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145 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-5482
+1 801-322-1841
Today
11:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 12:00 - 22:00
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Utah
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We are frequent here for lunch. They are quick, cheap and delicious! Their weekday waiters are so professional; they can remember your orders. We once went there on a weekend, and we were served by different servers. They were not good at all; they messed up our orders. We love going here for lunch during the week.

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Thank busymom9
Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We were visiting and getting ready to leave to get to the airport. We ordered a few different dishes. I ordered Sweet & Sour Chicken. It was battered over old chicken and fried. It was Awful. The other dishes weren't goid either.

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Thank Erica H
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

First time coming here since my son became vegetarian and we were trying to find the best of both worlds (veg/non-veg) and we were not dissappointed. The service was fast and the food was tasty as well as abundant for the price. We are definetly coming back 😊

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Thank Nancy S
Park City, Utah
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

I've been eating here for 20 years. The food has been consistently excellent over the years. Our favorites are the fresh rolls with peanut sauce, curried vegetarian chicken with vermicelli noodle salad, vegetarian chicken lemongrass with bell peppers and onions and vegetarian chicken fried rice. Even my husband, who is a serious carnivore loves the veggie chicken here.

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Thank Laura L
Atlanta, Georgia
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122 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

I am vegetarian so we ate here. The 3 children and 2 other adults (all meat eaters) loved the food. They do have meat and poultry dishes also.

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Thank a f
Salt Lake City, Utah
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

The vermacelli noodle salad is amazing. When my girlfriends and I get together this is usually the place we all want to meet. I like the vegitarian options and my friends who are anti vegitarian like that they don't have to have meat free dishes. Also a great value!

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Thank Verna529
W. Jordan Ut
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014 via mobile

Remind me to only order from the veg menu. It's the second time we tried sweet and sour chicken. The rest of the table ordered beige dishes and were very happy with their food. One server for the entire dining room he was spread very thin but did a great job overall. Next time it's veggie sweet and sour and... More 

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Thank W_JordanUtTomS
Merriam, Kansas
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

After reading all the reviews on TA and other places, we decided to eat here. Service was slow, but not bad considering it was only one waiter for the entire place. It was busy and I thought the guy did pretty good. But the kitchen failed him. My wife ordered pad Thai and I ordered orange chicken. The orange chicken... More 

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Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

My husband and I came here frequently during the 1990's and in June we returned to Salt Lake for a visit. We stopped here twice for dinner and found that the food was as great as it had been in the '90's. We especially like Vietnamese cuisine. We used to bring our family and friends here as everyone could find... More 

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Thank EmilyM986
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

Shanghai Cafe is nothing "super special" but the food tastes great to me wife and I and it's pretty cheap, especially for the amount of food you get. If you're vegetarian, you can get plenty of meat free dishes and most of them have a meat substitute in them that is actually really good. I think it's soy cake but... More 

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Thank Adam P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-5482
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-322-1841

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