For many years, Shanghai Pine Garden Restaurant has been serving the community of Balboa Island with all the dishes you would expect at a Chinese restaurant. Reasonable prices and a large selection make this a favorite restaurant on Balboa Island. Mongolian beef is one of the specialties, but it is famous for many of its other dishes. Locals have been coming here for many years, and Shanghai Pine Garden's reputation is reaching other beachside communities. Lunch specials are served Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 3pm, and a gourmet luncheon with many entrées is served each weekday during the same hours. Carry-out food is ready in 15 minutes. It is located in the center of the downtown shopping district and just a short walk to the beach.