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Shang-hai Chinese Restaurant

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2935 Pat Booker Rd, Universal City, TX 78148-2748
+1 210-658-5828
Today
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great selection, inexpensive, quick service. Friendly staff. Will be visiting again soon

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Thank mlopez658
Universal City, Texas
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This place has been in u..c.for a very long time ,they make a good cashew chicken and the chairs are really comfortable,my husband gets the pepper steak.they have a good lunch menu,good prices

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Thank Carolina476
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and reasonably priced! Had the beef and mushroom dinner and the almond chicken. Large portions are the norm!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Texas
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46 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

To me, the sauce makes the dish for Chinese food. This restaurant has the greatest sauce chef ever. All there sauces are good, and the sesame sauce may be the best in the world.

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Thank The_Baron_von_Gold
Texas
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46 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

At Shang-hai the service and the food would only be excellent without the sauce. It is the sauces that set this restaurant apart as the best in the San Antonio area. There sweet and sour sauce, their szechuan sauce, and the sauce on their egg foo-young are as good as you'll find anywhere in the area. Their sesame sauce is... More 

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Thank The_Baron_von_Gold
San Antonio, Texas
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205 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I ordered a Tsingtao beer, and the duck and mushrooms. The rangoons are the best I've ever had. They were nice and crispy, but not overdone. The sweet and sour chicken was great, as was the duck. The egg drop soup was fantastic. I can truly say, this is the BEST non-buffet Chinese restaurant I've ever eaten at. Will DEFINITELY... More 

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Thank David T
San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2016

I have been going here for a long time and I have never had any problem with the food or service. They are about the only chinese restaurant in Universal City that makes dishes with duck anymore.I try to go here once in awhile when time permits like on the weekend and I go see a movie. I had the... More 

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Thank 67hollydolly
San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We have been going here for a very long time. Never had bad service or bad food. Price is very affordable.

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Thank Tommy K
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

In the Fargo area I personally think that the Shang Hai has the best Chinese food you can get! The price is always comparable to any other Chinese place. The food is always great, never greasy, and they deliver too!

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Thank Darin L
San Antonio, Texas
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015

They have a great menu with many choices. We had the lemon chicken and Szechuan shrimp dinners. The soups were good. The sweet and sour soup was excellent with the just right amount of heat and sweet. My wife's lemon chicken provided enough for her lunch tomorrow. The Szechuan shrimp had the right amount of heat and tang with the... More 

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Thank ChinaPete65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2935 Pat Booker Rd, Universal City, TX 78148-2748
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Universal City
  • Phone Number: +1 210-658-5828

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