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New Shanghai Restaurant

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21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111-1903
(617) 338-6688
Today
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Delivery
Good for:
Large groups

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The Test of Time

I began going to the New Shanghai in Boston before it was the New Shanghai -- about sixty five years ago! My Grandmother took me there and I never forgot it. Years later, my boss, from Shanghai, began taking me there for weekly lunches. So to say the least, we have a history. The place is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2014
Kalonymos
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White River Junction, Vermont
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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White River Junction, Vermont
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I began going to the New Shanghai in Boston before it was the New Shanghai -- about sixty five years ago! My Grandmother took me there and I never forgot it. Years later, my boss, from Shanghai, began taking me there for weekly lunches. So to say the least, we have a history. The place is unpretentious, but warm and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I have been there for lunch twice and every time the food was exceptional. You have a distinct advantage if you like spicy food. It's spicy alright, but not to the point where all you can feel is the spice. In short this place is absolutely worth a visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It's kind American Chinese food in Chinatown, but you always find table in busy lunch time compare with other place in Chinatown.

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Antigonish, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

During my brief visit to Boston, I feel this restaurant is the best among the ones I have tried in Boston Chinatown. First, it is very clean - they use white table-cloth and white cloth napkins. Second, it is professional - they hire two chefs from China. One chef is from Tianjin and specializes in Northern Chinese Cuisine (Beijing Cuisine... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

First I'd like to admit that the food of the restaurant is OK, just some are too spicy for me. The several problems include 1) They secretly include the tips into the check, but without informing you. So many times my friends and I have been played and paid tips TWICE! They don't do that all the time, apparently, but... More 

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Aachen
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

After two weeks of American food at a trip in New England I was in a mood for something different: - I travelled a lot in China, so I can say that the food there was typical Chinese no American style Chinese. All people eating there were Chinese or had Chinese friends with - Food was nothing fancy for a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

So I am in Boston to visit a friend and once more we hit up New Shanghai. Party of 3. App: we had 2 wonton soups. They were very good no issues there and one egg drop soup, which my friend raved about mains: Sweet and Sour pork, which was very good but a bit on the sour side. Orange... More 

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Waynesville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The staff was not very attentive and service was terrible. The food was actually good but the waiter never came back to the table after our food was served or fill our water glasses. We were very disappointed!

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Ottawa, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

So I went to visit a friend of mine in Boston, and we wanted to experience Chinatown. We parked the car and waled around and looked at different places, we finally decided to go in this restaurant. It was a Saturday night, about 9 pm and the restaurant was maybe 1/2 full, I did see a few people come in... More 

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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

When we got there, there was only one couple leaving. They pointed the table we had to sit, have us the menus and left. We have baby n we had to ask them for the baby chair instead of them offering us. When we were ready we had to wave and call them because they didn't even come to offer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111-1903
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: (617) 338-6688

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Shanghai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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