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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
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 11
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 4
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  • 0
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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
Delicious Chinese Food.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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  • Families with children
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Clarksburg, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Clarksburg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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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 0 - 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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