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Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

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Curry Street, East London, South Africa
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Kitwe, Zambia
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Shanghai in my opinion make the best sushi in East London. It is our tradition when we arrive back home to go for their sushi.

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Thank mickyz2017
East London, South Africa
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We ordered sushi from the Shanghai well in advance to make sure we got the right sushi, on collection, no tuna was available, no wanton soup, the sushi was pretty much a confused mess...the only redeeming factor to the take away was that the salmon was fresh. The owner still wanted to charge for the tuna and the wanton soup... More 

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Thank VPVerwey
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Sushi rice cooked to perfection... Sushi rolled professionally to provide some of the best tasting Sushi around... Highly recommended Did not try other dishes but looked good with lots of Chinese food options!

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Thank Jason M
East London, South Africa
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Tastebuds got a yen (or yuan) for the delights of the Orient? Does the sound of crispy salmon sushi or sizzling Shanghai steak, dripping with hot sticky sauce make you salivate? Does the super-stressed you long for a break from the rat race in a cool and inviting crisp white and green oasis where you can sip (or glug down)... More 

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Thank Tish H
East London
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We visit here often. Best sushi in town in a bright, trendy atmosphere. Waitrons sometimes a bit slow. But otherwise one of our favorite places to eat!

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Thank Laura W
East London, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Delicious eastern food offered from sushi to authentic chinese food. Its romantic, its classy and the service is great.

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Thank Jessie7115
East London, South Africa
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

No better place to go for a sushi meal after a long time away from home. Lovely fresh and beautifully presented. Its the place for me to eat sushi in East London.

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Thank VPVerwey
East London
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I've always had good service and food from this restaurant. The only drawback is their take-away is from the same entrance and there is always a blockage at the door. I would suggest that they should have a separate place for take-away food. The restaurant can get quite noisy. We prefer the only round table in the restaurant when we... More 

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Thank dihawks
East London, South Africa
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

If you are a sushi lover this is the best place in East London to eat sushi, fresh beautiful fish, and there are quiet a few dishes that are quite extraordinary on the menu. Also a great selection of wines.

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Thank VPVerwey
East London, South Africa
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We had lunch at the Shanghai chinese restaurant in beacon bay next to Spargs the parking was safe and great. This restaurant and the food was really great and very tasty the sushi was also very good the restaurant is clean and the service is good the wait is a bit long but thats because the food is made fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$87
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Curry Street, East London, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  East London

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?