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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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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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  • 66
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  • 22
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  • 22
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hidden gem

This restaurant is tucked away down the lower end of St Aldgate's in Oxford, only a couple of minutes walk from the centre of town. Serves great Chinese dishes in a really great room. Some of the art work on the walls is a bit risque, but it didn't put me off the great food!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Tony R
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Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is tucked away down the lower end of St Aldgate's in Oxford, only a couple of minutes walk from the centre of town. Serves great Chinese dishes in a really great room. Some of the art work on the walls is a bit risque, but it didn't put me off the great food!

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Lugo, Spain
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Saturday we were able to dine without a reservation however I should think this was not the norm. The servers thought we´d waited too long ( we were not bothered) and gave us complimentary rice. The food when it arrived was beautifully presented and tasted just as good. I particularly liked the fortune cookie and chocolate snack bar on payment... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My wife and I had dinner with a group of approximately 12-14 people as a part of a small meeting. The menu was pre-selected by the organizer and included a variety of chinese dishes. The food was good, the tempo of the meal and service was somewhat slow. My and I had arrived from the USA that day and after... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Met here with our son for his (**) birthday. He had recommended it and had been two weeks earlier. Could not have had a better meal anywhere. The staff were very attentive and FRIENDLY. Hot & sour soup was tasty but huge so to enable me to eat main course waiter kindly placed in pot, along with free portion of... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I work close by here and was always intrigued by the lighting through the old windows upstairs. The decor is wonderful; lots of wonderful pictures, ornaments and old artefacts. The staff were attentive, polite, helpful but without being intrusive. I'm not generally the greatest fan of Chinese food and often finish Chinese meals feeling disappointed, however, this was not my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Went here with 7 adults and split sharing menus for 6- the food was incredible, the chef gave us some complimentary dishes and we throughly enjoyed all of it. But had so much left over! Reservations are quite vital on the weekends. We arrived at 8:30 and ate all the courses and finished several bottles of wine over a 2... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We came across the restaurant by accident and were fortunate to get a table - best to book for evenings. Lovely old, authentic chinese decor and great food. Lovely staff and excellent service.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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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 - 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
Average Prices: USD 39 - 39
Cuisine: Chinese

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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 39 - 39
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, 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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