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Shanghai 30's

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82 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
+44 1865 242230
12:00 - 22:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited last night, huge portions couldnt eat it all, I ordered sweet and sour chicken but got pork, dont know who would buy the £4000 bottle of wine on the menu though.

Thank Beverley H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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542 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited tonight with friends. Despite bumping our booking by 30 mins it still took a while to get seated . However the set meal we had was great value and really tasty .

1 Thank coughandcath
Abingdon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Shanghai30's for a birthday meal pre theater, the menu is vast and full of authentic choices. Service was quick and the staff even brought out a cake to help celebrate my birthday! Including candles and a flare! I'd go back again and again, highly recommended!

1 Thank aaron_oxford
Berlin, Germany
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a little off the beaten track -- meaning you might meet your prof but not likely your college-mate and his parents -- but quite nice. Generous portions, fun and diverse menu, fair prices. Obviously, you have to like Chinese food but within that parameter there is something for everyone.

1 Thank Pugsitter
Oxford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were given a gift of a Gastro Pubs & Restaurant Dining voucher, and we chose the Shanghai 30's in Oxford. The mixed reviews of good Chinese food were undermined by our initial hygiene concerns, when we arrived. The white table cloth was splattered with dried brown stains. The wine menu plastic cover was sticky to the... More 

Thank David M
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived slightly early for out table, and we're more than happy to wait, but then they ended up a eating us late anyway. It then took me going to find them to take our order. The food all came out at different times so two of my friends has basically finished by the time one friend got her meal.... More 

Thank rachyrach12345
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had a really good evening, food was better than I thought after reading the reviews. It was fresh delicious and yes we will be back 😀

1 Thank Jeff007_12
Chorley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Bad start on entry to restaurant with badly worn red sticky carpet. Bit disorganised reception. Was looking forward to menu as it sounded interesting on web site with a good choice which was indeed correct. However I ordered prawns as a starter which were very odd coated in breadcrumbs. Aromatic duck ok little fatty but plenty of pancakes. Main course... More 

1 Thank junet640
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Typical Chinese restaurant but they make an effort to present their dishes in a delightful manner. Prices are reasonable. Wish they serve a wider variety of beers.

Thank Lim Y
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Took my girlfriend here for a meal, and it was fantastic. Best Chinese in town :) good service, awesome price and lovely food!

1 Thank Andy L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$32
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?