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Shanghai City Restaurant

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215-2000 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 5W3, Canada
+1 250-756-9368
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good31%
  • Average25%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible10%
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“dim sum” (11 reviews)
“sesame balls” (2 reviews)
“shrimp” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
215-2000 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 5W3, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to enjoy the buffet and I haven't gone for a couple of years. The food used to be pretty tasty for a buffet, but it has now gone downhill. 2 simple dishes - fried rice and chow mein were not good at all....More

Thank John S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My wife and I went here on a weekday evening for the first time in many years as we now live just down the road, I had forgotten how nice it actually is, The service was good, we ordered off the menu and it came...More

Thank Kurt S
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Just had the buffet there this evening. It was very good, fresh,hot, not greasy and flavorful. Would definitely recommend it to friends

Thank imadelight
Reviewed 27 December 2017

we go about 3-4 days a month....went Christmas time...price went up 2 dollars because of Christmas menu.....WELL...THE MENU WAS NOOOOOOOOOOO DIFFERENT than it has been every other time we've gone........that's NASTY , charge extra, and get nothing new....we did get the lunch time left over...More

Thank Trudy W
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

The only reason to go here is for the dim sum and used to be more of a authentic experience but now they have few on cart and then u order a few things from kitchen all just so so ( kinda dim). Prices have...More

Thank Pioneernana
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Tried the smorg. Boring Canadian Chinese food and they aren't in a hurry to top anything up. I guess it makes them money. Curious about their authentic Szechuan food and would only return out of curiosity about that. Please don't go for the smorg.

Thank Scuba s
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I used to eat here often when I lived in Nanaimo, it was always very good. In the last year I've been twice when I've been in town and it's been disappointing both times. Almond chicken doesn't come with gravy, and the chow mien lacks...More

Thank Shelly C
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Twice we have had takeout from this restaurant. Both times have been good but not great , it seems it is difficult to find authentic Dishes or even close these days. I was looking forward to ginger fried chicken but unfortunately it was so sweet...More

Thank Harold E
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We were on holiday and, passing by on a Sunday morning and loving dim sum in AB, we gave it a go. It's a different concept, with a few dishes coming by one cart, then you have to order; after we figured this out, it...More

Thank lr2009
Reviewed 20 August 2017

1st visit was ok, ordered from menu. Food was ok, too. Good...but not great. 2nd visit was the buffet: stuff was sitting a long time on the buffet table. Very little chicken or beef..most was pork in the entrees. Food was just ok. 3rd visit:...More

Thank Darrell M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215-2000 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 5W3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-756-9368
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