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Shanghai Gate

Chinese Restaurant$$$$
Brighton, Allston
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  • 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)
    'Ken B.
    "Try the Sizzling Eggplant with Pork and Garlic Sauce"(2 Tips)
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  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 12, 2012
    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]
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Alex C.
    Alex CahizJune 25, 2012
    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.
  • Amanda Z.
    Amanda ZalkindJuly 22, 2012
    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.
  • Venisse W.
    Venisse WuMarch 8, 2014
    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
  • Paula P.
    Paula PereiraOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    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 P.
    Paula PereiraApril 26, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Tonight went with winter melon soup, fried rice, five spice tofu cols app. and beef and celery off the small special menu. ALL bomb!
  • Gerardo T.
    Gerardo TalaveraJune 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Paradise Mountain Chicken is my recommendation. Paired with beef dumplings. Can't go wrong
  • Minnie K.
    Minnie KimNovember 23, 2014
    Really good Chinese food. Comparable to Chinatown if not better!
  • Geoffrey G.
    Geoffrey GroveAugust 17, 2015
    Soup: try "e-toe-she", main dish: "knee-en Gao" it's like a Gnocchi, but based on rice.
  • Geoffrey G.
    Geoffrey GroveApril 9, 2016
    Dumplings. Ee-toe-she (phonetic spelling), a soup with salted pork, bamboo, and more.
  • Julianne G.
    Julianne GNovember 26, 2011
    The soup dumplings were tasty but small for the price. The Shanghainese food, however, is the real deal. Branch out!
  • Allison W.
    Allison WongJuly 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sizzling Eggplant, diced noodle and whole tilapia are the way to go!
  • Wang N.
    Wang NingJuly 10, 2013
    Authentic Shanghai cuisine! Must try sweet 'n' sour short rib
  • Paula P.
    Paula PereiraMay 4, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Lions head, steamed pork buns, tofu and fish hot pot, beef in brown sauce are all Shanghai specialties
  • 'Ken B.
    'Ken BadertscherApril 25, 2014
    Try the Sizzling Eggplant with Pork and Garlic Sauce
  • Colin B.
    Colin B.June 18, 2013
    Their edamame and braised bok choi are outstanding.
  • Terence T.
    Terence TranJanuary 11, 2014
    The double bean curd with vegetables. Do it.
  • Yiyan Z.
    Yiyan ZhouFebruary 24, 2011
    Try the fish dishes, you can't go wrong! Very reasonable prices.
  • Tadashi U.
    Tadashi UshirodaNovember 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Tilapia in brown sauce. It's a whole tilapia enough for two and it is simply delicious.
  • Minnie K.
    Minnie KimNovember 29, 2014
    Yummmm. Xiaolongbao is dreamy
  • A S.
    A SMarch 10, 2015
    Hit and miss with the paradise mountain chicken.
  • Paula P.
    Paula PereiraAugust 11, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    I'm the mayor bitcheees! No really this place is really on top of their game!
  • Kathy
    KathySeptember 20, 2013
    Those steamed pork buns!!
  • Eugene T.
    Eugene TsayJune 22, 2012
    Closest thing to home cooking.
  • Argentum
    ArgentumApril 14, 2011
    Sweet and sour soup is the best I've tried
  • Tian Tian W.
    Tian Tian WengOctober 31, 2013
    Good and not expensive
  • Ennis G.
    Ennis GlendonAugust 16, 2014
    Lettuce wraps
  • Lindsay B.
    Lindsay BradySeptember 29, 2013
    Get the duck
  • Todd R.
    Todd RuehmerFebruary 23, 2013
    Try uh… the fish
  • Noemi M. S.
    Noemi M. SantoJune 11, 2012
    Jellyfish!
  • Kiki.kik
    Kiki.kikMay 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Close on Tuesday!
  • Gabriel F.
    Gabriel FishmanSeptember 17, 2009
    lunch special with entree + appetizer + soup for $6.10
  • greg s.
    greg soutieaApril 30, 2010
    No sushi
  • Steven X.
    Steven XueMarch 7, 2015
    Really authentic Shanghai cuisine. 现炸熏鱼,酱鸭,盐竹鲜,醪糟鱼片👍
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