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Old Shanghai Cafe Restaurant

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Milestone Center, 21040 Frederick Ave., Ste. A (Shakespeare Blvd.), Germantown, MD 20876
301-528-8918
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 11
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hit the spot

I came here for the first time today. I got the three sides with a soup as the lunch portion. The chicken with cabbage was average but the General tso chicken and the lo mein really hit the spot. It's some really good food and I'll be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Germantown, Maryland
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Maryland
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Old Shanghai Cafe has been my favorite Chinese restaurant for many years. It is a place I meet friends or take guests as well as get take out. The service and food used to be outstanding . In the past year and a half I have made several visits, mostly alone. Each visit the service has declined . On my... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I came here for the first time today. I got the three sides with a soup as the lunch portion. The chicken with cabbage was average but the General tso chicken and the lo mein really hit the spot. It's some really good food and I'll be back.

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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Was looking for a nearby quick food and tried Old Shanghai which is located in Milestone shopping center. The waiters are very friendly and courteous. The sit down restaurant is good for a quiet dinner or night out with your partner. Their menu has a wide variety of chinese and japanese foods to choose from. We ordered sushi as appetizer... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I have eaten at Old Shanghai for lunch often and also have done carryout often over the past several years and I've never been disappointed. Their food is very good and their staff is professional and friendly. I especially love their sushi lunch special!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I wish I could afford sushi more often. I always end up at least $50 for 2 adults, so it doesn't happen often! Clean, courteous and delicious. Best in town.

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WDC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

When we lived in the area this was our go to place for Chinese food. Very good service, good food. Returned to the area for a visit after a two year absence and, craving Chinese food, headed here. Did the owners change? New chef/cook? Food was bland, almost tasteless and was just blah,. The Szechuan chicken was so mild our... More 

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Clarksburg, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Just a normal take out dinner until we got home and found the wrong entree. Too far to drive back but I called expecting some apology, compensation... Instead after a 5 minute discussion (not in English) I was told we had ordered what they provided although three of us were quite clear on what had been ordered. Not even an... More 

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Salem, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food both takeout and dine in. Most entrees can be prepared with more or less spice according to your taste. Sweet and Sour chicken is a hit with kids with us. Twice cooked pork is excellent as is General Tsos chicken. Hot and Sour soup is good. Egg drop is not. Egg rolls are OK nothing special.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

My husband and I decided to try a new place for sushi - we have our favorite at Yoshiya in Goshen Plaza a few miles away. The service at Old Shanghai felt very rushed- and the restaurant was only 1/4 full. The miso soup was ok, not much depth of flavor. My husband had the sushi/sashimi combo platter..he was not... More 

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Clarksburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We have been there several times. During the lunch time, they have the option of buying from the buffet with reasonable price (~$7 for three dish combo). During the night, they serve a variety of Chinese and Japanese food. The waiters and the owners are very warm-hearted. The decoration is also good for most of the occasions. It is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Milestone Center, 21040 Frederick Ave., Ste. A (Shakespeare Blvd.), Germantown, MD 20876
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Germantown
  • Phone Number: 301-528-8918

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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