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Jul 8, 2010 09:59 AM

Shanghai Club Restaurant and Lounge, Burlingame

Shanghai Club Restaurant and Lounge opened this week in Burlingame in the spot that last saw Archipeligo. Focus is on Shanghainese food. They serve dim sum at lunch with the usual Cantonese dishes..

5 stars on Yelp right now, hmmm... I see a 20% off if you mention Yelp

Time for some reports..

Shanghai Club Restaurant and Lounge
1107 Howard Ave., Burlingame, CA 94010

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  1. Looks like this was the former location of Grandview Restaurant a few years ago. Oh well, that was my one shot at eating Hubei style food.

    345 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

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    1. re: Chandavkl

      only 1 of the 10 reviewers has more than 10 reviews. i'm sure shanghai club has more employees than that.

      1. re: shanghaikid

        looked up shanghai's website. the restaurant group that runs shanghai operates 5 sushi places around the bay area and jade cafe on geary in s.f. just saying....

    2. I tried it today. They really need to get some of the kinks out. We were there for 1:15 hours and only had XLB, steamed char sui bow, and the fried calamari. I ordered the Shanghai noodles, but they never came. Neither did the waitress after we ordered our food. Never saw her again. She may have gotten lost. We sat and sat and had our waters refilled many times, but never got a chance to ask where the noodles were. I asked for the bill about 40 minutes in and still had to ask two more times and didn't get out of there for another 30 minutes. Food wise, the XLB were nothing to write home about, they were soupy, steamed in little tin cups so you can slurp from the juice, the char sui bow pretty generic, and the fried calamari chewy and not very crisp, at least it wasn't greasy. Little Shanghai XLB are better, I think. If you want awesome fried calamari, Yummy World is the best. Many of the dishes for dim sum were crossed off, probably because it's the weekday, so that was another disappointment. The manager did apologize for the missing noodles, gave us free dessert and I did get the 20% off.

      Little Shanghai
      17 E 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403

      Yummy World
      2216 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403

      1. We've had dim sum here a few times...unlike the classic places with rolling carts, we've ordered from the kitchen and the various items have been rather good. Some other items, such as "Drunken Chicken," a cold appetizer or "Dry Sauteed String Beans" have been good. Their Green onion Pancake is quite nice.

        The wine list we saw was poor and we were surprised to see "Charles Shaw Merlot" on the wine list! Here's where Two Buck Chuck becomes Twenty-Two Buck Chuck!

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        1. re: Dennis Mitchell

          Lunch today - empty except for 2 other people.
          XLB - okay but overpriced compared to Little Shanghai in San Mateo. Braised shrimp ($14) a la carte - nice fresh shrimp with shell and head (was warned of this) but too little sauce.
          Used a cert which made it somewhat reasonable but without it very overpriced.
          Of note a party of six came in but no one was around to welcome them - I mentioned the waiter might be getting my food, but after standing around for a few minutes they left. I wonder how long this place can stay in business with so little patronage.

          Little Shanghai
          17 E 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403

        2. it's been posted on yelp by ken k. that shanghai club has "close for repairs" due to being in arrears of rent in the amount of $51,000+.

          worth noting that 149 reviews were filtered by yelp, most of them 5 stars by lst time reviewers, almost all residing in the burlingame/san mateo area.

          r.i.p. shanghai club. you won't be missed.