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New Shanghai Restaurant

#768 of 2,412 Restaurants in Boston}
££ - £££Chinese, Asian
21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111-1903
+1 617-338-6688
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“wonton soup” (3 reviews)
“beef” (7 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
££ - £££
21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111-1903
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had the set lunchtime meal. Staff were friendly and there was an extensive menu. My chicken dish didn't have much flavour but my husbands prawn one was superb. I just made a poor choice. The soup was delicious too. Good value.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We had chicken with snow peas and double cooled pork. Food was good but just warm when it came out. We were the only 2 people in the restaurant at the time. Overall a good experience.

Thank Searching4Zen
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by the very helpful concierge at the Four Seasons, otherwise probably wouldn't have ventured inside......what a mistake that would have been! Had a delicious dinner thanks to the excellent service and recommendations from the gentleman in charge. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole...More

Thank CardiffSkis
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

It's been 12 years since I've been to the New Shanghai. The wait staff was too rate. Refilling water, tea before asking. I had the General Gau's Chicken lunch special (L02) with spring roll, egg drop soup, and vegetable rice. It was delicious, filling, and...More

Thank Duncan M
Reviewed 29 June 2017

While exploring Boston's Chinatown, my boyfriend and I decided to stop for dinner at the first place which looked promising. Thank goodness we were on this street when we made that call because New Shanghai did not disappoint! It's a slightly upscale restaurant inside, as...More

Thank P6804BLcm
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Take Out. WonTon soup was just weird, sort of oily consistency, no scallions, broth was oddly colorless as well. WonTons had zero meat in them and were scarce. Peking Ravioli were eh, the dumpling dough was so thick and the filling was nonexistant. Scallion pancakes...More

Thank dencon22
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I have been here many times. It seems that I come here every month. But, I know it's not that often. Tonight we splurged. We had Szechuan Crab, Ma Po Tofu, spinach pie for an appetizer and sticky rice cake for dessert. What a wonderful...More

Thank HalzBoston_Ma
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I've been eating at Shanghai for 30+ years and it's never let me down. The food is excellent and the service also very good. On Christmas Day 2016, we were greeted by friendly waiter with a sense of humor. Food arrived fast and was top-notch....More

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

When you got into China town in Boston it doesn't fill you with confidence for a great restaurant but we really liked this one. The service was excellent and the food was too.

Thank LizGraham2014
Reviewed 19 July 2016

New Shanghai was recommended by our concierge. Based on his recommendation, I checked the restaurant out on the internet. The reviews were very mixed and somewhat confusing. We decided to check out the many restaurants in Chinatown and determine where to eat. It was Tuesday...More

Thank william S
A small area rich in Chinese cultural influences,
visit Boston’s Chinatown for some great Asian cuisine
and small, authentic bakeries. Enter through the
iconic Chinatown gate and stroll down Beach, Tyler,
and Kneeland streets to explore the compact area. Rest
your feet from walking and grab a bite at one of the
many restaurants around Chinatown. From traditional
Chinese to Vietnamese to Malaysian, there is a wide
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111-1903
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-338-6688
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