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Laugavegur, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 698 1125
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“spring rolls” (4 reviews)
“lumpia” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Laugavegur, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose Chinese for a menu change. Whilst the restaurant ambience is basic it was busy and the food good without being memorable. It also turned our relatively cheap on our Icelandic adventure - would go back

Thank Myclare
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came in for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and were quickly seated. The menu seemed limited in choices compare to other Chinese restaurants around the world. I was craving something hot and spicy so I ordered the chicken with chili sauce and my wife...More

Thank Scotty92394
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Shanghai looks a bit run down from the outside, but the interior is bright and clean. The menu was extensive and the portions very generous. Also, for Iceland, the prices were reasonable. The staff were friendly and attentive and did not seem to be in...More

Thank Rosemary N
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

I had the sweet and sour chicken and it was delicious! As crispy and juicy as you can find anywhere else in the world. The staff was very helpful when answering questions about the menu. Has free WiFi! This large plate of chicken and a...More

Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed September 16, 2018

After eating Arctic Char for almost every meal, we were ready for a change. We each ordered soup with chicken and noodles and some stir fried vegetables. The portions were enormous. The soup and veggies were well prepared, Just what we craved. Menu is in...More

Thank minchywinch
Reviewed September 4, 2018

My husband & I happened upon Shanghai our first night in Reykjavik. Lucky for us Food is so expensive in Reykjavik, but this restaurant's entrees were so large we were able to share them & get enough to eat. The food was good & the...More

Thank Kai A
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This is probably the best Chinese restaurant in Reykjavík ! The majority of clientele were Asian. The spring rolls were more like Mexican flautas! But, I do recommend the lamb curry. However, the restaurant itself, is a little bit to much like a take-out place;...More

Thank 266joseh
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Wanted Chinese food this came up on trip advisor and happened to find parking right next to it while we were in Reykjavik exploring. Enjoyed the food service was quick we were in and out within an hour and wasn’t very pricy. Would recommend if...More

Thank Aparna K
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Good for authentic cuisine without breaking the bank like you would expect in DT Reykjavik. Great find if you're tired of soups, sandwiches and mediocre Asian noodle soup.

Thank Tour791147
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We walked by this place and saw people eating near the window. We took a look at their food and it looked good so in we went. We were not that hungry, so decided to share a plate of the curry lamb/rice. Wow, it was...More

Thank suzabella60
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$12 - $32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Laugavegur, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly Life Iceland ehf)
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 698 1125
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A newly opened Chinese restaurant on the main shopping street in Reykjavík, Iceland. We offer traditional Chinese cuisine for a sit down or take-away.
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