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Shang Hai Inn

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40101 Monterey Ave, Ste A3, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-3261
+1 760-568-5812
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted Shanghai noodles but what we ordered was very good. It is a Cantonese style food. What I had was very good with prawn and fish. Not overly salted which was nice. My husband had beef lomain which was good. Very generous. Lots of diners. Staff was great. In sure you will be happy if you go.

Thank Candice S
Palm Desert, California
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165 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I Live very close by, I have gotten (not the best) take out from here, decided to eat in this time hoping it would be fresher..It was!! So now we will only dine in, wonderful, friendly service, fresh food, cant wait to go back!

Thank Newlifenotinoz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

it s a nice little restaurant in a strip mall setting.. it was quiet , it s summer here, so not many people around.. i like that.. great service.. food was very good.. i got shrimp and scallops in garlic sauce , with white rice.. sauce was excellent and the seafood was fresh.. Also had a nice tall cold beer..... More 

Thank Tom K
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is our favorite oriental restaurant the portions are large three entrees for four people was perfect. I had the mogoninia beef and the beef was so tender. Will return when in the area and would recommend. located in a shopping strip center.

1 Thank GrandDan1
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

So I wasn't blown away by the food or the place (a little drab and uninteresting) but I would go back for a decent Chinese meal - there are not many available in the desert. We had the orange peel chicken, very good; the crispy duck, ok but chewy; and a shrimp dish with a bit too heavy sauce, I'd... More 

1 Thank Constant_traveller45
Albert Lea, Minnesota, United States
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

This is a nice little Chinese restaurant that we thought was pretty good. Had the sesame beef and my wife had the sesame chicken. I didn't realize that these particular orders didn't come with veggies just white rice, but it was still really good. Service and staff are very pleasant and accommodating.

1 Thank MrHappyTravels
Rancho Mirage, California
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121 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

How can a Chinese restaurant be out of snow peas considering they are literally next door to an Albertsons? I've tried to give this place several chances but it is high priced and mediocre at best. There are usually several patrons but it's sort of the only game in town in the immediate area. There have been times you can... More 

Thank ranger937
Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

This is one of the many good places for Chinese food in the valley. Service is good and staff is pleasant.

2 Thank Virginia H
Rancho Mirage, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

I enjoy this small family restaurant. The food is always delightful, the service is gòod, to terrific to excellent!. As in all resturants it depends on who you get. The quality of the food is always top notch and fresh! Not loaded with sodium.....for a change. Great resturant!!

2 Thank 59bosslady
palm desert ca
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144 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

They call themselves the Shanghai Inn Chinese Restaurant, not Shang Hai Inn. The food is good, a little different, and a tad expensive The service is good, and they have a full bar.

Thank morteight

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40101 Monterey Ave, Ste A3, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-3261
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Rancho Mirage
  • Phone Number: +1 760-568-5812

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