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Ala Shanghai

468 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110-3231
518-783-8188
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Ranked #6 of 115 Restaurants in Latham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 24, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

I too cannot understand all the rave reviews. I found the food as repulsive as the filthy and unkept front of the house.The most positive aspect of this dining experience was the professional wait staff.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We'll not quite. But almost. I got the tofu with steamed veggies. It was just delightful. There was a lot of it so I took some home to share with my bro. Later I came back to order take out of puffy shrimp and general tso. Both were winners for my ever hungry boys.

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Clifton Park, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were delighted to discover this local gem earlier this year, when my family and I were looking for a good place to eat for the lunar new year. I was especially pleased that there are vegetarian/vegan options (there is a spicy tofu dish with jalapeños that is especially divine). The plum wine is excellent. The staff are very professional... More

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Awesome soup dumplings - we also loved the fillet in spicy fish sauce. Super authentic - we loved it! We stopped here on the way from Montreal to New York - would definitely come again!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

ordered dumplings, sesame chicken and chicken with broccoli. All were tasteless and the chicken was very fatty. I was very disappointed because of all the good reviews. I have had Chinese food many times and this was one of the worst places.

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Saranac Lake, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We love this place: soup dumplings, soup dumplings, soup dumplings(!) even though everything we've tried is wonderful. Service is attentive and kind but not overbearing. We love hot and spicy and we can get it here.

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LI, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

First of all, the service was very good, with knowledgeable staff ready to answer any questions about the food. The food was quite a tribute to Shanghai preparation. We tried both soup dumplings and also vegetable dumplings. They were all good. Then we tried food items we have had before and some new ones. Some very authentic flavors of Shanghai,... More

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Schenectady, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went to Ala Shanghai once before and found it ok, but this time, it was great. We had Chinese guests in town and they really enjoyed it, too. Our party of 6 sat at a round table with a turntable in the middle which made it easy to share dishes. They have both English and Chinese menus. The wait... More

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Latham, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My wife and I are long time Latham residents but had never eaten at Ala Shanghai despite the fact that our son the foodie has often recommended it. Stopped by without reservations around 6 PM on a Saturday night and had no trouble finding a table. They specialize in the food of the Shanghai region but also have Sichuan and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Outstanding food and service. The entrees were large and delicious. The large family style portions made for sharing.

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