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Shanghai Cafe

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145 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-5482
+1 801-322-1841
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Salt Lake City, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food here. We had the Mu Shu Vegetables and Vietnamese Yellow Curry. They always give such big serving and we always end taking food home. Never had any issues with the food or the service. They have a wide variety of vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes. You can't beat the prices. I recommend this place.

Thank Vincent K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Their food is amazing! I have been eating there for 23 years and I always get a hug from the owner. The service is fast and inexpensive.

Thank Kari D
Salt Lake City, Utah
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62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

If you are vegetarian or vegan, and remember loving Chinese food back when you ate meat, come here! Their menu is pretty extensive for all. Each thing on the menu is available in both vegan and meat-options, and seriously, with anything deep fried, good luck telling the difference! It's really quite amazing! Sure it's unhealthy, but sometimes you just want... More 

Thank CW K
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

We are frequent here for lunch. They are quick, cheap and delicious! Their weekday waiters are so professional; they can remember your orders. We once went there on a weekend, and we were served by different servers. They were not good at all; they messed up our orders. We love going here for lunch during the week.

Thank busymom9
Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting and getting ready to leave to get to the airport. We ordered a few different dishes. I ordered Sweet & Sour Chicken. It was battered over old chicken and fried. It was Awful. The other dishes weren't goid either.

Thank Erica H
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

First time coming here since my son became vegetarian and we were trying to find the best of both worlds (veg/non-veg) and we were not dissappointed. The service was fast and the food was tasty as well as abundant for the price. We are definetly coming back 😊

Thank Nancy S
Atlanta, Georgia
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122 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015

I am vegetarian so we ate here. The 3 children and 2 other adults (all meat eaters) loved the food. They do have meat and poultry dishes also.

Thank a f
Salt Lake City, Utah
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2015

The vermacelli noodle salad is amazing. When my girlfriends and I get together this is usually the place we all want to meet. I like the vegitarian options and my friends who are anti vegitarian like that they don't have to have meat free dishes. Also a great value!

Thank Verna529
W. Jordan Ut
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Remind me to only order from the veg menu. It's the second time we tried sweet and sour chicken. The rest of the table ordered beige dishes and were very happy with their food. One server for the entire dining room he was spread very thin but did a great job overall. Next time it's veggie sweet and sour and... More 

Thank W_JordanUtTomS
Merriam, Kansas
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

After reading all the reviews on TA and other places, we decided to eat here. Service was slow, but not bad considering it was only one waiter for the entire place. It was busy and I thought the guy did pretty good. But the kitchen failed him. My wife ordered pad Thai and I ordered orange chicken. The orange chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-5482
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-322-1841

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?