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Ginger/scallion beef served with hot plate.

Shangri-La

Midtown’s Shangri-La has a quirky interior, extremely attentive servers, and excellent dim sum, those small plates that are something like Chinese tapas. Most dim-sum are $2.95 to $3.50, and most offer a bite or so for at least three diners. Teeny pancakes laden with garlic and chives, crisp dumplings, lilliputian spare ribs in a sweet black-bean sauce, stuffed eggplant, and the sweet bun full of barbecued pork are all winners. Although the regular menu is dominated by traditional Chinese cuisine, curries ($9), Singapore noodles ($8) and cilantro-less pho-like noodle soups ($7-8) suggest a pan-Asian influence. If you are looking for more exciting creations, you will have to choose among the chef specials, which are more expensive ($13.95-$16.95), and can include a whole or half roast duck, eggplant with shrimp paste in black-bean sauce, a mélange of succulent fried squid, scallops and shrimp with (not that) spicy salt or more mellow walnut shrimp.

 

Neighborhood: Midtown

4710-12 Cass Ave.
Detroit
Phone: (313) 974-7669
 

Attributes

Beverage:
Beer License Liquor License
 
Dress:
Dress is casual
 
Meals:
Dinner Lunch Take Out
 
Payment Types:
Discover Master Card Visa
 
Price Range:
$11-20
 
 
 
 
 

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