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Jan 25, 2011 06:55 PM

South End American-Chinese Food

Hi all,

Looking to order some decent American Chinese food to be delivered to the south end tomorrow night. I looked through the boards and saw a few posts from several years ago suggesting that Shanghai and New Shanghai are decent options. Any other ideas? Yum Mee Chinese food is not an option.


New Shanghai Restaurant
21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111

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  1. My SO and I were once walking past the Yum Mee when a homeless person spotted a styrofoam container with a full Yum Mee dinner in it. He went over, sniffed, took a look, and put it back down. I couldn't say it any better than that!

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    1. re: fantundo that's funny. I hate those silly named "Best Chinese Restaurant"...uhhh... :-)

      You can also do takeout from Myers&Chang if you want an alternative that's somewhat close by. I'd rather just walk the 15min to chinatown...

    2. As American-Chinese joints go, I like Shanghai Restaurant, but I have been disappointed with their delivery food the couple of times I have ordered it in a pinch: it seems even blander than what they serve on-premise.

      I'm a big fan of the dual menu at New Shanghai, a name-confounding combo of very good traditional Sichuan and traditional Beijing cuisine, but I have never gotten delivery from there. Chinatown is so close, it's hard for me to do delivery from places I actually like. If we have to get delivery for whatever excuse, we're more likely to get Thai from Chili Duck, which isn't fabulous, but isn't terrible.

      You are correct to avoid getting food from anything American-Chinese looking that is physically based in the South End.

      New Shanghai Restaurant
      21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111

      1. Don't know if the new Q restaurant on washington street delivers, but I'd check. It is probably not quite American Chinese but I hear good things about it.

        1. I don't know so much as to the American-Chinese part, but as noted below New Shanghai delivers to the S.End and they do have some of those classic dishes. I also occasionally get delivery from Jo Jo Taipei (yes, amazingly they deliver to the S.End) and they have a few of those dishes on their menu as well, though I have not had them. PF Changs is probably a great option, delivery available on GrubHub or Foodler, but probably pretty spendy for crab rangoons and the like.

          New Shanghai Restaurant
          21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111

          JoJo Tai Pei Restaurant
          103 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134

          1. I'm a fan of Sunrise on Tremont Street. They have some most excellent crab rangoon (my go to drunkety drunk food). And, if you are hosting a large crowd, they have really cheap party platters.