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Shanghai Express

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28-30 East Street, Newquay TR7 1BH, England
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in as it was nearby and had good reviews. Served quickly and food was fresh and hot,seemed to have a regular clientele which was a good sign.dont be put off by the entrance as it's a tiny door at Street level.

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2 Thank Christopher W
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very tired interior and not a lot of space, it feels like you're sat on top of each other. A good menu but there are no sizzling dishes which was disappointing. The shanghai ribs are fantastic as a starter. But the rest was OK, I've had better and I've had worse. The drinks are very reasonably priced as is the... More 

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1 Thank Scott B
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I only have ever got take away from shanghai express as it is a few minutes walk from my house. Not a very obvious restaurant, as you walk up the stairs it feels like you are walking into a dirty bedsit, it kinda scares me going up there... Maybe it's one of the reasons that I have not ate in.... More 

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2 Thank Poppy8534
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been there several times now, and although the stairs in look daunting and foreboding it's worth it. It is small and very friendly, the staff are great and although the look of the place is a little bit tired, the food is heavenly. Cooked fresh to order and served with a smile who could ask for more. But... More 

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2 Thank jamesdY3883YO
Widnes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant for many years and have always loved the food and considered it to be one of the best if not the best Chinese restaurant I have ever been to the food is always amazing and the service is sometimes a little slow however it can become very busy at times especially during half terms and... More 

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1 Thank 509claudia
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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492 reviews
443 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a great restaurant for food, don't be put off by the entrance up the stairs which does look in need of a lot of TLC the decor in the restaurant is not much better and almost put us off staying. The food however was another story, there is a fantastic choice on the menu and the food was... More 

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3 Thank rosie194
Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

As a local resident I am glad I followed neighbours recommendation and tried the Shanghai Express. Its quirky location makes for a homely atmosphere to eat in. Also good take-out fare. Friendly and efficient staff and Lenny (the boss) is a real character. Now use it whenever a Chinese beacons! Not too easy to find, as it has very small... More 

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1 Thank John R
Risca, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Well, has a very steap stair case to the restaurant, decor is very old, and that not clean feeling about it, coke from a bottle, ok I suppose. Well food was 10 out of 10, had the ribs, chicken curry , and Cantonese chicken, sweet and sour..all better than expected. Staff seamed nice too. Would come back, these older places,... More 

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2 Thank 6HYL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

OMG the RIBS! Amazing food, so tasty. The ribs are to die for especially the Shanghai ribs. Even the egg fried rice was the best I have had. (Don't tell the tourists!)

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2 Thank Michelle D
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Doesn't look like much from the outside but the food was amazing, the staff were helpful & friendly and we will definitely be visiting again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-30 East Street, Newquay TR7 1BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay

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