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“Good atmosphere, ok food”
Review of Shanghai Bistro - CLOSED

Shanghai Bistro
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

This place has a very nice outdoor patio. No view of the river, but nice and cozy with covered tables (and cabanas for those who plan on generating a substantially large bill). Everything was average. I've eaten at this chain at a different location and have had the same opinion about their food. Over salted for flavor and sushi that's nothing special. I'd consider the quality just above fast food with better presentation. Our food came out piping hot which was nice. I'd eat here again for someone quick, easy, with a nice atmosphere but definitely wouldn't take out of town guests. I expected more..

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1  Thank djacobson
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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.

1  Thank ElephantWalk801
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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.

Thank Ashley D
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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.

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1  Thank AntoniaSousa92
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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.

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2  Thank Katherine U
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