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Shanghai Square

9 E. 13th St., New York, NY 10003 40.735132 -73.993604
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-486-7313 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast, Chinese
  • Price Range: $$

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Hours

Mon-Sat, 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat, Sun, 1pm-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.

Prices

$8-$16

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

4th to 25th Sts. And First to Ninth Aves.

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This former Lemongrass Grill outpost by Union Square reopened in fall 2008 with a spiffy new look and a new name. Still, the kitchen clings to some of its Thai roots. Masaman curry and Pad See Yu are among the Thai selections on the menu, which is more pan-Asian than Shanghainese. Anyone with a hankering for lion's head pork meatballs—as common in Shanghai as they are uncommon here—will be disappointed. At least there’s Xiaolong Bao for comfort; the wonderful Shanghai-style steamed dumplings are almost translucent enough to reveal the soup, pork, and crabmeat inside. You can rev things up with shrimp coated in a fiery glaze of chile flakes and sesame seeds. Another intense option comes by way of Malaysia: Ayam Sambal Mango translates to chicken wrapped in leaves and grilled on a stick, resulting in a particular smoky, sweet, and bitter flavor. Even Vietnamese classics get their due. Bo Luc Lae sets off smoking-hot, juicy beef cubes with stir-fried bell peppers and onions. The soaring, neon-lit space handles groups well; there are mod roomy booths, long wooden tables, and a full bar. After you drink up, you can head downstairs for karaoke.

Recommended Dishes

Red Hot Shanghai Spicy Shrimp, $15, Sizzling Bo Luc Lae, $15

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