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“Local gem”
Review of Ala Shanghai

Ala Shanghai
Ranked #6 of 146 Restaurants in Latham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Clifton Park, New York
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Local gem”
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 and polite. We love this restaurant and have been back several times since February :)

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Suzanna D
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English first
Denver, CO
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank skigirl08
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“terrible takeout”
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.

Visited August 2014
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Thank Adam W
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Saranac Lake, New York
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Essential stop on our trip north”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Susan2532
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LI, New York
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“a "little bit of Shanghai" in NY”
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, which we all enjoyed and appreciated.

We will return to this little gem.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Goalrob
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