Shanghai Taste

Restaurants, Chinese Rockville
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1 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Shanghai Taste
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/John J.

You won’t find carts here, perhaps because of its relatively small size, and dim sum is only available all day on the weekends. But this Rockville storefront enjoys a rabid following for its xiao long bao—aka, XLB or soup dumplings, which are extremely difficult to find in this area. (It’s even harder to find them done well.) Add the sheng jian bao, or pan-fried soup dumplings, and the chili wontons to your must-try list.


Venue name: Shanghai Taste
Address: 1121 Nelson St
Opening hours: Daily 11am-9:45pm
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Average User Rating

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I was so excited about trying this new place after reading the reviews. However, in less than an hour my whole perception changed. My husband and I ordered orange chicken white meat only, with shrimp fried rice and two shrimp egg rolls. My husband paid $24.00 and change and driobe home. The order was incorrect. I opened the box and there were these dumplings it appeared. So I immediately called the restaurant to explain the error. And here is where it went totally wrong.....The woman at the establishment said, I called your phone and you laughed at I am looking crazy at this time. Because I never received a phone call from their establishment. I attempted to "try and explain the error" and the woman was sooooooooooo rude, she said I don't have time to talk with you we are very busy. Now mind you my husband is going there to return the food that we did not order. u have never experienced such rudeness from someone who initiated the mistake. And now wants to blame me. This is D.C. Metro, there are plenty of places that I can spend my money....but this one will not have the opportunity to gain my business because the "woman was so nasty and rude"......NEVER EVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DONT GO THERE "EXPECTING EXCELLENT CUSTOMER" SERVICE .....BECAUSE THEY LACK IN EVERY CATEGORY AND FEEL JUSTIFIED!!!!! I HAVE EXPERIENCED BAD BEFORE BUT NOTHING ON THIS CALIBER!!!! NEVER EVER AGAIN....AND THIS HAS NITHING TO DO WITH FOOD BECAUSE I HAVE NOT GOTTEN WHAT WAS ORDERED.....If you like screaming and yelling...this is the place for you!!!!