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Shanghai Chop Suey

$$ - $$$
Chinese, Asian, Canadian
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610 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-327-3552
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Lethbridge, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The worst of the worst...everything we ordered on our combo dinners were either over cooked or under cooked. Over priced and looked very unhealthy not to mention we had it taken out and were sitting at our picnic table open the bag...no forks knives napkins nothing. We threw it in the garbage. And they say they have a 70yr great... More 

Thank hangloosebecool
Lethbridge, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We ordered the dinner for 2, and beef and broccoli and deep fried wontons. The chow mien was slimmy, plus a hair in it. The batter for the shrimp and chicken tastes like a Deep fried sweet donut. But the worst part was the deep fried wontons. For over $12 a dish there was a half of a pea size... More 

Thank kyla678
1 review
Reviewed 12 November 2016

I have been going to the Shanghai since I was a teen and that was a long long time ago. It has become an icon for the generation that I grew up in. We are sad to see that it has been shut down due to fire damage but worse than that- it seems like it is not being refurbished.... More 

Thank micmacron
1 review
Reviewed 27 May 2016

always great food and service... eat-in or take-out, always a good time... one of the best views in the city, overlooking the water park / winter lights of the city's main downtown park. I have never had any reason to complain... just the opposite... often treated by the owner as a welcome guest.

Thank Duncan L
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is old school Chinese food such as chicken balls, sweet and sour pork, etc. They do a reasonable job with this type of food, but only if it's what you like. The restaurant itself is rather dated and in need of an upgrade. It's not the kind of place you feel like lingering. Reports that owner is very rude... More 

1 Thank drmueller
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

In town for the night and craving Chinese. Should have checked Tripadvisor first as my experience was very poor. The Hot & Sour soup was just okay but the Salt & Pepper squid was horrid. I didn't realize it was deep fried (not mentioned on menu), but even still it wasn't prepared properly. It was like squid wrapped in gooey... More 

1 Thank yyclhryyc
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137 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I care not what all the haters have to say, Shanghai still is one of the better places to dine in Lethbridge for Chinese. One just must know what dishes are in house special. Wor tips and sizzling go ba for example.. Rarely a mishap with those two. The standard greesy dishes are just that at ANY Chinese food restaurant..... More 

Thank surfinraw
Regina, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Awful experience. Not clean,cold half cooked food and/or over cooked food Depends on the dish I guess. save your money. Not worth your time. I would not recommend.

1 Thank Brandyland2000
Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

The review from famished f is owner sponsered...he is supposed to be a customer who knows that's the delivery is good...thousands "love the food"....says not to believe media gossip without seeing both sides of the situation.....seems to have spent a lot of time in the restaurant considering he lives in Calgary.....by the way...I did revisit the place last week and... More 

3 Thank amytasha
Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2014 via mobile

The customers should call the cops on the owner. !!! This is the worst prepared and worst quality Chinese food ever tasted from San Fransico to New York toCALGARY. Swimming in oil..under cooked rice(how do they do that) poor quality old almost rotting veggies..sauces that smell horrible with no consistency....how can the health department not end this danger....staff is rude... More 

6 Thank amytasha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Lethbridge
  • Phone Number: +1 403-327-3552

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