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Shanghai Express

28-30 East Street, Newquay TR7 1BH, England
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“egg fried rice” (14 reviews)
“chow mein” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
28-30 East Street, Newquay TR7 1BH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After living in Newquay for some time I've tried a lot of the Chinese places and ordered a few things to get an idea of their food. I have to say this one delivers the best on the food every time! Its on the Main...More

1  Thank Melster713
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Read all the reviews and thought I’d give it a go and was not disappointed the food was excellent ... bravo 💪

1  Thank gareth p
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

5 of us called in unannounced around 7:15 on a Friday evening and were seated instantly. Drinks were served pretty quickly and as there was another big party there (about 10 I think) complimentary bowls of prawn crackers were refilled and consumed. I ordered hot...More

2  Thank NailGlue
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We would never have known about this place but our son who lives in Newquay always gets his takeaways from here. We opted for the sit down menu and were delighted by the friendly staff, the fast service, the quantity and quality of the food....More

1  Thank petersA5889RC
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Following a sign from the street indicating this restaurant was up some stairs, I almost changed my mind. The unwelcoming staircase and decor should not put you off though. The warm welcome we received as well as the outstanding service more than made up for...More

1  Thank GlobeyWales
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We loved our food and the portions were fantastic and not too expensive either. The presentation was gorgeous and I loved the authentic Chinese experience. The stairwell is a little dated and could be off putting to some and the drinks tasted bottled (we had...More

1  Thank chhowgego
Reviewed 30 September 2017

lovely meal out with wife, can not fault the food which would be a 4 star, but this restaurant seriously needs up dating

Thank harvey m
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We were not put off by the shabby appearance of this restaurant and the quality of the food speaks for itself. Great variety of dishes all freshly cooked, piping hot and generous portions. You are well looked after with good service. Worth a visit if...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Decided to come here as we have in the past and always enjoyed it as we did this time. However, one of the sauces we ordered was more like jelly which the kids didn't really enjoy and my husband found a piece of hard plastic...More

1  Thank nessaxx
Reviewed 18 September 2017

A very dated but quaint restaurant but the meals were well worth it we were very surprised by the portions you got value for money and so tasty

1  Thank Debra S
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Questions & Answers
steve h
8 September 2016|
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Response from JDLBEBMB | Reviewed this property |
I don't they deliver, I think they put it in a taxi for you at your cost?!
Mick G
11 January 2016|
Response from Heather S | Reviewed this property |
This was the best one that we tried and haven't bothered looking for another as a result.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-30 East Street, Newquay TR7 1BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
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