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“Best Chinese Food in Berkeley”
Review of Shen Hua

Shen Hua
Ranked #186 of 703 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Good for: Families with children
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
San Francisco
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Best Chinese Food in Berkeley”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Fresh, tasty, inventive Chinese food at this wonderful College Avenue restaurant and full bar. Don't miss this place. Excellent for families, couples, business.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank SRTS44
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  • English first
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English first
San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious food at a good value”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

The food here is fresh and tasty. The prawns are always of high quality and they don't skimp on their portions. They are always accommodating on any special requests. I have asked for half the normal serving of rice and sauce on the side on occasion. They also have a good vegetarian and tofu section.They are quick with service at lunch. The room is large and bright with large windows to the busy street. Go there.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank SFJess13
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Berkeley, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place , great food and great customer service .”
Reviewed November 28, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A superior customer service and great meal! Staff commited to make customers happy. It is a family place and they make you feel as a family .

Visited November 2013
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2 Thank Edwin A
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Miami
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Cheap and Tasty”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Lunch menu was amazingly good value. Did find the brown sauce on my Hunan Lamb less than interesting, but it was nicely spiced. The shrimp and chive dumplings were superb.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank RocketrobMiami
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Sacramento
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“This restaurant is overrated!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

As a native Chinese, and connoisseur of Chinese food, I would say this restaurant's quality is overrated. From the dearth of local Chinese families dining here, one can discern it is targeting a non-Chinese clientele. Some of the hole in the wall restaurants in SF Chinatown would never serve this kind of food: ubiquitous brown sauce with most dishes indicates lack of creativity by the kitchen. "Wok hay" or spirit of the wok is the acid test for stir-fried Chinese food: if you can't feel the sizzling wok's aroma when your dish is served, then it has not been cooked by a professional chef. The prices are at least double for the same dish in Oakland or SF Chinatown. There is undue pressure to turn over tables, as the staff eagerly clear out your dishes before you are ready to leave. No parking on crowded College Avenue either.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank sccfsac
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