Shang Palace has been a tried and proven staple for Cantonese and Sichuan cuisines for several years. No resting on laurels here--the standard of ... More
Shang Palace (Shangri-La Hotel)
Shang Palace has been a tried and proven staple for Cantonese and Sichuan cuisines for several years. No resting on laurels here--the standard of cooking remains nothing short of excellent. The classy interior is furnished with overhanging chandeliers, red carpets and Chinese-style wall paintings. Dishes such as Monk Jumps Over The Wall (place an order eight hours in advance!) and boneless chicken pan-fried with almonds and diced oranges are delicious and do justice to the restaurant's reputation. A good selection of wines from France, Italy and other major regions is available.
The food at the Shang Palace is very good, but the ambience and service are not great. The back part of the restaurant is slummy (we were seated next to a pile of children's chairs), and the service was abrupt and cold. The overall experience doesn't justify the prices. But with better management this could be a really good restaurant - we liked the food a lot.