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Ala Shanghai

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468 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110-3231
+1 518-783-8188
11:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Latham, New York
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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

first, they remember their customers, and warmly welcome them back. the more we go there the more HELlo's we get from the staff. without a doubt the food id always excellent. i am not afraid to order something new to me. i tried the flounder with mushrooms and wine. superb light but quite fragrant both in aroma and taste. we... More 

Thank Aline F
Schenectady, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With so many plastic Chinese take-out joints around serving quasi Chinese slop this place is a refreshing oasis os superb dining at very reasonable prices. Love the Mu Shoo Pork. They have a number of offerings not seen elsewhere. Top notch service and atmosphere.

Thank JKucij
Niskayuna, New York
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138 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

What a wonderful dining experience we had at Ala Shanghai! As soon as I saw the menu I knew we were in for a treat. Many of the dishes (and there are PLENTY to choose from) I have only seen before in Chinatown, NY, restaurants. We chose dum sum, pancakes, a chicken dish and salt and pepper shrimp. Every single... More 

Thank TravelingLily2014
Albany, New York
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stopped in with my better half on Friday night. They were busy but our wait was short, only 15/20 minutes. Hostess and waitstaff were courteous and prompt as always. For me the appeal of Ala Shanghai is they've focused on one thing - preparing the best Chinese food around and that's what they do. The white table clothes, real napkins,... More 

Thank ComfyCrab
Latham, New York
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Having been a regular at China Town restaurants in Boston, NYC and San Francisco, I was so pleased to find Ala Shanghai in Latham, NY, yes,Latham, NY! It is amazing: pleasant ambiance, great service, and the food is superb. Aunt Sung's Fish Soup; Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs; Steamed Pork Soup Dumplings; Wontons in Spicy Flavor just for starters. Seafood... More 

Thank LuvtheAdirondacks
New York
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116 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

It is a small restaurant and it pays to come early but the food is delicious and service super fast. You never wait long for your order and the food is super yummy and nicely decorated.

Thank Nele73
Santa Monica, California
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Closest thing to the Chinese food I've eaten in China. Great menu, delicious food and wonderful service.

Thank Terri S
Saratoga Springs, New York
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We have now been here 3 times, once with a large group and twice as just two. One of the early indications that this was going to be really good Chinese is that more than 1/2 the diners were Asian. In fact in total over our 3 visits the average has been higher. The service is prompt, the food is... More 

Thank ace091
Niskayuna, New York
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is not your run of the mill Chinese Restaurant. It ranges from dishes easily recognized to selections such as Pork soup Dumplings which have luscious broth inside, to pea greens lightly sautéed, & Steamed whole Flounder. We also had the more traditional Orange Beef with a touch of hot peppers. The offerings will satisfy both the comfort zone of... More 

Thank Aud542
Porto, Portugal
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Nice finding between NY and Montreal. At first sight the exterior is not very appellative. The food though is great and we saw many asian people which is always a good sign when talking of a chinese restaurant. We tried two of the season special, one of them with a delicious crispy rice. For one starter, two main dishes and... More 

Thank NunoMPCorreia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 468 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110-3231
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Latham
  • Phone Number: +1 518-783-8188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?