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331 S Main St, Laconia, NH 03246
(603) 524-4100
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Dining options: Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good chinese menu

One of the few Chinese restaurants left in the area worth visiting. Food is always good and consistent. They have a great buffet. Service is good and restaurant is clean.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
tom646
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Belmont, New Hampshire
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Concord, New Hampshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family went here while staying in Gilford. Upon entering we were immediately accosted by a completely trashed couple at the bar who were beyond lude. Staff did nothing to stop them from yelling profanities at us. We were seated at a table but noticed several booths with big rips, filthy stuffing mawing out. Our table was heavily soiled, sticky... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mediocre compared to years of visits. Disappointed. All of the forks at our table were severely bent. The benches are getting hard and broken down. Food seemed to be poorer quality.

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Belmont, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

One of the few Chinese restaurants left in the area worth visiting. Food is always good and consistent. They have a great buffet. Service is good and restaurant is clean.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We arrived around noon and upon entering, realized that we were the only ones there. We decided to give it a try and after sitting and ordering drinks, noticed that the buffet didn't have any food yet. It was ok, nothing was terrible, but some of the offerings looked off/different. They didn't offer Peking Ravioli; instead had something similar in... More 

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I have been looking for great Chinese take out since moving to the Lakes Region 5 years ago. Finally, my hairdresser recommended this place. Because it's famous for its buffet, I did not hold out much hope but I'm so glad I ordered from there! The food is really good - in my opinion the best for Chinese food in... More 

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Thank Thundersaunt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Nothing to write home about. Average at best. Went there in season and only one other couple eating when we came in and only one couple when we left. Place was clean and we got full so all is well, I guess.

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Thank Jim G
phl, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Found this Chinese restaurant to have excellent food an extensive menu and great service. The food here Is impressive. Highly recommended!

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Thank David C
Belmont, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

out of all the chinese restaurants in the lakes region of nh we consider this the best . we have never eaten in only order take but always great the sitting area is small and plain

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Bemont, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The Shang Hai restaurant (http://www.shanghainh.com/) is located on Route 106 in downtown Laconia, New Hampshire. (603) 524-4100 (603) 528-8088 My husband and I went for lunch at Shang Hai for the first time last week and we are definitely going to be back! I have lived in this area for the past 25 years and I am not sure why... More 

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Hopedale, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

My wife and I decided to try Shang Hai for the buffet. Shang Hai is a typical older Chinese Restaurant, not fancy, a little dated, but okay. The buffet was excellent. A huge variety of food (including sushi and desserts). The food was very good, just what I hoped for. The servers were very cordial and the price was only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 331 S Main St, Laconia, NH 03246
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Laconia
  • Phone Number: (603) 524-4100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

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