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Shanghai 30's

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82 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
44 (0)1865 242230
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A huge menu, in fact too much. The food was above average and the portions are enormous. We had the menu for two which was excellent value for money. Delightful views over Christ Church meadows. The decor is amusing and eclectic.

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1 Thank 1Minerva9
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my second visit to the restaurant and it's just excellent. I strongly recommend the menu for two, specially for the first visit.

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1 Thank David B
Wroclaw, Poland
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This unusual restaurant is housed in a charming building just a few steps from Christ Church. The interiors are intimate and actually resemble Chinese place years ago - you'll find there soft, comfortable chairs, fresh flowers and oriental furniture. Original Chinese music. Ladies of the service are very nice and do not impose too much. Really good food - this... More 

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1 Thank AbdankTravelWarden
San Jose, California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Guys you must come to this restaurant! They have great food which is delicious and also beautiful. We were welcomed by the waitress and was seated with delight. All the people were very friendly to us and even gives gifts when we are leaving. Guys you must come to this restaurant cause of all the things I just said. Good... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used to visit this place and it was wonderful from past experience. We had not been for sometime and were really disappointed on arrival. We were shown to our table which was dark and gloomy and asked to move into the window which was bright with fresh with air blowing through. The waitress agreed and said she just needed... More 

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Thank Cindy B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extensive menu with westernised and traditional Chinese dishes. Big portions. Tried a spicy traditional dish as something different to usual chinese menus. It was great - but a huge bowl that would have done two. Lovely staff and quirky surroundings. Will return when back in Oxford

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1 Thank Jayne S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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312 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden in a lovely old building, I can't think of a better looking Chinese restaurant. The menu is nowhere near as good as it used to be, but still provides a robust sample of various different Chinese cuisines. This is especially good for picky eaters or the indecisive, as they have a number of recognisable dishes done really well.

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1 Thank tripleplay97
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely Restaurant. We were a bit unsure when we walked in as the restaurant looks very antique however we had a warm welcome. I had a voucher to redeem for £49...I was surprised when the owner said I can only choose from Menu A which I thought might be short of choices. But words cannot ecpress my surprise... More 

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1 Thank CrazyGirlNorthLondon
Basel, Switzerland
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134 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a Chinese restaurant with an interesting red decor on the first floor of a nondescript building. The staff were very polite, low profile but efficient. It was a cold, wet evening and the hot and sour soup that we ordered was especially delicious. We then ordered two dishes of noodles and rice which was a mistake since the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love absolutely lovely Loved the special sesame toast with a whole prawn Eyes bigger than our bellies. Came away with take away which tasted amazing the next day

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$33 - $33
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 44 (0)1865 242230

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