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“Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Venexia

Venexia
PanYu Road 127, HuiYu Fashion Hotel 1 Floor, Shanghai, China (Xujiahui)
021-52587209
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Ranked #127 of 12,563 Restaurants in Shanghai
4.5 of 5 stars 21 Reviews
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Xujiahui
Fullerton, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Quick seating for a group of eight. Brisk luncheon crowd. We were all served right away and everyone enjoyed their choices. Definitely worth a revisit!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Scotland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Terrible food and terrible service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The initial impression of the dining room is good, it is a small room with nice decor. We ate at lunch and the menu looked ok. When our starters eventually arrived, my smoked salmon was on a roasting hot plate and the smoked salmon was part-cooked. I sent it back, and after waiting an extremely long time it came back, on a cold plate, but the salmon was again part cooked. When I complained for the second time the waitress came back to tell me 'that is how the chef does it'. Unbelievable. The rest of the meal was terrible. We waited ages for dessert. A 'quick lunch' was dragged out to well over 90 minutes.

One word - avoid.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“horrible service, snobby wait staff, average food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

went to Venexia on a date. the food is fine but the service was HORRIBLE. first they wouldn't seat us in a roomier preferred area even though the restaurant was virtually empty. the hostess response was:"it might fill up later." but of course it stayed empty the whole night. a fly flew in our dish then flew out, we were surprised that there could be flies inside the restaurant. their waiters mixed up the billing because they cannot read chinese, therefore we waited twenty minutes for the correct bill to come through. all in all, the service ruined our experience in an otherwise average italian dining experience.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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