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Shanghai 30's

82 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
44 (0)1865 242230
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Ranked #140 of 484 restaurants in Oxford
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Price range: $42 - $42
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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166 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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English first
Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW 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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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
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 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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York, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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