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Shanghai Cafe

The Shanghai Cafe offers Asian fusion cuisine that is predominantly Chinese, but also features Thai dishes and Japanese sushi. The restaurant is located at 12944-D Travilah Rd., Potomac, MD 20854 in the Potomac Oak Center. The ground of the shopping center has a large white oak tree that is believed to be over 250 years old. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.

Shanghai Cafe exterior

The Shanghai Cafe has a pleasant atmosphere with typical Oriental decorations on the walls. There are booths and tables.

Shanghai Cafe bar
Shanghai Cafe bar

There are chairs at the bar which doubles as a bar for drinks or for sushi.

Shanghai Cafe Interior
Shanghai Cafe Interior

In addition to its regular menu, the Shanghai Cafe also offers dim sum. Here are some of the dishes:

Chicken in wine sauce
Chicken in wine sauce

The chicken in wine sauce is served cold.

Fish with scallions
Fish with scallions

The fish with scallions had a nice texture and a tasty sauce.

Fried pork dumplings
Fried pork dumplings

The pork dumplings seemed too dry and were not remarkable. I could have skipped them

Noodles with dried shrimp
Noodles with dried shrimp

The noodles with dried shrimp had a good flavor. The dried shrimp have a particular chewy texture that goes well with the noodles.

Salty and spicy fried chicken
Salty and spicy fried chicken

The slices of jalapeƱo peppers brighten the taste of this fried chicken dish.

Tofu with peanuts
Tofu with peanuts

Textured tofu tastes almost like meat. This dish had a nice flavor.

Pork dumpling soup
Pork wonton dumpling soup

This wonton dumpling soup was too plain for my taste and did not have an appetizing aroma.

Overall, the Chinese food at the Shanghai Cafe was tasty and the service was good. The prices were relatively high and the portions were smaller than other Chinese restaurants in the area.

Call the Shanghai Cafe at (301) 527-8970. Find more information about the restaurant at its web site: shanghaicafepotomac.com/

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