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Can anyone compare this place with Grand Sichuan or Confucius?


Happily. Its better than Confucius (which I feel is more chinese-american food), and as good as Grand Sichuan in terms of delicious and authentic. However, Grand Sichuan is sichuanese cuisine and I guess this is shanghainese. Grand Sichuan has all the spicy sichuanese food and this place doesn't. However, Shanghai Best has dim sum and better noodles. The hot soy bean milk with yao char kuai (fried dough stick dumplings, that they have in the picture outside the restaurant) is very good. I think the price at Shanghai Best is a bit too expensive. Everything should be taken down $2.

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They were very light on the meat in the dishes we ordered. Maybe that's authentic, but if it is then they need to adjust the prices, because vegetables are cheaper than meat.

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Can anyone compare this place with Grand Sichuan or Confucius?

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Last week, I ordered rice cake with shredded pork. It was more like rice cake garnished with some slivers of pork. Very disappointing.

What dishes do you recommend, now that it has been opened for a few months?


I love their crispy noodles with beef.

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Last week, I ordered rice cake with shredded pork. It was more like rice cake garnished with some slivers of pork. Very disappointing.

What dishes do you recommend, now that it has been opened for a few months?

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I LOVE THIS PLACE!

Their dumpling soup which is a regular dumpling with soup inside is genius!

The food is cooked fresh. I'm so hooked I've been ordering dinner and lunch (on weekends)!!!

Love their Scallion pancake with beef.

I will order every food on the menu soon. LOL

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Pebble , as far as I am concerned, soup dumplings cannot be frozen given that they have the broth inside. They are quite delicate. Please do not confuse soup dumplings with the other regular dumplings, whch have a thicker dough and can certainly be bought frozen.

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Every time I've been to Shanghai, I've spent a good amount of time eating dumplings. So, I'll definitely give that a try here. For some reason a lot of places use frozen dumplings and it just doesn't come out right.

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Already went twice to this restaurant last week! First time I went with a group of 4 Chinese female friends from work, who were a tough crowd to judge the restaurant. They took care of ordering different dishes to share at the table (loved to hear them all speak Mandarin with the wait staff, it certainly expedited the whole ordering process). We started with the two varieties of soup dumplings they have as part of the "dim sum" menu. The soup dumplings were fantastic, better than the ones served as Grand Sichuan. We also tried one of the rice cake dishes (with chicken), a noodle soup with scallions, a spicy dish with fried pork, and steamed bok choy. For dessert we ordered couple of different baked pastries, one of them filled with red bean paste which were delicious. We found everything to be very tasty, my friends said that most of the dishes we tried were pretty authentic shanghainese. Service was decent considering they had been opened for just few days and that it got really busy during lunch time. Something to note was that few of the dishes listed in the menu were not yet available last week, but could not find out which ones were those...

I took my husband for dinner on Friday and, of course, had to order the soup dumplings again (so addictive!); we then shared a vegetable noodle soup and the chicken dish with bamboo shoots... again, very pleased with all the dishes and the flavors, so we will certainly be going back.

Also keep in mind that their "dim sum" menu divert quite a bit from the popular Cantonese dim sum that you find in Chinatown, etc. But it is still worth a try.

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Way back in this thread, someone raised the topic of dimsum being served here. That is why I mentioned it Robin, but you are correct. Dimsum is traditionally Cantonese. If you visit it, you'll notice they have some small appetizer dishes including dumplings that could be considered "dimsum" ;)

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Why would you expect a restaurant called "Shanghai Best" would serve Cantonese food?

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Because they were talking about dim sum.

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This is not Cantonese food


Why would you expect a restaurant called "Shanghai Best" would serve Cantonese food?

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Try the soup noodles. The soup noodles are quite good. Very fresh and not overly salty like japanese shio ramen. I grew up in Hong Kong and Tokyo and am fluent in mandarin. The service was friendly and prompt. I like to try a few more dishes before making a decision on this one. So far so great. The shanghainese menu is ok but not expansive.

Sadly, not a real dimsum restaurant.

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I just ordered take-out. I asked for dry stir fry beef noodle in Cantonese, and the cashier replied in Mandarin. They gave me the beef pan fried flat rice noodle that is on the menu.

The dish has flat noodles, beef, bean spouts, and slivers of green and red bell pepper. The beef were cut big, not really bite size. They did fill the whole take-out container. But the dish lacks the 'breath of the wok'. I don't think I will order it again.

I thought it tastes better at Satay Malaysian Cuisine, at 99 Washington St in Hoboken, and cheaper.


Shanghai Best's dumb website:
http://www.chinesefoodjerseycity.com/

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any comments about the food?

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All the diners are Chinese, speaking Mandarin.

This is not Cantonese food. It is a little pricey. The owner is the same person who owns all the Thai restaurants downtown.

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Honestly, forget soup dumplings.. What you all should be asking for is full on real dim sum place. Dim sum carts with har gao, su mai, egg tarts.. perfect for real foodies. I'm tired of this Soup dumpling .. yadda yadda yadda.. you want the real stuff go to Richmond BC. For NY i have to travel all the way to Flushing or Brooklyn Chinatown to get a decent Cantonese style Dim Sum. :(


we found this place about a year ago: http://www.yelp.com/biz/royal-seafood ... al%20Seafood%20Restaurant

the owners used to run 20 Mott - remember that? before they screwed it up by placing menus an removing the carts

the best Shumai I've ever tasted. during dim sum, they also serve congee, roast duck, clams in black bean sauce, prawns, shrimp noodles and all the standards are fabulous. and - free parking. check them out, you won;t be disappointed

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I see that the place is open. Has anyone been there?

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Honestly, forget soup dumplings.. What you all should be asking for is full on real dim sum place. Dim sum carts with har gao, su mai, egg tarts.. perfect for real foodies. I'm tired of this Soup dumpling .. yadda yadda yadda.. you want the real stuff go to Richmond BC. For NY i have to travel all the way to Flushing or Brooklyn Chinatown to get a decent Cantonese style Dim Sum. :(

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Their website seems too wordy and showcases American Chinese food. I hope their food is better! Can't wait to try this place once it opens.

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Getting back to the topic, I'm excited if Shanghai Best comes to fruition as it seems to also offer dimsum which I love and hate traveling into Chinatown for my dumpling fix.

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Agree with you Seagull!


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Speaking of asian cuisine, i think someone should open up a ramen noodle shop :)


Japanese owned and operated please.


why? If, for example, Fuschia Dunlap opened a Chinese restaurant or Diana Kennedy a Mexican one, would you question its quality? David Chang is a Virginian would you eschew his JC ramen noodle restaurant because of that?


Personally, I despise Momofuku. It's really bad IMO

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How about the ramen noodle soup in Komegachi (spelling?) on MOntgomery? I thought it was not that bad???

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I remember a time when all sushi places were Japanese owned: the sushi was bite sized, just the right size to fit in one's mouth - what's the deal with these large sizes nowadays?

the chef also placed wasabe in each and every piece - if you didn't like the green stuff, tough shit, don't eat sushi

and, the servers wore traditional dress with wooden clogs and the pillow in the back

I think Hatsuhana in NYC still does this

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why? If, for example, Fuschia Dunlap opened a Chinese restaurant or Diana Kennedy a Mexican one, would you question its quality? David Chang is a Virginian would you eschew his JC ramen noodle restaurant because of that?


Because I want authentic Japanese food. I don't want another Chinese owned "Japanese" restaurant, attempting to create an authentic Japanese meal. I've yet to frequent a "Japanese" restaurant in Jersey City that actually makes authentic Japanese dishes. If you want to understand the quality of Japanese food that I want, try eating at Ootoya in Manhattan. Japanese owned and operated, and it's the most authentic Japanese meal you'll eat outside of Japan.

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Japanese owned and operated please.


why? If, for example, Fuschia Dunlap opened a Chinese restaurant or Diana Kennedy a Mexican one, would you question its quality? David Chang is a Virginian would you eschew his JC ramen noodle restaurant because of that?


Because I want authentic Japanese food. I don't want another Chinese owned "Japanese" restaurant, attempting to create an authentic Japanese meal. I've yet to frequent a "Japanese" restaurant in Jersey City that actually makes authentic Japanese dishes. If you want to understand the quality of Japanese food that I want, try eating at Ootoya in Manhattan. Japanese owned and operated, and it's the most authentic Japanese meal you'll eat outside of Japan.

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Agree with you Seagull!


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Japanese owned and operated please.

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Very much looking forward to trying their soup dumplings!

By the way, here is the information I found about the restaurant on the internet:

Shanghai's Best
97 Montgomery St. 1st floor
Jersey City, NJ 07302
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(201) 333-6868
Business Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-10:30pm
http://www.chinesefoodjerseycity.com/chinese-food/

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Speaking of asian cuisine, i think someone should open up a ramen noodle shop :)

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