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Shanghai Express

28-30 East Street, Newquay, England
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Ranked #17 of 178 Restaurants in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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newquay
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I eat here fairly regularly. Probably the best chinese in Newquay, but like most chinese restaurants, cheap ingredients and could be cleaner. That said we get take-out fairly often chilli garlic beef is probably my favourite dish

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Not at all a bad place! Needs updating inside. guys serving are very friendly, food tasty but a thought a little pricy for what we had. Most dishes looked and tasted like they were based on the same sauce, but chilli garlic beef was amazing! All in all worth a visit if you can look past dated decor, thanks guys

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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41 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

folk report it as the best chinese in newquay. can't imagine what the others must be like ... very dowdy decor. owner evidently malaysian; it shows with the satay sauce ... it's a pity they couldn't actually cook the chicken in it. rather it was steamed -or microwaved possibly ? and added to the sauce. disappointing. rib dishes were OK,... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went here in the middle of the summer holidays so it was full. The food was delicious and the waiters and waitresses were very friendly as efficient. They gave us a complimentary free porting of this chicken in batter in orange sauce and it was so so good I wish had asked what it was called as it was amazing.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were very lucky to get a table despite us visiting mid week. Service was brilliant - friendly and very quick. Lovely atmosphere and another couple told us they visit regularly and have never been disappointed. Neither were we! The food was absolutely beautiful. One of the best Chinese meals I have ever had. The portions were huge and so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My first trip to shanghai express. The best Chinese meal I've ever head. ribs with the meat falling off the bone house special fried rice divine . Nice friendly atmosphere not pricey at all .value for money .I fear one of us is in for a 615 mile road trip too pick up this week's takeaway . can't wait to... More

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was second time my family have visited this restaurant and both times the food was great. Lenny the owner is very friendly and comes round and speaks to you, even when he is busy in the kitchen. He even remembered us from our last visit 2 years prior. The kids loved it. Next time we are in Newquay again... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

As you can imagine Newquay is awash with restaurants and takeaways. We were in the mood for a Chinese takeaway so I turned to my trusty friend TripAdvisor and selected Shanghai Express based on the rating and reviews. We were not disappointed, the staff were super friendly and helpful and the food was delicious, especially the satay chicken, sweet &... More

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Fab family meal for one of the kids' birthdays. Shanghai ribs were an excellent starter. Won tons were crispy and tasted great. Satay chicken was very tasty. As was my wife's choice of king prawn chow mein. They even accommodated my daughters request for egg fried rice and seaweed. Only down side was the loos need some work !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

After nightmare of trying others without reading reviews on trip advisor, this was the best in newquay I've tried so far.

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