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Shanghai Chinese Bistro

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1128 Alberni Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-683-8222
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
26 Aug 2012
2 Sep 2011
“Not for Chinese, let's put it that way.”
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Chinese, Asian
1128 Alberni Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

nice view window seat near the bund for 3 , we order softshell crab& foie gras for starter ,the foie gras is unbelievable.for my mian is T-bone, 500g is too much for me ,but It's good ,served with 6 kinds of seasalt &4 musturd ....More

1  Thank Kim M
Reviewed September 2, 2011

OK, when I see Americans from Florida, Texas, Alaska etc. go goo-goo gah-gah over stuff like this, I know that I'm in trouble. Really? This is rated in the 70s out of all the Chinese restaurants in the city of Vancouver? Really? I'm sorry, but...More

3  Thank IcelandFan7963
Reviewed August 15, 2011

The first night we stayed in Vancouver we asked our bell hop where we could go for a good Chinese meal. He suggested Shanghai Bistro. It took us about 15 minutes to walk there from our hotel. The restaurant was located upstairs from the sidewalk,...More

1  Thank mamadebbie34229
Reviewed July 15, 2011

I'm Chinese and have eaten in restaurants mainly in Toronto and Calgary. Surprised at the last 8 to 9 five-star Trip Advisor ratings! Serious? This is a run-of-the-mill Chinese restaurant that's a tad expensive. Average at best with average flavors and a very average menu....More

3  Thank pacmanto
Reviewed July 11, 2011

What a fantastic experience! Great food, nice quiet well lit place and the nicest waitress! This food has quality written all over it.Not your typical cheapo Chinese place. Though I amsure there are plenty of them here in the city. Moderately priced and well worth...More

Thank Mark1npt
Reviewed July 1, 2011

When we arrived at our hotel it was rather late but I was craving for some authentic Chinese food so I asked the concierge for his recommendation. He recommended this place and I was a bit reluctant because being that I am Vietnamese, my idea...More

Thank thats-kandy
Reviewed June 24, 2011

Visited recently table booked and seemed busy, but it was a Saturday evening. Excellent tasty food and waiter helpful as to what to order. Food tasty with good portions. This bistro specializes in sea food but we didnot take any as we do not like...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed June 15, 2011

This is not the cheapest Chinese restaurant in town....but we love it...It is consistently good and I have to say, almost every time we have been there, we are the only non Asian people there. Our waitress just came over from Hong Kong...Everyone speaks English....More

Thank laughinghusky
Reviewed April 4, 2011

I can't speak to if this is the best Chinese in Vancouver because it is the only one I have been to but it would be very difficult to surpass. Every dish we had, we had a number of them, was simply amazing. Great depth...More

Thank yreme
Reviewed March 26, 2011

Shanghai Chinese Bistro (SCB) is definitely my favorite dim sum place in town. However, if you are looking for a cheap dim sum place just to grab a bite, them this is not your joint, there are way more places that would serve much cheaper...More

Thank janetj03
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  • Address: 1128 Alberni Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-683-8222
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