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Shanghai Express

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Lower O'Connell St, Kinsale, Ireland
00353214777100
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Cash Only, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food for great prices

Lovely Asian restaurant with great food for great prices. The beef teriyaki is just superb. Lovely friendly staff

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Sarah W
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Lovely Asian restaurant with great food for great prices. The beef teriyaki is just superb. Lovely friendly staff

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Just gorgeous food for such a reasonable price. Very relaxed and friendly staff. The beef terriyaki is a must!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

On a recent visit to Kinsale, I was surprised to see that Shanghai Express had reopened. I was apprehensive when I learned that it was under new management, but needn't have been. The food was lovely as ever (between our group we had rendang, chilli lasagne, nasi goreng) and the early bird is fantastic value (€15 for two courses &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were told by our B and B place that this restaurant had changed owners and had dropped in quality. We decided to eat here anyway and were pleasantly surprised at the good food quality and the nice atmosphere. Maybe it helps to expect very little. We felt the value was very good and would highly recommend. We passed the... More 

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Kinsale, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Enjoyed our tapas. Service was slow and inaccurate regarding food ordered and which diners the food was for. I think I had the Penang Chicken (which I liked). I also had the flourless chocolate and orange cake. When I visit again, I will not order this dessert. So might enjoy another tapas. The locals like to eat here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I was a huge fan of this place when Jean Marc ran it, but alas the new chef has reduced the portion sizes and made a few slight changes in the cooking style that has meant that this restaurant has dropped down in my estimation. Still a nice place with great staff, but for those who ate here in its... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We ate here and had the Tapas. It was delicious and had items on the menu that the kids liked as well. Staff were friendly and it was good we were upstairs with the kids.

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Derbyshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for something to eat around 5.30 after a days shopping. We found shanghai express and were very impressed. Its small and not much to look at inside, but the service was very good and friendly, the food was completely spot on. Two of us had 6 dishes from the tapas and were full and happy at the... More 

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Seating a bit basic bug don't let that put you off as the service was fantastic & the food superb ! I would recommend to anyone . Flavours a bit different but in a very good way / authentic & a very enjoyable experience !

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

We ordered from the tapas menu and the flavour and variety of the food was wonderful Service was great, early bird option was v good value but we were too late and regular menu was still v reasonable I will be going back soon and have already recommended it to friends

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lower O'Connell St, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: 00353214777100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Fusion
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?