Overwhelmed by Chinese fare's beauty and deliciousness, Marco Polo had himself blindfolded and navigated the East by shouting his name out loud. Discover seductive savories with today's Groupon for Chinese fare or sushi to Golden Shanghai, located on Parker Road. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Chinese specialties and drinks.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of anything on the Sushi List 1 and Sushi List 2 menus.
The epicurean engineers at Golden Shanghai sling subtly spiced Asian cuisine into the well-oiled machinery of grateful Denver mouths. With the exception of the sushi lists, today’s first option is good for anything listed under the appetizers to authentic Chinese, including meaty dishes such as the szechuan chicken ($9.50) or kung pao beef ($9.95) which, like most lickable stamps, is MSG free. Vegetable lo mein ($9.50) satisfies starved plantavores, and shrimp with broccoli ($11.25) makes a meal out of land- and water-based treasures. Those who go for the second option can choose fishy fare from either sushi list. Rolls such as the spicy tuna roll ($5) or the eel avocado roll ($5) awaken slumbering tongues holding out for high-end flavor, while the unagi à la carte ($4/two pieces) impresses small crowds without ever touching a flame.
The interior at Golden Shanghai boasts traditional Chinese art, hanging rouge lanterns, and cozy tables, creating an intimate, authentic atmosphere that makes it great for first dates, family outings, or first-come, first-served Illuminati meetings.
Carved straight-backed chairs and hanging crimson lanterns cultivate a traditional Chinese vibe inside Golden Shanghai's spacious dining room. Nearby, a wall with strings of firecrackers and golden Buddha statues creates an exotic backdrop for family dinners or faked vacation photos. In keeping with the traditional décor theme, chefs plate MSG-free Chinese classics such as crispy duck and spicy Hunan beef as well as more adventurous specialties from a separate authentic-Chinese menu.
Elsewhere, however, the kitchen defies standard categories, bringing together the disparate cuisines of Thailand and Vietnam for eclectic feasts. Tender morsels of Thai satay chicken share table space with chefs stirring up bowls of Vietnamese noodle soup. As they chomp their way through the tastes of the East, visitors can toast another year of not renewing their passport with glasses of tropical cocktails or frosty, thirst-quenching beers.