Food & Drink


2016 Winner: Shanghai Fresh

For all our regional Chinese restaurant diversity, Boston hasn’t enjoyed nearly enough of the subtle, fragrant, sophisticated cuisine of Shanghai. Central Square’s sleek new Shanghai Fresh effectively doubles our options on this score. Skip the incongruous though undeniably trendy nods to Sichuan cuisine; focus instead on the spectacular, traditional Eastern Chinese dishes like cold marinated chicken, smoked fish fillets, winter melon soup, crispy duck and lion’s head meatballs.

Shanghai Fresh

735 Mass. Ave., Cambridge • (617) 868-8877

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