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Shanghai Elan Restaurant

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4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia V5H 2A9, Canada
+1 604-569-2955
10:00 - 23:00
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167 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We visited the restaurant. the food was good. the Shangai dumpling was juicy. the skin was thin. The hot and sour soup was delicious. the spicy beef noisier wasn't perfect : I liked the Noodle, I loved the hot taste, the beef wasn't high quality but the flavour of the herbs was too overwhelming and masked the flavour of the... More 

Kamloops, Canada
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166 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

One of the great things about this restaurant is that you can se women making dumplings behind the glass. Which is why it was surprising at 12:20 to be told they were sold out of pan fried dumplings. Dan Dan in spicy sauce noodles were good, and the noodles obviously fresh, but served with a very mild peanut sauce. Veg... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is consistently one of my go-to places for Shanghainese cuisine. We order a lot of vegetarian dishes, soups and buns. All yummy. And they have the cutest dishes! You can park in Crystal Mall and enter from a rear door from the mall, or enter directly from Kingsway.

Thank LHW65
Oakville, Canada
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

My experience with Chinese restaurants is in Toronto and this was a little different. The hot and sour soup came with noodles; it was good but hard to eat. The food came quickly and was very hot. Good value as prices were reasonable.

Thank best-hockey-mom-ever
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Have been here several times. If you want something that is tasty and spicy this is the place. The Dai Ching chicken is the best, ask for extra sauce.

Thank elephant47
Baltimore, Maryland
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

I have been there many times. The food is consistent and I am glad that the restaurant will make dietary adjustments to my request, Overall, all the dishes are authentic and the prices are average. Good service too.

Vancouver, Canada
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Place is authentic and very busy. Parking is limited for up front but you can access via the Crystal Mall or in the front on kingsway. While meter parking in the front is limited, Crystal Mall had free parking but it can be a death trap given how poorly it is built and people don't know how to drive down... More 

Thank n0rmvanc0uver
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Although it has some Shanghai specialties it is not 100% a Shanghai experience. I don't know why i need to say at least 100 characters if I have nothing more to say.

Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2014

Friends took us there. The Shanghai dishes were fairly authentic. Fish pieces in rice wine was very good, not over powered by the rice wine or too sour. The steamed/fried buns were done perfectly. The dumplings were very authentic indeed. However, there is a lack of friendly service and the place was a bit dirty.

Thank JSU70866
Citrus Heights, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

The palce was a bit dirty, service was slow at best and the food so so . You can not use a credit card unless it is over 40.00 but it does not states this anywhere. Your better off getting food at the food court at the Crystall Mall.

Thank summer7708123

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Restaurant Details

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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia V5H 2A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Burnaby
  • Phone Number: +1 604-569-2955

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