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Shanghai Express

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28-30 East Street, Newquay, England
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 15
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  • 13
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Having been for a quick Christmas drink in Newquay and ready to dash home to catch The Bridge on TV I had the sudden urge for a takeaway. A quick search on Trip Advisor showed the Shanghai Express as good and close. To find it look for the sign sticking out the building above the shops. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Subakwa
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been for a quick Christmas drink in Newquay and ready to dash home to catch The Bridge on TV I had the sudden urge for a takeaway. A quick search on Trip Advisor showed the Shanghai Express as good and close. To find it look for the sign sticking out the building above the shops. It is second floor... More 

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1 Thank Subakwa
Honiton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Chinese in town, it is up stairs that aren't great to get up if you are wanting to eat in or collect your order. Restaurant could be a little bit more updated but the food is great. For a small charge they will deliver your Chinese to you sometimes there can be a little wait but they are always... More 

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2 Thank kirsty211
Leicester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We found this on the off-chance whilst staying in Newquay overnight. It came up on a Google search and we decided to check it out. Initially we were going to grab a takeaway, but when we actually went inside it was quite nice so we stayed for a sit-down meal. So glad we did! The actual restaurant is fairly small... More 

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2 Thank EmilieWright
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Went here as we were on holiday in Newquay. The food was lovely. The portions were very big. The lady that served us was really pleasant and attentive. It's just a real shame that the building looks so shabby from the outside as I think this will really put people off. We will definitely go here again next time we're... More 

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2 Thank GREEBOBABE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Best Chinese in Newquay by far! Delivery has never taking as long as they say, food always brilliant! Only place to have Chinese in Newquay

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1 Thank Matt C
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Saw this place whilst exploring the town. Decided that night to try if for dinner. Food was perfect, large portions and the staff extremely Friendly and polite......even got a lesson on proper techniques for eating with chopsticks.

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2 Thank Tom M
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Had a lovely meal here with the family. Generous portions and well cooked. Staff were very good and friendly. Reasonable prices.

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1 Thank glynis j
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Are here after checking the reviews on here. We weren't disappointed. 2 hot and sour soups for starters, very tasty. Mains of chilli beef, king prawn chop suey, king prawn in black bean sauce, veg chow mein, steamed rice, egg fried rice, prawn crackers and drinks for 5 came in at around £50. Bargain! All meals were good sizes and... More 

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2 Thank Rara1979
Newquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

the food was great i have been going here for years, best in newquay. one thing i will say though is the customer service was disgusting, i spoke to a young girl over the phone ordering for delivery. she was very very rude, didn't understand one word of English even though she was English, huffing and puffing down the phone... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We've heard so much about this place, that finally we visited - with friends who highly recommended it. First impressions - I didn't know what to think really, you go through a door between shops and up steep stairs. You wouldn't know it was there! On entering it appears clean, small but had a welcoming atmosphere. The menu is huge,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28-30 East Street, Newquay, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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