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$3 - $10
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Chinese, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed November 10, 2020

Even if the weather and at the moment you don't find much peace and warmth, on the Shanghai terrace you can find both :) The food as always was excellent (I'm not a rice consumer but since I came across Shanghai I only eat made...by them: P), coffee as well. The staff is very friendly and the music and the decor "force" you to relax. I will return with pleasure as always.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 25, 2020 via mobile

We went here as I wanted to try something else in Cluj. Sitting outside due covid situations. Nevertheless we had warmers so it was ok. I had a soup and noodles. Quite good. Chinese food tailored for europeans. Staff was nice and quick. I recommend...dowloading their app as you can save some money.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed March 9, 2020

I've been here several times, food is always as good, staff is very nice. I wouldn't say especially friendly, but professional nonetheless. This time i tried a vegetarian dish (eggplant, potato and peppers with soy sauce) and it was surprisingly nice. Always a pleasure to...come here.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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sziist, Marketing at Restaurant Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2020

Dear Roland, Thank you for your review. We're glad you had a nice experience at our restaurant and that you enjoyed the food. Hope to see you soon. Have a nice day!

Reviewed December 10, 2019

Very nice place for a dinner. tasty food and good price :) food was served fast and in good manner :)

Date of visit: November 2019
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sziist, Marketing at Restaurant Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2020

Dear Dainis, Thank you for your review. We're glad you had a nice experience at our restaurant. Hope to see you soon. Have a nice day!

Reviewed November 12, 2019 via mobile

Very good location for a business dinner. The choice of food is enormous and the food of good quality. Very decent service. Would call again.

Date of visit: November 2019
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sziist, Marketing at Restaurant Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2020

Dear Hendrik, Thank you for your review. We really appreciate it. Hope to see you soon. Have a nice day!

Reviewed October 8, 2019

At Shanghai restaurant in Cluj-Napoca is the best to go by taxi , poor parking places ! The personal are good and the food is really good and varied. Have nice wine from Romania also .

Date of visit: August 2019
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sziist, Marketing at Restaurant Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2020

Dear Dicu D, Thank you for your review. We hope to see you soon. Have a nice day!

Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

Good place for a group, a large choice and good food. We went there for the last day of our trip and it was nice.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Istvan80, Manager at Restaurant Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2019

Dear Aurelie! Thank you for your review. Hope to choose us again - next time you visit our city. :)

Reviewed May 27, 2019

It's a clean, decent place. Chinese music is discreetly heard in the background. And the specific Chinese food is delicious (at least I like it!). On the occasion of a birthday anniversary, on that month, you have the right to have three more guests and...everyone will be given a 50% reduction on the main course. We have positively appreciated this.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Istvan80, Manager at Restaurant Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2019

Dear Sorin M, Thank you for your review! We really appreciate it. Have a nice day!

Reviewed May 7, 2019

As I had spent a long day travelling to Cluj, I readily joined in with a colleagues suggestion to just go over the road for the evening meal. Despite being a Sunday evening the place was busy but the staff readily rearranged tables so that...we could all sit relatively close to one another. Food was good although some dishes we expected in bowls (eg egg fried rice) arrived on plates.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Istvan80, Manager at Restaurant Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2019

Hello, Thank you very much for your kind review. We hope to see you soon. Have a great day!

Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

If you would like to eat something out of the ordinary or a good treat to yourself this is a good place to do so. Also a good choice to celebrate one's birthday since you have 50% off if you go on that certain day....The cherry on top would be the restaurant's terrace, which is open when it is warmer outside. Shanghai restaurant is my choice whenever I want a special treat to myself or when my mother comes to town (she loves the place ❤️)More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Istvan80, Manager at Restaurant Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2019

Hello, Thank you very much for your kind review. We hope to see you soon. Have a great day!

Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

Went two nights ago to have a nice dinner with my mother and a friend. As always, the food was great. After having tried so many other Chinese restaurants in other countries, it's a relief to come back to a place that has such good...food. Keep up the good work!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Istvan80, Manager at Restaurant Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2019

Dear Miriam, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad that you had a nice evening at our restaurant. Have a nice day!

Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

A large menu, but nothing that really jumped out and grabbed anyone at the table. The food was average, we’d all had better - and worse - from a Chinese place. Staff was a little slow, but friendly. They were unable to split the check...due to a new POS system and the waiter felt badly for that. Would I eat there again? Sure. Is it a place I’d have to visit again? No.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Istvan80, Manager at Restaurant Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

Hi wicpjuan, Thank you for your review. Next time you visit us we will do our best to have a more pleasant experience at our restaurant. Have a nice day!

Reviewed February 15, 2019

Extensive menu, reasonably priced. This is my third, maybe forth visit here and once again it didn't disappoint. If you are in a hurry, or budget conscious then the menu of the day for 25 lei (about £5) will do nicely. The portions are quite...large as well. There are three different choices every day (soups and mains) so there is something for everyone. The restaurant advertises that they don't use MSG (Chinese salt), and they might not do, but the seasoning with soy sauce and salt is quite on the heavy side. Still a good meal.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Istvan80, Manager at Restaurant Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

Hi Grogoman, Thank you for your review! Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

chinese food should be an adventure. we are all well aware that most european chinese food is adapted to our palate, but this was all too plain. they manage to get the same taste out of different ingredients, basically most dishes are stews and white...rice. also, 250 dishes on the menu is not the way to go in 2019. it was fine in the 90s.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

Every time when I want to eat something delicious and from the Asian cuisine, I go to Shanghai restaurant. Now it's a bit difficult because I don't visit Cluj that often, but I always crave the fantastic meals they cook there. They accommodate people of...various diets, as they have meals inclusive of vegetarians and all kinds of meat-eaters as well. Back in my adolescent years, before I became a vegetarian I used to enjoy a nice Sichuan chicken or a good bowl of hot fish soup (both dishes are incredible, and even though the soup sounds weird, it is amazing!) As I have been a vegetarian for over seven years now, I always go back for the mushroom dishes, or the 8-vegetables with rice meal. The spicy soy sauce gives a great touch to the food. Nevertheless, the desserts are good; the caramelised bananas and pineapple are very unique. The service is always impeccable, as the servers are always so kind and ready to accommodate the customers. I always go eat there when I am in Cluj with a reason: it's great from the food to the waiters to the setting.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Szilágyi I, Manager at Restaurant Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Dear Miriam, Thank you very much for your review! We are really glad that you made a habit visiting our restaurant. Have a great day - you made ours. ;)

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Restaurant Shanghai is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3