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New Shanghai Restaurant

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21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111-1903
(617) 338-6688
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

When you got into China town in Boston it doesn't fill you with confidence for a great restaurant but we really liked this one. The service was excellent and the food was too.

Thank LizGraham2014
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

New Shanghai was recommended by our concierge. Based on his recommendation, I checked the restaurant out on the internet. The reviews were very mixed and somewhat confusing. We decided to check out the many restaurants in Chinatown and determine where to eat. It was Tuesday night and none of the places we looked were very busy, so we decided to... More 

Thank william S
Astoria, New York
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470 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

We were wondering around Chinatown in Boston looking for a seafood restaurant and stumbled across this restaurant which was surprisingly not full. We all ordered a variety of dishes and I ordered a sauteed lamb dish. I had never eaten lamb in a Chinese restaurant before. After negotiating with the waiter or should I say interpreting the dishes and what... More 

Thank neil102
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

The prices they charge are higher than labeled in the menu. When asking, they said they have recently changed price. But if so, why not updating the menu? Some other time they charge the 18% tips without telling me, and only later I found about double-tip. It happens a few times and I do not like being cheated at all.

1 Thank MLmc2
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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502 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

A little dated in decor but good food. We had the Ginger Lobster and Clams and Sweet and Sour Pork. All were good. Don't bother asking for the wine list as it is pretty dire. All together a nice dinner and vibrant environment.

Thank Doug G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in authentic spicy Sichuan cuisine, don't bother going to the other two so called "highly ranked" restaurants with "Sichuan" in the name. I tried all and this is the only one that's close to what you'll find in China. I ordered Couple's Beef and Fish in Boiling Spicy Broth. Trust me, I am a foodie from... More 

1 Thank Yan A
Boston, Massachusetts
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129 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Had a quick lunch here before an afternoon show last Sunday. Food was well prepared with fresh ingredients. The place is very clean. Staff was friendly too! Many Chinese -including families - were enjoying their meal as well. Definitely good!

Thank Shiraz-2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Nice place with fast service and authentic Chinese cuisine. Went there with a party of nine. Salt and pepper prawns really nice, beef Shezuan nice spicy sauce, tender beef. Price very economic :)

Thank mvandervalk
Boston, Massachusetts
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546 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

Several business colleagues and I had lunch at New Shanghai in Boston's Chinatown. The restaurant is up a flight of steep stone steps which were slippery on a wet day. The interior décor is utilitarian but the tables are spaced far enough apart to allow for normal conversation. We over ordered and were pleased with all of our choices. The... More 

Thank CarpeNox
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

On our last afternoon in Boston before heading to the airport we decided to walk to Chinatown as it was one area we had not been to during our visit. We thought we would see if any restaurants appealed when we got there for a late lunch. We walked down the main road & saw various restaurants that were busy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111-1903
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: (617) 338-6688

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
A small area rich in Chinese cultural influences, visit Boston’s Chinatown for some great Asian cuisine and small, authentic bakeries. Enter through the iconic Chinatown gate and stroll down Beach, Tyler, and Kneeland streets to explore the compact area. Rest your feet from walking and grab a bite at one of the many restaurants around Chinatown. From traditional Chinese to Vietnamese to Malaysian, there is a wide range of Asian food available, within easy access of South Station. At night, Chinatown becomes a late night food destination after the bars close.
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