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#914 of 2,450 Restaurants in Austin
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PRICE RANGE
$20 - $25
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Chinese, Asian
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed July 29, 2021

Went there for the first time the other day. I was pretty hungry and not in a great mood. We had very good service. It's somewhat annoying to have to use your phone to order, but the restaurants wasn't very full and my idea of...them coming around with Dim Sum carts wouldn't have been very practical. There's also a service charge for ordering that way, but I'm guessing this modest restaurant can't afford a programmer and needs to pay the website for the service. The food was a very pleasant surprise. We had several different Dim Sum dishes and shared them all. EVERYTHING was freshly cooked, piping hot and DELICIOUS! The restaurant itself isn't in great shape, but at least it was clean. Will definitely come here again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 14, 2021

I was going to try out New Fortune. But I guess COVID killed the dim sum restaurant. I was specifically looking for a dim sum restaurant with carts running around with that nostalgic dim sum atmosphere. Unfortunately, Shanghai changed the way how they operate because...reviews stated that they did have dim sum on wheels. The interior and deco are average. They do make you to order online instead of taking your order by hands. You also paid through the website where you order. BTW, this adds on a 20% on your bill. You can verify with my receipt. 2. Mixed Puff with Pork (2)-家鄉鹹水餃 $3.95 - The shell is too doughy and not crispy at all. The ingredients have minimum seasoning. 9. Chicken Feet w. Black Bean Sauce-豉汁蒸鳳爪 $5.95 - This is average and nothing stands out too much. I think most of the chicken feet with black bean sauce are bought frozen and heat them back up for convenience. 8. Pork Rib w. Black Bean Sauce-豉汁蒸排骨 $5.95 - The pork ribs are well seasoned. This is definitely one of the best dishes I had on that visit. 18. Shanghai Soup Dumpling (3)-小籠包 w/Vinegar w/Ginger $5.95 - It didn't come with the vinegar or ginger. The pastry is a bit too thick and doughy and the soup is ok. The filling is lackluster. It doesn't have that burst of flavor sensation when I bit into it. It is quite disappointing. 23. B.B.Q. Pork Rice Noodle Roll-叉燒滑腸粉 $6.95 - They ran out of BBQ pork and I agreed on the shrimp one. The rice noodle texture isn't smooth, but not too rough either. It doesn't have that freshness to it. The shrimp is fishy and not seasoned at all. I tried to force myself to eat it because I dislike wasting food. But I almost puked. 31. Pan Fried Leek Dumpling (6)-煎韭菜蝦餃 $10 - This is pretty good. They use a different pastry than the traditional dumpling. The ingredients are deliciously seasoned. This is the best dish I had on the visit. Pu'er Tea (Per Person) $2.50 - I wanted pu'er and chrysanthemum, but it's not on the ordering menu. The waitress told me just to order it and she would bring the combo tea over. If you want this combo, talk to the wait staff before you order. As you can see, the higher dollar items are a bit overpriced. Compounding it with the 20% service charge, that's quite a bit. The food quality is mixed and I would rather try other restaurants before coming back, if ever.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant had real good dimsum. Authentic, great variety, and it wasn't too crowded. Servers were super courteous and price was affordable too. About $25 with tips per person.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

I tried a few times at this convenient and not too crowded Chinese eatery. The food is rather average and not really Shanghainess style.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Shanghai has changed ownership, and this has brought about a change in dishes. Some old favorites have disappeared or changed. (They took the sweetened adzuki beans out of the coconut gelatin dessert - wah.) Others were just as good. They also have new dishes, and...my favorite was the jellyfish salad. The service was a bit rocky, with lots of dishes coming by at once, and then none for quite a while. Also, water and tea required our seeking out waitstaff. But we were tucked away at a table for eleven, and it was Christmas day, so I would not let that deter me from another visit. One other change was that the total came to $5 to $10 more per person than we were used to paying. Still a decent deal at $25 a person including tax and tip, but...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed April 17, 2017

Delicious jasmine tea. Many of the fried pastries we a tad under cooked in my opinion. Good variety and fast service.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly good Dim Sum in this low key Shanghainese restaurant. The restaurant is located at 6718 Middle Fiskville and serves Dim Sum throughout the day. They also offer a Sichuan menu with a great Mapo-Tofu that is aromatic and rich in flavors. The service was...attentive and efficient and we had a good overall experience.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed November 24, 2016

Saw their menu and one dish really intrigued me so went on Thanksgiving day. It's always a good sign when most of the customers were chinese. I didn't know they served dim sum as well....gotta try next time. The dish I ordered "spicy chicken", was...bad as it did not match what I expected..but, that was my fault as I ordered based on a picture. Once, I tasted the dish, although I didn't like the characteristics of the chicken, the heat was spot on. The numbing and heat of the pepper corns and peppers really made me crave more of their dishes, as I am a pepper head. Will return.More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

Yes, the name may mislead you - and it is good it is not Shanghai food, which is rather bland in reality Instead, this restaurant serves Sichuan food - and they do a great job in doing that! Plenty of dishes to try - if...you like lamb - they offer great sizzling lamb dish....and much more.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite Chinese restaurant in Austin. The waitresses are always so helpful. Tpnight we got the wonderful steamed dumpling which I would get again, and the beef lo mein. The food was very tasty and they did not rush us out of the...door at 10 pm when we were still eating. Great dim sum as well.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Shanghai Chinese & Dim Sum is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4