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“Great food, poor service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shanghai Moon Chinese Restaurant

Shanghai Moon Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #558 of 1,124 Restaurants in Leicester
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Is a chinese restaurant that serves dim sum daily until approx 3pm and has a varied chinese menu all day
Leicester
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great food, poor service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

My partner and I love coming here for dim sum-the price is very reasonable and the quality of the food is very high. It is often very busy in the afternoons and I find the service a bit unacceptable at times... Basically if you are chinese then you will get seated straight away as we have experienced on practically every time we have come here, with people getting seated before us when arriving after us! The waiters/waitresses are not the most attentive people in the world and if you don't ask for something, you could be waiting around forever for it-so do ask! I can't praise the food high enough but wish the service was better!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank clockface123
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Leicester's Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

If you love chinese food as I do, you will appreciate how difficult it is these days to find a chinese restaurant that: A) doesn't charge the absolute earth and B) Doesn't ruin dishes by the use of MSG... well, finally, there is a shining example to all chinese restaurants... the Shanghai Moon in Leicester. I have visited there approximately 4 times since December 2012, both in a group setting, and also with my partner. From the friendliness of the staff, to the quality of the service, to the end result on your plate, this restaurant is fantastic!! A great balance of "authentic" chinese food, with a menu also suited to the more english/chinese pallette. The mixed hors D’oeuvres for two are exquisite - paricular favourite starters being: Crispy Lamb, Yuk Sung (one of the best i've ever tasted), spare ribs in chilli & salt hit the spot. Main courses to note: sizzling fillet steak dishes; Aubergine Szechuan Style; Scallops.. .just so many to mention! I visited with 4 colleagues on Friday night.. the total price, with 3 rounds of drinks, 3 starters, 5 main courses, 4 noodle dishes came to £90.. you cannot argue with that.. .all well fed, ample to drink and fantastic food!!! We all left more than happy!!! Get yourself there, it's fab!!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Ali B
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leicester
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

Been a few times now and never been disappointed
plenty of choice and always full of Chinese customers which always says a lot about a restaurant and very different from other Chinese restaurants ..... meaning more traditionally aimed at Chinese style dishes rather than the usual Chinese restaurants cooking for British customers
staff are very nice and helpful
average prices for a restaurant but by no way near as expensive as other city centre restaurants and good size portions as well

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank street
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Corby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

I am a regular customer at this establishment, even though I live 30 miles away. It is the best chinese restaurant i've ever been to. It has a traditional Chinese menu, and a menu more suited to English tastes (eg Sweet and Sour etc) I've eaten dishes off both menus and I can honestly say that they are really delicious. You get good portions too, and it's reasonably priced. When I come here, it's usually for Their Dim Sum menu at lunch time. It's like chinese tapas. Lots of little dishes to try. The steamed prawn dim sum is my favourite. I absolutely love this place, i recommend a visit

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hannah J
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2012

It was recommended by the hotel i was staying in. From the outside it looked pretty average and we nearly walked by but the owner shouted us to come in. Again the decor in side was average so not really the place you want to go for a romantic meal. We ordered a selection of starters and mains. The food arrived and I have to say it was spectacular. The salt and chilli ribs were the best i have had, the crispy fried beef was excellent. The restaurant was so good i went there the next night. Would definitely recommend it

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank james w
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