Description and review of Shanghai Garden, a Chinese restaurant located at Alhambra Boulevard and H Street in East Sacramento.
Seven SWAN (Sacramento Women’s Action Network) members recently met at Shanghai Garden for dinner. SWAN is currently searching for a new monthly meeting location. As a result, SWAN members are checking out any and all possibilities. For years SWAN happily utilized the private room at the Café Bernardo on Capitol Avenue. However, the restaurant closed just prior to demolition of the building to make way for new construction. Randy Paragary, who owns the property, is building a boutique hotel at that location.
See related blog post: Sacramento Women’s Action Network – SWAN
I had made reservations at Shanghai Garden for our group, requesting the large round table in the back room. I was the first to arrive that evening and was immediately shown to our table.
The interior of Shanghai Garden is attractive, and while it is not a large restaurant it is large enough that you are unlikely to have to wait for a table. You may, however, have to stand in line for a few minutes if you order take-out during prime dinner time. The restaurant does a very brisk take-out business.
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After everyone arrived I let the waiter know we were ready to order. Shanghai Garden serves Szechuan and Hunan cuisine. As you might expect, the menu offers a wide variety of dishes – something for everyone you might say.
Our table was provided with tea and water, and three of us decided to share a ½ carafe of white wine ($9.95).
Our waiter agreed to provide us with separate checks as it was not particularly busy that evening. Among us we ordered a wide variety of dishes. Several SWAN members also placed orders for take-out which were delivered to our table along with our checks after we finished our meal.
Note: For those dishes that are identified as “Hot & Spicy” you can have your dish prepared with as much or as little heat as suits your taste buds – just be sure to specify what you want.
For dinner that evening I ordered the Moo-Shi Pork ($8.25) which was served with four “pancakes”. The SWAN member sitting next to me ordered the Beef with Pepper and Black Bean Sauce Chow Fun ($7.95), and we shared the two dishes. I enjoyed both the moo-shi pork and the chow fun.
The portions served were more than ample, and each SWAN member left with a container to enjoy the next day.
To sum up, a quick post-dinner survey revealed that everyone had been happy with both their meal and the service. So, Shanghai Garden is on the SWAN list as a backup meeting location, if needed, as we continue our search.
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