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Shanghai 30's

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82 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
44 (0)1865 242230
Website
Today
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious and different

We really enjoyed our visit here. We chose it because it was on tastecard, but would happily go again even if it wasn't. The food was slightly different to your normal Chinese restaurant. Fabulously presented, and cooked/seasoned beautifully. Delightful surroundings. We highly recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Lucy L
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Kettering, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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217 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kettering, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here. We chose it because it was on tastecard, but would happily go again even if it wasn't. The food was slightly different to your normal Chinese restaurant. Fabulously presented, and cooked/seasoned beautifully. Delightful surroundings. We highly recommend it.

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London
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I visited this restaurant with two colleagues on a Saturday night and it was full to the brim. The restaurant is in a wonderful old building and is beautifully furnished. We walked upstairs and were shown a very pretty candlelit table by the window. The food was fabulous, well-cooked, original and beautifully served - having eaten Chinese food in Bejiing,... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We arrived just as a large party was about to leave and I think that the staff were a bit busy. We were taken to our table and it was quite a while before anyone asked us what we wanted. Once we did order the food was delivered quickly and was very tasty indeed. I think we were unlucky with... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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386 reviews 386 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Seriously large menu that has an amazing choice of foods! Its a very busy restaurant that is very focussed on service and food, always a great combination. I loved the meal and my family was very enthused about the choices and flavours! clean toiulets are always a bonus

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Popped into the Shanghai 30s for lunch yesterday, it was very busy which is always a good sign. The food was excellent and plenty of it, so much so we asked for a doggy bag. We will certainly go there again when shopping in Oxford.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Large portions, plenty of choice and delicious food very reasonably priced! Good atmosphere - would definitely recommend this Chinese restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We had one of the set menus, which included starters, main course and ice cream for around £22. The food was excellent with the main course including duck, beef and chicken dishes a vegetable dish and rice. They were all good, but the beef dish was about as good as I'd ever had at a Chinese restaurant. If you're eating... More 

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We dined at Shanghai 30's on a very good offer. There was some initial confusion regarding what dish value the offer included, however the staff were extremely cordial throughout and we ordered. The queen scallop starters were delicious and amazingly presented - we thoroughly enjoyed them. We both ordered the Shanghai 30's fish dish with a single side mixed fried... More 

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Boston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A friend and I had a voucher for a 2 course meal and glass of wine each. We booked a table. Although we were a few minutes late arriving, we received poor service. Waited for a table, no drinks offered for long time and eventually our order was taken. We specifically asked the waiter what dishes were included in the... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I would have gave the restaurant 5 stars for the food and service. The belly pork dish was excellent and I am picky when it comes to Chinese food! The restaurant really did look like a 1930s shanghai mafia lounge. Love this hidden gem of a place. Sadly, 10% service charge added on to the bill is so old fashioned... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 82 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 44 (0)1865 242230

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 37
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?