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651 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5K3, Canada
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we (our family) ordered 180.00 dollars of food for my fathers 80th birthday when it came we opened up everything and put it out for everyone to help them selves .egg rolls looked like they had been re-fried and overcooked burnt ,5 of the dishes all tasted the same the sauce was thick like paste the spring rolls were also... More 

Thank Robert H
Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We had no idea about the Saturday night karaoke when we went to the Shanghai, so it was a revelation. The food is okay, but it's more a place to enjoy the scene. On karaoke nights, China Doll (a fabulous local drag queen) leads the fun. My companions and I had no idea about karaoke night and were mystified by... More 

Thank SheilaK01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Went for a night of dinner, drinks and Karaoke. The food was so good, we ordered five dishes among us and sampled them all (4 of them vegetarian). They were all delicious and flavourful. The Karaoke was also a lot of fun. China doll makes a wonderful host.

Thank SZellerer
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

I love my Karaoke and after reading about this place on a blog had to swing by for Saturday Night Karaoke with China Doll. Although it did not start promptly, the evening was so much fun that it didn't matter to me. The place was packed, hoping, and everyone was having a great time. We enjoyed food, drink, song and... More 

Thank TedMitchell
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108 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed an early dinner at Shanghai so we didn't get to the karaoke or the drag show. The drinks and our server were great. Atmosphere is not classic but lots of fun. The food was variable. Some dishes were spot on but others were just ok. Nothing that was bad as some previous reviews have suggested. However I would... More 

Thank yournamehereCanada
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2015

The thing is, I have had plenty of good meals here but the dishes are not always prepared the same. I've ordered dishes on one visit and loved it, the next time it was like a totally different dish and didn't like it all that much. Very odd to have dishes be so drastically different on each visit.

Thank Craig A
Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

Went for karaoke special night with Suzart Productions. While we didn't eat, I enjoyed watching the other patrons. I was amazed by the professional server/bar keep John. I have never experienced someone so perfect at his job. No one seemed to be kept waiting, and John just smiled happily servicing.

Thank sim697
Ottawa, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015

The food here is just OK. Not crazy good but totally edible. China doll is a riot and Grasshopper and the other server are just lovely. I would say though that China Doll's show is not super family friendly so consider leaving the kids at home if it is a late dinner. Not only is the atmosphere and decor supe... More 

Thank Claire T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

I just love the vibe at Shanghai. The same staff every time you go and the same laid back service. They are definitely not trying to rush you out, as in some places!

Thank schplinky
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

After viewing their website, I decided to check out the Saturday karaoke night; upon walking in, I was automatically greeted & made welcome, by the friendly staff. At 9:15 pm, I witnessed the over-the-top antics of resident drag queen China Doll, who sang excellent renditions of 1970's pop songs. I ordered a generous plate of chicken fried rice, which was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 651 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5K3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613-233-4001
Website domain appears to have expired. Try their myspace page to get in contact: http://www.myspace.com/shanghai_restaurant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?