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“Great place for inside or outside summer dining.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shanghai Bistro

Shanghai Bistro
324 Main Street South, Stillwater, MN
1 651.430.9000
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Ranked #46 of 85 Restaurants in Stillwater
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great place for inside or outside summer dining.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Great sushi / sashimi and a variety of other items for non-sushi eaters. Wonderful ambiance both inside and outside. Plenty of room and good service. Overall, a wonderful place and experience.

Visited July 2013
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere, ok food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

This place has a very nice outdoor patio. No view of the river, but nice and cozy with covered tables (and cabanas for those who plan on generating a substantially large bill). Everything was average. I've eaten at this chain at a different location and have had the same opinion about their food. Over salted for flavor and sushi that's nothing special. I'd consider the quality just above fast food with better presentation. Our food came out piping hot which was nice. I'd eat here again for someone quick, easy, with a nice atmosphere but definitely wouldn't take out of town guests. I expected more..

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Stillwater
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“beautiful out door seating.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The food and service are great. the out door seating is lounge like for comfort. Great addition to the Stillwater scene.

Visited June 2013
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Two Harbors, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“good food and outdoor seating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We enjoyed everything we had at shanghai bistro. They have a very nice back patio. There was also live music when we ate there during our vacation.

Visited August 2012
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New Brighton, Minnesota
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“Terrible food, terrible service.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

My fiance and I went here on spring break on a Thursday night in March. We were seated on the patio not too far from a larger group. They had been there for a while, and were a little heavy on the drinks. Fine, whatever. The problems started when the waitress visited them 3 times before we even got water. After this group leaves, they turn the lights near their area off. We don't have any lights, so we are now sitting in the dark. We ordered one thing to share (Mongolian beef, I believe) and it takes them at least 30 minutes to get out food to us. At this point in time a family of 5 has been seated and has both ordered and received their food. The Mongolian beef (when it gets to us) tastes like they just boiled the meat and broccoli (3/4 of it was while pieces of broccoli) in soy sauce.

We had a completely terrible experience, with the bonus of my fiance tripping down their unlit stairs in the back, resulting in a trip to urgent care and months of pain.

  • Visited August 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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