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Ala Shanghai

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468 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110-3231
+1 518-783-8188
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Upstate New York
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried a place near by but there was a 45 minute wait for a table so we landed here and weren't disappointed. The General Tso and Sesame Chicken had amazing flavors. The sweet and sour chicken was also delicious. We also tried the pork dumplings and sweet and sour spare ribs. The spare ribs were served cold which was... More 

Thank travelingqueen9207
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am a native Albanian (from Albany, NY) now living in Florida. Every time I get back to NY one of the first things I do is to go to dinner at Ala Shanghai. I love their curry chicken rice noodle dish and the soup dumplings. Last week when visiting Albany I brought my sisters family to dinner there and... More 

Thank SusanAlbany
North Chatham, New York
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Fresh, authentic Chinese cuisine. Excellent service. Very flavorful. The pork soup dumplings are a must! Recommend trying the Peking duck and pork buns. Best in the area.

Thank buxomhoney
Clifton Park, New York
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Best Chinese food experience I have ever had. I has.chicken with nuts cooked in Clay pot. Wife and.daughter shared a dish with tofu noodles. Had soup and apps. Desert was a type of stuffed pancake. We loved all of it.

Thank forteo1
Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

I hadn't found much food to really rave about in this area of NY which I've been visiting regularly for over 2 years now. This place has GREAT food and the service is friendly and accommodating. Don't miss the Wonton in Spicy Flavor - steamed, not fried, they are delicate, thin noodle bundles with sweet-savory-spicy sauce that is over the... More 

Thank Victoria W
Albany, New York
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

The location is good with a lot of parking. Decor is simple and not over the top like most asian establishments. Just some nice asian touches here and there. Friendly service, delicious warm tea served when seated. Pork and leek dumplings were very good and left us wanting more than six to share. Mo-shu pork was so good I couldn't... More 

Thank Laines M
North Creek, New York
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144 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

I agree whole heartedly with the other reviewers here. Ala Shanghi is some of the best Chinese I have had here. If you like the sweet starchy run of the mill Chinese, this is not your destination. If you crave the real thing Here it is. Just like the best place in NYC or China. The place is unassuming on... More 

Thank CampGaruda
Latham, New York
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

first, they remember their customers, and warmly welcome them back. the more we go there the more HELlo's we get from the staff. without a doubt the food id always excellent. i am not afraid to order something new to me. i tried the flounder with mushrooms and wine. superb light but quite fragrant both in aroma and taste. we... More 

Thank Aline F
Schenectady, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

With so many plastic Chinese take-out joints around serving quasi Chinese slop this place is a refreshing oasis os superb dining at very reasonable prices. Love the Mu Shoo Pork. They have a number of offerings not seen elsewhere. Top notch service and atmosphere.

Thank JKucij
Niskayuna, New York
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155 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

What a wonderful dining experience we had at Ala Shanghai! As soon as I saw the menu I knew we were in for a treat. Many of the dishes (and there are PLENTY to choose from) I have only seen before in Chinatown, NY, restaurants. We chose dum sum, pancakes, a chicken dish and salt and pepper shrimp. Every single... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 468 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110-3231
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Latham
  • Phone Number: +1 518-783-8188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?