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Shanghai 30's

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Shanghai 30's
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82 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
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82 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
44 (0)1865 242230
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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
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Food not great and they kept us waiting for our table
2 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
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Jahan A
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London, United Kingdom

Despite booking a table beforehand, we had to wait nearly 30mins after arriving on time for our table. The food was nowhere near as good/tasty as what we've had other Chinese restaurants... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Despite booking a table beforehand, we had to wait nearly 30mins after arriving on time for our table. The food was nowhere near as good/tasty as what we've had other Chinese restaurants in the UK. They did, however, give us a 20% discount on our meal as a result of keeping us waiting for our table (which was a nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Waitress was exceptional. Food great. Would revisit again. Quirky decorations. They really looked after a birthday party whilst we were there.

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Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

When I am in Oxford on business, twice a month, I always eat at Shanghai. The food and service are excellent. Thanks George for been the best !

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The lunch special has to be the best deal in the city. When you walk upstairs you feel like you in are someone's home (magically in the orient sonewhere). The food is delicious. Though the service let's it down a touch. The staff struggle if you ask them anything in English and they take a while with your food. But... More

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Wiltshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Having a day out in Oxford for daughter's 21st. This Restaurant has it all. Beautiful classic building, views, friendly service and fantastic food. Lots of classics but excellent specials from traditional Chinese cooking (tho not as pretentious as some). Twists on classic prawn toasts and sizzling beef were delicious. I had advised them it was my daughters 21st but didn't... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We weren't sure where to eat so our B&B recommended Shanghai 30’s. The food was delicious and our hostess was extremely helpful and obliging. Having just turned up with no booking we were so pleasantly surprised to be treated so wonderfully. My wife doesn't like spicy food so the menu options were clearly explained. When the food arrived it was... More

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Rye
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Now this place I have been to before, but I booked a table for the two of us to impress my date, which I may add she was, from phoning the restaurant, two minutes before arriving asking them to open the rear gates for private parking to staff taking total care of us and helping my date with suggestions on... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We had been to a lovely service in Christ Church with our 9 year old son early evening last night and upon leaving needed to find a place to eat quickly as we were all hungry! We chose this place by default for proximity… I was initially concerned upon climbing the tired and grubby staircase but happy we did as... More

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London
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a quaint restaurant upstairs, nearly opposite to Christchurch. It is not expensive, but the food is right up there with the best. We had two prawn dishes for starters, and three mains - chicken, duck and pork. All were delicious, fresh and well- presented. The service was friendly and helpful - we will definitely be going there again... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Excellent surrounds with numerous artefacts from the 1930's. The food choices were very varied and not the usual chow mein etc - all beautifully cooked. Excellent attentive service. Definitely one to try

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Additional Information about Shanghai 30's

Address: 82 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
Phone Number: 44 (0)1865 242230
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
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
Average Prices: USD 39 - 39
Cuisine: Chinese

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