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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Great place for good Chinese food

I visited this place for dinner with a friend. We both found the interior very charming - there's a little sitting area filled with old things and the main dining room has nice lighting, paintings on the walls, and lots of little period pieces around. The food was good - my friend liked hers more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Khochi
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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231 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I visited this place for dinner with a friend. We both found the interior very charming - there's a little sitting area filled with old things and the main dining room has nice lighting, paintings on the walls, and lots of little period pieces around. The food was good - my friend liked hers more than I liked mine, but... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Having been intending to visit this restaurant for many years now we finally made it last night. Friendly, enthusiastic staff who offered plenty of advise over the various dishes we had not encountered before. Warnings over the spiciness were a little over the top though, as only the Hot and Sour soup was a bit challenging. Excellent food in very... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I went to this restaurant with my wife for the first time and we couldn't silt it at all the staff were excellent and the food was even better. We both thought the food was presented really well and tasted divine. I had the sizzling beef and my wife had a chicken dish we had two bottles of red wine... More 

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Cagliari, Italy
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We've been on Sunday lunch, staff, food price and place perfect! We got noodles soup and 2 chicken with rice, beautiful! We'll come back soon! Thanks!

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Castle Rock, Colorado
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were hungry at 1:30 and decided to eat here. We were told that they closed at 2, but let us sit. We ordered the DimSum Lunch special. Food was good and plentiful. But while we weren't exactly hustled out of there, I'd recommend going earlier than 1:30. Service was not particularly attentive or quick, so we felt rushed.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We found this place by accident (next to Tesco express and above a book store) but it proved to be lucky we did. The food was excellent, we had a set meal, and far more than we could eat, especially as they had added an extra free dish. I couldn't eat dessert so they brought me a box of chocolates... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had a fantastic meal. We ordered a set meal, but they brought us lots of extra dishes free of charge. The food was lovely and I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The staff were really attentive too.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I came here with my parents expecting the usual chinese style food but we were all so pleasantly surprised. The range and variation on the menu is impressive with some non-westernised dishes too which was refreshing. We ordered the crispy satay chicken rolls, pineapple chicken (which came in half a pineapple) and mango duck with egg fried rice and jasmine... More 

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London
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Had a set meal which was more than adequate in volume and of an average quality. The service was attentive and we had no problem paying a service charge. On questioning the waitress we found out that the service charge was NOT passed onto to the staff. We offered to pay it direct to her but she was unwilling to... More 

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Abingdon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A kitschy and colonial style dining room sets the scene. A very attentive waitress explained the menu and pointed out some recommendations. We plumped for crispy duck and salt & pepper squid for starters and both were delicious and good size portions. Firecracker prawns and sizzling beef to follow and we were full to bursting. Good quality food in an... 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: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?