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Shanghai Express

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Lower O'Connell St, Kinsale, Ireland
00353214777100
Today
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 25
    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 Tapas

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Amanda L
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Brisbane, Australia
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English first
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Cork
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great to see Shanghai Express open again under new management. The food is as before. With some very tasty new dishes and a fresh new look, especially up stairs. All the old favourites are back on the menu, lamb rendang, cesar salads, pork belly. Looking forward to many more visits.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Great food and reasonably priced for the portion sizes, had an array of food as there were four of us and the special set tapas you can choose two and get a drink in the price too, we ordered some extras too off the main menu which wasn't a problem, Singapore noodles were just as they should be nice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The old premises had been open for many years and had earned an excellent reputation for its food quality and friendly service until it's closure just after Christmas last year and I accidentally walked past the other day and found it to be reopened under new management. I decided to try their food as this had been a favourite of... More 

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Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

There is not much i can say that has not already been said. The food is fantastic and the staff are great. Such a shame that they are closing down early next year. If you have not eaten here make sure you do before its to late.

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Buninyong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

and it is the fabulous food at Shanghai Express in Kinsale - a local whispered to get there early, order 3 things each, but make sure we had the fat chips with aoli as one of the choices. Oh boy was she on the ball - best meal we had in Ireland - good prices too. I would describe the... More 

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Additional Information about Shanghai Express

Address: Lower O'Connell St, Kinsale, Ireland
Phone Number: 00353214777100
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
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
Average Prices: USD 19
Cuisine: Fusion

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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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