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3520 Village Drive, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68516
+1 402-420-0487
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: Shen Cafe believes that great Chinese food starts with the ingredients...
Shen Cafe believes that great Chinese food starts with the ingredients. Thus, we are on a mission to find the best ingredients for our customers. We will purchase the freshest meats and produce available to us. In addition, we aim to purchase local ingredients when possible. Our sauces and marinades are made in house through recipes created from over 25 years of experience in the Chinese food industry. The food will be cooked fresh to guarantee the highest quality and the best taste we can achieve.
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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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come here once a week I have been noticing that lately they are struggling a bit. Night before Valentine's we were in a group of 13 and we ordered separate they seemed very unorganized. Food portions were not consistent some had a plate full others were skimpy. Soup and egg rolls never came out... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Tracy K
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lincoln
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lincoln
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

come here once a week I have been noticing that lately they are struggling a bit. Night before Valentine's we were in a group of 13 and we ordered separate they seemed very unorganized. Food portions were not consistent some had a plate full others were skimpy. Soup and egg rolls never came out before entree and we had to... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A nice variety of Asian-inspired dishes -- there's something for everyone. High-quality ingredients, attractive presentation They not only offer fried rice and steamed rice, but brown rice as well. Very friendly staff who are happy to explain any of the dishes Clean and attractive restaurant -- would like it to be just a tad cozier through lowering the lights a... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Date night. After the movie we needed a nice quiet place to talk and relax. This was it The casual, hip ambience was easy going and gentle. Quick service, clear menu and reasonable prices. My date's food, a chicken and vegetable dish was tasty and fresh. Dumpling appetizer was great. Hot tea service in a real cup was casual but... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Chinese food in the USA is my least favorite category of restaurants, because the food tends to be greasy and monotonous. Shen Cafe offers a fantastic diversion from your ordinary Chinese food. First, you choose your protein. Second, you will choose the background, namely the sauce and accompanying veggies. You can add two small sides to your entree for... More 

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lincoln
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Shen cafe states that they are better chinese food. They are being modest this food here is the BEST chinese food in town and even better then P.F. Chang in Omaha. I never thought I would ever think any chinese was better then P.F but. I have found it in Shen Cafe. Super nice family and the food is prepared... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
Senior Contributor
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19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I would give this a 4,5 star if I could, but will round up, I have had a number of entrees here, they are all very good, the menu is a little more limited than some (but maybe not as much as you might first think, as the various meat choices give you additional options) but the food is always... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you haven't been here you need to change that, this place has excellent food, service and it has a great atmosphere. The orange glaze chicken is one of the best Chinese dishes I have ever had and every other item I have tried has been outstanding. The organic thai tea is amazing and their ingredients are fresh, local, and... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Get the Orange chicken xtra hot. It was terrific. Nice service. Menu is very simple and easy to customize...think Chinese Chipoltle. My wife eats here weekly. Highly recommend. Very clean and nice place.

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Clear Lake, Wisconsin
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172 reviews 172 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We had dinner at Shen Café. First of all, we'd prefer to be waited on, even if it costs a little more - ordering at the counter is for fast food - so I guess if that's what you like, this place might be for you. I ordered the Cashew Chicken with fried rice, my husband ordered Kung Pao Shrimp... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Our family loves this place. We have tried several different menu items and have always been satisfied. This is the best Chinese in lincoln.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3520 Village Drive, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68516
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-420-0487

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 9
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Shen Cafe believes that great Chinese food starts with the ingredients. Thus, we are on a mission to find the best ingredients for our customers. We will purchase the freshest meats and produce available to us. In addition, we aim to purchase local ingredients when possible. Our sauces and marinades are made in house through recipes created from over 25 years of experience in the Chinese food industry. The food will be cooked fresh to guarantee the highest quality and the best taste we can achieve.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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