the pork dumplings a bit too salty but overall you can't go wrong with the quality of the dim sum here. The place is ideal for lunch and dinner take-out, keep in mind the exceptional size of the portions when ordering though, my wife brought home $23 worth of food from here and we easily had enough left-overs that could last for 3+ days!
Posted by Anonymous on 02/09/2005
Order ANY shanghainese specialty and I guarantee you won't go wrong! Everything is wonderful!
Posted by ms. soho on 02/03/2005
I agree w/ all the dumpling ravings. They really do have excellent soupy dumplings! I love it w/ some vingar. Yum. The atmosphere's pretty cool. Seems like a young, hip restaurant w/ pretty modern decor. And yes, it's actually CLEAN. In chinatown, that's unusual. =) I found the waitresses there not too friendly though. Food's pretty good.
Posted by humor me on 01/15/2005
If you want authentic Shanghainess, this is it. And that goes for the services too. But please don't order black bean chicken over rice in a Shanghainess resturant. Black bean anything is a Cantonese dish. It's like ordering seafood in the middle of Texas and complaining why it isn't fresh. A restaurant goer has the responsibility of knowing a little about the type of cuisine before venturing into it. Don't order what you're used to, order what it is known for.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/29/2004
The food is average although I was caught by surprise by the poor service since there were so many people waiting in line to get in. We ordered a shredded pork and preserved cabbage with rice cake, but out comes a dish of preserved cabbage with thick noodles only. The mix up is tolerable, but how can you forget the pork? Not only that, when we asked what happened to the pork, the waitress/owner insisted that we would pay the same amount without the pork and then asked if we really wanted the pork. Hello! The pork is the more expensive part of the dish. Of course I want the pork added. We asked for water 3 times and instead of getting it, we got dirty looks from a lazy waitress.
Posted by dunkinam on 11/03/2004
The best dumplings I have ever had in my life can't wait to go back to New York so I can have them again!!