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“Great food, views and price but poor service.”
Review of Shanghai Min

Shanghai Min
Ranked #262 of 17,012 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Chinese
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Neighborhood: Xintiandi
Guangzhou, China
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food, views and price but poor service.”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Recommendation from a friend and was delighted with the ambiance and food, the only problem was the staff looking very disgruntled, making it an unpleasant. We made the mistake of trying to order by pointing to the pictures and speaking in broken Chinese, the staff that took our order was load, abrupt and practically snapped at us with her questions. She did not repeat our order and left, so when we finished eating the 4 dishes out of 5 we asked for the bill and was presented with some slices of watermelons for free. The bill came and I checked the number of items and asked was the noodles on this bill and Yes it was! I told them that it did not come and was told it is on its way! We asked for it to be packed but it still took them 15 mins, so I think they just forgot it but was not going to refund. The receptionist at our hotel enjoyed a late supper. The 5 simple dishes (mainly vegetarian) plus a large bottle of beer was under RMB200, all in all again I would go again and recommend it.

  • Visited April 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Amazing food and views”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

I've been at the Shanghai Min, located on the 9th floor of the Super Brand Mall, three times in January 2013. There are several Shanghai Min restaurants in Shanghai, and around China and I suspect the Shanghai Min listed here mixes reviews from 2 locations in Shanghai.

It is relatively expensive, when compared to other restaurants in China, but the food, service and especially the view of the Bund are just stunning. They have a huge menu, but if you choose this restaurant you may want to go for the traditional Shanghainese cuisine. I fell in love with the gluten with fungus ( mushrooms) , grandma’s meat pot, the fried river fish and the river shrimp.

Strongly recommend

  • Visited January 2013
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Bedfordshire UK
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Unexpected Delight”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Restaurant right in the heart of the tourist area and in a hotel. Food is first class and very good value. Restaurant is very big so no problem getting a table.

Visited October 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great View”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Upscale Chinese restaurant with a great view of the Bund. Good food too. Busy place, service is ok, not great.

  • Visited November 2012
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