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“Wonderful meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Shanghai Express

Shanghai Express
Ranked #34 of 231 Restaurants in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

Visited the restaurant last night for a takeaway meal, I must say that my husband and myself thoroughly enjoyed the meal, there was plenty, definitely somewhere we would visit again when down in area.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Glow in the dark food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

We got a takeaway here based on the tripadvisor reviews. If u like to see your food glow in the dark, this is the take away for you! Rice and chow mein nice with king prawns fresh and well cooked. But dishes were bland and tasteless. Ok chinese but wouldnt go back. Have had worse, but have had a whole lot better too.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank sprangley
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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“Great food at a good price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

We went to the Shanghai Express on the recommendation of our hosts and we were not disappointed. Decent portions, cooked well with no grease or excessive salt. Table service was really good too. We'll definitely return here when we're in the area.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Mike B
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Best Chinese in Cornwall!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

I live in perranprth and always come to Shanghi Express, it is simply the best chinese restaurant in Cornwall. I love the Chicken Satay and had it today, it is served on a bed of fresh crunchy vegtables (onion, Pepper, Carrots & pineapple) the pea nut satay sauce is FANTASTIC. The person who wrote the bad review must have mistaken this for a different restaurant. Ive never had a greasy dish yet, it is always cooked to perfection. I can strongly recommend the crispy chilli Chicken too that is my favourite dish. Lenny (the owner) is the most welcoming host and all the staff are lovely with great service. So if your in newquay give it a try you will be happy with your choice and value for money is exceptional!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Andy B
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London, United Kingdom
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“Deceptively Good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Whilst visiting Newquay for a wedding, we used Tripadvisor to guide us for our dinner destination. Seeing as Shanghai Express was rated highly and right on our doorstep, we decided to go and give it a try.

Upon arrival, we were all sceptical. A yellow sign telling us to go up a flight of stairs to the restaurant seemed slightly odd, but once we got in the restaurant we found it was actually very busy to our relief!

The menu was large and had a huge choice of variety. We ordered a range of starters (including duck and the variety starter) and pretty much all the food was very nice.

The main meals were also great. We were in a group of four and got 4 dishes to share and once again, none of the food let us down. The portions were also very good.

The service was excellent. We had one very friendly blonde lady and another Chinese lady who were extremely attentive and were even kind enough to point out that we may have ordered too much food first time round (luckily we took their advice!).

The atmosphere of the restaurant is ok, is is an average size room but no particular effort has been made to make it stand out, but luckily the quality of the food outweighs the average ambience.

Value for money was also very good, between four of us we only paid just over £17 each including starters, mains, sides, an alcoholic drink and a tip.

If you want a satisfying Chinese meal, I would happily recommend visiting this restaurant!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Neel A
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