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Shen Hua

) #173 of 562 Restaurants in Berkeley ££ - £££ Chinese, Asian
2914 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2204
+1 510-883-1777
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible2%
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“dim sum” (3 reviews)
“chinese food” (4 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
££ - £££
2914 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2204
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

For four people, we ordered five dishes. "Hot Braised Fish" (rock cod) was excellent. "Garlic Buo Tsai Noodles" (spinich noodles) was overcooked, bland and mediocre. The other three, "Shen Hea Beef", "Gai Lan", and "Hunan Hot Pepper Pork" were adequate but not unusual. The large...More

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is a very popular Chinese style restaurant among the college crowd around Cal Berkeley. Taking family there on a week night turned out to be a test of patience and more patience. Our group of three was seated, and then ignored for twenty minutes....More

Thank John F
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Great chinese food (especially the lemon chicken ) and also nice service. The place is quiet big and the interieur is ok. They also have high chairs for baby's.

Thank Nina D
Reviewed 14 October 2016

A very good Chinese restaurant in Berkeley. Do go there if you get a chance and have the garlic chicken.

Thank kappy26
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Huge servings and delicious. Even the dim sum is unbelievable....hot, fresh and mouth watering! Wonderful for a large group as the servings are SO large.

1  Thank GL467
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The food never disappoints! Its always an eating adventure at Shen Hua. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The feeling is a bit like the TV show Cheers. My mouth is watering thinking of the Mu Shu pork, the Sizzling Rice Soup, and fish dishes....More

Thank Baney321
Reviewed 9 February 2016

A decade ago, Shen Hua was one of the best Chinese restaurants in the entire Bay Area. The food is still good, but (at least in my opinion) it's not as uniformly outstanding as it was back then. Still worth a visit though. Very conveniently...More

Thank Jack G
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Great food. Overtaxed, but helpful wait staff. Was really hopping for a Tuesday night dinner. Friendly locals. I sat at the bar due to full table service. Two different locals sat down and chatted with me while sipping wine and waiting for their take out...More

Thank LadyLux86
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We were walking in the area and stopped in for dinner. Everything was very good. The portions are large so I recommend that you share. The pot stickers and dumplings were excellent as a starter. We went basic with sweet and sour pork and garlic...More

Thank Cspear
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We have walked by this place in Berkeley lots of times, but sometimes it isn't open so we hadn't had a chance to stop in. This time we made sure to stop by on the way from SFO to Fair Oaks. There was a magical...More

Thank kcdenman
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2914 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2204
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-883-1777
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