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Shanghai 30's

82 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
44 (0)1865 242230
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Ranked #134 of 484 restaurants in Oxford
Price range: $43 - $43
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
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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York, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I loved everything about this meal from the eclectic decor of the restaurant and the comfortable seating to the amicable waiters and delicious food. The menu was varied both in terms of types of dish and price range. We had a mixed appetizer for two including chicken and almond cakes which were delicious, the best vegetable spring rolls i have... More

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Didcot
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

From the moment I entered the restaurant, I knew this was going to be an experience and a good one at that. The 1930's music playing subtly in the background with the decor to match was delightful. I felt I was eating in a parlour than a restaurant. The food was excellent too. The starter of Prawn Toast was the... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We just returned from having a wonderful meal! We ordered the Shanghai prawns and chicken with broccoli, both quite tasty. (We are Americans not of Asian descent, but with experience with various Asian cuisines.) We ordered the prawns in the "traditional" style, which apparently was a bit more spicy; we found it quite good. The broccoli was also very flavorful... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We visited this restaurant on Easter Sunday evening after passing by earlier when walking into Oxford city centre. Unusual and lovely décor, great staff and fabulous food. Good atmosphere too. We over-ordered but I'm so glad we had the chance to sample the plain noodles (packed full of flavour, despite the description), dry fried green beans with chilli and garlic... More

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Rye
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Thank you for a wonderful evening with my girlfriend. We had an excellent meal last night, leaving the main dishes up to George to make and as you will see by the photo and wines a truly fabulous evening. Only been once before with friends and was so impressed by the warm welcome and foods. Looking forward to the next... More

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Oxford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Been here 4 times. Always been delicious and affordable. Good menu, including vegetarian options, and great service. Recommended.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I'm a fan of Chinese food, and eat in lots of Chinese restaurants - this is easily one of the best, Very hospitable staff, lovely decayed splendour decor, and memorable food. I'm veggie, and they were able to adapt the menu to accommodate me. What a lovely place to eat

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Great Chinese food with lots of unusual dishes and great service and location! We celebrated 83rd birthday and they were just amazing. at the 4end of a great meal they came with a wonderful chocolate cake and a bottle of wine with their own label and we all enjoyed the evening. Highly recommended!

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