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Shen Cafe

3520 Village Drive, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68516
402-420-0487
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Ranked #10 of 546 Restaurants in Lincoln
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese, Vegetarian
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English first
Lincoln, Nebraska
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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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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
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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
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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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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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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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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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Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This restaurant is such a clean and fresh place to enjoy Chinese food. They are so helpful when ordering and bring the food to the table after you order at the counter. The prices are reasonable and it worked out for us to enjoy a large family group seated all together. Highly recommend this for anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best Chinese food in Lincoln hands down. Peter and his team use fresh, often locally sourced ingredients and have created a quality fast casual Chinese dining experience

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Being burned out of the average "sticky, sweet, bland, poor-quality" Chinese Lincoln has to offer everywhere, I stumbled upon this recommendation via Reddit and I am so glad I took the drive out. It's right by Tandoor and Coffey & Co around 38th and Old Cheney, which isn't terribly out of the way and even within a good bike ride's... More

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