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“Delicious Dumplings”
Review of New Shanghai

New Shanghai
Ranked #230 of 4,632 Restaurants in Brisbane
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Recently discovered New Shanghai in an out of the way corner of the food court under David Jones downstairs from the Queen Street Mall in Brisbane City.
We visited on a Sunday at lunch time and there was a queue of people about 20 long. We decided to wait as we love our dumplings and the queue suggested the food was probably worth waiting for. There is a big picture window where you can watch the kitchen staff making dumplings and noodles while you wait, which is a bit of a treat (probably not so much for them though, they work pretty hard in there!).
The decor is very pleasant on the eye with Chinese style furnishings and colours. Don't be surprised if you end up at a share table if there is only a couple of you, but you shouldn't let this put you off as the food is extremely fresh and extremely delicious.

The menu is written in both Chinese and English and has an extensive list of Chinese teas, dim sim, soup, noodles & rice. Main dishes include items such as braised pork belly, stir fried eel, shredded pork with Peking sauce,blue swimmer crab and barramundi.

There is a corkage charge of $2 and you can also get takeaway boxes for 20c if you can't fit all the delicious food in.

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

We had some beautiful dumplings here and a side of seasonal vegetables. We enjoyed the food, but the service was really not very good. As someone who doesn't eat at those sort of restaurants a lot, I had a few questions but the answers were very basic, the waiters had some trouble speaking English. Even though that felt authentic, we were going out on a limb when ordering but having said that, we chose some tasty dishes. We had to remind them about drinks etc. though. All in all food 3.5 stars but because of service 3 stars.

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

went for lunch. had to wait due to the queue, but it was worth the wait. never i had experienced so good taste - esp the perfectly cured soy sauce where the dishes are made of. their dumplings are the best. a must try is also the stir fried eel.
moreover their prices are so reasonable and their food tastes awesome. no heartburns after being a glutton - which is just unlike the other chinese restaurants i've been to (in chinatown itself).
very good value for money...

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Thank Kedar S
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

New Shanghai offers tasty dumplings and flavoursome dishes. It was a wonderful find. Wish that I lived in Brisbane to enjoy the food more frequently.

Thank WantToTravelMore63
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

One shouldn't expect too much from any eatery that is part of a shopping centre food court. This place always has a long queue for tables (we waited 20 minutes) so you wouldn't be crazy to think the food just might be worth waiting for. Maybe the dishes we ordered (which included one of the handmade dumpling dishes) were the problem. Whatever the case, the food was bland and boring. Anyone who has eaten authentic Chinese food and enjoyed it should avoid this place. New Shanghai looks the part, but that's just it - it's all show. We will not eat here again and would not recommend it.

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3  Thank IrisMB
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