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.
The Shanghai Cafe has a pleasant atmosphere with typical Oriental decorations on the walls. There are booths and tables.
There are chairs at the bar which doubles as a bar for drinks or for sushi.
In addition to its regular menu, the Shanghai Cafe also offers dim sum. Here are some of the dishes:
The chicken in wine sauce is served cold.
The fish with scallions had a nice texture and a tasty sauce.
The pork dumplings seemed too dry and were not remarkable. I could have skipped them
The noodles with dried shrimp had a good flavor. The dried shrimp have a particular chewy texture that goes well with the noodles.
The slices of jalapeño peppers brighten the taste of this fried chicken dish.
Textured tofu tastes almost like meat. This dish had a nice flavor.
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/