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Posted by kiki on 11/30/2012
the steamed buns here are.the best! so juicy and perfect, the wontons are great too. i love this.place! this is so much better than all the other places in Chinatown. give it a try yourself!
Posted by tamilicious on 01/17/2012
The juicy dumplings are way too sweet. fried rice cakes were super salty and in deep brown sauce. pork with preserved vegetables (canned) mei fun was bland.
Posted by Big Eater on 01/05/2009
I have been coming to this restaurant since I was a little girl. This place is the best hole-in-the wall restaurant in Chinatown. Now that it has a new owner, the restaurant has been renovated to include new tables, booths, and even new menus (with Thai dishes added to the selection). The new owner is amazingly nice and is always smiling. The prices have risen since I first started eating there 15 years ago, but it is still very cheap. Be sure to get the pan fried pork dumplings and the pan fried noodles with beef. They are amazing.
Posted by sa on 01/02/2009
their tropicana sushies are the best ever. i always come here in the summer just to get them but sometimes unfortunatley its not always ready bc the machine takes time to mix the ice and drinks. they also sell coconut, hawaiian punch slusheis and she allows you to mix the flavors up. the XIAOLUNGBAOS are okay here. juicy but not all that. ive had frozen ones that were better. nothing is really so great here. theres a lot of hype about this place being authentic shanghai food but its okay. i might have had better previously. the prices are a bit pricey compared to chinese food. for those non-asians, YES there is a difference. shanghai can be considered asian food but its not the same as chinese. they may cook about the same tastes using same methods but its a whole different cuisine. this place is worth a try when its not too busy. the staff are generally pretty nice.
Posted by Xiao on 05/23/2007
My friends and I waited 40 minutes just for 8 steamed mediocre dumplings. The next time we came, I decided to order one of the cold noodle dishes (I've had one in a different restaurant and they were good). We waited about 20 minutes and the noodles we got tasted like peanut butter for some reason. Even the duck cold noodles and the "spicy" meat sauce noodles tasted like peanut butter. I took one bite and spit it back on to my plate.
Posted by Ernest M. Skinner on 01/06/2007
Good food, good service, friendly people, great prices. Don't come here for atmosphere, but that's not why it's often packed. Pet peeves? Despite thousands of requests over the years, they refuse to serve fresh, hot mustard or stock ginger ale. Listen to your customers (even though we keep coming back despite such little matters).
Posted by Emily on 08/12/2006
I've been to Shanghai Garden at least 8 times, and I've never been disappointed. Sure, there's no atmosphere, but the food more than makes up for it. The waitresses are friendly and, if you ask, you can buy your dumplings frozen to take home and steam yourself (for those late-night shu mai cravings). My recommendations: duck chow fun, shrimp shu mai, pork and mushroom dumplings, xiao long bao (soup dumplings, and I believe they use a different spelling...maybe shaw lon pau), and in the way of beverages, their lychee slush ice can't be beat. Try this place, you won't regret it.