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Shang Hai

312 Pantops Ctr, Charlottesville, VA 22911-8655
+1 434-984-2688
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible6%
Jul 13, 2016
“Dried up food”
Jan 21, 2016
“Well, it's inexpensive”
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian
312 Pantops Ctr, Charlottesville, VA 22911-8655
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Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Visited this place several times around 2:30 pm. Each time food was dried up and needed to be restocked. All they did was come out and stir the food around a bit. The sauce was literally dried up. It's a small buffet from the start....More

Thank amberjewel1
Reviewed January 21, 2016

First time to try this buffet, and the best part of it was the price. The food was pretty unimpressive at best, and the fact that most of it wasn't properly warm didn't add to the taste. We were there at 1pm on a weekday,...More

Thank norskies
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Pleasant atmosphere. Tasty food. Fantastic service. We were greeted an seated within moments. Our table was clean and ready for us. Was a delightful meal at a very reasonable cost.

Reviewed September 13, 2015

I love eating here. You can not beat the lunch special prices. Service is fast and the non-buffet lunch specials are large portioned. Like many buffet places sometimes it is automatically assumed you are eating the buffet and after showing you to your seat they...More

Thank AmbersM0mmy
Reviewed March 17, 2015

The quality of the food gas gone downhill unfortunately. This used to be a place we looked forward to going to. The food (including buffet) has gotten very bland, no spice, no flavor. It always was a tad oily but I could live with that....More

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Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went on a week night and the place was empty. We saw lots of people getting take away, but no eat in customers. We soon found out why. The food was good, but the service was terrible. The waitress barely acknowledged our presence and...More

Thank Huge823
Reviewed July 12, 2014

Friends mentioned Shang Hai and East Garden (see my other rave review) in Pantops Shopping Center. I tried Shang Hai first. It costs less than East Garden, and it offers a whole lot less than East Garden. The food is pedestrian, prepared for Western tastes,...More

Thank Hugh B
Reviewed February 17, 2014

I walked in and I spoke to the Lady.it felt like she didn't want my service.she was not friendly at all. I asked her is this still under same ownership she said yes like she didn't want to talk with me. I felt as I...More

Thank WmAlexander
Reviewed December 14, 2013

I met up with two classmates of Fishburne Military School, class of 1961 for the funeral the next day of one of our instructors, one of the best and Shang Hai was the restaurant of choice, despite the seseme seed allergy of one of us....More

Thank GrandpaGene
Reviewed January 29, 2013

I never go to buffets because I find they are dirty and there are always alot of people piling their plates with way too too much food, and the food all taste the same, with Chinese anyway. This place is perfect, the food was excellent...More

Thank Lollypop
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 Pantops Ctr, Charlottesville, VA 22911-8655
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-984-2688
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