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Shanghai Express

Certificate of Excellence
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Asian, Asian fusion
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Lower O'Connell St, Kinsale, Ireland
0214777100
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Late Night

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Going to be missed

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ireland
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I loved the casual, relaxed vibe at this restaurant and also the Asian tapas idea. My boyfriend and I ordered 5 dishes between us and it was really good to try a few different things. We found it to be reasonably priced, friendly service and most importantly the food is really good!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Staff: very friendly & helpful Food: exquisite Cleanliness: very good Ambience: warm & welcoming Will we come back: absolutely.

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Blarney, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Lovely welcome on a Sunday evening and great service. Good and varied choice of gluten free items. The lovely reviews we read about this place were justified. Great choice of music. We chose two tapas each off the menu (we'd had a late lunch) and they were both delicious. We would definitely go back to this restaurant.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had to travel to Ireland to have the best Chinese we have ever had! The service is great, the restaurant is very comfortable and the food its top quality!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I had the task of organising my wife's 40th and was recommended the Shanghai Express by friends. There was 20 of us upstairs comfortably seated on a long table. The food came out pretty fast and it was delicious.. Try the Seared beef with wasabi mash, its out of this World!! The Asian style food overall was fantastic, beautifully served... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had a fantastic Asian tapas meal here, and not too bad a price either for a touristy area. Service was friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. The lamb Rendang was sooo tender, the chicken satay was tender & tasty, duck spring rolls absolutely lovely. We also had beef teriyaki, pork belly with star anise, garlic prawns, chicken... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband and I decided to go here to try the tapas. And we are so glad we did. Staff were very efficient, helpful and friendly. I definitely recommend the the penang chicken curry. AMAZING!!!! We tried the meatballs, lamb rendang, vegetable massaman curry all fab!!! But the dessert omg, coconut and passion fruit creme brulee is a definite must.... More 

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Kinsale, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I'm a regular to this cosy little restaurant and i am never disappointed. There is an excellent selection of asian tapas and full meals on the menu. There is something there for everyone. If you go, you have to try the terriaki beef!

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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: 0214777100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 19
  • Cuisine: Asian, Asian fusion

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