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Shanghai Cafe

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232 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-4706
(617) 338-8686
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not really Chinese

Chinese oriented, but is a giant mish mash of oriental food from Thai to Chinese to Sushi. Still good food though

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Humphrey K
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Chinese oriented, but is a giant mish mash of oriental food from Thai to Chinese to Sushi. Still good food though

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

The food is great.. I lived in Shanghai for 3 years so i know what i'm talking about.. :) My favorite dishes, the fried rice cakes and the clear noodles with peanut sauce are my favorites.. cheap, and very friendly, i love this place!

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

I'm no Chinese food expert but I really enjoyed this place. My opinion is that the food was good and reasonably priced.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2011

Went to Shanghai Cafe for some Chinese on New Year's Eve. I wanted to go to a restaurant in Chinatown and had some good reviews from here but for convenience sake walked down the street to SC. The scorpion bowl was on the weak side but ok. Fried shrimp with some hot sauce was good as was the beef with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2007

average chineese food

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 232 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-4706
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (617) 338-8686

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Cafe

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Staying in Downtown

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.