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Shanghai 30's

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82 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
44 (0)1865 242230
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Today
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 21
    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
Excellent selection of food with friendly staff

I went to eat with my parents at Shaghai 30's in Oxford last week, and I can honestly say it was the best Chinese food I'd ever tasted! The selection of food on offer is immense, and the presentation doesn't disappoint! Would highly recommend the sharing appetizer platter and the crispy duck... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
430Jen
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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207 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I went to eat with my parents at Shaghai 30's in Oxford last week, and I can honestly say it was the best Chinese food I'd ever tasted! The selection of food on offer is immense, and the presentation doesn't disappoint! Would highly recommend the sharing appetizer platter and the crispy duck pancakes to start. Main course highlights included the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

great service and great food. i cannot pick up my favourite dish as i loved every single one i tried. love the spring rolls and the dumplings. the bill can be sometimes a bit expensive but if you go there on thursday they do 20% off :)

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is the best Chinese food I have enjoyed in a long time. Absolutely superb. Prawn toast like you have never seen and a cabbage side dish that could very well have stolen the show! Full on flavours with none of those gloopy, sugary sauces loaded with MSG we've sadly become accustomed to receiving. The menu is not your usual... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Really nice old building, 1930s decor, music and atmosphere. Waited a while to be served but they were busy. Really nice food, we had dim sum which would have been enough on their own. But we weren't sure how filling it would be and had a noodle and rice dish too - what were we thinking!? Big portions, so don't... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Ate here on one of our three night's in Oxford. The crispy duck was very good and our mains were also delicious. The service was efficient and friendly. we particularly liked the décor and the atmosphere of the place. If you like Chinese food, this is a place worth visiting.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We ordered the Dim Sum for 3 adults and 2 children, at £11.95 each plus the hidden 10% they add on felt it was overpriced for the bland stodgy food that we had (we left half). The soup however was lovely. The service was non existent. We went as Chinese New Year and the children had been learning about it... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Have been to this restaurant a few times and every time the food is wonderful, the service is perfect and the location (especially if you get a window seat) has beautiful views of Christ Church. The Aromatic Duck was beautifully cooked and just the right amount, the beef in oyster sauce was one of the best i have had! Will... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Hi,trip to Oxford to see brother at Uni and discovered this fab Chinese.Between us we had Kung Pao King Prawns,Sweet and Sour Chicken,Crispy Beef in berry Sauce,Singapore Noodles and steamed rice.Lovely subtle flavours very different from my usual take away style. Waiter advised on quantity and gave great service,the place although 1st floor is really lovely with a front room... More 

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Romsey
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This restaurant offers some of the most delicious and authentic Chinese dishes in the area. The food is amazing. We have dined a few times, tried a variety of dishes and never been disappointed. The place has charm too and the staff are friendly and polite.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

This is right little hidden gem, from the outside it doesn't look exciting it's actually located upstairs and most people would miss it all together as there is only a little sign outside to show its there. There food is really good quality Chinese I especially recommend the duck, it was probably the best duck pancakes I've ever had, definitely... 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 38 - 38
  • 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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