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Shanghai 30's

82 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
+44 1865 242230
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“sizzling beef” (15 reviews)
“noodles” (24 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
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82 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
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Reviews (405)
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1 - 10 of 390 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Forget your usual Chinese dining experience with the usual red dragons and flocked wallpaper. This feels more like the faded elegance of a drawing room from days gone by. We've been here numerous times over the years and love the food. It's a bit pricey...More

Thank longweekendsaway
Reviewed 3 August 2017

situated at the heart of Oxford in a magnificent historical building you enter a piece of china, the staff and service was impeccable, the menu unique/ We ordered separate dishes and out of 3 of us not one bad dish. You feel this restaurant is...More

1  Thank owner-cannes
Reviewed 10 July 2017

If you are looking for delicious, authentic Chinese food in Oxford, this is your place. They have a great variety of dishes.

1  Thank István P
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We visited for my boyfriend's birthday a few weeks ago and had an excellent meal. We got the set menu for two, which was delicious and good value, and a bottle of prosecco. They also gave us a free extra main course and a cake...More

1  Thank behanpa
Reviewed 19 June 2017

You just have to go once to experience the unique charms of this unusual chinese restaurant. Fabulous decor, not a contemporary rendtion of 30s Shanghai but rooms filled with 1930s artefacts. The food was fine. One course was fabulous. The special chicken, deep friend and...More

2  Thank Amsterdametje
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

If you are in Oxford at lunch time, this is a restaurant that you should consider. Food is great and service quick!

1  Thank George T
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

With a view of Christ Church and the best Tsingtao duckling around, this restaurant is a gem. They take a tastecard here too, so you can get 50% off the bill if you have one.

1  Thank hezarr
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon the restaurant passing by. As an Asian, I must say the food is authentic and we were very satisfied with the food. As we were there for lunch, there was lunch deal so it was very good value. The restaurant has good ambience...More

1  Thank Fera F
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

I went here with my girlfriend for dinner yesterday. I've been looking for a good vegetarian Chinese forever and I was not disappointed. We ordered two mains and some rice each to share (it was celebrating my birthday and her completing her finals, hence the...More

2  Thank Lewis M
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I visited about five years ago and went again last night. The food we ordered last night was delicious and the presentation, superb. Highlights included the prawn toast, sizzling beef, honey chicken, lamb in a noodle basket, and steamed fish. We had to wait for...More

2  Thank Susana L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 34 - US$ 34
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 242230
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