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“beautiful out door seating.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shanghai Bistro - CLOSED

Shanghai Bistro
324 Main Street South, Stillwater, MN
1 651.430.9000
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Cuisines: Chinese, American, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Stillwater
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“beautiful out door seating.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The food and service are great. the out door seating is lounge like for comfort. Great addition to the Stillwater scene.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Two Harbors, Minnesota, United States
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“good food and outdoor seating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We enjoyed everything we had at shanghai bistro. They have a very nice back patio. There was also live music when we ate there during our vacation.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Ashley D
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New Brighton, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Terrible food, terrible service.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My fiance and I went here on spring break on a Thursday night in March. We were seated on the patio not too far from a larger group. They had been there for a while, and were a little heavy on the drinks. Fine, whatever. The problems started when the waitress visited them 3 times before we even got water. After this group leaves, they turn the lights near their area off. We don't have any lights, so we are now sitting in the dark. We ordered one thing to share (Mongolian beef, I believe) and it takes them at least 30 minutes to get out food to us. At this point in time a family of 5 has been seated and has both ordered and received their food. The Mongolian beef (when it gets to us) tastes like they just boiled the meat and broccoli (3/4 of it was while pieces of broccoli) in soy sauce.

We had a completely terrible experience, with the bonus of my fiance tripping down their unlit stairs in the back, resulting in a trip to urgent care and months of pain.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank AntoniaSousa92
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wondering What That Awful Smell Is at Shanghai Bistro?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We decided to spend the day in Stillwater - great idea right? Stillwater is a beautiful town with amazing shops and restaurants...except for one...Shanghai Bistro. As the weather gets warmer and their pricey patio cabanas fill up, you will notice an AWFUL stench. It's really hard to enjoy drinks, sushi, or anything else for that matter with that gut wrenching smell. We had no clue what it was that smelled so bad until we realized that some of these pricey cabanas are positioned right next to their SMELLY, FRYER GREASE SPILLED ALL OVER, PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARD GARBAGE BINS. Sincerely - this was unbelievable!!! The smell of rotting food and old fryer grease was SO overwhelming that we had to leave. What kind of a restaurant does this? They have a nice patio, so why wouldn't they keep things properly cleaned up and SANITARY so their guests would enjoy their experience. Our advice - steer clear from SMELLY GREASY Shanghai Bistro until they get the message and clean up their act!! Would definitely NOT recommend this to ANYONE.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Katherine U
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good Value in Hudson”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Nice, open atmosphere with good service. Their menu has a nice variety with many flavorful options, They have excellent lunch prices and a good sushi bar!

Visited April 2013
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Thank Paul K
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