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Shanghai Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

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15 Goose Gate, Nottingham NG1 1FE, England (Formerly Shanghai Blues)
+44 115 958 4688
12:00 - 23:00
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant menu £2-£4 dearer than internet and not all meals included.Noted nobody eating starters soon knew why. Ordered £14 platter it was very small and stone cold and had to be sent back. Upside the main dishes were very good my advice DON'T have starters just order main dishes. I've put food very good for main meals only because they... More 

Thank snowman11_10
Norwich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend visited Shanghai on a Friday night. They were able to seat us straight away. We ordered duck for starters and then chicken fried rice and crispy beef for main! Both dishes were delicious and the portions were massive!!!! It seemed like the Chinese students go there for their tea.

Thank Ki4y4
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very pleasant experience from start to finish. The food was beyond excellent. The staff were friendly and attentive. I dropped my chopsticks three times and they didn't even bounce before I was handed a new pair. Not your average Chinese food it is way way above that. Go just go. Look at the pictures they just ooze quality.

Thank craig e
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went for lunch at this restaurant in Nottingham, I had never been before but was treated to an excellent meal. I was greeted at the door by a pleasant young Chinese lady. The food was exceptionally good. I had a variety of dished which covered quite a range of their cuisine, the squid was really tender, this shows a... More 

Thank SeanBean1
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We are regular visitors to Hockley in Nottingham and we have several places that we visit for food before or after attending events at the Ice Arena. Shanghai Shanghai is often quiet when the chains are full, and the dining experience is excellent. The restaurant serves a city centre population that means it is often busy with people of far... More 

Thank GrahamHwt
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

It was lovely to have a flavour of food from China not so Europeanised. Have the aubergine, it is spicy (not simply hot) and flavoursome.

Thank Johnlikeshispie
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I went here because trip advisor suggested it would be nice. The food was greasy and cold. The staff were inattentive. The atmosphere was poor. Not recommended.

2 Thank runkaterun
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Went here with a couple of friends. We only ordered a selection of staters which totalled £35. To be honest it was the tastiest Chinese meal I've had in a long time. Something is lacking in London? We were totally full and we all have big appetites. Definitely recommend this and if back in Nottingham will pass by again. Salt... More 

Thank George L L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant if you like authentic Schezuan food. Service and atmosphere are good but it is the food that really shines - outstanding in terms of taste and variety and amazing value for money.

Thank Patricia F
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Authentic Chinese food, all the Chinese students go there for a taste of home. The menu is huge, in Chinese & English, well worth experimenting with as well as finding something similar to your favourite Chinese take away. Simple furniture & good prices make it well worth a visit.

Thank MGNutt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Goose Gate, Nottingham NG1 1FE, England (Formerly Shanghai Blues)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Nottingham
  • Phone Number: +44 115 958 4688
Shanghai Shanghai Chinese Restaurant & Bar has just recently opened a branch here in Nottingham! We quickly became one of the most popular Chinese Restaurant in the Nottingham. Our restaurant is situated at the heart of Nottingham’s city centre, we are conveniently located; just within walking distance from the Victoria Shopping Centre, the Lace Market and Nottingham’s premier "TrentFM Arena" complex. We are also minutes by car from the Nottingham Trent Univerity(Clifton Campus and Beeston).The Cuisine here is traditional Cantonese style, typical of what you would find in Hong Kong. We are frequented by many of the local families. We are widely regarded as the best Chinese restaurant for the Chinese in the East Midlands. Our Menu has over 250 dishes, as well as a wide range of drink and wine list. We are also very pround to bring out over a wide varity of authentic hot and spicy Sichuan cuisine, specifically designed to the Mainland Chinese Taste. You would expect to find all your favourite dishes, ranging from the Sweet & Sours and Sizzlers to live seafood such as Lobster, Crabs & Scallops. The menu is widely seen as being the largest in England. The philosophy here has always been to try and cater for all the customer’s taste and demands.

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