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Shanghai Restaurant

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121 Manners Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-382 8825
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a meal here from their extensive menu and also loved the great service and not having to wait too long. Good choices on wine list and also possible to BYO wine Most of the diners were Chinese - a good sign that the food is authentic

Thank Mumocrok
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I always like to come here for lunch despite me working at the other end of the town (thorndon). They have very good lunch special and the portion are good too. I like ordering their chicken chow mein which only costs $10 but only available during lunch time. I have to say though the noodles are getting oilier every time... More 

Thank Joyce W
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We came here on Christmas for dinner and it was a strange experience. Place was very lively and packed full of customers, so we understood food would come out slower than usual. Half the food we ordered was good and the other half wasn't. The best thing that we ordered would have to be the fish, but everything else was... More 

Thank NightSkyra
Perth, Australia
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We met up with a group of family and friends for a shared meal. The dishes were delivered in a timely manner and all satisfactory.

Thank RoyOz2016
New Zealand
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great food, reasonably priced and so many dishes to choose from. The lunch specials are a bargain too. This has been our family favorite for over 10 years. The duck, tofu and fish dish and szehuan lamb dishes are great.

Thank YYML
Dunedin, New Zealand
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203 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Called in here for takeaways that arrived promptly from friendly staff. Generous servings and good value for money.

Thank Kaye W
Hamilton, New Zealand
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

It is an Interesting "Shanghai" restaurant with other style Chinese food, the food is ok, but some dishes were not proper. It is a good place to try at Wellington.

Thank Jonny487
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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217 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Good Chinese menu, frequented by Chinese, reasonable prices. A bit short on character and uniform but nothing sufficient to prevent me going back..

Thank YvonnePapamoa
Christchurch, New Zealand
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

The title sums it up really. I often eat here for lunch when I am on a work trip to Wellington. Quick service and a good range of lunchtime specials.

Thank Wayne T
Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Booked a day in advance. FULL of chinese people on arrival (always a good sign in a chinese restauarant). Food arrived fairly quickly and was tasty and received good approval from the two chinese in our party. Have been before and will visit again.

Thank chinalugga

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Manners Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-382 8825

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?