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Shanghai 30's

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82 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
+44 1865 242230
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Who wouldn't want to choose from a menu that includes something called Furious Sea Bass? Lovely presentation, reasonable prices, quirky bathroom, fortune cookie. Loved it.

1 Thank MaireadDw
Thame, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hi. About 12 years ago or so, I had a Chinese Student who wanted me to teach him Chinese Martial Arts (Shaolin) at Oxford Brookes University. For many years he stayed with me - suffering!!! I 'moved' from Oxford. One day, by chance, I went into the "Shanghi 30's" to my amazement TuDee (George) had become co owner of this... More 

1 Thank Dr Edward D
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Restaurant has a mid 30's shanghai decor with many interesting artefacts and photos' .The ambience is welcoming , friendly , even tho its on the first floor . Menu was very interesting with pig cheeks etc , many items not usually found in the UK

1 Thank barrys194
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Really tasty food with good size portions! The restaurant is very close to the main shopping streets. The atmosphere is nice, with low lights and candles on the tables. They play Asian music. The restaurant accepts Tastecard, which makes it even better value.

1 Thank eoika
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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300 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 799 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We had really enjoyed this restaurant on a previous visit to Oxford, so I called and made a reservation for our Saturday in Oxford. The restaurant is on the second level of a building across the street from Christ Church College. It has a lot of nice atmosphere in terms of decor and music. We had the appetizer platter, half... More 

Thank Honu_Ohana
Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 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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577 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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 25 November 2016

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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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 

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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$30 - US$30
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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?