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Cha's

30-4 Sinan Road,Ruwan District, Shanghai, China (Huaihai Road)
021-60932062
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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Aventura, Florida, USA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Definitely a local experience. Read about it in Lonely Planet guide. We were the only Westerners in the restaurant. Arrived at 5 PM so walked right in. We were seated at a booth for 4 and told to sit next to each other. Sure enough, a chinese mother and daughter were seated across from us within minutes. The menus are... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Perfect place to have great food and feel local for an hour before being asked to leave politely in order to place others ! Due to constant traffic of food lovers, this place has the kind of atmosphere you for sure want to live in Shanghai ! Impossible to have dinner on your own, they squeeze everyone in ..... you... More

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zagreb
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

went there and expected local food chain, fast and tasty, and that is what we got. a bit crowdy, but we we were able to get seats immediately, barely anyone speaks english, but they have english menues. you get tea on arrival, as a standard part of service. they are fast, food is delicious (had some beef noodles), and very... More

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Hong Kong, China
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423 reviews 423 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Plan on arriving before noon, which is when the crowds start pouring in. Cha's is modeled after a typical Hong Kong tea restaurant and the furniture and fixtures, right down to the old-school mosaic tiles and tiled walls are reminiscent of a traditional cha chan teng. Granted, the food is nowhere as good as the best cha chan teng I've... More

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La Llosa, Spain
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We had a good selection of food here after seeing various recommendations and found it to be nothing overly special.. we really were expecting a lot more and expecting some traditional fayre! First off, the menu is hard to see through the glass table top.. then we found the food a bit of a let down, the rice was mediocre,... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Cha's is something altogether different! Amazingly busy and takes a while to work out how the system works. We visited on a lunchtime, after spending the morning in the French Concession. There were people waiting and it took a few minutes to find the guy in charge of the queue and indicate how many of us there were. After that... More

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Milan, Italy
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11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

If you don't mind a 10 minutes queue, you can enter in a really Chinese restaurant, no tourists inside and delicious Cantonese cuisine. Menu is written both in Chinese and in English (no pictures available), service is very fast, environment very simple (you could also have to share table). Big portions, tasty food, cheap prices!

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Wellington New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We are a middle aged couple and were taken to Cha's Restaurant, 30 Sinan Road Luwan District Shanghai by two young Chinese students. We had a great shared meal there and we were the only 'foreigners' at the tables. It was 4pm and the place was nearly full. I guess it depends what you order but our friends ordered for... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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333 restaurant reviews
479 helpful votes 479 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We tried the branch at Xujiahui. It's much bigger than the eatery in Sinan Lu and the waiting time is cut down to around 20 minutes, if you are willing to share a table with other diners. Do try the bolo bun (pineapple like bun with butter) - it is absolutely delicious and a great start to the meal. We... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I went to Cha's, 4 or 5 times during these last two months It's a perfect solution to eat good food at a low price. Two reasons which explain why it's so easy to go back there. Do not hesitate asking to other people (especially Chinese) some advices because there is a lot of dishes in the menu. They don't... More

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