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Shanghai Express

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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28-30 East Street, Newquay TR7 1BH, England
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

OMG the RIBS! Amazing food, so tasty. The ribs are to die for especially the Shanghai ribs. Even the egg fried rice was the best I have had. (Don't tell the tourists!)

Thank Michelle D
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Doesn't look like much from the outside but the food was amazing, the staff were helpful & friendly and we will definitely be visiting again.

Thank Gemma G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I were there on Sept 2016, we had tasted their recommended dishes and it was amazing and we love it very much. The service was excellent and as well friendly owner. We definitely will dine in again.

2 Thank Ryck Yong C
Stone, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a three night break with friends in Newquay fancied a Chinese and saw this recommended on TA so gave it a go and was not disappointed, the food was incredible the flavours dishes were fabulous, just wish we could move this Chinese to our home town! Drinks reasonable price too. Wilbe back next time in Newquay! Well done... More 

2 Thank JLB1
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125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we ate here as a group of friends and had a lovely meal, we had a selection of dishes and were pleased with all of them, very tasty and good portions. The staff are friendly but the service is a bit hit and miss. Overall a very nice meal and we would go back.

2 Thank richcoll54
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here for a take away after reading TripAdvisor. I asked for a dry Chow Mein which wasn't on the menu , and the wonderful staff ordered one for me with no spices. Our whole order was delicious and there wasn't a thing left. It was also great value for money Wish we didn't live 300 , miles away.

1 Thank alilon56
Heckmondwike, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a beautiful meal, portions big,very friendly staff. tried 4 dishes and all very good, excellent. Had to take doggie bag home as too much food.

2 Thank rolyrip50
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have tried all the Chinese takeaways in Newquay and this is the best by far. Even a certain popular choice by the train station is no wear near the standard of Shangai Express.

1 Thank Reynolds1123
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this takeaway. Had no idea where to get a Chinese from so went with this one going from the reviews on TripAdvisor and it didn't dissapoint! Me and my partner ordered egg fried rice, veg chow mein, s&s Cantonese chicken and crispy beef. We got free prawn crackers and it was just over £13 which is cheap compared to... More 

1 Thank clup94
Somerset, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

As visitors we took a recommendation from Trip Advisor, we were not disappointed. Funny little place, up a steep stair with a rather dubious carpet and nothing much to look at when you get there. However, great service and excellent food. Can't fault it.

1 Thank TickledPinkScotland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-30 East Street, Newquay TR7 1BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay

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