We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“another northern Chinese dim sum place”
Review of Shanghai River

Shanghai River
Ranked #15 of 1,015 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Reviewed 5 February 2018

we made plans to try their Sunday brunch but was a little disappointed since a lot of their popular items on the menu was not available.Later we were told by their regular customers that most of the busier days their kitchen staff couldn't keep up with the orders so they have to skip some of the more time consuming items on their menu in order to keep the flow going.( due to the face that most of their food is made to order so they can't pre-cook or pre-make it in order to maintain the quality)

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Philip F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (235)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

20 - 24 of 235 reviews

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Definitely authentic shanghainese food. Parking is adequate, wait times are manageable. It gets busy and dinner can go on. Have kids bring books to read or ipad/phones. Many dishes from appetizers to dessert. It will cost you.

Thank Herb W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We were so looking forward to eating at our Shanghainese restaurant of choice in Richmond yesterday but were greatly disappointed. It was not too busy so there is no excuse for the quality of food and service that we received. The noodles soup (braised beef and pork chop) were lukewarm - we had to request to have it heated up!! The home made sesame cake stuffed with beef has always been reliable - but yesterday, there was barely any cucumber, or beef and worse yet, it lacked flavour. It was very disappointing. On top of that, we ordered a dessert (red bean in pastry) they forgot it but charged us for it anyways. We waited patiently after discovering the mistake - and that was the only good part of the meal. I tried to give feedback to the manager who only listened half heartedly and never asked me for any details. Again this is not the Shanghai River that I knew. Over the past couple of years we have noted the drop in quality and this visit just confirmed that we will not be returning again.

2  Thank Judy C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The lamb with garlic, melts in your mouth. Can hardly wait for our next visit, to try more dishes. Steamed pork buns were amazing!

Thank Melinda C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 January 2018

My wife and I gave a try here when we stayed in Richmond at the end of our trip. It was a great decision.

The staff here were very professional, and knowledgeable. We shared a few dishes, but our favorite were hot and sour noodles in soup and shanghai dumplings. Dumplings were juicy and lots of flavors.

If we will have a chance to travel to Richmond, we will come back here for excellent food.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank MIBO1892
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Shanghai River also viewed

Richmond, British Columbia
Richmond, British Columbia
 
Richmond, British Columbia
 

Been to Shanghai River? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing