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Shanghai Bistro

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4101 Tates Creek Centre Dr, Lexington, KY 40517-3066
+1 859-272-0588
11:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I had the veggie Lo Mein and my husband got the chicken Lo Mein. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner but it is a little pricey. $16 for 2 quarts of Lo Mein.

Thank vjpiglet
Chongqing, China
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

The food here is pretty good for the price. I had a combination meal of hot and sour soup, fried rice and keng pao chicken. It was made for American taste buds. My keng pao chicken honestly was more like something you would get in Thailand. It had a lot of vegetables. But this is not a bad thing. It... More 

Thank Chongqing04
Nicholasville, Kentucky
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174 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

I have eaten a number of dishes from this restaurant (always carry out) and everything is always good. The staff are very nice.

Thank Wayne B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

We stopped in here on a road trip. Our order came quickly and was fresh. I would highly recommend the crab Rangoon. Yummy! Restaurant was clean and food was upper quality Chinese food.

Thank Robyn B
Lexington, KY
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

The employees are super friendly. I love the orange chicken and the pepper steak, plus so many other items. Wide variety menu. Pictures on the walls depicting many of their dishes if you are not familiar with Chinese cuisine.

Thank dakitten2
Lexington, Kentucky
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51 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

On a night after moving, we decided to order take out because everyone was tired. Picked up the food and brought it home to find the chicken broccoli - selected as a healthier option - swimming in oil. It was so nasty. We promised ourselves never again.

Thank Bayney
Crab Orchard, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Sang Hai opens early and makes every dish freshly with tremendous talent. This is my idea of what take-out chinese should be, but we always eat right there, with the best imagineable service. Truly a Mom-and-Pop restaurant, they open early and do their best to suit your taste. I sure do hope this couple makes it, because I doubt we... More 

Thank Tracey M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2013 via mobile

Conveniently located across from a slew of hotels, the food is typical of what you would expect at an American Chinese restaurant. My daughter loved her won ton soup. The servings were large, the prices were average. The taste and quality were good. The man at the counter was very friendly and helpful in guiding our selections. He overheard my... More 

Thank KBeas
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54 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2011

I'm really not sure why this place was rated so well. Yes, the food is good, and the portions are more than ample. But we placed 6 orders at the counter and two meals came out 35 minutes later, 2 came 45 minutes after ordering, and 2 nearly an hour after ordering. Some folks who ordered after us got food... More 

1 Thank CheapWorldTraveller
Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

We get take out from this restaurant at least once a week for our family and the food and service is always consistently great! Never had to wait more than 15 minutes for an order and usually less.

1 Thank halfran1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4101 Tates Creek Centre Dr, Lexington, KY 40517-3066
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-272-0588

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