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Old Shanghai Cafe Restaurant

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Milestone Center, 21040 Frederick Ave., Ste. A Shakespeare Blvd., Germantown, MD 20876
+1 301-528-8918
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Germantown, Maryland
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped by for take out after 8 PM. Food was prepared quickly. Shanghai fried rice had more onions than usual. I will request no onions next visit. Egg drop soup and spring roll were good.

Thank JP-in-MD
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79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Had not eaten here previously and just passing by decided to pick up a quick meal. Everything tasted great and was pleased with how quickly they got it together. Hunan chicken was good and didn't even have too much broccoli.

Thank Earle o
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

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
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116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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193 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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
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220 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Japanese, 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: +1 301-528-8918

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?