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Shen Cafe

3520 Village Dr, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68516-4799
+1 402-420-0487
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Jul 3, 2017
“A nice surprise!”
Nov 18, 2016
“Good start, could improve”
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
3520 Village Dr, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68516-4799
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

I've gotten food from here twice and both times were excellent! The chicken in the dishes is actual cubes of white chicken. The veggies in my dish tasted fresh and the serving was big. I was able to get 2 meals out of one order....More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Shen is a nice addition to Lincoln. They have a nice menu - lots of options and fresh ingredients. The dishes however don't taste totally authentic. So you get a nice, fresh, healthy Asian style meal, but they don't have the authentic flavor. I have...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed July 25, 2016

My whole family loves going to Shen Cafe. It's never crowded, which is surprising. The food is really good, but be prepared to wait a fair amount of time for it to be prepared and to come to your table. We don't eat out much,...More

Thank MidwestGal73
Reviewed April 13, 2016

Freshly made food, great choices. Not your usual offerings. Staff is helpful and atmosphere for dine in is a surprise - really well done. Even a kids play area.

Thank BeachWalker5A4
Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Overall, it was good. Nice variety with a lot of options. Very accommodating with modifications. (They left out the Broccoli on my dish, added mushrooms to another and then made the lettuce wraps with tofu instead of chicken, so A+ for that.) Clean & comfortable:...More

Thank Michael S
ShenCafeNE, Manager at Shen Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2016

Hi Machel, Thank you for the positive review and constructive criticisms, we truly appreciate it! I've brought this up to the chefs so that it will not happen again. Regards, Shen Cafe

Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Great fast food you're in a rush. Well prepared food that tastes great. Sit-in option is also available.

Thank MattSRob
Reviewed August 19, 2015

My colleagues and I work nearby, and as vegetarians this is one of our go-tos for lunch. Order at the counter, choose a protein option (including tofu), a sauce option, and one of white, fried, or brown rice. There are a few other ways to...More

1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed April 27, 2015

I went to Shen Cafe on Friday and was underwhelmed First for food that high proced you should havetable service instead of ordering at a counter and table service we had was desultory As bad as that was the foodwas worse minimally adequate egg rolls...More

Thank dtwoodie
ShenCafeNE, Manager at Shen Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2016

Thank you for the constructive criticisms! We truly appreciate it. When you visited our cafe back then, our family was actually trying to run 2 locations at the same time so we probably had a trainee cooking your dish. I know that's no excuse but...More

Reviewed April 21, 2015

The set up is simple: Choose the main ingredient (e.g., meat, tofu, veggies), then choose how you want it prepared (which is mostly about the sauce). The menu on the wall is pretty clear and easy. The guy behind the counter was helpful. The place...More

1  Thank OHBoy614
Reviewed February 17, 2015

come here once a week I have been noticing that lately they are struggling a bit. Night before Valentine's we were in a group of 13 and we ordered separate they seemed very unorganized. Food portions were not consistent some had a plate full others...More

2  Thank Tracy K
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August 28, 2016|
Response from ShenCafeNE | Property representative |
They only serve a couple beers at the moment: tsingtao and boulevard wheat
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $9
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3520 Village Dr, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68516-4799
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-420-0487
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Shen Cafe believes that great Chinese food starts with the ingredients. Thus, we are on a mission to find the best ingredients for our customers. We will purchase the freshest meats and produce available to us. In addition, we aim to purchase local ingredients when possible. Our sauces and marinades are made in house through recipes created from over 25 years of experience in the Chinese food industry. The food will be cooked fresh to guarantee the highest quality and the best taste we can achieve.
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