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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 - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good for casual lunch or dinner

I have eaten at this restaurant for years and the staff were the same for a long time, but have turned over completely in the past 12-18 months. The food seems about the same, good and large servings. I eat relatively simple dishes so cannot comment on the more complex ones or the sushi. My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
JP-in-MD
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Germantown, Maryland
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Germantown, Maryland
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant for years and the staff were the same for a long time, but have turned over completely in the past 12-18 months. The food seems about the same, good and large servings. I eat relatively simple dishes so cannot comment on the more complex ones or the sushi. My favorite dish is the Shanghai... More 

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Thank JP-in-MD
Germantown, Maryland
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149 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We come w family a few times a year. Nice mix of sushi and Chinese dishes for everyone. The value is good. The service is quick and easy. The sushi is above average, the Chinese beef dishes are really good and the kids can always find some to try or share. Glad this place does both foods very well. Keeps... More 

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1 Thank zachary2000
Silver Spring
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Always good food, well prepared and affordable. The setting is casual and a little spartan, but we don't go for the atmosphere. Some fun and unusual dishes like mango chicken and peach shrimp are some of our favorites. Also love the King Crunchy Maki roll! Staff is always courteous, prompt and careful, especially with our special needs daughter, which we... More 

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Thank Liz M
Maryland
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank califdr
Germantown, Maryland
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158 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank travelwithme247
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank fudtripp
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Thank leppardgirl
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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1 Thank bogdana
WDC
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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1 Thank DKS56
Clarksburg, Maryland
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92 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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, Asian, Sushi

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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