We've been going to Shanghai Gardens in Issaquah for many years. We generally order the same dishes everytime. One thing I noticed was the difference in spice level when we have our kids with us. None of our dishes were ever spicy, but when I went there on a mom's night out, our normal chicken dish was really spicy. I think they might take into account the level of heat when children are present.
We've always had a good experience at Shanghai Gardens. The service is friendly and the food comes out with lightning speed. They bring the dishes out as they are ready, not waiting for everything to be done before delivering the food. It's all served family style, so we share everything. Their complimentary Jasmine hot tea is delicious. Surprisingly, you have to pay for your little cup of rice per person. I'm used to getting rice as a freebie, but here it has gone up from 75 cents (I think that was the price a few years ago) to $1.50 a cup. That's a big profit margin on white rice. You can also choose brown rice for an additional cost.
Here are the dishes we got at our last visit.
Crispy Chicken with Sweet Chili Sauce
Another chicken dish worth trying that's different is the Strawberry Chicken. I didn't like it much at first, but after the initial try, it was actually really good.
Hand Shaven Noodles with Chicken
Crispy Orange Beef
Honey Walnut Shrimp
I can't remember the one shrimp dish we really liked, it might have been one with a chili garlic sauce. The Crispy Shrimp with Mango Sauce was good to because they put the mango sauce on the side. Crispy Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce is good, but we don't want two dishes with the same sauce.
Mango Ice Cream
We love this restaurant and always leave satisfied and probably a glucose spike.
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