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Old Shanghai Cafe Restaurant

Milestone Center, 21040 Frederick Ave., Ste. A (Shakespeare Blvd.), Germantown, MD 20876
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Ranked #27 of 115 restaurants in Germantown
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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23 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Germantown, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Good service; the people there are always helpful. Yummy Chinese food. I go back every time I'm in the area and I am never unsatisfied. Dine-in or carry out.

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Washington DC metro area
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We have eaten at Old Shangai since it opened in the late 90's. It used to be quite good. However, we have not been in there for take out in a year or so. My wife wanted a tofu dish for dinner which I ordered and picked up. I ordered To-Fu Home Style, which the menu said was " lightly... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I have been going to Old Shanghi for many years and have never been disappointed. They have the best hot and sour soup in the area which is my go to recipe for a cold ,rainy day or the beginnings of a cold or sore throat. A few years ago I tried the mango chicken with ginger sauce. The sauce... More

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Newtown, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

They have excellent sushi and sake. Nice quiet well run restaurant in the corner of the Milestone Center strip mall..

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Damascus, Maryland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We love Old Shanghai!!! Mainly because it is one of the few chinese places in our area that serves crispy shredded chicken!!! Which is what I along with mom and sister always order! Their egg drop is amazing and so are their green beans szechuan style! It is a little bit pricey but definitely worth it! the portions are huge... More

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