I had a carry out order of sesame chicken and a egg roll: it was delicious! It was ready when they said it would be (we were in and out quickly) and it was still hot when I got home (I live 15 minutes away). Shanghai is the best Chinese restaurant in Durham! I highly recommend it!
May 24, 2019
Mild flavors. Prices are ok. Noodles in the curry noodles soup has a good texture but the flavor is too plain for my liking. Most dishes on menu seem to be basic Americanized Chinese food.
Apr 14, 2019
Semi fine dining Asian cuisine. I would recommend trying the tea, generous portion and it is very good. No buffet but they give you plenty of food.
May 19, 2019
We love eating here. Food is great. Service is excellent. Price is reasonable.
Mar 26, 2019
By far the best Chinese food I have had in Durham. I read the reviews and was skeptical but this is my third time visiting the restaurant and trying something different each time and it was delicious every time. I have saved their number in my phone as best Chinese and will continue to go.
Jun 19, 2019
cozy restaurant. i was in the mood for beef chow fun, and a quick google search turned up this place. got there, very unassuming place from the outside, but the inside was packed full of people, plus people coming and going for delivery orders. all of the waiters were hustling for the entire time i was there, but they were still able to be extremely attentive to my needs.
the meal came with a complimentary pot of hot tea, and i quickly forgot how much i had been looking forward to the chow fun. the tea was very good, maybe just slightly paler than black tea, sweet (maybe with sugar or honey because the tail end of the tea didn’t have the acrid flavor that black tea sometimes gives rise to, just a slight enjoyable astringency) with a kind of floral taste that reminded me at times of dried fruits like raisins, apricots, or figs but i couldn’t put my finger on which. i eventually drank the whole pot, and only ate half of my chow fun (which admittedly came in a giant portion). the chow fun was very good, and tasted exactly the way i wanted. i took the rest of my portion home for lunch today, but i barely made it through my front door before going back to finish it off.
will be back again
Aug 6, 2019
Ate here on travel 6/2019. Selected this spot based on the good reviews here. They are well deserved. The place is behind an unassuming store-front in a strip-mall, but is way better than a typical strip-mall Chinese restaurant. I just reviewed the menu on-line and can't remember what we ate, but I recall it was very good. I wish I had done this review earlier so I could be more specific. Would positively stop here again.
Jul 29, 2019
Honestly I have come here a lot of times with my family and the staff there are pretty nice and there food here is really good. Maybe the people who gave this place a bad review had a bad day. Because the staff here are really friendly. And there food here is amazing.
Aug 1, 2019
Super fast service, and food is delicious. Very simple menu, but great selections. The owner is suuper nice and recognizes us even if it has been a while.
Sep 21, 2019
Love the new owners and staff. The crowd is there for a reason. Great food, wide variety, good value and service. Wonderful local place.
Oct 31, 2019
I love the cumin lamb! But beware, it packs some heat! Also the customer service is amazing, I've only been in three times yet the hostess remembered my orders and my name. The prices are very reasonable, too.
Oct 31, 2019
The food is excellent and the majority of the staff is wonderful. My only dislike is the man at the order counter is very rude and sometimes condescending towards customers. He would be my reason for not eating there on a regular basis
Nov 22, 2019
No doubt the best Chinese restaurant in Durham period! Service is excellent. Price is okay. Shanghai has been consistent for decades. You will not be disappointed.
Nov 27, 2019
Go-to place when craving Chinese food. Been there so often, most of the staff knows my family and I on sight. Food is well-prepared and not overcooked (especially the vegetables). Tofu dishes are excellent. For dishes like Sweet&Sour or Tangy/Spicy Chicken, not over-breaded.
Steph Does It
Nov 18, 2019
Ordered general toast chicken with white meat and was surprised at how different it looked from your normal ball size general toast chicken. Definitely the best I’ve ever had and didn’t make me feel bad while and after eating. Definitely recommend to any in, around or passing through. Great customer service.
Dec 7, 2019
My boyfriend and I went here recently and absolutely loved it. The service was fast and attentive and the food was amazing and freshly prepared. We will be back!
Dec 27, 2019
Very good food but very quickly served. Our appetizers were served and within minutes our entrees were served. Even the waiter was surprised. However; nice ambience, good service, will go back.
Feb 1, 2020
Ate here on 1/31/2020 for the second time. Had the Mongolia chicken with fried rice (came with meal) and a side of pork fried rice. The chicken was great, BUT the fried and pork fried rice was very old and dry. If the quality and freshness of their rice improves, this would be perfect spot.
Feb 21, 2020
I have been going to this place for years. They are amazing and their food is out of this world tasty! The best Cantonese Chicken in the Galaxy.