Shanghai Gate

$ $
204 Harvard Ave (at Commonwealth Ave)
Allston, MA 02134



  • Closest thing to home cooking.
  • Close on Tuesday!
  • Try the fish dishes, you can't go wrong! Very reasonable prices.
  • Superbly executed Shanghai style dishes like lion's head meatball and xiao long bao manage to be just as flavorful as their Sichuan counterparts minus the heat. [Eater 38 Member]
  • I'm the mayor bitcheees! No really this place is really on top of their game!
  • Lions head, steamed pork buns, tofu and fish hot pot, beef in brown sauce are all Shanghai specialties
  • lunch special with entree + appetizer + soup for $6.10
  • Sweet corn pancake was so good. Rest of food was delicious too.
  • All the food was good. The pork dumplings and house eggplant were stellar.
  • Very good food. Loved the fried rice, spring rolls and veggies. Wasnt thrilled about my sesame chicken tho.
  • Dumplings. Ee-toe-she (phonetic spelling), a soup with salted pork, bamboo, and more.
  • Soup: try "e-toe-she", main dish: "knee-en Gao" it's like a Gnocchi, but based on rice.
  • Hit and miss with the paradise mountain chicken.
  • Really authentic Shanghai cuisine.
  • Yummmm. Xiaolongbao is dreamy
  • Really good Chinese food. Comparable to Chinatown if not better!
  • Lettuce wraps
  • Try the Sizzling Eggplant with Pork and Garlic Sauce
  • Omg!! This is the only place...ONLY PLACE in Boston that has (kao fu - soy cold dish) I can die happy now. Their lion head is pretty amazing too
  • The double bean curd with vegetables. Do it.

Nearby places

131 Harvard Ave (Brighton Ave)
525 Harvard St (at Comm Ave.)
311 Harvard St (at Babcock St.)