456 Shanghai Cuisine

Perfect For: Big Groups Cheap Eats Guys Night

456 has long been one of our Chinatown restaurant go-tos for top notch Shanghai-style food. The bottom fried “tiny” (they aren’t tiny) dumplings that rank among some of the best we’ve eaten. And there are meats so tender that they could be served at a five star steakhouse. It's also very affordable - if you all have a beer, expect to spend about $20 a person.

Food Rundown

Steamed Juicy Pork Buns

Also known as some of the most delicious soup dumplings in this city. We’d still go to Joe’s Shanghai before we went to 456, but we really liked these - especially the pork ones. The best part about the dumplings is that they’re bite sized, so you can just pop the entire thing in your mouth and let it explode in there.

Steamed Crabmeat & Pork Buns

The same thing as the above, but these soup dumplings are a mixture of crab and pork. If you like crab in your dumplings, go for it. If not, stick with the pork. This is some potent crab.

Fried Tiny Buns

These guys are even better than the soup dumplings. Huge buns, lightly fried on the bottom and filled with juicy pork. A must.

Scallion Pancake

We loved these high quality scallion pancakes. They’re heavy on the scallions, and just as heavy on the grease. Just the way we like ’em.

Spicy Eggplant In Garlic Sauce

The garlic sauce is on point, and the purple eggplant is both sweet and savory. Definitely get this as one of your veggies.

Spicy Tai-Chien Chicken

Soft, tender, and delicious chicken smothered in some kind of spicy sauce. This is a must order.

Shanghai Noodles

A monster bowl of noodles with shrimp, pork, mushrooms, and other stuff. You can pretty much mix and match ingredients to customize your own bowl of glory - all for under ten bucks.

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