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Shanghai No. 1 Seafood
Shanghai No. 1 Seafood

Shanghai No. 1 Seafood

8.410 reviews
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Seafood, Asian/Pacific
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250 W Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 282-1777
http://www.shanghaino1seafood.com/
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The dim sum was mediocre. The interior is super fancy.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

The Service: Because of the floor plan of the restaurants (many different sections), it is hard to get service. The only time we could catch their staffs is when they serve the food or clean up other tables.

The Food: We tried their dim sum menu. The price is very reasonable (consider cheaper side even during weekends). But they are not the traditional served by dim sum cart. You order from the sheet.

The Parking: Underground parking (B2 always has plenty of parking spots.)

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Local from Los Angeles, California

Little bit more pricey than normal dim sum places with carts but this dim sum joint is bomb! Their dumplings are super juicy and big and shrimp is good compared to other cart places. The decor is also super pretty.

Their shrimp har gow and siu mai are delicious and plump. They are also known for their shanghai duck which is fried and crispy.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

My new fave dim sum place! The inside is nice but I just wished the lines were shorter. Usually at dim sum places there are a lot of pork and seafood which I do not eat, so I really like that they have a good selection of food that I can enjoy. Like the #19 vegetarian dumpling! Totally yummy! I feel like they have pretty big portions here. Most places have an uneven meat to noodle ratio but they stuff a lot of beef inside the steamed rice noodle with beef dish. They also make the best snow mountain bun here. It is called baked cream cheese bun on their English menu. Those are the dishes I always order when I eat dim sum here. Highly recommend!

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Local from Alhambra

My favorite place for Shanghai dish. Beautiful restaurant and not too expensive especially for dim sum.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Wow I must have been dropped into Gullivers Brobdingnag as I have never seen such GIGANTIC dim sum dishes... Literally half of the tiems were 1.5-2 times as big as I am used to. This made for a very interesting grub sesh with some friends...

The ambiance here is very unique. It comes across as pre boxer rebellion posche China. The accents and accoutrements here just screamed out aristocratic and rich. The drapes and area separators were very heavy and appeared to be velvet or velveteen. In addition to that there were a bunch of packed in tables that didnt seem as cramped as they really were. You may be packed in like sardines, but so long as you dont need to run to the restroom, it is fine.

The taste of the food was decent but not out of this world... It is seriously the portions that were shocking to me. Literally you got portions that were insanely big as i mentioned above. This is perfect for groups, but horrible if you are there with 2-3 total folks. I did enjoy this joint a bunch, likely due to the company and the atmostphere we created. None the less it was definitely a fun place and I would come back here at some point if there is a group of us who likes dim sum.

Ohhhh be aware that they dont have carts here either... you have to order off of the menu FYI... This means a bit of delay, but the food is fresh and hot when you receive it. So yeah its worth coming to... check it out if you have a group of friends and need some dimsum.

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Local from West Covina

This is probably one of the nicest decorate Chinese restaurants in SGV. I really like the theme and how the waiters/waitresses are dressed like old day China. Well the service was good and the food was good. We got the pan fried buns, really good. I thought I had the best at Kang Kang Food Court, but this place beats it! I like the sauce for the duck, but a little too much oil. Finally, the seafood noodles were great! I wish they used more fresh seafood though. Oh yeah, they charge for tea also, 50 cents per person!

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Local from Los Angeles, California
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I never would have found this place if not for my friend Richard and his birthday gathering! This definitely isn't Chinese takeout food. Everything was delicious! The pork dumplings had a doughy wrapper, but were still soupy inside. We loved the mutton braised in garlic and soy sauce. Hope I can make it back!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

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.

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Local from Diamond Bar, California, USA
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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..

SERVICE:
Kinda slow... we had to wave down people often for service. :P

OVERALL: Not bad.

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San Francisco, California, USA

The dim sum was mediocre. The interior is super fancy.

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