Shanghai No 1 Seafood
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- Shanghai No 1 SeafoodMember ofAdventure TravelersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 4Mar 08, 2014
Some of the finest Chinese Restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley were those franchise coming from a China (Sea Habour and King Hua). Their price is a bit higher, but you are getting a higher quality. and better service. The latest popular franchise addition here is Shanghai No.1 Seafood Village.
This review based on my two Dim Sum visits here during the week.
[Location] - Located in a plaza with nothing but Chinese Restaurants where none of them have Cantonese Cuisine.
[Parking] - Parking can be challenging on the weekend, but is manageable.
[Déco] - The best décor for a Chinese Restaurant in the San Gabriel Valley hands down. Some of my friends that have described this place said it reminded them of when they were in China
[Service] - Service is pretty good since this is considered an upscale restaurant. The waiter's English is limited, so I suggest bringing someone who can speak Mandarin.
[Food] - The price of dim sum ranges from $1.98 to $6.98
Shrimp Dumpling (M) - Not bad, good size, but wasn't fresh.
Pork & Shrimp Dumpling (M) - So good and was very tender.
Beef Ball with Orange Peel Sauce (S) - Great value and the Beef Balls are cooked a perfect medium well.
Steamed Rice Noodle with Spare Ribs (L) - The rice noodles were handmade which resulted in an excellent texture, but the ribs were mediocre at best.
Steamed Preserved Salty Egg Yolk Burn (M) - This tasted on par with King Hua and Sea Habour. The buns were hot and the Yolk will just melt in your mouth.
Baked BBQ Pork Bun (S) - Delicious and cheap.
Pan Fried Shanghai Style Bun (M) - Get this... nuff said! This is why people come here.
Pork with Thousand Egg Congee (SP) - The Congee was actually good but not worth for that price.
Stone Hot Pan Fried Rice with Pork ($8.99) - Some claim this is the best Fried Rice that they have ever had and I feel while it is very good that it is certainly not the best. It smells excellent and the rice had great texture but lacked meat,
The main reason why you should come is to try their Pan Fried Shanghai Style Bun which also served at dinner time; it is their signature and and one of a kind in the World.
- Shanghai No 1 SeafoodFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
This place is pretty. I felt like I was going into the Presidential room in China. The chairs were fancy, the decor was fancy... it was all just so fancy. I loved it. You don't expect it when you enter the room... SUPER RED and lit!
We sat down and I just felt like I was waiting to be served.
They got us the menu and we picked out several things:
* Grilled Shrimp: I liked it. I love shrimp. I could eat that every day. It was in the same sauce as the "Walnut Shrimp" so you know it's bad for you. But it was good.
* Grilled fish: It was actually good. I don't usually eat fish from Chinese places but this was good.
* Taro/Tofu rolls: It was alright. Kinda small for the price tho.
* Chinese chicken: Ehhh... it was alright. I've had better.
* Pork: http://www.yelp.com/bi... This was SO good! but SOOOO fatty!
* Famous fried rice - http://www.yelp.com/bi... - it was just ok to me.
* Watercrest: http://www.yelp.com/bi... - pretty good..
Kinda slow... we had to wave down people often for service. :P
OVERALL: Not bad.