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Shanghai Classic

Northwest Calgary
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3 - 8282 Centre St. N.E., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has been around for years & years and we finally decided to try it out. What caught my eye was the lunch specials they have from 11:30am to 3pm. Congee, noodles, rice dishes; all under $12! Tastes great. Would like to try their Chinese menu for dinner and will one day. Service is fantastic and friendly.

Thank Team_Wees
Calgary, Canada
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is about average. We don't like to order Westernized Chinese food, but when we ask about the real Chinese menu, we are often discouraged or told we won't like things. There are items on the menu that are only in Chinese, which is problematic, and does them a disservice, because there are many non-Chinese people who love... More 

Thank Dawn R
Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Been looking for a good chinese restaurant close to home. the food is great, service is good and one might think its a little overpriced but.....when you get the dishes...unbelievable the amount of food!!! We (hubby and myself)ordered sweet and sour pineapple chicken, chicken fried rice and tenderloin with broccoli..that is the best rice i have had in a very... More 

Thank tumesca
Calgary, Canada
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140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Ten years after moving from Vancouver, three moves in the NW and Shanghai Classic is still our Go To take out restaurant. No others have compared well to their authenticity and consistency. Not innovative but if you want solid, old school, authentic Chinese (Cantonese) food, can't go wrong here.

Thank FunkyWanderer
Cochrane, Canada
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365 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Good Chinese food! Tasty, fresh, hot and yummy! Fast and excellent service! Conducive to a large group with fun "lazy Susan" tables!

Thank Mark D
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

Ordered the dinner for two takeout . Well packaged and still warm 10 minutes later. Taste on all dishes was nothing to write home about. Not bad, but not the best I've had.

Thank Don N
Alberta, Canada
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124 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015 via mobile

There are so busy at dinner times the food was really delicious and table was clean. Just there are too busy and doesn't have enough workers working at rush hours. But it's worth your time.

Thank SwanMotoneer_AB
Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Ok so I never pay the delivery driver tips and the Chinese man rudely said 'next time DO NOT ASK ME TO DELIVER ANYTHING, U GO PICK UP YOURSELF' (and yes this is for real, he clearly said that). The price is already increased when you order a delivery anyways and he got pay hourly by the restaurant. You get... More 

1 Thank misstasty2014
Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

We live in the neighbourhood and the Shanghai Classic is our favourite for Chinese food in Calgary. We dine there at least once a month and have never been disappointed. If you plan to go there for dinner, we highly recommend reservations; otherwise you'll likely have to wait a bit for a table. This restaurant is also a favourite for... More 

1 Thank gustuma
Los Angeles, CA
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400 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

Delicious meal of steamed chicken with ginger sauce, shrimp with long green beans, seafood fried in batter, snow peas vine tips, and wonderful soup of tofu, mushrooms, shrimp. Large servings enough for 6 with left overs for a meal for 2 the next day.

1 Thank DeborahandAndy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 - 8282 Centre St. N.E., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northwest Calgary
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Calgary
  • Phone Number: 295-1323

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?