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Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

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Curry Street, East London, South Africa
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East London, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Delicious eastern food offered from sushi to authentic chinese food. Its romantic, its classy and the service is great.

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Thank Jessie7115
East London, South Africa
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

No better place to go for a sushi meal after a long time away from home. Lovely fresh and beautifully presented. Its the place for me to eat sushi in East London.

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Thank VPVerwey
East London
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I've always had good service and food from this restaurant. The only drawback is their take-away is from the same entrance and there is always a blockage at the door. I would suggest that they should have a separate place for take-away food. The restaurant can get quite noisy. We prefer the only round table in the restaurant when we... More 

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Thank dihawks
East London, South Africa
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

If you are a sushi lover this is the best place in East London to eat sushi, fresh beautiful fish, and there are quiet a few dishes that are quite extraordinary on the menu. Also a great selection of wines.

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Thank VPVerwey
East London, South Africa
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We had lunch at the Shanghai chinese restaurant in beacon bay next to Spargs the parking was safe and great. This restaurant and the food was really great and very tasty the sushi was also very good the restaurant is clean and the service is good the wait is a bit long but thats because the food is made fresh... More 

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Thank Sandra D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

What a surprise, staff was very helpful, great food, nice menu, it was nice to have imported saki straight from China.. Lovely experience and will definitely go again..

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Thank Petrus S
East London, South Africa
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints. The food is always outstanding. It is one of our favorites to visit for a take out or a nice sit down meal. You haven't had sushi until you have tasted Shanghai's sushi. I would recommend the salmon roses, the rainbow rolls or if you aren't a huge fan of salmon they have the cashew nut... More 

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Thank samvandordrecht2016
East London, South Africa
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Once you have found a parking and walked past the vagrants lying outside the restaurant and stepped past the junkie begging, and made it to the door, congrats the worst is yet to come. We met friends for bottomless sushi. Some order off the menu Chinese food, which arrived intermittently throughout the evening. Some went hungry waiting while rest eventually... More 

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Thank CoastalLivingSA
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Consistently good Chinese food, authentic feel to the restaurant and some lovely items on the menu. A reasonably priced food. Sushi is the highest standard, crispy beef and of course, Wanton soup are reoccurring ordered items on the menu. The decor as someone mentioned is not modern Chinese but I don't go the restaurant for the decor, I go for... More 

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Thank Zilba_Raubach
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

The absolute best sushi! Remember to order ahead of time for takeout as they are very popular and there can be delays. However, it is still worth the wait. Never disappointed.

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Thank Charlene J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$87
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Curry Street, East London, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  East London

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