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Shanghai Gate

204 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134-4619
+1 617-566-7344
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good47%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Chinese, Asian, Japanese
204 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134-4619
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We e gotten take-out a few times. The spicy shrimp with shells is to die for. Liked the lions head meatballs and fried dumplings too. The only thing we didn’t care for was the belly pork with preserved vegetables. Love this place. Want to try...More

Thank BeachesAreBest123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered fried dough and a bowl each of sweet soy milk and flavored milk. Unfortunately and this was the only low note, the milk was burnt. We also had the pot stickers and soup filled meat dumplings that were simply presented but delicious. We...More

Thank elaine3Southport
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We visited Shanghai Gate for a Saturday dim sum. We had steamed dumplings, sweet soy milk, and fried dough for the dim sum portion. All good, all fresh. In addition, we had a mixed fish and vegetables (peppers mainly) dish. Also excellent. Great service. Will...More

Thank Douglas F
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The food is very good, and authentic, they do not give you a fortune cookie. The staff is pleasant and the atmosphere is nice.

Thank Vyshedsky
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I had an absolutely delicious meal at this restaurant and chose the menu entirely from the photo book that they offer with the printed menu. The pictures were just like looking at the real thing and made the selection so much easier than reading the...More

Thank VermontTeacher44
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Shanghai Gate has great food, quick service, and a comfortable atmosphere. The Paradise Mountain Chicken is outstanding, and they have an extensive and authentic Shanghainese menu. Definitely worth the time and money if you are in the area and hungry!

Thank Andrei S
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We probably live closer to about 25 Chinese restaurants but we drive way out of our neighborhood to visit this one -- as do a ton of Chinese people apparently, which is a cliched but accurate indicator of authenticity. Some items might be too exotic...More

Thank OOBonomist
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The staffs are friendly and the food came out fairly quick. The dishes are decent. Nothing that would wow me.

Thank Calvin N
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered the fish in chili oil, scallion pancakes, cheese rolls, crab rangoon and kung pao chicken. Each dish had a unique flavor, cooked to perfection, the veges crunchy and retained their color. The sauces were delectable and at the end of the meal, not...More

Thank Husainfauzia
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Shanghai Gate is, hands down, the best restaurant in Greater Boston. Its chef and co-owner is a former chef at a five-star restaurant in Shanghai. The other co-owner is an artist and an art professor at Wellesley who painted the wall of the small restaurant...More

Thank artzero
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24 May 2015|
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Response from ECD111 | Reviewed this property |
We have always found a metered spot on Harvard St within short walking distance,particularly on the Brookline side of Comm Ave
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134-4619
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighbourhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-566-7344
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