Recent Changes for "Shanghai Town" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_TownRecent Changes of the page "Shanghai Town" on Davis Wiki.en-us Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2014-01-13 14:43:22MimiMComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 138: </td> <td> Line 138: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2014-01-13 13:43:22'' [[nbsp]] We love Shanghai Town ... we've been going here since college and even seen the little kid who helps out grow up over the years ... Not the fastest service but you get good chow for the price. Low maintenance place. Don't go for the fast food they have out at lunch ... take some time sit down and order something from the menu or the pictures on the wall. You won't regret it. I personally like the Shanghainese Prawns and the clay pots they have. --["Users/MimiM"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2013-07-19 13:04:31AndrewJacobsComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 127: </td> <td> Line 127: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-07-19 13:04:31'' [[nbsp]] The food here is pretty good. The americanized food is a little different than you would expect from most chinese restaurants, you can tell that it is made to emulate that style while still being home made (mostly at least). Two words of warning though:<br> + <br> + First, if they say the food will be ready in 25-30 minutes, they really mean 45 most of the time.<br> + And second, if you deviate from americanized food and get more traditional beef dishes, be prepared to deal with cartilage. Not necessarily a bad thing, just a matter of taste.<br> + <br> + Overall, quality and taste varies a lot dish to dish. I love their sesame chicken (which is definitely different from most sesame chicken I've had) but I'm not a fan of their general chicken. I love their boiled beef, but not so much their short ribs (read: not a fan of cartilage, otherwise they are fine). Depending on the dish, sometimes they fry chunks of chicken, and others they fry slices of chicken instead (slices tend to be kind of chewy). Sweet and sour items come with more fruits and vegetables than I would like, and the fruits and vegetables aren't as cooked as I would like, and it comes in the typical expected sweet and sour sauce. Their shanghai chow mein is pretty good too.<br> + <br> + Most of their dim sum is just ok from what I can tell, nothing to write home about.<br> + <br> + And service is pretty much always slow, unless you go at lunch when they serve various dish specials in the same way panda express does, from heat trays. --["Users/AndrewJacobs"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2013-06-27 10:06:10LokiAbbiComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 125: </td> <td> Line 125: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-06-27 10:06:10'' [[nbsp]] Haven't been here in awhile. Wanted something different and saw that a post about the boiled beef. Got that and the calamari. Both were so flavorful and so different. The boiled beef is nothing like its name. --["Users/LokiAbbi"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2013-04-29 12:05:03hoganhayes(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 123: </td> <td> Line 123: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2013-04-29 12:04:26'' [[nbsp]] Eggplant Vermicelli and Shredded Pork Clay Pot dish is fantastic. I've only ordered off the Shanghai Style Special menu for entrees, but every one of the dishe<span>d</span> I've tried has been very good. The Dim Sum is also worth a go. The place makes great food. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2013-04-29 12:04:26'' [[nbsp]] Eggplant Vermicelli and Shredded Pork Clay Pot dish is fantastic. I've only ordered off the Shanghai Style Special menu for entrees, but every one of the dishe<span>s</span> I've tried has been very good. The Dim Sum is also worth a go. The place makes great food. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2013-04-29 12:04:26hoganhayesComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 122: </td> <td> Line 122: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-04-29 12:04:26'' [[nbsp]] Eggplant Vermicelli and Shredded Pork Clay Pot dish is fantastic. I've only ordered off the Shanghai Style Special menu for entrees, but every one of the dished I've tried has been very good. The Dim Sum is also worth a go. The place makes great food.<br> + --["Users/hoganhayes"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2013-03-08 12:51:01MikeyCrews <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 119: </td> <td> Line 119: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2012-12-17 21:02:29'' [[nbsp]] The mushu pork is very good and is a lot of food for 7.95. Everything you get here seems to be a lot of food for the money. All the dishes we've had were probably enough for two people. The boiled beef doesn't have a very sexy name, but if you like beef and can handle heat, it's one of the spiciest, beefiest dishes that money can buy. --["Users/MikeyCrews"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2012-12-17 21:02:29'' [[nbsp]] The mushu pork is very good and is a lot of food for 7.95. Everything you get here seems to be a lot of food for the money. The potstickers and shanghai style chowmein are also great. The boiled beef doesn't have a very sexy name, but if you like beef and can handle heat, it's one of the spiciest, beefiest dishes that money can buy. Didn't really care for the the salted, spicy ribs, which were breaded and fried little cuts of fatty ribs. --["Users/MikeyCrews"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2013-01-27 20:26:32JasperDComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 120: </td> <td> Line 120: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-01-27 19:26:32'' [[nbsp]] This is the best place for REAL chinese food in Davis! Don't order from the gringo menu. --["Users/JasperD"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2012-12-17 22:02:29MikeyCrewsComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 118: </td> <td> Line 118: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-12-17 21:02:29'' [[nbsp]] The mushu pork is very good and is a lot of food for 7.95. Everything you get here seems to be a lot of food for the money. All the dishes we've had were probably enough for two people. The boiled beef doesn't have a very sexy name, but if you like beef and can handle heat, it's one of the spiciest, beefiest dishes that money can buy. --["Users/MikeyCrews"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2012-12-02 00:43:13TomGarbersonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 116: </td> <td> Line 116: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-12-01 23:43:13'' [[nbsp]] Tried out the mu shu pork last week. Best mu shu I've ever had, bar none. It ''looks'' a little messy because the ingredients are all shredded more finely than more places, but holy crap it's delicious. --["Users/TomGarberson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2012-12-01 19:12:19BingLComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 114: </td> <td> Line 114: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-12-01 18:12:19'' [[nbsp]] Food is great here. Probably the best Chinese food in town. However, waiting an hour for an order to go is completely unacceptable, especially when the place isn't packed and food was ordered a little past 5pm. --["Users/BingL"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2012-07-16 13:49:07JSliceComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 112: </td> <td> Line 112: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-07-16 13:49:07'' [[nbsp]] My new favorite chinese restaurant --["Users/JSlice"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2012-03-17 16:54:26TomGarbersonFound a dish I didn't like... kind of shocking! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 109: </td> <td> Line 109: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2012-02-01 10:27:38'' [[nbsp]] I've been back a few times since my last review, and I'd say that Shanghai Town has become my favorite Chinese restaurant in town. The food is always excellent. The ingredients always seem very fresh and perfectly cooked. Some of the dishes are a little heavy on oil (Mongolian beef, for example), but that's just part of the cooking style. They taste absolutely delicious. There are also plenty of options that aren't heavy on oil (e.g. three meat special with vegetables, which is one of our go-tos). I've gotta say, though the General's Chicken is probably my single favorite dish there. I know, I know, how American... but the texture and the sauce are absolutely perfect. The Shanghai style chow mein is a staple in our orders as well. It's different from traditional chow mein, but really, really tasty. --["Users/TomGarberson"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2012-02-01 10:27:38'' [[nbsp]] I've been back a few times since my last review, and I'd say that Shanghai Town has become my favorite Chinese restaurant in town. The food is always excellent. The ingredients always seem very fresh and perfectly cooked. Some of the dishes are a little heavy on oil (Mongolian beef, for example), but that's just part of the cooking style. They taste absolutely delicious. There are also plenty of options that aren't heavy on oil (e.g. three meat special with vegetables, which is one of our go-tos). I've gotta say, though the General's Chicken is probably my single favorite dish there. I know, I know, how American... but the texture and the sauce are absolutely perfect. The Shanghai style chow mein is a staple in our orders as well. It's different from traditional chow mein, but really, really tasty.<span><br> + <br> + Update: I recently ordered the Eight Treasures in Pepper Sauce (under the pork section of the menu). It's the one thing I've had there that I didn't absolutely love. It's got an interesting mix of cinnamon and jalapeno. The first bite is pretty interesting, but I couldn't eat more than a few bites. It just gets cloying. My wife didn't mind it as much as I did, but we still ended up throwing out most of the leftovers--the only time I've done that with Chinese food. Everything else we ordered was, as always, absolutely delicious!</span> --["Users/TomGarberson"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2012-02-04 12:37:29CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 91: </td> <td> Line 91: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * 4 Feb 2012: The ["red bean paste"] pancakes are a decadent delicacy. The eggplant and tofu dish is mighty fine as well. --["Users/CovertProfessor"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2012-02-01 11:27:38TomGarbersonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 107: </td> <td> Line 107: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-02-01 10:27:38'' [[nbsp]] I've been back a few times since my last review, and I'd say that Shanghai Town has become my favorite Chinese restaurant in town. The food is always excellent. The ingredients always seem very fresh and perfectly cooked. Some of the dishes are a little heavy on oil (Mongolian beef, for example), but that's just part of the cooking style. They taste absolutely delicious. There are also plenty of options that aren't heavy on oil (e.g. three meat special with vegetables, which is one of our go-tos). I've gotta say, though the General's Chicken is probably my single favorite dish there. I know, I know, how American... but the texture and the sauce are absolutely perfect. The Shanghai style chow mein is a staple in our orders as well. It's different from traditional chow mein, but really, really tasty. --["Users/TomGarberson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2011-11-15 20:29:36GlenWilkinsComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 105: </td> <td> Line 105: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-11-15 19:29:36'' [[nbsp]] Food was excellent and the service was great. I asked for some recommendations for non-spicy tofu dishes for my one-year old and the person taking my order offered a nice option. He even opened the door for me when I left since I had my hands full with a baby and take-out boxes. Given the amount of Chinese speakers in the establishment and how busy they were on a Tuesday night, I think this place is about as authentic as you can get in Davis. We will be back! --["Users/GlenWilkins"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2011-10-19 17:11:06ScottMeehleibComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 103: </td> <td> Line 103: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-10-19 17:11:06'' [[nbsp]] If you have a broad and accepting taste pallet, this is probably the best restaurant in all of Davis. I have to laugh out loud at all the other whiteskins I see coming in here to order general chicken and sesame chicken. This isn't Panda express! If you want sickening meat candy, go to Panda, Hunan, or Silver Dragon! --["Users/ScottMeehleib"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2011-08-22 07:06:02KurtGComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 101: </td> <td> Line 101: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-08-22 07:06:02'' [[nbsp]] This is my favorite Chinese restaurant in Davis! I never got excited about Chinese in Davis (minus the Taiwanese plates at Hometown) until I came to Shanghai town. It definitely is not Americanized which is probably why I like it. Good portions for cheap and they offer dishes you cannot get elsewhere in Davis. Do not expect any service really and you will have a great time. I usually go for take out, but I have eaten there as well just make sure to take care of your own water. --["Users/KurtG"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2011-08-14 07:27:22jsbmebComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 99: </td> <td> Line 99: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-08-14 07:27:22'' [[nbsp]] They have the most authentic Chinese food in town besides Hometown, at least this is what all my Chinese friends say...We like it a lot because they will cook you something that's not on the menu of you know what to ask for. --["Users/jsbmeb"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2011-08-13 23:18:02TomGarbersonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 91: </td> <td> Line 91: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-08-13 23:18:02'' [[nbsp]] I tried this place for the first time tonight and really enjoyed it! I went with my wife and a friend and between us we got the Shanghai-style Chow Mein, the Three Meat Special with Vegetables, and the Spare Ribs in Sweet and Sour Sauce. The chow mein was good; not all that exciting, but quite pleasant. Nice, mild sauce on it. Thicker noodles than the usual chow mein, and plenty of bok choi. The three meat special was ''fantastic''. Quite spicy, delicious sauce, and the surprising and delicious mixture of chicken, pork, and squid, along with carrots, celery, huge hunks of jalapeno, and probably a couple of other veggies I'm forgetting at the moment. The spare ribs were also absolutely delicious. It was just the slightly crispy spare ribs, some sesame seeds, and lots of the amazing sauce (which goes great over some rice once you polish off the ribs).<br> + <br> + It was a big change from our usual order of the typical Americanized Chinese dishes at most other Chinese restaurants (general, kung pao, hot garlic sauce, etc.), and it was a very welcome change. I'll certainly still be going to Hunan for our old favorites, but Shanghai Town will definitely be a go-to for different, probably much more authentic, Chinese food.<br> + <br> + I also like the atmosphere there. Very basic. Family owned and very friendly. There's a pitcher of water from which you serve yourself. Photos of their specials ring the walls, so you can wander around and get some idea of what you want to try. Members of the family sit at a table in the corner chatting and helping you with anything you need, at least on a quiet night like tonight (it was nearly empty at 8:30 on a Saturday).<br> + <br> + All in all, highly recommended. Try some of the specials, particularly ones that are different from what you're used to! --["Users/TomGarberson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2011-07-06 22:22:29CovertProfessor(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 86: </td> <td> Line 86: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * I'm sure this is meant to say "cook" :) -- [Users/jsbmeb"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * I'm sure this is meant to say "cook" :) -- [<span>"</span>Users/jsbmeb"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2011-07-06 22:22:09CovertProfessorComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 89: </td> <td> Line 89: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-07-06 22:22:09'' [[nbsp]] I have to admit that I didn't like this place much the first time or two I tried it -- not that I ever thought it was bad, but just that it was so-so. As a result, it was quite awhile before I tried it again. But then when I did -- yum! Flavorful and fresh. A bit more oil than I'd like, but not *too* oily. I think the mistake I had made earlier was in ordering some dishes that I don't usually eat. It's fun to be adventurous sometimes, but let's face it, when most Americans want Chinese food, they want comfort food. I suspect that if you order dishes you usually like that you'll find they measure up to other places you've been, and that you won't be disappointed. --["Users/CovertProfessor"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2011-07-05 18:48:33CovertProfessoradding useful info into table <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||(unfortunately, they don't always answer, so be persistent)||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2011-07-05 18:42:48SherriComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 86: </td> <td> Line 86: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-07-05 18:42:48'' [[nbsp]] I really love this restaurant. The food is awesome. It is not so easy to order by phone. They don't always answer. But I still love them. --["Users/Sherri"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2011-07-01 11:32:46jsbmebcock? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 85: </td> <td> Line 85: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * I'm sure this is meant to say "cook" :) -- [Users/jsbmeb"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2011-06-30 22:56:50jayhsuComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 83: </td> <td> Line 83: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-06-30 22:56:50'' [[nbsp]] they cock some traditional chinese food, but taste just so so. --["Users/jayhsu"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2011-06-06 16:48:52EmCComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 81: </td> <td> Line 81: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-06-06 16:48:52'' [[nbsp]] My husband and I are not Asian-style food connoisseurs by any means. We merely like food that tastes good. On our first visit we tried very 'safe' foods (names we recognized from Panda Express, etc. Yah, we're lame).... Shanghai Style chow mien, egg rolls, crab/cream cheese won tons, won ton soup, schezuan beef. Good portion size, good taste= we'll come back. It seemed a lot less greasy than Wok of Flame which is very near our house. For that reason alone we've decided to drive a little more out of the way to come back for more. --["Users/EmC"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2011-03-28 14:29:51MorgannaComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 77: </td> <td> Line 77: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-03-28 14:29:51'' [[nbsp]] Went here the other day and was pleasantly surprised by the great food! Normally I go to Hunan, which is more of a cheap, greasy indulgence food. The food at Shanghai Town, however, was far less oily, and tasted more "real" or fresh than some other places in Davis.<br> + The crab-cheese wontons were filled with much more crab than I usually see, and the wrapper was thick and doughy, unlike most places that use a thin, cruncy wrapper. The pot stickers were also filled with a nice balance of veggies and meat, and weren't fatty or greasy.<br> + Delicious! --["Users/Morganna"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-10-20 13:58:56PeteBarchived 2005-2008 <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ["Shanghai Town/Reviews from 2005" Reviews from 2005] ~ 4 reviews/comments<br> + ["Shanghai Town/Reviews from 2006" Reviews from 2006] ~ 13 reviews/comments<br> + ["Shanghai Town/Reviews from 2007" Reviews from 2007] ~ 13 reviews/comments<br> + ["Shanghai Town/Reviews from 2008" Reviews from 2008] ~ 10 reviews/comments<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-08-28 22:47:44'' [[nbsp]] I ate their earlier this night, shortly before closing. They were out of most items, however they freshly cooked what we wanted -a nice touch. The two people seemed quite friendly. While the food was a bit greasy/oily, it tasted fine, and I have no expectation of being poisoned there. I'd consider them average (rating=5) for inexpensive Chinese food. --["Users/SteveDavison"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-09-04 20:27:10'' [[nbsp]] After eating food from there today, I'm dropping my rating of them one point to [Rating=4]. Just too greasy. --["Users/SteveDavison"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-12-15 17:37:02'' [[nbsp]] Random and useless tidbit: The owner of Shanghai Town moved her restaurant from San Bruno (about 15 minutes south of San Francisco) to Davis. I went to high school with her son and now her son goes to Davis so I'm assuming that they moved the restaurant here so that her son could help run the place. --["Users/EmilyTung"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-12-25 22:23:55'' [[nbsp]] Shanghai Town has fantastic food and intimidating portions. The biggest cons are that it sometimes takes a while to get your food and it isn't the cleanest restaurant in town-- just be clear on your priorities. Starting with the front side of the dim sum menu ... the green onion pancake is fried goodness, and its sesame seed coating is a welcome treat. The Shanghai Style Chow Mein is made with rice noodles, and is better than any Chow Mein I've had elsewhere in Davis. The Tan Tan Noodles, which mix ground pork with a spicy sauce, are likewise good. The Chive Stickers are my favorite dumpling here. The steamed Shrimp Baby Buns always get points for good flavor, but one time they easily fell apart. The Spicy Wontons are numerous and very good. The rice cakes are greasy but yummy, notably the Seafood Rice Cakes, which have perfectly cooked squid, a rarity in Davis. I didn't care for the Vegetable Buns, which were too dry, or the Pan Fried beef cakes which were unnecessarily greasy. The rear of the dim sum menu is where meat lovers should pay attention. The Shanghai Soy Sauce duck is a great buy at $3.95. With four 2.5 inch diameter meatballs, the Lion's Head Clay Pot Soup, pictured above, was gigantic and well worth $8.95. These meatballs also made an appearance in the Braised Pork Meatballs, where they are coated in a dark soy-based sauce with hints of star anise. The sauce goes great with the meatballs, but even better in the Shanghai Style Braised Pork Ribs. These ribs seem to be their signature dish-- the waitresses eyes lit up when we ordered it. The Sauteed Eel and the Braised Pork w/ Bean Curd are tasty dishes, but are a bit overwhelming by themselves. I recommend you order them only when splitting a few different dishes. That goes double for any of the Rice and Meat Clay Pots-- I tend to enjoy the first few bites, but find them a chore to finish. As they specialize in Shanghai cuisine, I'm not a huge fan of their "Americanized" menu. That said, I've enjoyed most every chicken dish except the ones with deep-fried battered chicken. The General's chicken is flavorful but too tough, and the Mongolian Chicken is consistently one of their best overall dishes. The heavily battered sesame chicken is also worth mentioning if you like this dish-- most places simply garnish with sesame seeds. Here the sesame seed flavor really comes through. Two final dishes are the Bean Curd with Vegetables, the one that comes only with Chinese mushrooms and bok choy, and the Candied Rib dish, which is the the upper left-most item on the chinese only section. Both are sensational. --["Users/CraigBrozinsky"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-01-20 17:05:45'' [[nbsp]] Shanghai Town is the best restaurant in Davis, California. By far. - Cheng-Jie Yang. --["Users/DavisWikiGnome"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-01-21 18:07:55'' [[nbsp]] This place has the absolute worst Chinese food in Davis, hands down. The chow mein and fried rice were flavorless and the general chicken was made of dry, chewy dark meat. With the lunch special, you can chose two entrees, however, there were only two entrees to choose from - general chicken and sesame chicken. --["Users/JacobOrenberg"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-01-30 13:31:39'' [[nbsp]] For all of you who do not appreciate the food here, you just dont know what REAL Chinese food is. This place has authentic Shanghainese dishes such as Lion's Head, Stir Fried rice cakes, and various Shanghainese dim sum dishes. They also have a $16.99 for three special on the bottom part of the menu but that's written only in chinese. This is the best Chinese restaurant in Davis by far, if only you know what to order. --["KiwiSelina"]<br> - * Agreed-- lots of restaurants have token items which suck b/c they're not part of the restaurants theme. For instance, the hamburger at ["Cafe Italia"] is tragically bad, but that's b/c they're an Italian restaurant, not b/c they generally suck. Likewise, Shanghai Town's food is specialized toward certain varieties of Chinese cooking. General Chicken and Chow Mein are American dishes, and though it would be great if they cooked them well, their ability to cook them properly is about as relevant as their ability to cook a hamburger properly. ["Users/CraigBrozinsky"]<br> - * It's also quite possible that they don't like authentic Chinese food, and prefer the American interpretation of it. "Authentic" does not mean "better". Often the things we grew up eating (which for most people in the United States is American-Chinese food) is what we prefer. There's no "superior" food, just what is to people's tastes. --["Users/JabberWokky" jw]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-03-11 13:08:49'' [[nbsp]] Shanghai town has the most authentic mainland chinese food in davis. Their menu is very diverse and affordable. Get the eggplant with pork clay pot and the intestine with pickled cabbage. Both are winners. They also have a wonderful braised tofu with vegetable dish. The staff was also very friendly and the restaurant has a very home-style feel. --["Users/BrandonTenn"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-04-27 16:00:33'' [[nbsp]] I tend to avoid anything under a heat lamp in general, but the menu here is great! I was addicted to this restaurant for a while, going at least once a week for two months, but I think I've gotten over it. The food is great although can have too much salt or oil. I would recommend getting a variety of dishes. I've gotten dinner which consisted of three different things all in a brown sauce and I was not pleased. Also, service is relatively friendly but service is the slowest I've seen in Davis (read: bring a newspaper). Knowing Chinese or bringing a Chinese friend is a plus in order to get some of the good stuff on the menu. When I was an addict, I dedicated a facebook album to them, so check it out here: http://ucdavis.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2022658&amp;id=3219581 --["Users/WinstonLee"]<br> - ---------<br> - I just got back from that place. The service is the worst. The waiter doesn't speak english. They ran out of soy milk and spareribs which were the 2 items that i wanted to order. The food is ok. The soup smells like garbage tho. They don't give out ice water. So, i asked for "ice". They gave me the ice that's used for storing the raw veggie and meat. There's one kid running around. The seats are dirty and the table is not clean. There's a rice left over on our soup bowls. There's a dirt [like a chunk of black soil] in the rice. WORST PLACE for chinese food EVER!.... never go there again. bad experience. I really think that they don't really give a f*** about this business. Compare to Jade Garden, that place is a lot better. -- ["Users/BaaaamBi"]<br> - * Go for their food, not for the service. Their wait staff is friendly but too small. If you go in expecting to self serve water, tea, menu, and utensils, I think you will be delighted by the food. Just a tip, ask for less salt! --["Users/KiwiSelina"]<br> - * Agreed with Kiwi, the service sucks, but is very authentic...if ever the waitresses smile (with teeth) at me in a Chinese restaurant, i know the food won't be very good. The sticky tables, dirty atmosphere, and horrible lighting are all a part of the experience. Who cares if the waiter can't speak English, can you speak Chinese? And, for clarity, Shanghai town isn't a correct moniker for this restaurant, they serve pan-Chinese food... and have many many dishes from the north. The food is the best in Davis, which is why everyone in there is Chinese... if you want dodgy Americanized food with neon red sweet and sour, feel free to head to the other places. --["Users/Nothin2Declare"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-05-13 18:56:05'' [[nbsp]] Today I went there with a Taiwanese friend who is usually pretty leery of eating Chinese food in the States. We both also tend to be pretty critical of the restaurant food we eat. We were both pleasantly suprised by Shanghai Town. True they are slow, and their service is not exactly top notch (but friendly enough) but the food is fairly authentic. We found a lot of dishes that you just don't find in most Americanized places. If you are stuck in Davis and like real Chinese food you will probably like their food. We enjoyed their Chinese fried donuts, green onion pancakes (both expectedly greesy), Steamed baby buns, Shanghai rice cakes, and sweet soy milk (homemade? in a bowl!). --["Users/TheodoreSuryapurnama"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-08-16 17:57:01'' [[nbsp]] I originally set out to get a photo of every dish Shanghai Town made, but I don't think I will be able to finish. Hit me up on facebook if you have some pictures that aren't in the link 3 posts above. I swear that I have nothing to gain except to satiate my own compulsive tendencies. This is my favorite Chinese restaurant in Davis and I actually thought that it might increase their customer base and they would have fresher food and maybe hire some much needed help. I'm not sure if any of that has happened, but I will go one last time this weekend to see. If you go for the first time, I would recommend any of the following: Soybean milk, Green onion pancake, Sliced Radish cakes, Shanghai Rice Cakes, Braised Pork Meat Ball. Ask for less salt. Most of the soups are good, but you will only want them with a party of 4 or more. It's a lot of soup. Also, if you have someone who reads Chinese, almost all of the dishes written in Chinese I would recommend. --["Users/WinstonLee"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-08-22 01:34:44'' [[nbsp]] i would say that this place wins best chinese in davis if you go by taste to price ratio alone. factor in service and it may drop to 2 (behind noodle express , rounding out the top 5 are hometown, davis noodle city, jade garden). 12 shrimp dumplings for 5 bucks is a steal, and their shanghai chow mein and spicy string beans are wonderful, buth their best dish is their Tan Tan noodles (order them extra spicy if you dare :) ). the fish and the squid were cooked perfectly, the fish was tender and the squid was firm and not chewy. Avoid the combination plates that feature americanized dishes under heat lamps (ie. try to order off the dimsum/shanghai menu as much as possible, string beans are on the regular menu though). if you want good americanized chinese try noodle express or jade garden. for a breath of fresh air try this place. --["Users/MattHh"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-08-30 14:00:21'' [[nbsp]] Everything I've had here so far has been delicious. The Lion's Head soup is superb, and the dumplings are fresh and tasty. A few comments have been made about how this is "authentic" mainland Chinese cuisine -- does "authentic" Chinese food tend towards the greasy? Many of the dishes here seem to be quite well.. lubricated. My only minor complaint so far is that the dumpling dough is very thick relative to the filling. A slightly thinner dough would really make the dumplings shine. --["Users/ChrisLambertus"]<br> - <br> - * correct me if i am wrong, but i believe shanghai style dumplings usually have a thick dough as compared to other regional styles. If you want the thin dough go with their spicy wantons (which arn't that spicy) --["Users/MattHh"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-09-21 14:58:55'' [[nbsp]] Go for the excellent food, not the service. The Shanghai style rice cakes simply rock and their specialty dishes are amazing as well. My boyfriend and I go there ALL the time and we always end up ordering way too much food b/c we want everything. I don't know what their pre-cooked food is like b/c I've never ordered from there, but my experience from other places tells me that food is always better from the actual menu. If possible, go with someone who reads Chiense so you can order from the wall. BEST Chinese restaurant in Davis. --["Users/TiffanyHsieh"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-12-13 19:09:50'' [[nbsp]] My roommate eats here frequently, but I've yet to learn the trick of how to actually get food from them! Their service is consistently horrendous. I called in an order and was told it would take 20 minutes. I showed up after 20 minutes and had to wait 5 minutes in line, then was told to wait an additional 10-15 minutes. Unbelieveable. Another time I went in to get some of their steam table food and after waiting in line for 5 minutes I was finally acknowledged by the attendant, but as soon as I ordered he ran off to take care of other things. After 5 minutes of waiting for him to come back and fill my order I left. The person behind me left as well, because he'd been waiting ridiculously long as well. This is a frequent occurrence. I usually end up just leaving and going to Chuy's nearby since they will actually serve food. --["Users/DanaMace"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-12-20 22:51:18'' [[nbsp]] I came to learn from observation that some of the service is self-served. When you come in, go to the counter and grab a menu then sit yourself. Make eye contact with the waiter or raise your hand to get his attention. Water is by the counter and it's also self-served. Ask for tea if you want some. The waiter might see that you already have water and won't get you tea. I've also seen other patrons get up and refill their tea pot with hot water themselves using the hot water boiler behind the counter. It's fun to come by for Sunday lunch and see what everyone else is ordering. --["Users/ThucNghiNguyen"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-01-07 12:46:44'' [[nbsp]] Food is DELICIOUS here however the customer service sucks! They are so busy that they don't have enough workers to greet the guest that actually want to eat at the restaurant. Their food is so good, sometimes the wait is worth it but the trick is to get your own menu and maybe even walk up to the counter for your order. To me they are the best Chinese food in town. Too bad its so far from campus. I do agree they are a bit greasy but most restaurant food is, you just barely see it. --["Users/BeeBooBee"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-01-08 22:22:09'' [[nbsp]] Hands down the best chinese restaurant in Davis. I live in the apartment complex next to the restaurant so I eat there often. I suggest call in first before you go because it does take a VERY LONG time. --["Users/HenryHsu"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-01-14 17:52:32'' [[nbsp]] Agree with all previous comments about bad service. I went there on a saturday morning at around noon and I was not served for 15 minutes even though the waiter made eye contact with me several times. I didn't get neither water nor tea and the waiter just kept talking to his son. Eventually I just left but now that I now their service sucks maybe I will go there expecting bad service just for their food. --["Users/TheConnoisseur"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-02-18 23:55:59'' [[nbsp]] 6 fat ass pot stickers for $3.60. That's one cheap meal. --["Users/JeffSpeckles"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-03-06 22:26:46'' [[nbsp]] greasy food, bad and slow service, and overall not pleasant --["Users/MikeWong"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-03-13 19:58:07'' [[nbsp]] If you don't mind waiting, this here is the best Chinese food in Davis. --["Users/BriannaBetancourt"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-05-02 16:37:51'' [[nbsp]] My friend and I went here Sunday because Moshi Moshi was closed. Don't ask why, but that's what we decided. Anyway, this isn't the first time we've been here, but the first time all we ordered were the Chinese fried donuts and sesame cakes. Those were pretty good. This time we went, we also ordered the Lion's Head clay pot soup, pan-fried baby buns, and steamed baby buns. Wow, all that stuff was good and the portions are nice (especially the soup). The two of us stuffed ourselves silly, had plenty of leftovers, and spent less that $20. As for the service, we were served pretty fast, but that's probably because we conversed with the owner in Chinese. In any case, I highly recommend this place for good chinese food if you don't mind heading out to West Davis. --["Users/VincentShin"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-07-15 12:30:14'' [[nbsp]] I woke up early today and was craving a Chinese breakfast. I was about to drive down to Sac, but happily remembered that this place might have what I wanted (they did!). Now, the complaints about this place (cleanliness wise) I can understand, but it's really par for the course for authentic places. The food itself really hit the spot and was a really good deal (for Davis). I had the salty soybean milk, a "rice roll," and the vegetable dumplings -- all were good and fairly standard, which made it way above standard in Davis. I'll definitely be back to try their dinner and to have breakfast there again too. For people who don't normally eat "real" chinese food, I recommend starting out with the sweet soybean milk and an order of Chinese Donuts (salty not sweet) to dunk them in, if you're hungry add a rice roll. --["Users/AlvinTsao"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-08-27 13:20:36'' [[nbsp]] As a person who grew up in Rowland Heights (one of the biggest chinese areas in Southern California) and eaten at numerous hole-in-the-walls in asia and in the US, I find this place to be par in Rowland and excellent in Davis. I had the "mandarin chinese breakfast" (dou jang, you tiao) with onion pan cake, rice roll (salt flavored) pan-fried dumplings, pan-fried buns and pan-fried red bean cake (I would high recommend others to try this out series out) and I liked it all. Like other have mentioned, service sucks but as a "chowhound", it's all about the food and waiting just allows me to talk more with my friends. I'd would second that this is the most authentic Northern chinese food in Davis. +Real mandarin chinese breakfast +Quality northern chinese food, not the americanized chinese food -Service (what do you expect, it's a hole in the wall) --["Users/atwong"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-09-27 17:57:37'' [[nbsp]] I just wish I could understand what they are saying..and parts of the menu.. --["Users/YooHyunOak"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-10-06 23:28:17'' [[nbsp]] Finally tried Shanghai Town tonight for dinner. Can't believe I didn't try it earlier! I'd say its comparable to Hometown, authentic Chinese food. Too bad it's so far away from where I live. I took CraigBrozinsky's suggestions on this page and got the Lion's Head Clay Pot Soup, Seafood Shanghai Style Chow Mein, added the Green Onion pancake, white rice to go with the Lion's Head meatballs, and got an order of steamed dumplings to go. I really enjoyed my meal, I will definitely be returning. The only thing I thought was the Green Onion pancake was a bit bland and has sesame seeds on it, I prefer the ones from Noodle City. I really want to try many of the other items on the menu (esp. the Dim Sum), but wasn't able to tonight (too much food!). Service was great also and our bill wasn't too bad considering how much food we received, we were lucky there weren't many people dining in tonight and we got all of our dishes VERY quickly. --["Users/AmyLee"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-10-26 17:09:17'' [[nbsp]] I'm all about the $5.55 lunch buffet special ($5.98 with tax)! Chow mein, fried rice, and two entrees of your choice - and there are more choices than just "general chicken and sesame chicken" as someone said. I usually get broccoli-beef and sesame chicken, and the sesame chicken is especially delicious - after you've tried it you'll find yourself craving it another day. All that is enough to last me for two meals, but then I don't eat big portions. But for me, that's $6 for TWO delicious lunches - one today, leftovers the next day. I haven't tried sitting down and ordering food there yet, but I'd love to try it soon - I'm just a little put off by not being able to read the menu... --["Users/gurglemeow"]<br> - ------<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-11-03 19:38:00'' [[nbsp]] soybean milk is pretty good. "chinese fried dough" is made after you order, so it's quite fresh. Rice roll isn't too bad but the rice aren't sticky enough. Pan-fried beef cakes look a bit amateurish. Haven't tried anything else. Not too bad overall. --["Users/ChWong"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-01-19 18:47:38'' [[nbsp]] Despite it's shabby appearance inside the restaurant, the food is really good. I agree with a previous comment on here: $3.60 for 6 pot-stickers is a great deal; they were very juicy and delicious. I had chicken fried rice too, which was also good. The total price came out to be $10.35, but the man who was serving me only charged me $9.00. --["Users/KristinaKarson"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-01-24 15:37:21'' [[nbsp]] they translated the menu --["Users/YooHyunOak"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-05-14 23:06:46'' [[nbsp]] suprisingly, this place is good. it looks like a homeless shelter from the outside, and they take about 45 minutes to make your food, but it's like eating a home cooked meal. they are short staffed, which is why the service is slow, but it's cheap and good. you should try it, but not if you're in a hurry --["Users/foodexpert"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-07-18 19:21:38'' [[nbsp]] I disagree. This place is actually very fast. You just have to miss the lunch and dinner rush. Most of the time I will call in for a take-out order and they have it ready in 5 min! --["Users/AmandaAbughosh"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-08-22 22:26:16'' [[nbsp]] My friend from Shanghai actually recommended me this restaurant. My favorite dishes are the shanghai rice cakes (its more like a noodle) and the sui lung baos (steamed baby buns), which are really juicy. So yummy! Some dishes are greasy, but who cares! It's very tasty and it's worth the trip. The sweet soy milk is really fresh too. Clean and cool environment. Service is slow since only a few people work there, but you get use to it. Best and most authentic Chinese restaurant in Davis! --["Users/Terry"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-09-01 19:14:41'' [[nbsp]] Holy crap, so much food. Good food too. --["Users/KellyM"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-09-20 15:21:26'' [[nbsp]] This restaurant is definitely self-serve. I was the only one in the place and the service felt really forced and awkward. I was really unhappy with this restaurant until my food came out... about 3 minutes after I ordered it. That was the last time I saw my waiter -- eventually, after I packed my to go boxes, someone from the back noticed I was still there, and they rang up my tab. The food was really tasty -- the chicken I ordered was all white meat and prepared very well. Like people have said, go here for the food, not the service. I'll be hitting them up for takeout next time. --["Users/MichellePalmer"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-11-09 08:47:00'' [[nbsp]] Service can be slow, but the food (dim sum) is amazing. It's Shanghai dim sum, not Cantonese dim sum, so things like char siu bao and siu mai, won't be here. Instead, my friends and I usually get steamed baby buns (comes with ginger/vinegar dipping sauce), braised pork meatballs (these are mind-blowing), green onion pancakes (which I add hot oil to), chive stickers, and preserved vegetable with pork and rice cakes. One friend also really likes their tan tan noodles. Lion's Head meatballs are also pretty darn good. In the summer, it can be bloody hot as they don't seem to have an a/c, plus it faces west, so try and do take out then. --["Users/DiLane"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-11-12 18:52:34'' [[nbsp]] Ya know, it really is a double-edged sword here. I've only been here twice, so keep that in mind when you read this, but my previous statement means precisely this: there is a HUGE discrepancy between lunch and dinner meals. The first time around I ordered dinner and it was absolutely delicious; vegetable chow fun had plenty of fresh veggies, crab cheese wontons had BIG CHUNKS of crab (or imitation, either way I was surprised by big chunks of anything really), and the szechuan beef had the most unique and delicious sauce (aside from great cuts of beef). A bit on the greasy side (and I am being nice), however very tasty. I walked in, grabbed a menu, ordered, and they cooked it right then and there. All in all, a great dinner that left me with plenty of food in my gut and a smile on my face.<br> - <br> - Lunch this afternoon was quite the experience. To mirror many of the comments here, there was barely anything out under the sneeze guard. Nevertheless, the did not hesitate to offer to cook up whatever we wanted right then and there. When they realized they didn't have enough chow mein or # of entrees for my meal, they threw in fried rice and an additional entree to make up for spare room. Still, as I walked over to the utensil station, I noticed rice and food bits on both the forks and knives. COMPLETELY disgusting! All the sanitation cons previously mentioned are one thing, but food on things your supposed to eat with? C'mon<br> - <br> - I will say overall that the food was great and I did enjoy it on both occasions. I guess the dirty utensils are there to reinforce your chopsticks skills, because I definitely got more practice. I highly recommend you order for takeout though; stay far away from their dishes and utensils! Oh and another benefit of getting take out is that they are more likely to actually cook for you right then and there. Otherwise expect them to nuke your food in a microwave, because they can, and will, as they did earlier today. Don't believe me? The microwave is in perfect view from the utensil station and I watched as one of the ladies took my plate out, do a double take, nearly drop my food, and scamper off as she realized I saw the whole thing. Whatever, I paid just under $6 bucks for a meal with enough grease to lube my car for a year, I guess this is all hindsight... I still give it a thumbs up for dinner. --["Users/DirtDiver"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-02-06 19:18:28'' [[nbsp]] OK. I read most of the comments for the asian restaurants in town not too long ago. overall, shanghai received good markings. so today, i and my roommate happened to be in west davis and decided to give it a try. one of the biggest mistakes ever. the service as well as the food was horrible. in the middle of my lunch i stopped eating and walked out. the chicken was splintering in my gums, the noodles cold, the fried rice flavorless, the shrimp not cooked. we both debated sticking a finger down our throats to keep from getting food poisoning. i suggest this restaurant (based on the food alone) to only my worst enemy. all of you that gave good comments either do not have taste buds, have a death wish, or have NEVER tried chinese food before. --["Users/holdinon08"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-10-20 13:08:14MichellePalmer(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||(530) 758-4663 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (530) 758-4663      end_of_the_skype_highlighting||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||(530) 758-4663||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-10-20 02:10:49ShanghaiTown <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||(530) 758-4663||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||(530) 758-4663 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (530) 758-4663      end_of_the_skype_highlighting||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Shanghai Town''' is a very affordably priced ["Chinese food" Chinese restaurant] in ["Westlake Plaza"], just a few storefronts south of ["Chuy's Taqueria"]. There are vast quantities of every dish, including the appetizers.<span>&nbsp;They deliver in ["West Davis"] if your order costs more than $20. There is no delivery charge.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Shanghai Town''' is a very affordably priced ["Chinese food" Chinese restaurant] in ["Westlake Plaza"], just a few storefronts south of ["Chuy's Taqueria"]. There are vast quantities of every dish, including the appetizers. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-09-10 22:00:28RyanaLoveComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 159: </td> <td> Line 159: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-09-10 22:00:28'' [[nbsp]] I tried my boyfriend's leftover dinner from Shanghai Town,(i microwaved the eggplant clay pot the next night) and it was amazing! I wanted more! So I just came back from Shanghai Town tonight and it was delicious! the servers/waitors were a young adult and a young 10/11yr old boy. The service was okay because you can tell that it is family runned but my boyfriend and i did not mind. Our dinner was great! My roommates are chinese and they love this place! they recommended shanghai town to us! :) and i'm happy that i went! DELICIOUS!!! you have to try the eggplant clay pot!!! --["Users/RyanaLove"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-07-16 17:05:45JasperDComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 157: </td> <td> Line 157: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-07-16 17:05:45'' [[nbsp]] Even though the ambiance sucks, this is the best Chinese in Davis. You HAVE to try the eggplant in clay pot and the lion's head soup. The a choy greens are very garlicky and yummy. I went for dim sum one Saturday and wasn't satisfied though. --["Users/JasperD"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-06-14 05:22:48C.LingComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 155: </td> <td> Line 155: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-06-14 05:22:48'' [[nbsp]] been here many times. Their food is quite good compared to many other Chinese restaurants around town but boy do I miss the Chinese food from LA. Generally they service is just ok, not great but at least their food is decent. I just wish they would upgrade their chairs. The cushion of their chairs are so worn out that you're basically sitting on the frames and the chair and hurting your ass. --["Users/C.Ling"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-05-15 15:23:55LeeYComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 153: </td> <td> Line 153: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-05-15 15:23:55'' [[nbsp]] I was surprised that the man serving us last week was actually attentive and cheerful. You can't beat the price and the authenticity of this place (and you can shop Westlake next door!) :) --["Users/LeeY"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-05-15 13:47:16halona <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(menu1.jpg, 300, thumbnail)]]<br> <span>-</span> [[Image(menu2.jpg, 300, thumbnail)]]<br> <span>-</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Updated 5/2010<br> +</span> [[Image(<span>shanghai</span>menu<span>0</span>1.jpg, 300, thumbnail)]]<br> <span>+</span> [[Image(<span>shanghai</span>menu<span>0</span>2.jpg, 300, thumbnail)]]<br> <span>+</span> <span>[[Image(shanghaimenu03.jpg, 300, thumbnail)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-05-15 13:45:02halonaUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town?action=Files&do=view&target=shanghaimenu03.jpg">shanghaimenu03.jpg</a>.Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-05-15 13:44:52halonaUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town?action=Files&do=view&target=shanghaimenu02.jpg">shanghaimenu02.jpg</a>.Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-05-15 13:44:41halonaUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town?action=Files&do=view&target=shanghaimenu01.jpg">shanghaimenu01.jpg</a>.Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-05-15 13:43:10halonaImage <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town?action=Files&do=view&target=STmenu01.jpg">STmenu01.jpg</a> deleted.Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-05-15 13:42:38halonaUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town?action=Files&do=view&target=STmenu01.jpg">STmenu01.jpg</a>.Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-04-07 14:11:29AnniieRoseComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 144: </td> <td> Line 144: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-04-07 14:11:29'' [[nbsp]] IMPORTED FROM YELP, MY REVIEW:<br> + <br> + 4 and 1/2 stars rounds up to 5. Their food is oh so delish! The reason for 4 and 1/2 and not 5 stars is for their service.<br> + <br> + But in a way, you can tell that the only reason they're still in business despite the ratty hole in the wall facility they're located in and the crude service is because of the food. They're masters at creating chinese masterpieces every single time. And if you want dim sum, don't even drive to Sacramento. This place has got select dim sum dishes and chinese breakfast that's fingerlickin good to the core.<br> + <br> + I agree with the other yelpers who have claimed that this is the BEST chinese restaurant in town. Hands down, Shanghai town has got my vote. They are a 5 star restaurant for their food, don't mistake this for a 5 star restaurant for service. So if you've got a craving for chinese, eat here and get down and dirty! *slurp* --["Users/AnniieRose"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-03-22 23:37:15EBTOCD + was going to add to MSG discussion, but I think I'll just make a new page. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 124: </td> <td> Line 124: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;*</span>Unless you're allergic to MSG, it really isn't that bad. A little bit in your diet is not bad for you. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Unless you're allergic to MSG, it really isn't that bad. A little bit in your diet is not bad for you. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 126: </td> <td> Line 126: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- *</span>That is not really true. MSG reactions are unpredictable, and you can eat it many times before discovering that you are "allergic". Anyone who is especially sensitive knows for sure how awful it is, and for the rest of us the debate is at best murky - just because you don't get as violently ill as your friends doesn't mean you aren't poisoning yourself. Any restaurant worth eating at should give you the option to order without MSG. </td> <td> <span>+ </span>That is not really true. MSG reactions are unpredictable, and you can eat it many times before discovering that you are "allergic". Anyone who is especially sensitive knows for sure how awful it is, and for the rest of us the debate is at best murky - just because you don't get as violently ill as your friends doesn't mean you aren't poisoning yourself. Any restaurant worth eating at should give you the option to order without MSG. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 128: </td> <td> Line 128: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- *</span>And that is REALLY not true. I'll refer to the Wikipedia article on MSG: 'While many people believe that MSG is the cause of these symptoms, a statistical association has not been demonstrated under controlled conditions, even in studies with people who were convinced that they were sensitive to it.' --["Users/ChonT"] </td> <td> <span>+ </span>And that is REALLY not true. I'll refer to the Wikipedia article on MSG: 'While many people believe that MSG is the cause of these symptoms, a statistical association has not been demonstrated under controlled conditions, even in studies with people who were convinced that they were sensitive to it.' --["Users/ChonT"]<span><br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-03-04 17:57:35ChonT <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 127: </td> <td> Line 127: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + *And that is REALLY not true. I'll refer to the Wikipedia article on MSG: 'While many people believe that MSG is the cause of these symptoms, a statistical association has not been demonstrated under controlled conditions, even in studies with people who were convinced that they were sensitive to it.' --["Users/ChonT"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-02-23 01:20:37JosixComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 139: </td> <td> Line 139: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-02-23 00:20:37'' [[nbsp]] The owners have opened another location called "Gold Town". It is in the Chevron gas station (Richard's Blvd. &amp; Research Park Drive) where Hometown was. The place looks identical as when it was Hometown. I had the General Chicken there the other day and it was pretty good. I grabbed a menu with the phone number...but was just looking for it and I guess I lost it. --["Users/Josix"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-02-12 07:21:08BrianNealHometown moved, so updating that fact. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The owner of Shanghai Town moved her restaurant from San Bruno (about 15 minutes south of ["San Francisco"]) to Davis. It ["Departed Businesses" replaced] ["Hometown Chinese Restaurant"], which moved for a short time to downtown Woodland<span>&nbsp;</span>and is now open <span>in ["South Davis"]</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The owner of Shanghai Town moved her restaurant from San Bruno (about 15 minutes south of ["San Francisco"]) to Davis. It ["Departed Businesses" replaced] ["Hometown Chinese Restaurant"], which moved for a short time to downtown Woodland<span>, then to ["South Davis"],</span>and is now open <span>at ["Mansion Square"] on E st</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-02-03 21:37:58JamieParkerComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 137: </td> <td> Line 137: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-02-03 20:37:58'' [[nbsp]] My husband and I went to Shanghai Town last Saturday, along with our baby girl--who has an early bedtime, so we went at 5pm. We were their second customer that night in the restaurant, besides the call-ins-- which were frequent because many people came in for pick-up, and the service there was attentive and prompt and our food did not take long at all...actually, it was quiet quick! each thing came out separately, but most Chinese places do that. And here is my main reason for writing a comment: The FOOD WAS AWESOME! Its the best chinese food I've ever had and by far beats any "Americanized" Chinese restaurant in Davis. We had some sort of dumpling from the dim sum menu, which I didn't like, but my husband did, though I am not a fan of dim sum. Then we had Mongolian Beef with green onions, yum. Then we had some some sort of thick stir fry noodle with bok choy, that was good and not at all greasy. But the best of all was the Eggplant in a piping hot clay pot with some sort of brown sauce that I think had ground pork in it and then had glass noodles on the bottom. SOOOOOOO GOOODDD! If you go there you must get that! This place is authentic and very good. After dinner we did NOT have tummy aches or gas or bad bowl movements...to be frank about it, cause we usually get that reaction from Chinese food. Hope this helps! We'll be going to this place for as long as possible-- weekly too! --["Users/JamieParker"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2010-01-03 02:53:51AmyOheComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 135: </td> <td> Line 135: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-01-03 01:53:51'' [[nbsp]] Be brave and order something unfamiliar. Unfamiliar usually means nonAmericanized Chinese food, which is what this place definitely excels in. Lionshead soup, as mentioned before, is wonderful, and the eggplant in vermicelli is pretty awesome too. Service is lacking, be prepared to wait a little to be served. It's pretty hard to get the workers' attentions too. A little out of the way for most people, being in West Davis, but this is probably the best Chinese food in Davis. --["Users/AmyOhe"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2009-11-16 17:41:55Bartgot <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 125: </td> <td> Line 125: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + *That is not really true. MSG reactions are unpredictable, and you can eat it many times before discovering that you are "allergic". Anyone who is especially sensitive knows for sure how awful it is, and for the rest of us the debate is at best murky - just because you don't get as violently ill as your friends doesn't mean you aren't poisoning yourself. Any restaurant worth eating at should give you the option to order without MSG.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2009-10-02 13:36:51JakeJamesComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 131: </td> <td> Line 131: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-10-02 13:36:51'' [[nbsp]] For Americanized Chinese food (Sesame Chicken, Chow Mein, Crab Cheese Wontons - etc) this place is just plain bad. It's about the quality of buffet Chinese food, only served at regular sit down prices. The wontons were oily and flavor-less - a big disappointment for me. I see that they have several good reviews on here, my guess is that it is one of those places like Hometown where people come for the more authentic dishes, and not for the more Americanized ones. Hunan, Jade Garden, and Ding How are all much better for this more American style of Chinese food. --["Users/JakeJames"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2009-08-19 13:46:34IdealParadigm(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 123: </td> <td> Line 123: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + *Unless you're allergic to MSG, it really isn't that bad. A little bit in your diet is not bad for you.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2009-05-20 01:07:49AndyboyComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 123: </td> <td> Line 123: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-05-20 01:07:49'' [[nbsp]] I like #4 green onion pancakes. It is delicious!! #13 Potstickers are pretty good. #18 Spicy Wontons. Be careful its deadly spicy but hella tempting. #22, 23, and 24 are ALL good. If you go here, you must get one of them.<br> + <br> + The 2nd page of the menu is pretty good too. Try to get anything that says Braised Pork and on the bottom you can get 3 entrees for $18-20. If you know what you like, choose 3 entrees and get it!!<br> + <br> + BEST CHINESE PLACE in Davis if you know what to order. --["Users/Andyboy"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2009-04-23 12:52:10LokiAbbiComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 121: </td> <td> Line 121: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-04-23 12:52:10'' [[nbsp]] They use MSG here...not a rumor. I asked. --["Users/LokiAbbi"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2009-03-13 23:04:16SherryiiComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 119: </td> <td> Line 119: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-03-13 23:04:16'' [[nbsp]] I went there thinking about having some good Shanghainese style food... I was WRONG. It's nothing like Shanghainese food, I might cook better. and I won't recommend anyone to go there. --["Users/Sherryii"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2009-03-06 21:08:50DanielHill(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Their regular menu is comparable to many of Davis' other Chinese restaurants. They also have an alternative menu, pictured below, which contains a large selection of ["Dim Sum"] and Shangai style cuisine. For the ["dim sum"], they do not come around with carts, but they offer a large selection of dishes. As with any Dim Sum place, the value improves a lot if you order several items together, so it's good to go (and share) with friends or to take out large quantities. First generation Chinese customers frequently order the Braised Pork Ribs in Shanghai Sauce and untranslated items listed on the rear of their Dim Sum menu. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Their regular menu is comparable to many of Davis' other Chinese restaurants. They also have an alternative menu, pictured below, which contains a large selection of ["Dim Sum"] and Shang<span>h</span>ai style cuisine. For the ["dim sum"], they do not come around with carts, but they offer a large selection of dishes. As with any Dim Sum place, the value improves a lot if you order several items together, so it's good to go (and share) with friends or to take out large quantities. First generation Chinese customers frequently order the Braised Pork Ribs in Shanghai Sauce and untranslated items listed on the rear of their Dim Sum menu. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2009-02-06 20:18:28holdinon08Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 117: </td> <td> Line 117: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-02-06 19:18:28'' [[nbsp]] OK. I read most of the comments for the asian restaurants in town not too long ago. overall, shanghai received good markings. so today, i and my roommate happened to be in west davis and decided to give it a try. one of the biggest mistakes ever. the service as well as the food was horrible. in the middle of my lunch i stopped eating and walked out. the chicken was splintering in my gums, the noodles cold, the fried rice flavorless, the shrimp not cooked. we both debated sticking a finger down our throats to keep from getting food poisoning. i suggest this restaurant (based on the food alone) to only my worst enemy. all of you that gave good comments either do not have taste buds, have a death wish, or have NEVER tried chinese food before. --["Users/holdinon08"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2008-11-16 13:46:23BascomGuffin(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Their regular menu is comparable to many of Davis' other Chinese restaurants. They also have an alternative menu, pictured below, which contains a large selection of ["Dim Sum"] and Shangai style cuisine. For the ["dim sum"], they do not come around with carts, but they offer far more dim sum items than the rest of Davis's Chinese restaurants combined. As with any Dim Sum place, the value improves a lot if you order several items together, so it's good to go (and share) with friends or to take out large quantities. First generation Chinese customers frequently order the Braised Pork Ribs in Shanghai Sauce and untranslated items listed on the rear of their Dim Sum menu.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Their regular menu is comparable to many of Davis' other Chinese restaurants. They also have an alternative menu, pictured below, which contains a large selection of ["Dim Sum"] and Shangai style cuisine. For the ["dim sum"], they do not come around with carts, but they offer a large selection of dishes. As with any Dim Sum place, the value improves a lot if you order several items together, so it's good to go (and share) with friends or to take out large quantities. First generation Chinese customers frequently order the Braised Pork Ribs in Shanghai Sauce and untranslated items listed on the rear of their Dim Sum menu.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2008-11-12 19:52:34DirtDiverComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 111: </td> <td> Line 111: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-11-12 18:52:34'' [[nbsp]] Ya know, it really is a double-edged sword here. I've only been here twice, so keep that in mind when you read this, but my previous statement means precisely this: there is a HUGE discrepancy between lunch and dinner meals. The first time around I ordered dinner and it was absolutely delicious; vegetable chow fun had plenty of fresh veggies, crab cheese wontons had BIG CHUNKS of crab (or imitation, either way I was surprised by big chunks of anything really), and the szechuan beef had the most unique and delicious sauce (aside from great cuts of beef). A bit on the greasy side (and I am being nice), however very tasty. I walked in, grabbed a menu, ordered, and they cooked it right then and there. All in all, a great dinner that left me with plenty of food in my gut and a smile on my face.<br> + <br> + Lunch this afternoon was quite the experience. To mirror many of the comments here, there was barely anything out under the sneeze guard. Nevertheless, the did not hesitate to offer to cook up whatever we wanted right then and there. When they realized they didn't have enough chow mein or # of entrees for my meal, they threw in fried rice and an additional entree to make up for spare room. Still, as I walked over to the utensil station, I noticed rice and food bits on both the forks and knives. COMPLETELY disgusting! All the sanitation cons previously mentioned are one thing, but food on things your supposed to eat with? C'mon<br> + <br> + I will say overall that the food was great and I did enjoy it on both occasions. I guess the dirty utensils are there to reinforce your chopsticks skills, because I definitely got more practice. I highly recommend you order for takeout though; stay far away from their dishes and utensils! Oh and another benefit of getting take out is that they are more likely to actually cook for you right then and there. Otherwise expect them to nuke your food in a microwave, because they can, and will, as they did earlier today. Don't believe me? The microwave is in perfect view from the utensil station and I watched as one of the ladies took my plate out, do a double take, nearly drop my food, and scamper off as she realized I saw the whole thing. Whatever, I paid just under $6 bucks for a meal with enough grease to lube my car for a year, I guess this is all hindsight... I still give it a thumbs up for dinner. --["Users/DirtDiver"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2008-11-09 09:49:34DiLaneedited my comment to add temperature issues during summer, and fix spelling <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 110: </td> <td> Line 110: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2008-11-09 08:47:00'' [[nbsp]] Service can be slow, but the food (dim sum) is amazing. It's Shanghai dim sum, not Cantonese dim sum, so things like char siu bao and siu mai, won't be here. Instead, my friends and I usually get steamed baby buns (comes with ginger/vinegar dipping sauce), braised pork meatballs (these are mind-blowing), green onion pancakes (which I <span>ha</span>d hot oil to), chive stickers, and preserved vegetable with pork and rice cakes. One friend also really likes their tan tan noodles. Lion's Head meatballs are also pretty darn good. --["Users/DiLane"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2008-11-09 08:47:00'' [[nbsp]] Service can be slow, but the food (dim sum) is amazing. It's Shanghai dim sum, not Cantonese dim sum, so things like char siu bao and siu mai, won't be here. Instead, my friends and I usually get steamed baby buns (comes with ginger/vinegar dipping sauce), braised pork meatballs (these are mind-blowing), green onion pancakes (which I <span>ad</span>d hot oil to), chive stickers, and preserved vegetable with pork and rice cakes. One friend also really likes their tan tan noodles. Lion's Head meatballs are also pretty darn good<span>. In the summer, it can be bloody hot as they don't seem to have an a/c, plus it faces west, so try and do take out then</span>. --["Users/DiLane"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2008-11-09 09:47:00DiLaneComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 109: </td> <td> Line 109: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-11-09 08:47:00'' [[nbsp]] Service can be slow, but the food (dim sum) is amazing. It's Shanghai dim sum, not Cantonese dim sum, so things like char siu bao and siu mai, won't be here. Instead, my friends and I usually get steamed baby buns (comes with ginger/vinegar dipping sauce), braised pork meatballs (these are mind-blowing), green onion pancakes (which I had hot oil to), chive stickers, and preserved vegetable with pork and rice cakes. One friend also really likes their tan tan noodles. Lion's Head meatballs are also pretty darn good. --["Users/DiLane"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2008-09-20 15:21:26MichellePalmerComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 107: </td> <td> Line 107: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-09-20 15:21:26'' [[nbsp]] This restaurant is definitely self-serve. I was the only one in the place and the service felt really forced and awkward. I was really unhappy with this restaurant until my food came out... about 3 minutes after I ordered it. That was the last time I saw my waiter -- eventually, after I packed my to go boxes, someone from the back noticed I was still there, and they rang up my tab. The food was really tasty -- the chicken I ordered was all white meat and prepared very well. Like people have said, go here for the food, not the service. I'll be hitting them up for takeout next time. --["Users/MichellePalmer"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2008-09-08 22:23:55JasonAllerlink fix <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-12-20 22:51:18'' [[nbsp]] I came to learn from observation that some of the service is self-served. When you come in, go to the counter and grab a menu then sit yourself. Make eye contact with the waiter or raise your hand to get his attention. Water is by the counter and it's also self-served. Ask for tea if you want some. The waiter might see that you already have water and won't get you tea. I've also seen other patrons get up and refill their tea pot with hot water themselves using the hot water boiler behind the counter. It's fun to come by for Sunday lunch and see what everyone else is ordering. --["ThucNghiNguyen"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-12-20 22:51:18'' [[nbsp]] I came to learn from observation that some of the service is self-served. When you come in, go to the counter and grab a menu then sit yourself. Make eye contact with the waiter or raise your hand to get his attention. Water is by the counter and it's also self-served. Ask for tea if you want some. The waiter might see that you already have water and won't get you tea. I've also seen other patrons get up and refill their tea pot with hot water themselves using the hot water boiler behind the counter. It's fun to come by for Sunday lunch and see what everyone else is ordering. --["<span>Users/</span>ThucNghiNguyen"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2008-09-01 19:14:41KellyMComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 105: </td> <td> Line 105: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-09-01 19:14:41'' [[nbsp]] Holy crap, so much food. Good food too. --["Users/KellyM"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2008-08-22 22:26:16TerryComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 103: </td> <td> Line 103: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-08-22 22:26:16'' [[nbsp]] My friend from Shanghai actually recommended me this restaurant. My favorite dishes are the shanghai rice cakes (its more like a noodle) and the sui lung baos (steamed baby buns), which are really juicy. So yummy! Some dishes are greasy, but who cares! It's very tasty and it's worth the trip. The sweet soy milk is really fresh too. Clean and cool environment. Service is slow since only a few people work there, but you get use to it. Best and most authentic Chinese restaurant in Davis! --["Users/Terry"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2008-07-18 19:21:38AmandaAbughoshComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 101: </td> <td> Line 101: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-07-18 19:21:38'' [[nbsp]] I disagree. This place is actually very fast. You just have to miss the lunch and dinner rush. Most of the time I will call in for a take-out order and they have it ready in 5 min! --["Users/AmandaAbughosh"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2008-07-14 19:08:02JasonAllerlink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-08-28 22:47:44'' [[nbsp]] I ate their earlier this night, shortly before closing. They were out of most items, however they freshly cooked what we wanted -a nice touch. The two people seemed quite friendly. While the food was a bit greasy/oily, it tasted fine, and I have no expectation of being poisoned there. I'd consider them average (rating=5) for inexpensive Chinese food. --["SteveDavison"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-08-28 22:47:44'' [[nbsp]] I ate their earlier this night, shortly before closing. They were out of most items, however they freshly cooked what we wanted -a nice touch. The two people seemed quite friendly. While the food was a bit greasy/oily, it tasted fine, and I have no expectation of being poisoned there. I'd consider them average (rating=5) for inexpensive Chinese food. --["<span>Users/</span>SteveDavison"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-09-04 20:27:10'' [[nbsp]] After eating food from there today, I'm dropping my rating of them one point to [Rating=4]. Just too greasy. --["SteveDavison"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-09-04 20:27:10'' [[nbsp]] After eating food from there today, I'm dropping my rating of them one point to [Rating=4]. Just too greasy. --["<span>Users/</span>SteveDavison"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-12-15 17:37:02'' [[nbsp]] Random and useless tidbit: The owner of Shanghai Town moved her restaurant from San Bruno (about 15 minutes south of San Francisco) to Davis. I went to high school with her son and now her son goes to Davis so I'm assuming that they moved the restaurant here so that her son could help run the place. --["EmilyTung"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-12-15 17:37:02'' [[nbsp]] Random and useless tidbit: The owner of Shanghai Town moved her restaurant from San Bruno (about 15 minutes south of San Francisco) to Davis. I went to high school with her son and now her son goes to Davis so I'm assuming that they moved the restaurant here so that her son could help run the place. --["<span>Users/</span>EmilyTung"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-12-25 22:23:55'' [[nbsp]] Shanghai Town has fantastic food and intimidating portions. The biggest cons are that it sometimes takes a while to get your food and it isn't the cleanest restaurant in town-- just be clear on your priorities. Starting with the front side of the dim sum menu ... the green onion pancake is fried goodness, and its sesame seed coating is a welcome treat. The Shanghai Style Chow Mein is made with rice noodles, and is better than any Chow Mein I've had elsewhere in Davis. The Tan Tan Noodles, which mix ground pork with a spicy sauce, are likewise good. The Chive Stickers are my favorite dumpling here. The steamed Shrimp Baby Buns always get points for good flavor, but one time they easily fell apart. The Spicy Wontons are numerous and very good. The rice cakes are greasy but yummy, notably the Seafood Rice Cakes, which have perfectly cooked squid, a rarity in Davis. I didn't care for the Vegetable Buns, which were too dry, or the Pan Fried beef cakes which were unnecessarily greasy. The rear of the dim sum menu is where meat lovers should pay attention. The Shanghai Soy Sauce duck is a great buy at $3.95. With four 2.5 inch diameter meatballs, the Lion's Head Clay Pot Soup, pictured above, was gigantic and well worth $8.95. These meatballs also made an appearance in the Braised Pork Meatballs, where they are coated in a dark soy-based sauce with hints of star anise. The sauce goes great with the meatballs, but even better in the Shanghai Style Braised Pork Ribs. These ribs seem to be their signature dish-- the waitresses eyes lit up when we ordered it. The Sauteed Eel and the Braised Pork w/ Bean Curd are tasty dishes, but are a bit overwhelming by themselves. I recommend you order them only when splitting a few different dishes. That goes double for any of the Rice and Meat Clay Pots-- I tend to enjoy the first few bites, but find them a chore to finish. As they specialize in Shanghai cuisine, I'm not a huge fan of their "Americanized" menu. That said, I've enjoyed most every chicken dish except the ones with deep-fried battered chicken. The General's chicken is flavorful but too tough, and the Mongolian Chicken is consistently one of their best overall dishes. The heavily battered sesame chicken is also worth mentioning if you like this dish-- most places simply garnish with sesame seeds. Here the sesame seed flavor really comes through. Two final dishes are the Bean Curd with Vegetables, the one that comes only with Chinese mushrooms and bok choy, and the Candied Rib dish, which is the the upper left-most item on the chinese only section. Both are sensational. --["CraigBrozinsky"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-12-25 22:23:55'' [[nbsp]] Shanghai Town has fantastic food and intimidating portions. The biggest cons are that it sometimes takes a while to get your food and it isn't the cleanest restaurant in town-- just be clear on your priorities. Starting with the front side of the dim sum menu ... the green onion pancake is fried goodness, and its sesame seed coating is a welcome treat. The Shanghai Style Chow Mein is made with rice noodles, and is better than any Chow Mein I've had elsewhere in Davis. The Tan Tan Noodles, which mix ground pork with a spicy sauce, are likewise good. The Chive Stickers are my favorite dumpling here. The steamed Shrimp Baby Buns always get points for good flavor, but one time they easily fell apart. The Spicy Wontons are numerous and very good. The rice cakes are greasy but yummy, notably the Seafood Rice Cakes, which have perfectly cooked squid, a rarity in Davis. I didn't care for the Vegetable Buns, which were too dry, or the Pan Fried beef cakes which were unnecessarily greasy. The rear of the dim sum menu is where meat lovers should pay attention. The Shanghai Soy Sauce duck is a great buy at $3.95. With four 2.5 inch diameter meatballs, the Lion's Head Clay Pot Soup, pictured above, was gigantic and well worth $8.95. These meatballs also made an appearance in the Braised Pork Meatballs, where they are coated in a dark soy-based sauce with hints of star anise. The sauce goes great with the meatballs, but even better in the Shanghai Style Braised Pork Ribs. These ribs seem to be their signature dish-- the waitresses eyes lit up when we ordered it. The Sauteed Eel and the Braised Pork w/ Bean Curd are tasty dishes, but are a bit overwhelming by themselves. I recommend you order them only when splitting a few different dishes. That goes double for any of the Rice and Meat Clay Pots-- I tend to enjoy the first few bites, but find them a chore to finish. As they specialize in Shanghai cuisine, I'm not a huge fan of their "Americanized" menu. That said, I've enjoyed most every chicken dish except the ones with deep-fried battered chicken. The General's chicken is flavorful but too tough, and the Mongolian Chicken is consistently one of their best overall dishes. The heavily battered sesame chicken is also worth mentioning if you like this dish-- most places simply garnish with sesame seeds. Here the sesame seed flavor really comes through. Two final dishes are the Bean Curd with Vegetables, the one that comes only with Chinese mushrooms and bok choy, and the Candied Rib dish, which is the the upper left-most item on the chinese only section. Both are sensational. --["<span>Users/</span>CraigBrozinsky"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-01-20 17:05:45'' [[nbsp]] Shanghai Town is the best restaurant in Davis, California. By far. - Cheng-Jie Yang. --["DavisWikiGnome"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-01-20 17:05:45'' [[nbsp]] Shanghai Town is the best restaurant in Davis, California. By far. - Cheng-Jie Yang. --["<span>Users/</span>DavisWikiGnome"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-01-21 18:07:55'' [[nbsp]] This place has the absolute worst Chinese food in Davis, hands down. The chow mein and fried rice were flavorless and the general chicken was made of dry, chewy dark meat. With the lunch special, you can chose two entrees, however, there were only two entrees to choose from - general chicken and sesame chicken. --["JacobOrenberg"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-01-21 18:07:55'' [[nbsp]] This place has the absolute worst Chinese food in Davis, hands down. The chow mein and fried rice were flavorless and the general chicken was made of dry, chewy dark meat. With the lunch special, you can chose two entrees, however, there were only two entrees to choose from - general chicken and sesame chicken. --["<span>Users/</span>JacobOrenberg"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Agreed-- lots of restaurants have token items which suck b/c they're not part of the restaurants theme. For instance, the hamburger at ["Cafe Italia"] is tragically bad, but that's b/c they're an Italian restaurant, not b/c they generally suck. Likewise, Shanghai Town's food is specialized toward certain varieties of Chinese cooking. General Chicken and Chow Mein are American dishes, and though it would be great if they cooked them well, their ability to cook them properly is about as relevant as their ability to cook a hamburger properly. ["CraigBrozinsky"]<br> <span>-</span> * It's also quite possible that they don't like authentic Chinese food, and prefer the American interpretation of it. "Authentic" does not mean "better". Often the things we grew up eating (which for most people in the United States is American-Chinese food) is what we prefer. There's no "superior" food, just what is to people's tastes. --["JabberWokky" jw] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Agreed-- lots of restaurants have token items which suck b/c they're not part of the restaurants theme. For instance, the hamburger at ["Cafe Italia"] is tragically bad, but that's b/c they're an Italian restaurant, not b/c they generally suck. Likewise, Shanghai Town's food is specialized toward certain varieties of Chinese cooking. General Chicken and Chow Mein are American dishes, and though it would be great if they cooked them well, their ability to cook them properly is about as relevant as their ability to cook a hamburger properly. ["<span>Users/</span>CraigBrozinsky"]<br> <span>+</span> * It's also quite possible that they don't like authentic Chinese food, and prefer the American interpretation of it. "Authentic" does not mean "better". Often the things we grew up eating (which for most people in the United States is American-Chinese food) is what we prefer. There's no "superior" food, just what is to people's tastes. --["<span>Users/</span>JabberWokky" jw] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-03-11 13:08:49'' [[nbsp]] Shanghai town has the most authentic mainland chinese food in davis. Their menu is very diverse and affordable. Get the eggplant with pork clay pot and the intestine with pickled cabbage. Both are winners. They also have a wonderful braised tofu with vegetable dish. The staff was also very friendly and the restaurant has a very home-style feel. --["BrandonTenn"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-03-11 13:08:49'' [[nbsp]] Shanghai town has the most authentic mainland chinese food in davis. Their menu is very diverse and affordable. Get the eggplant with pork clay pot and the intestine with pickled cabbage. Both are winners. They also have a wonderful braised tofu with vegetable dish. The staff was also very friendly and the restaurant has a very home-style feel. --["<span>Users/</span>BrandonTenn"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-04-27 16:00:33'' [[nbsp]] I tend to avoid anything under a heat lamp in general, but the menu here is great! I was addicted to this restaurant for a while, going at least once a week for two months, but I think I've gotten over it. The food is great although can have too much salt or oil. I would recommend getting a variety of dishes. I've gotten dinner which consisted of three different things all in a brown sauce and I was not pleased. Also, service is relatively friendly but service is the slowest I've seen in Davis (read: bring a newspaper). Knowing Chinese or bringing a Chinese friend is a plus in order to get some of the good stuff on the menu. When I was an addict, I dedicated a facebook album to them, so check it out here: http://ucdavis.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2022658&amp;id=3219581 --["WinstonLee"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-04-27 16:00:33'' [[nbsp]] I tend to avoid anything under a heat lamp in general, but the menu here is great! I was addicted to this restaurant for a while, going at least once a week for two months, but I think I've gotten over it. The food is great although can have too much salt or oil. I would recommend getting a variety of dishes. I've gotten dinner which consisted of three different things all in a brown sauce and I was not pleased. Also, service is relatively friendly but service is the slowest I've seen in Davis (read: bring a newspaper). Knowing Chinese or bringing a Chinese friend is a plus in order to get some of the good stuff on the menu. When I was an addict, I dedicated a facebook album to them, so check it out here: http://ucdavis.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2022658&amp;id=3219581 --["<span>Users/</span>WinstonLee"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> I just got back from that place. The service is the worst. The waiter doesn't speak english. They ran out of soy milk and spareribs which were the 2 items that i wanted to order. The food is ok. The soup smells like garbage tho. They don't give out ice water. So, i asked for "ice". They gave me the ice that's used for storing the raw veggie and meat. There's one kid running around. The seats are dirty and the table is not clean. There's a rice left over on our soup bowls. There's a dirt [like a chunk of black soil] in the rice. WORST PLACE for chinese food EVER!.... never go there again. bad experience. I really think that they don't really give a f*** about this business. Compare to Jade Garden, that place is a lot better. -- ["BaaaamBi"]<br> <span>-</span> * Go for their food, not for the service. Their wait staff is friendly but too small. If you go in expecting to self serve water, tea, menu, and utensils, I think you will be delighted by the food. Just a tip, ask for less salt! --["KiwiSelina"]<br> <span>-</span> * Agreed with Kiwi, the service sucks, but is very authentic...if ever the waitresses smile (with teeth) at me in a Chinese restaurant, i know the food won't be very good. The sticky tables, dirty atmosphere, and horrible lighting are all a part of the experience. Who cares if the waiter can't speak English, can you speak Chinese? And, for clarity, Shanghai town isn't a correct moniker for this restaurant, they serve pan-Chinese food... and have many many dishes from the north. The food is the best in Davis, which is why everyone in there is Chinese... if you want dodgy Americanized food with neon red sweet and sour, feel free to head to the other places. --["Nothin2Declare"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> I just got back from that place. The service is the worst. The waiter doesn't speak english. They ran out of soy milk and spareribs which were the 2 items that i wanted to order. The food is ok. The soup smells like garbage tho. They don't give out ice water. So, i asked for "ice". They gave me the ice that's used for storing the raw veggie and meat. There's one kid running around. The seats are dirty and the table is not clean. There's a rice left over on our soup bowls. There's a dirt [like a chunk of black soil] in the rice. WORST PLACE for chinese food EVER!.... never go there again. bad experience. I really think that they don't really give a f*** about this business. Compare to Jade Garden, that place is a lot better. -- ["<span>Users/</span>BaaaamBi"]<br> <span>+</span> * Go for their food, not for the service. Their wait staff is friendly but too small. If you go in expecting to self serve water, tea, menu, and utensils, I think you will be delighted by the food. Just a tip, ask for less salt! --["<span>Users/</span>KiwiSelina"]<br> <span>+</span> * Agreed with Kiwi, the service sucks, but is very authentic...if ever the waitresses smile (with teeth) at me in a Chinese restaurant, i know the food won't be very good. The sticky tables, dirty atmosphere, and horrible lighting are all a part of the experience. Who cares if the waiter can't speak English, can you speak Chinese? And, for clarity, Shanghai town isn't a correct moniker for this restaurant, they serve pan-Chinese food... and have many many dishes from the north. The food is the best in Davis, which is why everyone in there is Chinese... if you want dodgy Americanized food with neon red sweet and sour, feel free to head to the other places. --["<span>Users/</span>Nothin2Declare"]<span><br> + ------<br> + ''2006-05-13 18:56:05'' [[nbsp]] Today I went there with a Taiwanese friend who is usually pretty leery of eating Chinese food in the States. We both also tend to be pretty critical of the restaurant food we eat. We were both pleasantly suprised by Shanghai Town. True they are slow, and their service is not exactly top notch (but friendly enough) but the food is fairly authentic. We found a lot of dishes that you just don't find in most Americanized places. If you are stuck in Davis and like real Chinese food you will probably like their food. We enjoyed their Chinese fried donuts, green onion pancakes (both expectedly greesy), Steamed baby buns, Shanghai rice cakes, and sweet soy milk (homemade? in a bowl!). --["Users/TheodoreSuryapurnama"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-08-16 17:57:01'' [[nbsp]] I originally set out to get a photo of every dish Shanghai Town made, but I don't think I will be able to finish. Hit me up on facebook if you have some pictures that aren't in the link 3 posts above. I swear that I have nothing to gain except to satiate my own compulsive tendencies. This is my favorite Chinese restaurant in Davis and I actually thought that it might increase their customer base and they would have fresher food and maybe hire some much needed help. I'm not sure if any of that has happened, but I will go one last time this weekend to see. If you go for the first time, I would recommend any of the following: Soybean milk, Green onion pancake, Sliced Radish cakes, Shanghai Rice Cakes, Braised Pork Meat Ball. Ask for less salt. Most of the soups are good, but you will only want them with a party of 4 or more. It's a lot of soup. Also, if you have someone who reads Chinese, almost all of the dishes written in Chinese I would recommend. --["Users/WinstonLee"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-08-22 01:34:44'' [[nbsp]] i would say that this place wins best chinese in davis if you go by taste to price ratio alone. factor in service and it may drop to 2 (behind noodle express , rounding out the top 5 are hometown, davis noodle city, jade garden). 12 shrimp dumplings for 5 bucks is a steal, and their shanghai chow mein and spicy string beans are wonderful, buth their best dish is their Tan Tan noodles (order them extra spicy if you dare :) ). the fish and the squid were cooked perfectly, the fish was tender and the squid was firm and not chewy. Avoid the combination plates that feature americanized dishes under heat lamps (ie. try to order off the dimsum/shanghai menu as much as possible, string beans are on the regular menu though). if you want good americanized chinese try noodle express or jade garden. for a breath of fresh air try this place. --["Users/MattHh"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-08-30 14:00:21'' [[nbsp]] Everything I've had here so far has been delicious. The Lion's Head soup is superb, and the dumplings are fresh and tasty. A few comments have been made about how this is "authentic" mainland Chinese cuisine -- does "authentic" Chinese food tend towards the greasy? Many of the dishes here seem to be quite well.. lubricated. My only minor complaint so far is that the dumpling dough is very thick relative to the filling. A slightly thinner dough would really make the dumplings shine. --["Users/ChrisLambertus"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 61: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * correct me if i am wrong, but i believe shanghai style dumplings usually have a thick dough as compared to other regional styles. If you want the thin dough go with their spicy wantons (which arn't that spicy) --["Users/MattHh"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 63: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2006-05-13 18:56:05'' [[nbsp]] Today I went there with a Taiwanese friend who is usually pretty leery of eating Chinese food in the States. We both also tend to be pretty critical of the restaurant food we eat. We were both pleasantly suprised by Shanghai Town. True they are slow, and their service is not exactly top notch (but friendly enough) but the food is fairly authentic. We found a lot of dishes that you just don't find in most Americanized places. If you are stuck in Davis and like real Chinese food you will probably like their food. We enjoyed their Chinese fried donuts, green onion pancakes (both expectedly greesy), Steamed baby buns, Shanghai rice cakes, and sweet soy milk (homemade? in a bowl!). --["TheodoreSuryapurnama"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2006-09-21 14:58:55'' [[nbsp]] Go for the excellent food, not the service. The Shanghai style rice cakes simply rock and their specialty dishes are amazing as well. My boyfriend and I go there ALL the time and we always end up ordering way too much food b/c we want everything. I don't know what their pre-cooked food is like b/c I've never ordered from there, but my experience from other places tells me that food is always better from the actual menu. If possible, go with someone who reads Chiense so you can order from the wall. BEST Chinese restaurant in Davis. --["Users/TiffanyHsieh"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 57: </td> <td> Line 65: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2006-08-16 17:57:01'' [[nbsp]] I originally set out to get a photo of every dish Shanghai Town made, but I don't think I will be able to finish. Hit me up on facebook if you have some pictures that aren't in the link 3 posts above. I swear that I have nothing to gain except to satiate my own compulsive tendencies. This is my favorite Chinese restaurant in Davis and I actually thought that it might increase their customer base and they would have fresher food and maybe hire some much needed help. I'm not sure if any of that has happened, but I will go one last time this weekend to see. If you go for the first time, I would recommend any of the following: Soybean milk, Green onion pancake, Sliced Radish cakes, Shanghai Rice Cakes, Braised Pork Meat Ball. Ask for less salt. Most of the soups are good, but you will only want them with a party of 4 or more. It's a lot of soup. Also, if you have someone who reads Chinese, almost all of the dishes written in Chinese I would recommend. --["WinstonLee"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-08-22 01:34:44'' [[nbsp]] i would say that this place wins best chinese in davis if you go by taste to price ratio alone. factor in service and it may drop to 2 (behind noodle express , rounding out the top 5 are hometown, davis noodle city, jade garden). 12 shrimp dumplings for 5 bucks is a steal, and their shanghai chow mein and spicy string beans are wonderful, buth their best dish is their Tan Tan noodles (order them extra spicy if you dare :) ). the fish and the squid were cooked perfectly, the fish was tender and the squid was firm and not chewy. Avoid the combination plates that feature americanized dishes under heat lamps (ie. try to order off the dimsum/shanghai menu as much as possible, string beans are on the regular menu though). if you want good americanized chinese try noodle express or jade garden. for a breath of fresh air try this place. --["MattHh"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-08-30 14:00:21'' [[nbsp]] Everything I've had here so far has been delicious. The Lion's Head soup is superb, and the dumplings are fresh and tasty. A few comments have been made about how this is "authentic" mainland Chinese cuisine -- does "authentic" Chinese food tend towards the greasy? Many of the dishes here seem to be quite well.. lubricated. My only minor complaint so far is that the dumpling dough is very thick relative to the filling. A slightly thinner dough would really make the dumplings shine. --["ChrisLambertus"]<br> - <br> - * correct me if i am wrong, but i believe shanghai style dumplings usually have a thick dough as compared to other regional styles. If you want the thin dough go with their spicy wantons (which arn't that spicy) --["MattHh"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-09-21 14:58:55'' [[nbsp]] Go for the excellent food, not the service. The Shanghai style rice cakes simply rock and their specialty dishes are amazing as well. My boyfriend and I go there ALL the time and we always end up ordering way too much food b/c we want everything. I don't know what their pre-cooked food is like b/c I've never ordered from there, but my experience from other places tells me that food is always better from the actual menu. If possible, go with someone who reads Chiense so you can order from the wall. BEST Chinese restaurant in Davis. --["TiffanyHsieh"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-12-13 19:09:50'' [[nbsp]] My roommate eats here frequently, but I've yet to learn the trick of how to actually get food from them! Their service is consistently horrendous. I called in an order and was told it would take 20 minutes. I showed up after 20 minutes and had to wait 5 minutes in line, then was told to wait an additional 10-15 minutes. Unbelieveable. Another time I went in to get some of their steam table food and after waiting in line for 5 minutes I was finally acknowledged by the attendant, but as soon as I ordered he ran off to take care of other things. After 5 minutes of waiting for him to come back and fill my order I left. The person behind me left as well, because he'd been waiting ridiculously long as well. This is a frequent occurrence. I usually end up just leaving and going to Chuy's nearby since they will actually serve food. --["DanaMace"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2006-12-13 19:09:50'' [[nbsp]] My roommate eats here frequently, but I've yet to learn the trick of how to actually get food from them! Their service is consistently horrendous. I called in an order and was told it would take 20 minutes. I showed up after 20 minutes and had to wait 5 minutes in line, then was told to wait an additional 10-15 minutes. Unbelieveable. Another time I went in to get some of their steam table food and after waiting in line for 5 minutes I was finally acknowledged by the attendant, but as soon as I ordered he ran off to take care of other things. After 5 minutes of waiting for him to come back and fill my order I left. The person behind me left as well, because he'd been waiting ridiculously long as well. This is a frequent occurrence. I usually end up just leaving and going to Chuy's nearby since they will actually serve food. --["Users/DanaMace"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 71: </td> <td> Line 69: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2007-01-07 12:46:44'' [[nbsp]] Food is DELICIOUS here however the customer service sucks! They are so busy that they don't have enough workers to greet the guest that actually want to eat at the restaurant. Their food is so good, sometimes the wait is worth it but the trick is to get your own menu and maybe even walk up to the counter for your order. To me they are the best Chinese food in town. Too bad its so far from campus. I do agree they are a bit greasy but most restaurant food is, you just barely see it. --["BeeBooBee"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2007-01-07 12:46:44'' [[nbsp]] Food is DELICIOUS here however the customer service sucks! They are so busy that they don't have enough workers to greet the guest that actually want to eat at the restaurant. Their food is so good, sometimes the wait is worth it but the trick is to get your own menu and maybe even walk up to the counter for your order. To me they are the best Chinese food in town. Too bad its so far from campus. I do agree they are a bit greasy but most restaurant food is, you just barely see it. --["<span>Users/</span>BeeBooBee"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 73: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2007-01-08 22:22:09'' [[nbsp]] Hands down the best chinese restaurant in Davis. I live in the apartment complex next to the restaurant so I eat there often. I suggest call in first before you go because it does take a VERY LONG time. --["HenryHsu"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2007-01-08 22:22:09'' [[nbsp]] Hands down the best chinese restaurant in Davis. I live in the apartment complex next to the restaurant so I eat there often. I suggest call in first before you go because it does take a VERY LONG time. --["<span>Users/</span>HenryHsu"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 75: </td> <td> Line 73: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2007-01-14 17:52:32'' [[nbsp]] Agree with all previous comments about bad service. I went there on a saturday morning at around noon and I was not served for 15 minutes even though the waiter made eye contact with me several times. I didn't get neither water nor tea and the waiter just kept talking to his son. Eventually I just left but now that I now their service sucks maybe I will go there expecting bad service just for their food. --["TheConnoisseur"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2007-01-14 17:52:32'' [[nbsp]] Agree with all previous comments about bad service. I went there on a saturday morning at around noon and I was not served for 15 minutes even though the waiter made eye contact with me several times. I didn't get neither water nor tea and the waiter just kept talking to his son. Eventually I just left but now that I now their service sucks maybe I will go there expecting bad service just for their food. --["<span>Users/</span>TheConnoisseur"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 77: </td> <td> Line 75: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2007-02-18 23:55:59'' [[nbsp]] 6 fat ass pot stickers for $3.60. That's one cheap meal. --["JeffSpeckles"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2007-02-18 23:55:59'' [[nbsp]] 6 fat ass pot stickers for $3.60. That's one cheap meal. --["<span>Users/</span>JeffSpeckles"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 79: </td> <td> Line 77: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2007-03-06 22:26:46'' [[nbsp]] greasy food, bad and slow service, and overall not pleasant --["MikeWong"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2007-03-06 22:26:46'' [[nbsp]] greasy food, bad and slow service, and overall not pleasant --["<span>Users/</span>MikeWong"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 81: </td> <td> Line 79: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2007-03-13 19:58:07'' [[nbsp]] If you don't mind waiting, this here is the best Chinese food in Davis. --["BriannaBetancourt"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2007-03-13 19:58:07'' [[nbsp]] If you don't mind waiting, this here is the best Chinese food in Davis. --["<span>Users/</span>BriannaBetancourt"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2008-05-14 23:06:46foodexpertComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 101: </td> <td> Line 101: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-05-14 23:06:46'' [[nbsp]] suprisingly, this place is good. it looks like a homeless shelter from the outside, and they take about 45 minutes to make your food, but it's like eating a home cooked meal. they are short staffed, which is why the service is slow, but it's cheap and good. you should try it, but not if you're in a hurry --["Users/foodexpert"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2008-05-04 23:57:28BenLee <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2005-06-02 18:02:20'' [[nbsp]] The owner of the restaurant which originally was called ["Hometown Chinese Restaurant"] has moved his business to Woodland. I guess the new owners destroyed the high reputation the previous owners left them. And yes, the owner of the orignal Hometown Chinese is one of the nicest owners in Davis. That's a fact. --["BenLee"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2008-01-24 16:37:21YooHyunOakComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 101: </td> <td> Line 101: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-01-24 15:37:21'' [[nbsp]] they translated the menu --["Users/YooHyunOak"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2008-01-19 19:47:38KristinaKarsonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 99: </td> <td> Line 99: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-01-19 18:47:38'' [[nbsp]] Despite it's shabby appearance inside the restaurant, the food is really good. I agree with a previous comment on here: $3.60 for 6 pot-stickers is a great deal; they were very juicy and delicious. I had chicken fried rice too, which was also good. The total price came out to be $10.35, but the man who was serving me only charged me $9.00. --["Users/KristinaKarson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-11-03 20:38:00ChWongComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 97: </td> <td> Line 97: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-11-03 19:38:00'' [[nbsp]] soybean milk is pretty good. "chinese fried dough" is made after you order, so it's quite fresh. Rice roll isn't too bad but the rice aren't sticky enough. Pan-fried beef cakes look a bit amateurish. Haven't tried anything else. Not too bad overall. --["Users/ChWong"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-10-26 17:16:37gurglemeowComment added <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 94: </td> <td> Line 94: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-10-26 17:09:17'' [[nbsp]] I'm all about the $5.55 lunch buffet special ($5.98 with tax)! Chow mein, fried rice, and two entrees of your choice - and there are more choices than just "general chicken and sesame chicken" as someone said. I usually get broccoli-beef and sesame chicken, and the sesame chicken is especially delicious - after you've tried it you'll find yourself craving it another day. All that is enough to last me for two meals, but then I don't eat big portions. But for me, that's $6 for TWO delicious lunches - one today, leftovers the next day. I haven't tried sitting down and ordering food there yet, but I'd love to try it soon - I'm just a little put off by not being able to read the menu... --["Users/gurglemeow"]<br> + ------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-10-06 23:28:17AmyLeeComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 92: </td> <td> Line 92: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-10-06 23:28:17'' [[nbsp]] Finally tried Shanghai Town tonight for dinner. Can't believe I didn't try it earlier! I'd say its comparable to Hometown, authentic Chinese food. Too bad it's so far away from where I live. I took CraigBrozinsky's suggestions on this page and got the Lion's Head Clay Pot Soup, Seafood Shanghai Style Chow Mein, added the Green Onion pancake, white rice to go with the Lion's Head meatballs, and got an order of steamed dumplings to go. I really enjoyed my meal, I will definitely be returning. The only thing I thought was the Green Onion pancake was a bit bland and has sesame seeds on it, I prefer the ones from Noodle City. I really want to try many of the other items on the menu (esp. the Dim Sum), but wasn't able to tonight (too much food!). Service was great also and our bill wasn't too bad considering how much food we received, we were lucky there weren't many people dining in tonight and we got all of our dishes VERY quickly. --["Users/AmyLee"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-10-06 22:42:54CraigBrozinskyfinal thoughts <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-12-25 22:23:55'' [[nbsp]] Shanghai Town has fantastic food and intimidating portions. The biggest cons are that it sometimes takes a while to get your food and it isn't the cleanest restaurant in town-- just be clear on your priorities. Starting with the front side of the dim sum menu ... the green onion pancake is fried goodness, and its sesame seed coating is a welcome treat. The Shanghai Style Chow Mein is made with rice noodles, and is better than any Chow Mein I've had elsewhere in Davis. The Tan Tan Noodles, which mix ground pork with a spicy sauce, are likewise good. The Chive Stickers are my favorite dumpling here. The steamed Shrimp Baby Buns always get points for good flavor, but one time they easily fell apart. The Spicy Wontons are numerous and very good. The rice cakes are greasy but yummy, notably the Seafood Rice Cakes, which have perfectly cooked squid, a rarity in Davis. I didn't care for the Vegetable Buns, which were too dry, or the Pan Fried beef cakes which were unnecessarily greasy. The rear of the dim sum menu is where meat lovers should pay attention. The Shanghai Soy Sauce duck is a great buy at $3.95. With four 2.5 inch diameter meatballs, the Lion's Head Clay Pot Soup, pictured above, was gigantic and well worth $8.95. These meatballs also made an appearance in the Braised Pork Meatballs, where they are coated in a dark soy-based sauce with hints of star anise. The sauce goes great with the meatballs, but even better in the Shanghai Style Braised Pork Ribs. These ribs seem to be their signature dish-- the waitresses eyes lit up when we ordered it. The Sauteed Eel and the Pork w/ Bean Curd are tasty dishes, but are a bit overwhelming by themselves. I recommend you order them only when splitting a few different dishes. That goes double for any of the Rice and Meat Clay Pots<span>.</span> I tend to enjoy the first few bites, but find them a chore to finish. As they specialize in Shanghai cuisine, I'm not a huge fan of their "Americanized" menu. That said, I've enjoyed most every chicken dish except the ones with deep-fried battered chicken. The General's chicken is flavorful but too tough. The heavily battered sesame chicken is also worth mentioning if you like this dish-- most places simply garnish with sesame seeds. Here the sesame seed flavor really comes through. --["CraigBrozinsky"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-12-25 22:23:55'' [[nbsp]] Shanghai Town has fantastic food and intimidating portions. The biggest cons are that it sometimes takes a while to get your food and it isn't the cleanest restaurant in town-- just be clear on your priorities. Starting with the front side of the dim sum menu ... the green onion pancake is fried goodness, and its sesame seed coating is a welcome treat. The Shanghai Style Chow Mein is made with rice noodles, and is better than any Chow Mein I've had elsewhere in Davis. The Tan Tan Noodles, which mix ground pork with a spicy sauce, are likewise good. The Chive Stickers are my favorite dumpling here. The steamed Shrimp Baby Buns always get points for good flavor, but one time they easily fell apart. The Spicy Wontons are numerous and very good. The rice cakes are greasy but yummy, notably the Seafood Rice Cakes, which have perfectly cooked squid, a rarity in Davis. I didn't care for the Vegetable Buns, which were too dry, or the Pan Fried beef cakes which were unnecessarily greasy. The rear of the dim sum menu is where meat lovers should pay attention. The Shanghai Soy Sauce duck is a great buy at $3.95. With four 2.5 inch diameter meatballs, the Lion's Head Clay Pot Soup, pictured above, was gigantic and well worth $8.95. These meatballs also made an appearance in the Braised Pork Meatballs, where they are coated in a dark soy-based sauce with hints of star anise. The sauce goes great with the meatballs, but even better in the Shanghai Style Braised Pork Ribs. These ribs seem to be their signature dish-- the waitresses eyes lit up when we ordered it. The Sauteed Eel and the <span>Braised </span>Pork w/ Bean Curd are tasty dishes, but are a bit overwhelming by themselves. I recommend you order them only when splitting a few different dishes. That goes double for any of the Rice and Meat Clay Pots<span>--</span> I tend to enjoy the first few bites, but find them a chore to finish. As they specialize in Shanghai cuisine, I'm not a huge fan of their "Americanized" menu. That said, I've enjoyed most every chicken dish except the ones with deep-fried battered chicken. The General's chicken is flavorful but too tough<span>, and the Mongolian Chicken is consistently one of their best overall dishes</span>. The heavily battered sesame chicken is also worth mentioning if you like this dish-- most places simply garnish with sesame seeds. Here the sesame seed flavor really comes through<span>. Two final dishes are the Bean Curd with Vegetables, the one that comes only with Chinese mushrooms and bok choy, and the Candied Rib dish, which is the the upper left-most item on the chinese only section. Both are sensational</span>. --["CraigBrozinsky"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-09-27 17:57:37YooHyunOakComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 90: </td> <td> Line 90: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-09-27 17:57:37'' [[nbsp]] I just wish I could understand what they are saying..and parts of the menu.. --["Users/YooHyunOak"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-08-27 13:20:36atwongComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 88: </td> <td> Line 88: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-08-27 13:20:36'' [[nbsp]] As a person who grew up in Rowland Heights (one of the biggest chinese areas in Southern California) and eaten at numerous hole-in-the-walls in asia and in the US, I find this place to be par in Rowland and excellent in Davis. I had the "mandarin chinese breakfast" (dou jang, you tiao) with onion pan cake, rice roll (salt flavored) pan-fried dumplings, pan-fried buns and pan-fried red bean cake (I would high recommend others to try this out series out) and I liked it all. Like other have mentioned, service sucks but as a "chowhound", it's all about the food and waiting just allows me to talk more with my friends. I'd would second that this is the most authentic Northern chinese food in Davis. +Real mandarin chinese breakfast +Quality northern chinese food, not the americanized chinese food -Service (what do you expect, it's a hole in the wall) --["Users/atwong"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-07-15 14:01:25MattHh <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 61: </td> <td> Line 61: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-08-22 01:34:44'' [[nbsp]] i would say that this place wins best chinese in davis if you go by taste to price ratio alone. factor in service and it may drop to 2 (behind davis noodle city, <span>rounding out the top 5 are </span>jade garde<span>n, noodle express, and hometow</span>n). 12 shrimp dumplings for 5 bucks is a steal, and their shanghai chow mein and spicy string beans are wonderful, buth their best dish is their Tan Tan noodles (order them extra spicy if you dare :) ). the fish and the squid were cooked perfectly, the fish was tender and the squid was firm and not chewy. Avoid the combination plates that feature americanized dishes under heat lamps (ie. try to order off the dimsum/shanghai menu as much as possible, string beans are on the regular menu though). if you want good americanized chinese try noodle express or jade garden. for a breath of fresh air try this place. --["MattHh"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-08-22 01:34:44'' [[nbsp]] i would say that this place wins best chinese in davis if you go by taste to price ratio alone. factor in service and it may drop to 2 (behind <span>noodle express , rounding out the top 5 are hometown, </span>davis noodle city, jade garden). 12 shrimp dumplings for 5 bucks is a steal, and their shanghai chow mein and spicy string beans are wonderful, buth their best dish is their Tan Tan noodles (order them extra spicy if you dare :) ). the fish and the squid were cooked perfectly, the fish was tender and the squid was firm and not chewy. Avoid the combination plates that feature americanized dishes under heat lamps (ie. try to order off the dimsum/shanghai menu as much as possible, string beans are on the regular menu though). if you want good americanized chinese try noodle express or jade garden. for a breath of fresh air try this place. --["MattHh"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-07-15 12:30:14AlvinTsaoComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 86: </td> <td> Line 86: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-07-15 12:30:14'' [[nbsp]] I woke up early today and was craving a Chinese breakfast. I was about to drive down to Sac, but happily remembered that this place might have what I wanted (they did!). Now, the complaints about this place (cleanliness wise) I can understand, but it's really par for the course for authentic places. The food itself really hit the spot and was a really good deal (for Davis). I had the salty soybean milk, a "rice roll," and the vegetable dumplings -- all were good and fairly standard, which made it way above standard in Davis. I'll definitely be back to try their dinner and to have breakfast there again too. For people who don't normally eat "real" chinese food, I recommend starting out with the sweet soybean milk and an order of Chinese Donuts (salty not sweet) to dunk them in, if you're hungry add a rice roll. --["Users/AlvinTsao"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-05-02 18:50:44JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- A</span> very affordably priced ["Chinese food" Chinese restaurant] in ["Westlake Plaza"], just a few storefronts south of ["Chuy's Taqueria"]. There are vast quantities of every dish, including the appetizers. They deliver in ["West Davis"] if your order costs more than $20. There is no delivery charge. </td> <td> <span>+ '''Shanghai Town''' is a</span> very affordably priced ["Chinese food" Chinese restaurant] in ["Westlake Plaza"], just a few storefronts south of ["Chuy's Taqueria"]. There are vast quantities of every dish, including the appetizers. They deliver in ["West Davis"] if your order costs more than $20. There is no delivery charge. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Shanghai Town was the only Chinese Restaurant open on Christmas, 2005. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Shanghai Town was the only Chinese Restaurant open on <span>["</span>Christmas<span>"]</span>, <span>["</span>2005<span>"]</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ = Menu=</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-05-02 17:39:07VincentShin <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 84: </td> <td> Line 84: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2007-05-02 16:37:51'' [[nbsp]] My friend and I went here Sunday because Moshi Moshi was closed. Don't ask why, but that's what we decided. Anyway, this isn't the first time we've been here, but the first time all we ordered were the Chinese fried donuts and sesame cakes. Those were pretty good. This time we went, we also ordered the Lion's Head clay pot soup, pan-fried baby buns, and steamed baby buns. Wow, all that stuff was good and the portions are nice (especially the soup). The two of us stuffed ourselves silly, had plenty of leftovers, and spent less that $20. As for the service, we were served pretty fast, but that's probably because we conversed with the owner in Chinese. --["Users/VincentShin"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2007-05-02 16:37:51'' [[nbsp]] My friend and I went here Sunday because Moshi Moshi was closed. Don't ask why, but that's what we decided. Anyway, this isn't the first time we've been here, but the first time all we ordered were the Chinese fried donuts and sesame cakes. Those were pretty good. This time we went, we also ordered the Lion's Head clay pot soup, pan-fried baby buns, and steamed baby buns. Wow, all that stuff was good and the portions are nice (especially the soup). The two of us stuffed ourselves silly, had plenty of leftovers, and spent less that $20. As for the service, we were served pretty fast, but that's probably because we conversed with the owner in Chinese. <span>In any case, I highly recommend this place for good chinese food if you don't mind heading out to West Davis. </span> --["Users/VincentShin"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-05-02 17:37:51VincentShinComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 83: </td> <td> Line 83: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-05-02 16:37:51'' [[nbsp]] My friend and I went here Sunday because Moshi Moshi was closed. Don't ask why, but that's what we decided. Anyway, this isn't the first time we've been here, but the first time all we ordered were the Chinese fried donuts and sesame cakes. Those were pretty good. This time we went, we also ordered the Lion's Head clay pot soup, pan-fried baby buns, and steamed baby buns. Wow, all that stuff was good and the portions are nice (especially the soup). The two of us stuffed ourselves silly, had plenty of leftovers, and spent less that $20. As for the service, we were served pretty fast, but that's probably because we conversed with the owner in Chinese. --["Users/VincentShin"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-04-19 11:42:37PatrickFishmap <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||1260 ["Lake Blvd."] #111 (in ["Westlake Plaza"])|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||<span>[[Address(</span>1260 ["Lake Blvd."<span>])]</span>] #111 (in ["Westlake Plaza"])|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-04-19 11:42:37PatrickFishMap location(s) modifiedShanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-03-13 19:58:07BriannaBetancourtComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 81: </td> <td> Line 81: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-03-13 19:58:07'' [[nbsp]] If you don't mind waiting, this here is the best Chinese food in Davis. --["BriannaBetancourt"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-03-06 23:26:46MikeWongComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 79: </td> <td> Line 79: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-03-06 22:26:46'' [[nbsp]] greasy food, bad and slow service, and overall not pleasant --["MikeWong"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-03-03 19:58:38EdwinSaadanot all places have a site <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Website'''||<br> - ||Unknown||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-02-19 00:55:59JeffSpecklesComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 78: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-02-18 23:55:59'' [[nbsp]] 6 fat ass pot stickers for $3.60. That's one cheap meal. --["JeffSpeckles"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-01-14 18:55:38EdwinSaada <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2005-12-15 17:52:07'' [[nbsp]] They offer ["Dim Sum"]! And they're all very friendly. --["EdwinSaada"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-01-14 18:52:32TheConnoisseurComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 78: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-01-14 17:52:32'' [[nbsp]] Agree with all previous comments about bad service. I went there on a saturday morning at around noon and I was not served for 15 minutes even though the waiter made eye contact with me several times. I didn't get neither water nor tea and the waiter just kept talking to his son. Eventually I just left but now that I now their service sucks maybe I will go there expecting bad service just for their food. --["TheConnoisseur"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-01-08 23:22:34HenryHsu <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 77: </td> <td> Line 77: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2007-01-08 22:22:09'' [[nbsp]] Hand<span>'</span>s down the best chinese restaurant in Davis. I live in the apartment complex next to the restaurant so I eat there often. I suggest call in first before you go because it does take a VERY LONG time. --["HenryHsu"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2007-01-08 22:22:09'' [[nbsp]] Hands down the best chinese restaurant in Davis. I live in the apartment complex next to the restaurant so I eat there often. I suggest call in first before you go because it does take a VERY LONG time. --["HenryHsu"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-01-08 23:22:09HenryHsuComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 76: </td> <td> Line 76: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-01-08 22:22:09'' [[nbsp]] Hand's down the best chinese restaurant in Davis. I live in the apartment complex next to the restaurant so I eat there often. I suggest call in first before you go because it does take a VERY LONG time. --["HenryHsu"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2007-01-07 13:46:44BeeBooBeeComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-01-07 12:46:44'' [[nbsp]] Food is DELICIOUS here however the customer service sucks! They are so busy that they don't have enough workers to greet the guest that actually want to eat at the restaurant. Their food is so good, sometimes the wait is worth it but the trick is to get your own menu and maybe even walk up to the counter for your order. To me they are the best Chinese food in town. Too bad its so far from campus. I do agree they are a bit greasy but most restaurant food is, you just barely see it. --["BeeBooBee"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2006-12-20 23:51:18ThucNghiNguyenComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 72: </td> <td> Line 72: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-12-20 22:51:18'' [[nbsp]] I came to learn from observation that some of the service is self-served. When you come in, go to the counter and grab a menu then sit yourself. Make eye contact with the waiter or raise your hand to get his attention. Water is by the counter and it's also self-served. Ask for tea if you want some. The waiter might see that you already have water and won't get you tea. I've also seen other patrons get up and refill their tea pot with hot water themselves using the hot water boiler behind the counter. It's fun to come by for Sunday lunch and see what everyone else is ordering. --["ThucNghiNguyen"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2006-12-13 20:09:50DanaMaceComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 70: </td> <td> Line 70: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-12-13 19:09:50'' [[nbsp]] My roommate eats here frequently, but I've yet to learn the trick of how to actually get food from them! Their service is consistently horrendous. I called in an order and was told it would take 20 minutes. I showed up after 20 minutes and had to wait 5 minutes in line, then was told to wait an additional 10-15 minutes. Unbelieveable. Another time I went in to get some of their steam table food and after waiting in line for 5 minutes I was finally acknowledged by the attendant, but as soon as I ordered he ran off to take care of other things. After 5 minutes of waiting for him to come back and fill my order I left. The person behind me left as well, because he'd been waiting ridiculously long as well. This is a frequent occurrence. I usually end up just leaving and going to Chuy's nearby since they will actually serve food. --["DanaMace"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2006-10-11 09:43:03CraigBrozinsky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-12-25 22:23:55'' [[nbsp]] Shanghai Town has fantastic food and intimidating portions. The biggest cons are that it sometimes takes a while to get your food and it isn't the cleanest restaurant in town-- just be clear on your priorities. Starting with the front side of the dim sum menu ... the green onion pancake is fried goodness, and its sesame seed coating is a welcome treat. The Shanghai Style Chow Mein is made with rice noodles, and is better than any Chow Mein I've had elsewhere in Davis. The Tan Tan Noodles, which mix ground pork with a spicy sauce, are likewise good. The Chive Stickers are my favorite dumpling here. The steamed Shrimp Baby Buns always get points for good flavor, but one time they easily fell apart. The rice cakes are <span>all top qualit</span>y, notably the Seafood Rice Cakes, which have perfectly cooked squid, a rarity in Davis. I didn't care for the Vegetable Buns, which were too dry, or the Pan Fried beef cakes which were unnecessarily greasy. The rear of the dim sum menu is where meat lovers should pay attention. The Shanghai Soy Sauce duck is a great buy at $3.95. With four 2.5 inch diameter meatballs, the Lion's Head Clay Pot Soup, pictured above, was gigantic and well worth $8.95. These meatballs also made an appearance in the Braised Pork Meatballs, where they are coated in a dark soy-based sauce with hints of star anise. The sauce goes great with the meatballs, but even better in the Shanghai Style Braised Pork Ribs. These ribs seem to be their signature dish-- the waitresses eyes lit up when we ordered it. The Sauteed Eel and the Pork w/ Bean Curd are tasty dishes, but are a bit overwhelming by themselves. I recommend you order them only when splitting a few different dishes. That goes double for any of the Rice and Meat Clay Pots. I tend to enjoy the first few bites, but find them a chore to finish. As they specialize in Shanghai cuisine, I'm not a huge fan of their "Americanized" menu. That said, I've enjoyed most every chicken dish except the ones with deep-fried battered chicken. The General's chicken is flavorful but too tough. The heavily battered sesame chicken is also worth mentioning if you like this dish-- most places simply garnish with sesame seeds. Here the sesame seed flavor really comes through. --["CraigBrozinsky"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-12-25 22:23:55'' [[nbsp]] Shanghai Town has fantastic food and intimidating portions. The biggest cons are that it sometimes takes a while to get your food and it isn't the cleanest restaurant in town-- just be clear on your priorities. Starting with the front side of the dim sum menu ... the green onion pancake is fried goodness, and its sesame seed coating is a welcome treat. The Shanghai Style Chow Mein is made with rice noodles, and is better than any Chow Mein I've had elsewhere in Davis. The Tan Tan Noodles, which mix ground pork with a spicy sauce, are likewise good. The Chive Stickers are my favorite dumpling here. The steamed Shrimp Baby Buns always get points for good flavor, but one time they easily fell apart. The <span>Spicy Wontons are numerous and very good. The </span>rice cakes are <span>greasy but yumm</span>y, notably the Seafood Rice Cakes, which have perfectly cooked squid, a rarity in Davis. I didn't care for the Vegetable Buns, which were too dry, or the Pan Fried beef cakes which were unnecessarily greasy. The rear of the dim sum menu is where meat lovers should pay attention. The Shanghai Soy Sauce duck is a great buy at $3.95. With four 2.5 inch diameter meatballs, the Lion's Head Clay Pot Soup, pictured above, was gigantic and well worth $8.95. These meatballs also made an appearance in the Braised Pork Meatballs, where they are coated in a dark soy-based sauce with hints of star anise. The sauce goes great with the meatballs, but even better in the Shanghai Style Braised Pork Ribs. These ribs seem to be their signature dish-- the waitresses eyes lit up when we ordered it. The Sauteed Eel and the Pork w/ Bean Curd are tasty dishes, but are a bit overwhelming by themselves. I recommend you order them only when splitting a few different dishes. That goes double for any of the Rice and Meat Clay Pots. I tend to enjoy the first few bites, but find them a chore to finish. As they specialize in Shanghai cuisine, I'm not a huge fan of their "Americanized" menu. That said, I've enjoyed most every chicken dish except the ones with deep-fried battered chicken. The General's chicken is flavorful but too tough. The heavily battered sesame chicken is also worth mentioning if you like this dish-- most places simply garnish with sesame seeds. Here the sesame seed flavor really comes through. --["CraigBrozinsky"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2006-10-11 08:39:46MattHh <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 63: </td> <td> Line 63: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-08-22 01:34:44'' [[nbsp]] i would say that this place wins best chinese in davis if you go by taste to price ratio alone. factor in service and it may drop to 2 (behind davis noodle city, rounding out the top 5 are jade garden, noodle express, and hometown). 12 shrimp dumplings for 5 bucks is a steal, and their shanghai chow mein and spicy string beans are wonderful. the fish and the squid were cooked perfectly, the fish was tender and the squid was firm and not chewy. Avoid the combination plates that feature americanized dishes under heat lamps. if you want good americanized chinese try noodle express or jade garden. for a breath of fresh air try this place. --["MattHh"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-08-22 01:34:44'' [[nbsp]] i would say that this place wins best chinese in davis if you go by taste to price ratio alone. factor in service and it may drop to 2 (behind davis noodle city, rounding out the top 5 are jade garden, noodle express, and hometown). 12 shrimp dumplings for 5 bucks is a steal, and their shanghai chow mein and spicy string beans are wonderful<span>, buth their best dish is their Tan Tan noodles (order them extra spicy if you dare :) )</span>. the fish and the squid were cooked perfectly, the fish was tender and the squid was firm and not chewy. Avoid the combination plates that feature americanized dishes under heat lamps<span>&nbsp;(ie. try to order off the dimsum/shanghai menu as much as possible, string beans are on the regular menu though)</span>. if you want good americanized chinese try noodle express or jade garden. for a breath of fresh air try this place. --["MattHh"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * correct me if i am wrong, but i believe shanghai style dumplings usually have a thick dough as compared to other regional styles. --["MattHh"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * correct me if i am wrong, but i believe shanghai style dumplings usually have a thick dough as compared to other regional styles.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;If you want the thin dough go with their spicy wantons (which arn't that spicy)</span> --["MattHh"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2006-09-21 14:58:55TiffanyHsiehComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 68: </td> <td> Line 68: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-09-21 14:58:55'' [[nbsp]] Go for the excellent food, not the service. The Shanghai style rice cakes simply rock and their specialty dishes are amazing as well. My boyfriend and I go there ALL the time and we always end up ordering way too much food b/c we want everything. I don't know what their pre-cooked food is like b/c I've never ordered from there, but my experience from other places tells me that food is always better from the actual menu. If possible, go with someone who reads Chiense so you can order from the wall. BEST Chinese restaurant in Davis. --["TiffanyHsieh"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2006-09-03 16:14:59MattHh <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 66: </td> <td> Line 66: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * correct me if i am wrong, but i believe shanghai style dumplings usually have a thick dough as compared to other regional styles. --["MattHh"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2006-08-30 14:00:21ChrisLambertusComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 64: </td> <td> Line 64: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-08-30 14:00:21'' [[nbsp]] Everything I've had here so far has been delicious. The Lion's Head soup is superb, and the dumplings are fresh and tasty. A few comments have been made about how this is "authentic" mainland Chinese cuisine -- does "authentic" Chinese food tend towards the greasy? Many of the dishes here seem to be quite well.. lubricated. My only minor complaint so far is that the dumpling dough is very thick relative to the filling. A slightly thinner dough would really make the dumplings shine. --["ChrisLambertus"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2006-08-28 12:02:23ChrisLambertusclosed for lunch monday until 9/30/06 <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Mon-Fri 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Mon<span>day 5:00PM-9:00PM (June 1st through September 30th 2006)||<br> + ||Tue</span>-Fri 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Shanghai Townhttp://daviswiki.org/Shanghai_Town2006-08-26 00:16:45CraigBrozinsky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Shanghai Town<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Shanghai Town has an extensive ["Dim Sum"] menu on weekends. They do not come around with carts, but they offer far more dim sum items than the rest of Davis's Chinese restaurants combined. As with any Dim Sum place, the value improves a lot if you order several items together, so it's good to go (and share) with friends or to take out large quantities. The people working there are very nice. First generation Chinese customers frequently order the Braised Pork Ribs in Shanghai Sauce and untranslated items listed on the rear of their Dim Sum menu.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Their regular menu is comparable to many of Davis' other Chinese restaurants. They also have an alternative menu, pictured below, which contains a large selection of ["Dim Sum"] and Shangai style cuisine. For the ["dim sum"], they do not come around with carts, but they offer far more dim sum items than the rest of Davis's Chinese restaurants combined. As with any Dim Sum place, the value improves a lot if you order several items together, so it's good to go (and share) with friends or to take out large quantities. First generation Chinese customers frequently order the Braised Pork Ribs in Shanghai Sauce and untranslated items listed on the rear of their Dim Sum menu.<br> + <br> + The people working there are very nice, and their customers routinely consist of mainland Chinese natives. For folks not from China, this is an ideal place to explore a new cuisine, and point to the people next to you and say, "I'll have what they're having!"</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-12-25 22:23:55'' [[nbsp]] Shanghai Town has fantastic food and intimidating portions. The biggest cons are that it takes a while to get your food and it isn't the cleanest restaurant in town-- just be clear on your priorities. Starting with the front side of the dim sum menu ... the green onion pancake is fried goodness, and its sesame seed coating is a welcome treat. The Shanghai Style Chow Mein is made with rice noodles, and is better than any Chow Mein I've had elsewhere in Davis. The Tan Tan Noodles, which mix ground pork with a spicy sauce, are likewise good. The Chive Stickers are my favorite dumpling here. The steamed Baby Buns get points for good flavor, but <span>they far too easily fa</span>ll apart. The rice cakes are all top quality, notably the Seafood Rice Cakes, which have perfectly cooked squid, a rarity in Davis. I didn't care for the Vegetable Buns, which were too dry, or the Pan Fried beef cakes which were unnecessarily greasy. The rear of the dim sum menu is where meat lovers should pay attention. With four 2.5 inch diameter meatballs, the Lion's Head Clay Pot Soup, pictured above, was gigantic and well worth $8.95. These meatballs also made an appearance in the Braised Pork Meatballs, where they are coated in a dark soy-based sauce with hints of star anise. The sauce goes great with the meatballs, but even better in the Shanghai Style Braised Pork Ribs. These ribs seem to be their signature dish-- the waitresses eyes lit up when we ordered it. The Sauteed Eel and the Pork w/ Bean Curd are tasty dishes, but are a bit overwhelming by themselves. I recommend you order them only when splitting a few different dishes. That goes double for any of the Rice and Meat Clay Pots. I tend to enjoy the first few bites, but find them a chore to finish. I'm not a huge fan of their "Americanized" menu,<span>&nbsp;but</span> I've enjoyed most every chicken dish except the ones with deep-fried battered chicken. The General's chicken is flavorful but too tough. The heavily battered sesame chicken is also worth mentioning if you like this dish-- most places simply garnish with sesame seeds. Here the sesame seed flavor really comes through. --["CraigBrozinsky"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-12-25 22:23:55'' [[nbsp]] Shanghai Town has fantastic food and intimidating portions. The biggest cons are that it <span>sometimes </span>takes a while to get your food and it isn't the cleanest restaurant in town-- just be clear on your priorities. Starting with the front side of the dim sum menu ... the green onion pancake is fried goodness, and its sesame seed coating is a welcome treat. The Shanghai Style Chow Mein is made with rice noodles, and is better than any Chow Mein I've had elsewhere in Davis. The Tan Tan Noodles, which mix ground pork with a spicy sauce, are likewise good. The Chive Stickers are my favorite dumpling here. The steamed <span>Shrimp </span>Baby Buns <span>always </span>get points for good flavor, but <span>one time they easily fe</span>ll apart. The rice cakes are all top quality, notably the Seafood Rice Cakes, which have perfectly cooked squid, a rarity in Davis. I didn't care for the Vegetable Buns, which were too dry, or the Pan Fried beef cakes which were unnecessarily greasy. The rear of the dim sum menu is where meat lovers should pay attention<span>. The Shanghai Soy Sauce duck is a great buy at $3.95</span>. With four 2.5 inch diameter meatballs, the Lion's Head Clay Pot Soup, pictured above, was gigantic and well worth $8.95. These meatballs also made an appearance in the Braised Pork Meatballs, where they are coated in a dark soy-based sauce with hints of star anise. The sauce goes great with the meatballs, but even better in the Shanghai Style Braised Pork Ribs. These ribs seem to be their signature dish-- the waitresses eyes lit up when we ordered it. The Sauteed Eel and the Pork w/ Bean Curd are tasty dishes, but are a bit overwhelming by themselves. I recommend you order them only when splitting a few different dishes. That goes double for any of the Rice and Meat Clay Pots. I tend to enjoy the first few bites, but find them a chore to finish. <span>As they specialize in Shanghai cuisine, </span>I'm not a huge fan of their "Americanized" menu<span>. That said</span>, I've enjoyed most every chicken dish except the ones with deep-fried battered chicken. The General's chicken is flavorful but too tough. The heavily battered sesame chicken is also worth mentioning if you like this dish-- most places simply garnish with sesame seeds. Here the sesame seed flavor really comes through. --["CraigBrozinsky"] </td> </tr> </table> </div>