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Shanghai 30's

82 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
44 (0)1865 242230
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Ranked #155 of 489 Restaurants in Oxford
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Price range: $41 - $41
Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant last weekend on a short visit to Oxford. Quirky environment with lots of items dotted around to look and comment on which did give the feel of 1930's Shanghai! It was very busy and we were shown to our table after a short wait for which the staff were apologetic. Whilst we were perusing the menu... More

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stoke on trent
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We chose this restaurant because of the previous great reviews. It took 1 hour 20 mins to get the food and not all the dishes came at the same time a good 15 minutes between them so other dishes were cold when we got everything. The portions are extremely large but after all the waiting you have built up an... More

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Easley, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

While walking ran upon this restaurant and they asked if we had reservations with only two other people in the place. The food was just okay. Will not be going back.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A consistently high quality experience - food, location, and character are always very good. It has authentic feel of fusion cooking in 1930's Shanghai (..not that I have much experience of what fusion food in 1930's Shanghai was like!). Overlooking Christchurch meadow and the College and set in a handsome medieval Oxford house.

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Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We ate here on Saturday night, and really could have hardly asked for a better experience. On entering, we were immediately impressed by the colonial Hong Kong style decor. We were sat at our table promptly - ours was the only free table in an otherwise full restaurant which is always a good sign! The service was relaxed and unhurried-... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I'm very sorry but we had a very disappointing meal here last week despite positive reviews on Tripadvisor. We chose this restaurant based on reviews and I wish we hadn't. Firstly the service was slow and poor. We requested a jug of water - it never came. We waited ages to order our drinks and longer to order food. Ordering... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Popped in here for takeaway food. It was great value and the service was excellent. The food was great too. They really seem to care about both the food and the customer.

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oxford
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went to this restaurant on a groupon voucher that we bought on a Amazon local .. So it was the first time trying it .. And not the last the food was very very good .. The restaurant itself has vey interesting decor loved it .. Old English meets China .. The staff are great really nice friendly &... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you are looking for a quieter spot (specifically for lunch) and some very nice food, this is the place. Unfortunately, Oxford is full of overprized tourist traps. This is not one of them. Our waitress did not seem to speak much ENglish, but was very friendly and the food really was quite nice.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We've been eating here for years and have never been disappointed. The main menu is extensive and the food always excellent but it is the lunch menu which really gets our vote. At £5.95 for two courses, it is great value with good sized portions. Just make sure you ask for the menu (it's on a separate sheet) as they... More

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