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“Nothing special ”
Review of Shanghai Street

Shanghai Street
Ranked #169 of 4,480 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Description: Traditional handmade Shanghai xiaolongbao and dumplings. Top 50 cheap eats in Melbourne from Goodfood Guide 2016.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There always seems to be a queue outside as the place is full. We had takeaway as to avoid this. Ordered some fried noodles, which were not that great to be honest, tasted good but where rather dry. Also got some bacon fried rice, again nothing special, but to be fair can’t expect much more. If anything I just don’t think it was good value for the money. But of course it might’ve been a bad day or if we had eaten in maybe it would’ve all been different. Overall it was okay, but I wouldn’t go there again.

Thank Carla B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying next to Chinatown so we walked past a few times and noticed the queues! We thought wow this must be good always a line of people outside. Got there early for lunch and food is amazing. Service quick and good yummy place for dumplings

Thank belhelvie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this little restaurant by chance. Lunchtime in Melbourne and we saw a queue of Asian people going into a Chinese restaurant. We naturally assumed that if Asians liked it, it's got to be good. It was. The buzz inside is frenetic and the service is fast and efficient. The food is amazing yet served with little fuss. Everything we tried (we went twice) was really good and not expensive. Whilst you are never made to feel uncomfortable this is not a place to linger after your meal as it is so busy. From outside you can view into the kitchen area where you can see the cooks preparing Dim Sum. Really one of our best finds for lunch out in Melbourne.

Thank PixelsDGB
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here and was not disappointed, a bit of a wait to get a seat but worth it. Always fresh and quick to serve.

Thank Lee M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A rare opportunity. I was walking past this place on a Saturday night and there wasn’t queue down street like there often is. I thought I would see what all the fuss is about. Shanghai Street is a good choice for small groups, but if you want to talk to your dinner companion, you will find this restaurant way too noisy, bright and lacking some ambience. Some of the food was quite delicious. Xiaolongbao (steamed pork dumplings) is the specialty and you should try it. Really quite amazing. The other dumpling dish was dry and disgusting. Can you believe no vegetarian section on the menu and I counted 2 or 3 vegetarian options. For me, the poor service and noisy environment really made this an average experience. The staff were not helpful. Also, the kitchen was closed 45 mins early on a Saturday night so we were unable to order any additional food.

2  Thank Darren W
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