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Shanghai Gate

204 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134-4619
+1 617-566-7344
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Chinese, Asian, Japanese
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LOCATION
204 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134-4619
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1 - 10 of 39 reviews

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 29 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
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I was told this was one of the best Chinese restaurants in Boston. I am not sure if this place lived to that standard. The food was delicious - small portions, but filling. I will be returning.

1  Thank storm12345
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I have been coming here for years. Great food. get the chicken wraps in lettuce leaves for an appetizer. the cabbage and beef. the spicy chicken nuggets, It's all good. Great service. Do all the dishes and share with a big group.

Thank Shuggiplum
Reviewed 22 December 2015

I generally think of Chinese restaurants to be better for take-out, rather than a place where I will go have a full meal with my friends. However, Shanghai Gate is the best! It serves, according to my Chinese friends, authentic Shanghai food. The decor is...More

Thank Livia D
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Ordered several dishes which I had never seen on a chinese restaurant menu before even in the area. We found the food tasty and not too greasy. Very reasonable prices. Definitely recomment a visit..I know we will be back!

Thank travelingman979
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patrioticpilgrim
Where do we park?
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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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