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“Well, it's inexpensive”
Review of Shang Hai

Shang Hai
Ranked #412 of 567 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
Reviewed 22 January 2016

First time to try this buffet, and the best part of it was the price. The food was pretty unimpressive at best, and the fact that most of it wasn't properly warm didn't add to the taste. We were there at 1pm on a weekday, yet some of the selections were empty, others as mentioned were cold. The staff didn't make up for any of our disappointment either, they seemed very disinterested in their customers, not speaking or making eye contact. I think I'll kick in a few extra dollars and go to the other Chinese buffet nearby which, though more expensive, is always good.

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Reviewed 16 October 2015

Pleasant atmosphere. Tasty food. Fantastic service. We were greeted an seated within moments. Our table was clean and ready for us. Was a delightful meal at a very reasonable cost.

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Reviewed 13 September 2015

I love eating here. You can not beat the lunch special prices. Service is fast and the non-buffet lunch specials are large portioned.

Like many buffet places sometimes it is automatically assumed you are eating the buffet and after showing you to your seat they point to the buffet with a help yourself gesture. However food is quickly out after ordering.

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Reviewed 17 March 2015

The quality of the food gas gone downhill unfortunately. This used to be a place we looked forward to going to. The food (including buffet) has gotten very bland, no spice, no flavor. It always was a tad oily but I could live with that. The service from our waitress who is one that hasn't been there long was horrible. Never checked on us and we waited forever for our check. They have in my opinion the best hot & sour soup in town but that's not enough to make us come back. So sad.

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Reviewed 7 January 2015

We went on a week night and the place was empty. We saw lots of people getting take away, but no eat in customers. We soon found out why. The food was good, but the service was terrible. The waitress barely acknowledged our presence and acted as if she just woke up from a long nap and was annoyed we came in. She wheeled a big cart over to serve stale fried pieces of eggroll wrapper (appetizer) to just the two of us. We had to ask for hot mustard. We asked for fried rice with our entrees and we did not get it. We waited about a half hour for our entrees even though we were the only ones in the restaurant. Bottom line: take away ok, don't dine in.

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Thank Huge823
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