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“Best dumplings I've ever had” 5 of 5 stars
Review of new shanghai

new shanghai
Shop B-038 Chatswood Chase, Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #8 of 144 Restaurants in Chatswood
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Canberra, Australia
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“Best dumplings I've ever had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I come here by myself and grab a number to wait for a table as it was full with other people waiting too. Was shown to the "bar" area in 5 minutes and got to watch a team of three expertly make dumplings. Ordered seam seasons Asian green vegetables, vegetarian dumplings and mineral water. Food delivered very quickly. All beautiful and was very satisfied... Would HIGHLY recommend dumplings. Great atmosphere. Took my sister back next day for more dumplings!

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Sydney Australia
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“Dumplings galore!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The queue outside each time we have been shows the popularity of this Chinese restaurant.
There are no reservations but in spite of that and even when there are many people waiting it does not take long to get a table. They use a very efficient numbering system. The idea is to note down the number of people in your group, take a slip from the board hanging at the entrance and sit down outside and wait. They call out your number when a table is ready.
We noticed that many people did not know the procedure and waited at the entrance for someone to note down their group number and give them a slip. It is up to you to take the slip otherwise you will just stand there waiting for a long time.
Once inside the service is good and many combinations of dumplings and other Chinese dishes are available. We always select a variety of dumplings. For example, you can order 12 beef and coriander dumplings for $10,80 or 10 steam vegetarian dumplings for $8.50.
Conveniently located downstairs in the Chatswood shopping centre, this is a good place to have a feed prior or after doing your shopping.

Visited December 2013
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“Authentic Shanghai cuisine ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

, cheap and good variety on offer. We have tried both venues in Chatswood and satisfied with both. But we felt some dishes had a bit too much smg

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“So reliable, so good and such great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

To be clear, there are two New Shanghais in Chatswood. One in Lemon Tree Grove and one in Chatswood chase.. this review is for the one in Chatswood Chase which I think is the classier one, with more food variety but busier and a little more expensive.

Love this place. My kids demolish the house specialty (soup dumplings) and I really enjoyed the salt and pepper school prawns. The fried rice was really bland though...(like they forgot the salt) but I recommend this place for great value family dinners.

Visited November 2013
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“Speedy? More like a snail”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

Ordered preserved egg porridge, steam vege bun and a warm soy bean milk.
Waited 30 minutes for the stuff for take away. Porridge come out first, and the milk last. So I had cold porridge!
Waste of time. And the resturant was empty at that time.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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