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“Very good lunch for the price of a McDonalds”
Review of The Shanghai

The Shanghai
Ranked #190 of 240 Restaurants in Romford
Cuisines: Chinese, Malaysian, Bar
Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“Very good lunch for the price of a McDonalds”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

Have ate here several times. Midweek lunch menu is £5.50 and consists of a buffet comprising about 20 dishes. There are beef, pork & chicken dishes ( including ribs, curry, sweet & sour, black bean sauce etc), plus two seafood dishes with mussels, prawns and squid available. There are some veg options and a choice of chips rices and nodles. To round off the meal there is a small selection of cakes, fresh fruit, fruit salad and fritters.
The food is of a good standard and quality. If you like n early lunch get there at 12 noon when it opens and the food is all piping hot and freshly cooked.
The staff are friendly and attentive.

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
Romford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“30 FOR A 30TH”
Reviewed 6 September 2012

30 of us went out for my mates 30th birthday and we had a absolutely brilliant night!! Staff are friendly and helpful, the atmosphere is awesome!! Good choice of food and really good prices!!

  • Visited September 2012
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London
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food!”
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Great food, excellent value for money. Have been many times and will certainly go back!!

Visited July 2012
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Thank Ana D
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Essex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best all you can eat in town”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

The atmosphere was brilliant (saturday night) there was karoke and cocktails!
The food looked fresh and tasted lovely. We had chow mein, special fried rice, chicken balls, ribs, prawn toast and chips. Everything was hot and delicious. It was cheap and overall a brilliant night out!

Visited December 2011
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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Chinese Buffet with Kareoke - great for a night out with friends”
Reviewed 4 February 2012

This chinese restaurant is in the heart of Romford is centrally located and a brisk 10 minutes walk away from the train station. There are places to park nearby. The food is good (I'd give it a 7 out of 10); the drinks are not cheap - so best to pay for drinks as you go to avoid nasty surprises at the end of the night. The kareoke is lots of fun, their song book is very comprehensive; depending on how busy the restaurant is you may have to wait a very long time to be called up to sing; I have been there on occasions where we had eaten and paid the bill and not yet been called up to sing. The place is clean and the staff are accommodating. Busiest on Friday and Saturday nights.

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