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“Decent meal but impression spoiled by misleading waiter” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Shanghai Restaurant

Shanghai Restaurant
3 Sonnenstr., 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
+49 89 592744
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Ranked #2,090 of 2,922 Restaurants in Munich
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Decent meal but impression spoiled by misleading waiter”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We are very knowledgable about Chinese food and went here because it was convenient to our hotel and had some good reviews on tripadvisor. We had wonton soup, crispy duck and rice noodles with shrimp and pork — all not bad for a Chinese restaurant in Europe. On two occasions the waiter seemed to be trying to steer us into spending more. We asked, as we usually do, for a carafe of tap water. The waiter said the tap water was "no good" and we should buy bottled water. At that time we had been in Munich for a week and knew that the tap water was just fine. We did not buy the bottled water. And when we asked for the bill, he brought it and said very pointedly "service not included." This was said in such a way that it was clearly intended to make us feel we had to leave a tip. Our research has indicated that service is always included in the bill here and that one only gives an extra tip when service is exceptional. We thought his actions were inappropriate and we did not leave a tip.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Good Chinese in Munich”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

What the heck, a break from amazing German food and I must say it was fantastic! Fresh vegetable dishes and amazing crispy duck... perhaps the best I've ever had. Broccoli beef with oyster sauce also outstanding. Steamed white rice and hot green tea excellent as well. Only drawback was when I requested more hot water for teapot I noticed on bill that I was charged for another pot, but that's Germany (and most of Europe)... no refills on coffee, tea, etc. Also, we didn't get a fortune cookie. No big deal... perhaps an American thing?

White tablecloths, linen napkins and a nice view of the main street below. Very nice presentation and good service from the all Asian staff. I highly recommend Shanghai Restaurant.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

I like chinese food. And i liked how they cooked at this restaurant. Just the sauer sauce which i love, there was dIluted ketchup. What destroyed overall impression. The service was very fast. The restaurant is spacious, clean, with nice panoramic view on the Karlplatz.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Chinese restaurant with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

Munich centre has a lot of fast food restaurants and it's not always easy to find a decent restaurant - and Asian ones are especially scarce compared to other European cities. This Chinese restaurant on the 1st floor has good food and a city view of 'Karlplatz'. Another premium is the air conditioning - not a standard in Munich restaurants. And although it can be fun to eat outside during summer, in Munich that means you're often next to the noise and exhaust fumes of traffic. This is a good place for nice food in a relaxed environment.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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