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Shanghai 30's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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82 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
+44 1865 242230
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to have dinner with my partner. Was very busy, went to sit upstairs. Was incredibly hot, the window was open only a tiny bit. Ordered chicken in lemon sauce, was way too sweet for my liking and the portion was quite big. Also tried a Chinese beer "Tsingtao" liked it. My partner had spicy noodles which were tasty but... More 

Thank Julija313
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food in a beautiful setting which really let's you feel you've been time warped to Shanghai in the 30s. Good service and reasonably priced too.

1 Thank Vanessa R
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Lovely management team liked my visit there would go again. Make sure you book Straight across from Christ church gardens have a great meal and walk it off

1 Thank John S
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is our go to lunch or dinner place. Such fantastic food and service. Not too spicy but certainly not 'British' spicy :)

1 Thank DrTimO
Oxford, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Food and atmosphere was good. However as a group of 10 ordering a variety of dishes, I can only say that the service delivery was poor. My sizzling chicken and rice was one of the first out and I must say was very sizzling and good. But the other members ordering Dim Sum apart from taking ages, came out in... More 

Thank dyfrank
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Went here for a meal with 3 other friends. Booked a table for 7.30, arrived on time and still had to wait for our table (not a huge issue). Very obscure style restaurant, but thought it was just quirky. The service wasn't great, we were made to feel unwelcome and unwanted. Ordered our food, which proceeded to come out at... More 

Thank Declan H
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Who wouldn't want to choose from a menu that includes something called Furious Sea Bass? Lovely presentation, reasonable prices, quirky bathroom, fortune cookie. Loved it.

1 Thank MaireadDw
Thame, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Hi. About 12 years ago or so, I had a Chinese Student who wanted me to teach him Chinese Martial Arts (Shaolin) at Oxford Brookes University. For many years he stayed with me - suffering!!! I 'moved' from Oxford. One day, by chance, I went into the "Shanghi 30's" to my amazement TuDee (George) had become co owner of this... More 

1 Thank Dr Edward D
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Restaurant has a mid 30's shanghai decor with many interesting artefacts and photos' .The ambience is welcoming , friendly , even tho its on the first floor . Menu was very interesting with pig cheeks etc , many items not usually found in the UK

1 Thank barrys194
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Really tasty food with good size portions! The restaurant is very close to the main shopping streets. The atmosphere is nice, with low lights and candles on the tables. They play Asian music. The restaurant accepts Tastecard, which makes it even better value.

1 Thank eoika

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$31
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 242230

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?