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Ala Shanghai

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468 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110-3231
518-783-8188
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of the best Shanghai restaurants in America

It is one of the most authentic Chinese restaurants in America. Try the Claypot Chestnut Chicken, Xiao Long Bao and 水煮牛肉 Spicy Beef.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Jcrewong
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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Niskayuna, New York
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

After my friend and I finished our lunches, we paid the check by credit card. We gave a 20% tip directly to our server, who was excellent. Not including the tip with the meal charges is something that we prefer. When we left the restaurant my friend and I chatted in the parking lot for a few minutes. The manager... More 

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It is one of the most authentic Chinese restaurants in America. Try the Claypot Chestnut Chicken, Xiao Long Bao and 水煮牛肉 Spicy Beef.

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Freehold, New York
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The menu looks familiar, but do not expect greasy take-out quality. This food is fresh and REAL. This is what Chinese food is supposed to taste like! Everything we had was delicious and we were full for the rest of the day. Soup dumplings are amazing! Be aware that the food is family-style, so order something to share and get... More 

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

I Selected this restaurant based on its good rating and I am glad I did, the food was great, the room was simple and comfortable, exactly what I was looking for.

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Mine Hill, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We have a large corporate event coming up in August and I just called them now to see about making a reservation since they are # 1 rated on Trip Advisor to see if they can accommodate a party of 25. He informed me that they could in one section however they will NOT accommodate us on a weekend night... More 

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Troy, New York
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I cannot speak personally to the authenticity the Chinese food, but, I do know that every time I go there at least half of the customers are Asian and everyone who I have brought there that has traveled to China tells me it is nice to eat real Chinese food. If you know what to order they can some times... More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The best Chinese restaurant I have been to in the U.S. outside of San Francisco. The quality of ingredients is very high. The cooking is excellent. Wine/beer selection a little weak.

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Lockport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I had the sesame noodles and chicken with cashews. It was excellent. Not your ordinary 'Chinese food restaurant'. Portions are appropriately sized and the ingredients are fresh. I also liked the breadth of the menu. I will return and I recommend this place.

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Latham, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

we celebrated mother's day evening dinner here. we were all pleased with our meals. the Peeking duck was flavorful and tender. I had the honey walnut shrimp,just lovely shrimp were large and cooked with just the right crispiness , the sauce went well with it. the soups had unique flavors which delighted those diners,overall the service was top shelfalong with... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have been here a few times and the food is excellent. I had shrimp and spicy beef with brown rice today. The food was delicious. They serve you tea and water with your meal.

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Additional Information about Ala Shanghai

Address: 468 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110-3231
Phone Number: 518-783-8188
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Latham
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 468 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110-3231
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Latham
  • Phone Number: 518-783-8188

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?