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“Great Chinese food”
Review of Ala Shanghai

Ala Shanghai
Ranked #6 of 148 Restaurants in Latham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 22, 2014

On my second visit to this restaurant .... having lived in Asia, and visited mainland China twice, I must say that's as close as you can get to real Chinese food.
We were in a big group, therefore I had a chance to sample lots of different dishes, all of them very good.
I would definitely visit it again on my next trip

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

This restaurant has a great assortment of Sichuan cuisine. The dumpling selection is fantastic. Don't miss out on the delicious soup dumpling (regular steamed dumplings with soup inside) and the spicy wanton dumpling.

The only drawback that makes this place fall short of a fine dining experience is that the waiters, being very quick and efficient at what they do, unconsciously tend to hurry up their customers.

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Reviewed June 1, 2014

A group of 4 friends ate at Shanghai this evening. We ordered shrimp with asparagus, chicken with cashews, chicken pad thai, and chicken with snowpeas and mushrooms. All were very well prepared. The cost was 20 dollars per person including tax and tip. Very reasonable for a high quality meal!

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Reviewed March 14, 2014

I have been reading all the great reviews of Ala Shanghai, and finally went today for lunch. Wow! Was I disappointed. We each had the soup dumplings and shared Spring Rolls and Scallion Pancake. The Spring Rolls' filling was mushy and had absolutely no taste. The Scallion Pancake was light but, again, no flavor. The soup dumplings' dough was too thick. The place was not that crowded at lunch, so the service was fine, and everything came out steaming hot. I would not go back.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

I came all the way from Detroit for authentic Chinese food, by rumored 5 chefs from Shanghai. I was not disappointed. The Shanghai soup dumplings were great. Appetizers of aster, beef slices and cucumber salad started out meal. Shanghai won ton soup was followed by shui mai and har gow dim sum. The highlight was a steamed flounder. It was delicious. The Shanghai Pan Fried Noodles were the best. The chicken with baby bok choy was absolutely wonderful. The pork with mushroom(wood ear fungus) decorated with a flower made of carrot was beautifully presented. Can't wait for another trip to the Albany region.

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Thank Twobuck C
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