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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    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
Authentic Chinese food - we go back many times a month

This is a great restaurant. Excellent food, great service. We are regulars and they have treated us well since we first started eating there. We order pork & leek dumplings as well as some classic chicken dishes which are cooked to perfection every time. We enjoy the family style eating. Good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
M3sMom
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Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great restaurant. Excellent food, great service. We are regulars and they have treated us well since we first started eating there. We order pork & leek dumplings as well as some classic chicken dishes which are cooked to perfection every time. We enjoy the family style eating. Good prices for very good food.

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Thank M3sMom
Schenectady, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have now eaten at ALA Shanghai a dozen times; solo, with another couple, and with a larger group of friends on weekends and weekday nights, and NEVER have they disappointed us with their fresh, fast and friendly service and truly authentic Chinese dishes. I would recommend making reservations for weekend evenings, as the place is small and is very... More 

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Thank rschauer
New York
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

This place may be the most popular Chinese restaurant in Albany, it is always packed and the food is worth the wait. Delicious, simple and interesting flavor combinations, will def be returning.

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Thank Rasheda V
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have NEVER loved Chinese food as much as I do until I've come here!! The food is EXCELLENT!! There are so many items to choose from on their menu, that no one, would ever go home disappointed!! The staff is wonderful, as well as, the owners!! Very friendly and hands on...I wish they would come to Clifton Park!! Best... More 

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Thank Kkcmsmom
Latham, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Most Authentic Shanghai Food that one can found in the Capital District. Dim Sum are really good, food are tasty and waiters are friendly. Five star.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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158 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I decided to hunt for this place after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. It took a little work, since I am not familiar with the area, but what a reward! The pot stickers, wanton soup, and double cooked pork were outstanding. Sauces are flavorful and thin. No corn starch or other fake stuff to thicken them and douse the flavor.... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We have been going there for the last 3-4 years. Everyone who has gone for the first time with us, have gone back and back again bringing their families and friends. All of the food is great, especially the fish entrees. I do not eat scallops, my extended family and our friends said they are the best scallops they have... More 

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Thank Kathycapo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Ala Shanghai is by far the best Chinese restaurant outside of New York City!! Everything is fresh, delicious and made to order!! Don't miss the soup dumplings or the sautéed pea shoots. Very friendly and helpful staff!'

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Thank Rvig828
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We have been steady customers of Ala Shanghai since it first opened. We were impressed by the quality of the food the very first time we ate there and, after eating there dozens of times over the years, continue to be impressed by the consistent quality and excellent service. For readers looking for good takeout or traditional American Chinese food,... More 

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Thank James H
Territoire de Belfort, France
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I went to pick up food to take out for dinner there. Ordered on the spot and got the food quickly (~10-15min). Staff who took the order was ok. Dim sum (shrimp dumpling) was very good; sesame chicken and the rice less so. Chicken taste covered by sweetness of bread crumb + some bones in there, rice not completely cooked... More 

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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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?