We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Old Shanghai Cafe Restaurant

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Milestone Center, 21040 Frederick Ave., Ste. A Shakespeare Blvd., Germantown, MD 20876
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 33: English reviews
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Level Contributor
33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had lunch as this sushi bar many times over the past 3 years. This sushi chef is very creative and everything is fresh and presented beautifully. I highly recommend this sushi place.

Thank Judith P
manassas, va
Level Contributor
108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate her with friends one was disabled. They saw us and opened a side door for my friend. Service was excellent from this point on. I had the House roll and the Old Shanghai roll and they were delicious. The rolls did not fall apart or were so large I could not get it in my mouth.

Thank suchagirl
Germantown, Maryland
Level Contributor
84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant for years and the staff were the same for a long time, but have turned over completely in the past 12-18 months. The food seems about the same, good and large servings. I eat relatively simple dishes so cannot comment on the more complex ones or the sushi. My favorite dish is the Shanghai... More 

Thank JP-in-MD
Germantown, Maryland
Level Contributor
187 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We come w family a few times a year. Nice mix of sushi and Chinese dishes for everyone. The value is good. The service is quick and easy. The sushi is above average, the Chinese beef dishes are really good and the kids can always find some to try or share. Glad this place does both foods very well. Keeps... More 

1 Thank zachary2000
Silver Spring
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Always good food, well prepared and affordable. The setting is casual and a little spartan, but we don't go for the atmosphere. Some fun and unusual dishes like mango chicken and peach shrimp are some of our favorites. Also love the King Crunchy Maki roll! Staff is always courteous, prompt and careful, especially with our special needs daughter, which we... More 

Thank Liz M
Level Contributor
49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Old Shanghai Cafe has been my favorite Chinese restaurant for many years. It is a place I meet friends or take guests as well as get take out. The service and food used to be outstanding . In the past year and a half I have made several visits, mostly alone. Each visit the service has declined . On my... More 

Thank califdr
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
200 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

I came here for the first time today. I got the three sides with a soup as the lunch portion. The chicken with cabbage was average but the General tso chicken and the lo mein really hit the spot. It's some really good food and I'll be back.

Thank travelwithme247
Level Contributor
47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Was looking for a nearby quick food and tried Old Shanghai which is located in Milestone shopping center. The waiters are very friendly and courteous. The sit down restaurant is good for a quiet dinner or night out with your partner. Their menu has a wide variety of chinese and japanese foods to choose from. We ordered sushi as appetizer... More 

Thank fudtripp
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I have eaten at Old Shanghai for lunch often and also have done carryout often over the past several years and I've never been disappointed. Their food is very good and their staff is professional and friendly. I especially love their sushi lunch special!

Thank leppardgirl
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I wish I could afford sushi more often. I always end up at least $50 for 2 adults, so it doesn't happen often! Clean, courteous and delicious. Best in town.

1 Thank bogdana

Travelers who viewed Old Shanghai Cafe Restaurant also viewed


Been to Old Shanghai Cafe Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Milestone Center, 21040 Frederick Ave., Ste. A Shakespeare Blvd., Germantown, MD 20876
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Germantown
  • Phone Number: 301-528-8918

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Old Shanghai Cafe Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?