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Cha's Restaurant (Si'nan Road)

Huaihai Road
Hong Kong
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No.30-4 Si'nan Road, Luwan District, Shanghai, China
021-60932062
Today
11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cheap and very good. Must try.

This very cheap and crowded restarurant is a surprise. They will seat you in any place free at the moment, this means that you can end up with other people at the table. The food is great and served in a quick and efficient way. The staff speaks only Chinese, but it's easy to get understood. Must... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2014
Alessandro S
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bangkok, Thailand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

One of the best places i have eaten in shanghai! I have order "Kale" in soy sauce, Chicken, Beef and a Fujian Rice. All of it was delicious. The flavour was smooth and perfect! Since this place is usually crowded expect that you will share the table with some estrangers :) not bad at all. Price was affordable, no more... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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94 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a very "local" restaurant that serves Hong Kong style food. I was the only westerner in the restaurant, and there was a huge line waiting to get in during my entire stay. If you prefer fancy quiet places to eat, this is not for you. The interior is very basic and if there are less than two people... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This very cheap and crowded restarurant is a surprise. They will seat you in any place free at the moment, this means that you can end up with other people at the table. The food is great and served in a quick and efficient way. The staff speaks only Chinese, but it's easy to get understood. Must try.

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Aventura, Florida, USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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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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40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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177 restaurant reviews
325 helpful votes 325 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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England, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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21 reviews 21 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.30-4 Si'nan Road, Luwan District, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Huaihai Road
  • Neighborhood: Huaihai Road
  • Phone Number: 021-60932062

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hong Kong
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:30 am

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