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Shanghai City Restaurant

215-2000 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 5W3, Canada
+1 250-756-9368
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good31%
  • Average27%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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“dim sum” (7 reviews)
“sesame balls” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
215-2000 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 5W3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a mid week Dim Sum at this restaurant with our new friends. The two couples we went with frequent this place and invited us along! We went before the lunch rush. Easy access off Island Highway and very convenient if just coming from...More

Thank patriciae648
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I've had some good buffets here and some very disappointing ones too. Price is not that great for what you get compared to some others in town. My servers were always good here.

Thank NutsoLonsdale
Reviewed 26 April 2017

They even ruin the fried chicken wings...and thats something you can usually depend on even at the most mediocre Chinese buffet. These ones had a bread like coating that made them heavy and flavourless. Also disappointing were the squid... Which had a chalky texture that...More

Thank LarryTheRadioGuy
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We went for buffet on a Saturday night and left wishing their food was as good as their service. Wonton soup was like dough balls and frankly we had better food from a grocery store.

Thank 1CentMuffin
Reviewed 30 March 2017

While I liked this restaurant my wife did not. She thought the food was not a good as other Chinese restaurants she had been in. I on the other hand did like the food - there is hardly any food I do not like. I...More

Thank billandwendy
Reviewed 13 March 2017

First time. We ordered take out to our motel. The food was VERY VERY GOOD. We were staying in a motel but when we opened the bags - no cutlery! a quick call and they delivered chopsticks for me, knife and fork for my husband,...More

Thank Daragh C
Reviewed 13 March 2017

average Canadian style Chinese nothing special. staff were fine and the atmosphere was adequate.nice location

Thank blair97
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Wanted to have Chinese Buffett dinner so after researching few restaurants in Nanaimo, chose to go to Shanghai City for dinner and I am glad as it was an excellent choice. Good idea to be there early as food is fresh, large variety of very...More

1  Thank anuraj M
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at various Chinese restaurants and this was very disappointing. The ginger beef was expensive for the small bowl we received. It was drowning in sauce and so chewy we could hardly eat it. The chop suey was oriental noodles from superstore with...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I went in yesterday for their buffet but I was coming in about a half hour before it was over. The owner offered to make me whatever I wanted and made sure that I had plenty to eat and that everything was fresh. The food...More

Thank Darsey B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215-2000 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 5W3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-756-9368
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