We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

New Shanghai Restaurant

) #917 of 2,418 Restaurants in Boston $$ - $$$ Chinese, Asian
21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111-1903
+1 617-338-6688
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“wonton soup” (3 reviews)
“beef” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111-1903
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (40)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been 12 years since I've been to the New Shanghai. The wait staff was too rate. Refilling water, tea before asking. I had the General Gau's Chicken lunch special (L02) with spring roll, egg drop soup, and vegetable rice. It was delicious, filling, and...More

Thank Duncan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While exploring Boston's Chinatown, my boyfriend and I decided to stop for dinner at the first place which looked promising. Thank goodness we were on this street when we made that call because New Shanghai did not disappoint! It's a slightly upscale restaurant inside, as...More

Thank P6804BLcm
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Take Out. WonTon soup was just weird, sort of oily consistency, no scallions, broth was oddly colorless as well. WonTons had zero meat in them and were scarce. Peking Ravioli were eh, the dumpling dough was so thick and the filling was nonexistant. Scallion pancakes...More

Thank dencon22
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I have been here many times. It seems that I come here every month. But, I know it's not that often. Tonight we splurged. We had Szechuan Crab, Ma Po Tofu, spinach pie for an appetizer and sticky rice cake for dessert. What a wonderful...More

Thank HalzBoston_Ma
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I've been eating at Shanghai for 30+ years and it's never let me down. The food is excellent and the service also very good. On Christmas Day 2016, we were greeted by friendly waiter with a sense of humor. Food arrived fast and was top-notch....More

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

When you got into China town in Boston it doesn't fill you with confidence for a great restaurant but we really liked this one. The service was excellent and the food was too.

Thank LizGraham2014
Reviewed 20 July 2016

New Shanghai was recommended by our concierge. Based on his recommendation, I checked the restaurant out on the internet. The reviews were very mixed and somewhat confusing. We decided to check out the many restaurants in Chinatown and determine where to eat. It was Tuesday...More

Thank william S
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We were wondering around Chinatown in Boston looking for a seafood restaurant and stumbled across this restaurant which was surprisingly not full. We all ordered a variety of dishes and I ordered a sauteed lamb dish. I had never eaten lamb in a Chinese restaurant...More

Thank neil102
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The prices they charge are higher than labeled in the menu. When asking, they said they have recently changed price. But if so, why not updating the menu? Some other time they charge the 18% tips without telling me, and only later I found about...More

1  Thank MLmc2
Reviewed 11 May 2016

A little dated in decor but good food. We had the Ginger Lobster and Clams and Sweet and Sour Pork. All were good. Don't bother asking for the wine list as it is pretty dire. All together a nice dinner and vibrant environment.

Thank Doug G
A small area rich in Chinese cultural influences,
visit Boston’s Chinatown for some great Asian cuisine
and small, authentic bakeries. Enter through the
iconic Chinatown gate and stroll down Beach, Tyler,
and Kneeland streets to explore the compact area. Rest
your feet from walking and grab a bite at one of the
many restaurants around Chinatown. From traditional
Chinese to Vietnamese to Malaysian, there is a wide
Nearby Restaurants
158 reviews
.08 km away
Winsor Dim Sum Cafe
140 reviews
.05 km away
Shojo Restaurant
79 reviews
.08 km away
Crave Mad for Chicken
39 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Boston Opera House
242 reviews
.43 km away
Boston Ballet
108 reviews
.43 km away
274 reviews
.09 km away
Wang Theater
94 reviews
.40 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from New Shanghai Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111-1903
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-338-6688
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing