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Shanghai Cafe

519 N Tower Ave, Centralia, WA 98531-4664
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible0%
23 May 2017
“Yummy Chinese dishes”
31 Mar 2017
“hidden gem”
All hours
Chinese, Asian
519 N Tower Ave, Centralia, WA 98531-4664
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

A group of 6 of us, (no reservation) met for dinner there. The service was cordial, responsive and pleasant. Dinner was delicious! I had the Almond Chicken and sweet & sour shrimp! Could not eat it all! Cashew chicken was delicious also, and the egg...More

Thank maryjaned252
Reviewed 1 April 2017

don't be fooled by the exterior of this restaurant. This is by far the best Chinese food in the Twin Cities. Not only is the food excellent, but it is plentiful in quantity. It is best to order from the "family" selection section and the...More

Thank mackdril
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch and the food was good. Served hot and fresh.. No lack in taste and displayed very tasteful.. Service was also very good just a lil slow..

Thank Josh Nicole W
Reviewed 14 February 2016

The second our waitress saw my gluten free Tamari sauce on the table, I knew she understood my allergy problem. Good, fresh veggies and perfectly cooked sauteed chicken. Husband loved the Kung Pao chicken. Will visit again.

Thank Pita1118
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We really like this place and eat here often. Great service from friendly staff. The building is in need of a total remodel and cleaning. If the food wasn't so tasty we wouldn't go here because the decor is unappealing and dirty. We like the...More

Thank Nascar109
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Stopped here with some friends. Had fried sweet and sour shrimp and almond chicken with fried rice. I've never heard of Lima beans in Chinese food. It was fair food. Place needs updated. The breaking on the shrimp was weird and grainy tasting.

Thank RAM1959
Reviewed 26 May 2015

This little place doesn't look like much from the outside. A very non-descript building and the sign is faded. But don't be put off. Inside is nice and the food is excellent. It apparently has been in operation since 1929 and only changed owners once...More

Thank yoda98513
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Not a great first impression. Could use a lot of sprucing up on the outside and the inside need remodeling. Old and a wee bit dirty. The menu is huge. Too big really, Our group of 11 overwhelmed the kitchen and the food came out...More

Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 4 January 2015

We live not too far away. The Shanghai Café has been in Centralia for many years, and we've gone there or dinner several times. It's never been a bad experience. We've always had plenty of hot and filling food. However, it has never been better...More

Thank SteveandSueC
Reviewed 30 June 2014

My family has been coming to the Shanghai Cafe for Chinese food since I can remember. I think, at first, it was just because they were close. Then, after trying other places, we realized it's because the food is fabulous! I've lived in other states...More

Thank Kacy-n-Jeff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 519 N Tower Ave, Centralia, WA 98531-4664
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Centralia
  • Phone Number: 360-736-4539
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