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“Disappointing”

Restaurant Shanghai
Ranked #2,190 of 2,728 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
Reviewed April 5, 2013

We admit to being tourists looking for an affordable Chinese meal in Copenhagen, and don't feel that comments aimed towards us and others are justified. We,too,have eaten Chinese food all over the world, including China, and this must rank as probably the worst. This restaurant is simply not very good.
The lack of other diners on an Easter Sunday evening should have sounded warning bells, but we'd been walking all day, wanted a change from the Nyhavn scene, and traditionally partake of a Chinese meal at some stage during a city break.
We both ordered the buffet, but found that most of the platters were empty and what was left was lukewarm.
The waitress was charming and advised us to wait as they were in the process of replenishing some of the dishes, which we did. Unfortunately only a few fried morsels appeared and we basically filled our plates with whatever was remaining.
Hugely disappointing on our last evening in Copenhagen.

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Thank Anne D
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

I'm sorry to be so critical here, but the food really wasn't very good. We had the buffet, and even by buffet standards this one was poor. The range of dishes was very small and some of them were really quite unpleasant tasting. Oh and nothing much for vegetarians either

The service was okay and on the plus side the jasmine tea was tasty

Could do a lot better I think

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Thank BrownLongEaredOwl
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

If you are in center of Copenhagen and want to eat quick lunch in reasonable prices it is good location. For 79 danish crowns you can have buffet with different Chinese dishes and great choice of vegetables you want. The quality of food is not bad, the service is OK. They are few funny things like the toilet is closed by key and you have to be a guest to use it or pay 5 crowns. Additionally there is remark on a buffet that if you take your food and do not eat everything they have a right to charge you double for a buffet menu. Generally I have no problem with such rule as I have seen many times people taking huge serving from the buffet and then leaving most of it. Please also note that if you pay a credit card they will add a fee for it.

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Thank MichalK74
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

As a fan of chinese food, I wanted to try out this chinese restaurant, but i really regretted it. It seems like the owner has one focus; profit. Forget service, taste or feel.
I passed this and was tempted to try the buffet which was looking like a bargain on the signs outside, but when entering I really felt tricked; "if you dont buy drinks, an extra 20dkk will be added to the bill"... Total i paid 155dkk for a buffet and a large Fanta which was just normal sized (0,4)...
I guess the locals mostly stay away, because there werent many guest here except a few tourists and me.
The buffet was tragic, with a limited range of meat, overcooked rice, peastuffet noodles, just a couple sauces and a standard veggie buffet mostly consisting of not much chinese... And most of the food didnt taste too much either.

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1  Thank Claus J
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Typical chinese restaurant for tourists who won't step away from the beaten path. Good service though.

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1  Thank N_Jung
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