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Shanghai Gate

Chinese Restaurant · Brighton
204 Harvard Ave (at Commonwealth Ave), Allston, MA 02134, United States
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Tue
    • None
  • Wed
    • Noon–2:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
    • 11:00 PM–Midnight
  • Thu
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Outdoor Seating:

In the heart of multicultural Allston Village, Shanghai Gate's menu also offers a variety of options, ranging from uniquely Shanghai specialties to homestyle versions of some Chinese restaurant standards, with a changing list of specialties layered on top.


Based on 57 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    Julianne G.
    "The soup dumplings were tasty but small for the price."(4 Tips)
    Paula P.
    "Lions head, steamed pork buns, tofu and fish hot pot, beef in brown..."(3 Tips)
    Gerardo T.
    "Paradise Mountain Chicken is my recommendation."(2 Tips)
    Venisse W.
    "Their lion head is pretty amazing too"(2 Tips)
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33 tips and reviews.

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  • paradise mountain chicken
  • pork buns
  • lions head
  • shanghai cuisine
  • soup dumplings
  • great value
  • authentic
  • hotpot
  • fish
  • soup
  • short ribs
  • family-friendly
  • casual
  • tofu
  • eggplant
  • brunch food
  • fried rice
  • beef
  • brown sauce
  • melon
  • Geoffrey G.

    Soup: try "e-toe-she", main dish: "knee-en Gao" it's like a Gnocchi, but based on rice.

    Geoffrey Grove · August 17
  • A S.

    Hit and miss with the paradise mountain chicken.

    A S · March 10
  • Minnie K.

    Yummmm. Xiaolongbao is dreamy

    Minnie Kim · November 29, 2014
  • Minnie K.

    Really good Chinese food. Comparable to Chinatown if not better!

    Minnie Kim · November 23, 2014
  • Ennis G.

    Lettuce wraps

    Ennis Glendon · August 16, 2014
  • 'Ken B.

    Try the Sizzling Eggplant with Pork and Garlic Sauce

    'Ken Badertscher · April 25, 2014
  • Venisse W.

    Omg!! This is the only place...ONLY PLACE in Boston that has 烤夫 (kao fu - soy cold dish)! I can die happy now. Their lion head is pretty amazing too

    Venisse Wu · March 8, 2014
  • Terence T.

    The double bean curd with vegetables. Do it.

    Terence Tran · January 11, 2014
  • Tian Tian W.

    Good and not expensive

    Tian Tian Weng · October 31, 2013
  • Lindsay B.

    Get the duck

    Lindsay Brady · September 29, 2013
  • Kathy

    Those steamed pork buns!!

    Kathy · September 20, 2013
  • Wang N.

    Authentic Shanghai cuisine! Must try sweet 'n' sour short rib

    Wang Ning · July 10, 2013
  • Colin B.

    Their edamame and braised bok choi are outstanding.

    Colin B. · June 18, 2013
  • Gerardo T.

    Paradise Mountain Chicken is my recommendation. Paired with beef dumplings. Can't go wrong

    Gerardo Talavera · June 8, 2013
  • Todd R.

    Try uh… the fish

    Todd Ruehmer · February 23, 2013
  • Amanda Z.

    Food is amazing and very reasonable 4 what u pay .i think they should be open 7 days a week.i also think the people there are very patient. One more thing it's close by.

    Amanda Zalkind · July 22, 2012
  • Allison W.

    Sizzling Eggplant, diced noodle and whole tilapia are the way to go!

    Allison Wong · July 6, 2012
  • Alex C.

    Xiao Long Bao (called steamed pork buns here) is a hallmark of Shanghai cuisine. The "soup" in these dumplings is liquid pork fat that surrounds a ball pork meat all encased in a delicate housing.

    Alex Cahiz · June 25, 2012
  • Eugene T.

    Closest thing to home cooking.

    Eugene Tsay · June 22, 2012
  • Noemi M. S.


    Noemi M. Santo · June 11, 2012
  • Paula P.

    Tonight went with winter melon soup, fried rice, five spice tofu cols app. and beef and celery off the small special menu. ALL bomb!

    Paula Pereira · April 26, 2012
  • Eater

    Superbly executed Shanghai style dishes like lion's head meatball and xiao long bao manage to be just as flavorful as their Sichuan counterparts minus the heat. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · January 12, 2012
  • Julianne G.

    The soup dumplings were tasty but small for the price. The Shanghainese food, however, is the real deal. Branch out!

    Julianne G · November 26, 2011
  • Paula P.

    I'm the mayor of this place for a good reason, you can't go wrong with anything here.Go on weekend for their brunch specials, really unique dishes like salty soy milk.

    Paula Pereira · October 8, 2011
  • Paula P.

    I'm the mayor bitcheees! No really this place is really on top of their game!

    Paula Pereira · August 11, 2011
  • Kiki.kik

    Close on Tuesday!

    Kiki.kik · May 24, 2011
  • Paula P.

    Lions head, steamed pork buns, tofu and fish hot pot, beef in brown sauce are all Shanghai specialties

    Paula Pereira · May 4, 2011
  • Argentum

    Sweet and sour soup is the best I've tried

    Argentum · April 14, 2011
  • Yiyan Z.

    Try the fish dishes, you can't go wrong! Very reasonable prices.

    Yiyan Zhou · February 24, 2011
  • Tadashi U.

    Try the Tilapia in brown sauce. It's a whole tilapia enough for two and it is simply delicious.

    Tadashi Ushiroda · November 5, 2010
  • greg s.

    No sushi

    greg soutiea · April 30, 2010
  • Gabriel F.

    lunch special with entree + appetizer + soup for $6.10

    Gabriel Fishman · September 17, 2009
  • Steven X.

    Really authentic Shanghai cuisine. 现炸熏鱼,酱鸭,盐竹鲜,醪糟鱼片👍

    Steven Xue · March 7

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