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Shanghai Mama's

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Central Business District
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216 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3204
+1 513-241-7777
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 16:00 - 03:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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559 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I love the Friday and Saturday hours - you can get a delicious sit-down meal until 3am!! I am always satisfied here, and the service is terrific.

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Thank explorepossibilities
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Cincinnati and a bartender suggested this place to us since their place wasn't serving food anymore. We weren't expecting much from a "late night Chinese place" but this place was amazing and very reasonable! It is packed after midnight! We went 2 nights in a row!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

This was the one place I would crave to go to when I waited Asian food. The dishes were plentiful and full of flavor. You could never eat more than half. We just went last week and now the servings are a lot smaller and someone has changed up the flavors. I heard there were new owners so perhaps this... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

A buddy and I were in Cincinnati for a concert and some baseball and had the recommendation to go here for late night food. We were so glad we decided to go. The food was awesome and it was a fun atmosphere. Definitely a must!

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Thank VOLSatty
West Chester, Ohio
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I worked downtown for years and would frequent Shanghai Mamas many times for lunch each week. The lunch portions and prices were great. I judge all my 'chinese' food by PORK FRIED RICE. Shanghai Mamas has the best I have ever had. Probably the reason I keep coming back. When I make it downtown these days I try to carry... More 

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Thank madjen2
Greater Cincinnati
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

What can I say, I wanted to love this place. It appears to have all the right elements...interesting menu, central location, late night hours, cool vibe...but I was sooo disappointed every time I have eaten here. After the first bad experience, I was willing to give it another try but the last visit was even worse than the first. OK,... More 

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Thank Sherry J
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Let me start off by saying their sweet and sour soup was great but the rice with vegetable we had ordered gave my mom, grandmother and I a stomachache after eating it. The rice must not have been fresh. This is my second time eating here and I was worried it would be bad again and unfortunately it did happen.... More 

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Thank Ekaterina K
Saint Louis, Missouri
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

My friends brought me here because they've always loved it. But it's apparently undergone some changes since the last time they were here. We went on a Thursday, around 5pm. There were no other patrons when we walked in, and it took a couple of minutes for a worker to appear. We were seated and our drink orders were taken.... More 

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Thank annetteangel
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

This place is open late and really hits the spot, after a night out on the town. The food is delicious and the restaurant is always packed with a lively group of people, after the bars have closed. Nice Chinese restaurant! My friend introduced me to this place and I keep going back, every time I'm in Cincinnati.

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Thank gr8teful2travel
Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

8 people in our party waited over an hour for my meal, while the other 7 people in my party got their order and several people after me revived theirs. I asked the waiter about it, and all I got was in so sorry nothing more. Coke machine was out of Coke, and the waiters response was " oh well... More 

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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
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
16:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3204
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-241-7777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?