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Shanghai Cafe

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12708 SE 38th St, Bellevue, WA 98006-1236
+1 425-603-1689
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon 11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:30
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri 16:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Dined on a Saturday night and had to wait a bit for a table to seat 6 but it was well worth the wait. Portions were large and the food was cooked perfectly. We tried different selections after reading reviews from this site and were not disappointed. Will definitely be returning.

Thank Pam L
Bellevue, Washington
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135 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I usually go here at lunch time with my co-workers. I work close by. There's something for everyone. The food is good and the service is fast. It doesn't have any atmosphere but if you're there for the food, it's great.

Thank nlance2016
Bellevue, Washington
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This upscale Chinese restaurant is simply one of a kind. The ingredients are fresh, perfectly cooked, and served in a timely, pleasant fashion. They don't rely on Chinese 'kitsch', goopy greasy sauces or MSG, rather focus on consistent, delicious, high quality food. This visit we tried the General Tso's -- white meat, perfectly fried and sauced, served with al dente... More 

Thank EasyT0Please2013
Bellevue, Washington
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646 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We've been coming here for years, as it's convenient and consistently good. The hard shaven noodle dishes have always been a favorite. There are a lot of authentic dishes on the menu that may be exotic for some diners, but also lots of more familiar choices available too. Service is always efficient.

Thank Steve F
Mukilteo, Washington
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172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Se arrived about 6:00 on a Saturday evening and had to wait 20 minutes, but the short wait was worth it. Baiting area is a little tight, but the wait suggested good food soon. It was very tasty. Recommend the tofu Happy Rolls.

Thank Royce F
Nashville, Tennessee
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is one of our favorite places for Chinese food. The restaurant is in a tiny strip mall in a busy area of Bellevue. It's family operated, with owners cooking and a daughter waiting tables and managing the business. The food is delicious with many choices. We enjoy the hot and sour soup and the hand shaved barley green noodles.... More 

Thank formerstew7
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

Terrible pork dishes, like "Sweet sour rib", no ribs at all, instead all different shapes pork, and meat taste not tender, like just took from freezer and cooked without fully thawed. Noodle soup was not delicious either, noodles tastes was not fresh or over cooked. There might have some delicious dishes, but not even the most. For someone who really... More 

Thank newzz22
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

My family and I have several Chinese restaurants near our home that deliver and we still would rather drive to Factoria for Shanghai Cafe noodles!!! Their green barley hand shaven noodles with chicken, pork or anything are DELISH! The dumplings are amazing as well!!

Thank misopiso88
Seattle Wa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

The food was good but nothing special. But the food was much better then the restaurant next door. We had the lunch special it was a good value . It was a little too salty. The hot and sour soup was very good.

Thank travelerfunSeattleWa
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

stopped for take out. It was the worst choice of Vietnamese I have EVER had. I order Vietnamese Egg Rolls, Vietnamese Egg Rolls and BBQ Pork Salad and Egg Drop Soup. The Egg Rolls were over peppered and extremely greasy. The oil dripped in my mouth. It was nasty. The BBQ Pork had been there for days or been cooked... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12708 SE 38th St, Bellevue, WA 98006-1236
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellevue
  • Phone Number: +1 425-603-1689

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?