Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Shanghai Beer Garden

34 N. Palm St. (Main St.) Send to Phone
805-667-8118
East meets West in this Chinese restaurant with its own microbrews.

Cuisine
Open
Lunch & Dinner Wed.-Mon.
Features

* Click here for rating key

Shanghai Beer Garden Restaurant Review

: Shanghai Beer Garden offers an odd but happy mix of traditional Chinese dishes like chop suey, chow mein and Peking duck. But we’re fond of the "Kung Fu" meatballs with pork, water chestnuts, bok choy and spicy crispy tofu with its wok-fried crisp exterior and soft center --- and more than enough heat to make you reach for a brew. Four different beers are crafted on-site, including an IPA and a lager; you’ll also find other brews on tap and a solid selection of saké. For those less enthralled with Chinese food, the wood-fired pizzas, of which the basil prawn is our favorite, present additional options. There's an outdoor garden with water features and a fireplace with lots of wood tables tucked into a courtyard. The interior is sleek and clean with red lanterns dangling from the ceiling and a bar emblazoned with glittering golden Chinese characters.



AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.