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Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

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3433 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
+1 919-383-5700
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found this restaurant during a trip to the Hospital in Durham. We had the the Shrimp with Lobster sauce and Shrimp Egg Foo Young entrees. We both tried the fried rice thta came with the Egg Foo Young, it have very, very little egg in it and nothing else and it was too salty. We would eat here again,... More 

Thank drillrm
Daejeon, South Korea
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family was looking for a restaurant to have dinner together, but we did not decide at all. So I surfed Tripadvisor and found this restaurant. We ordered more than 5 entries. The taste was good and nice. We are planning to go there tomorrow evening.

Thank Hyonho B
Inlet, New York
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hot and sour soup was silky. Plenty of pork and tofu. I did not see mushrooms The shrimp with a black bean and paper sauce was generous and nicely prepared. A good portion of broccoli. It is easy to understand that this has been a go-to restaurant.

Thank Harry R
Rougemont, North Carolina
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate at Shanghai Restaurant today for lunch; not my first time visit. Food is very good. I had the $8.10 lunch special: shrimp, broccoli, brown rice, egg drop soup, hot tea. All was great. Service is quick.

Thank ViajeMujer
Lima, Peru
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145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is one of our favorite places for lunch- hot tea, soup or egg roll, fried wontons, and a meal for a great deal! Most of the time all this food lasts me for two meals, which is even better...their leftovers a just as good as they were fresh! Highly recommend Shanghai for couples, coworkers, families, who want traditional American... More 

Thank Meredith S
Brooklyn, New York
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

A New York style Chinese restaurant here in Durham. The food choices are varied, the tastes are excellent, the portions are not small. As far as we are concerned, there is no longer a need to search for an excellent Chinese restaurant, it has been found. Enjoy the experience !

Thank C S
Durham, North Carolina
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213 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is my new Go-To for Chinese! My husband and I rolled in to Shanghai around 2pm on a dreary Friday afternoon to find the restaurant pleasantly busy. They close lunch down at 2:30 so ordinarily I’d hesitate going in so late but we were greeted and seated with a smile. The atmosphere is pretty nice. We were seated in... More 

Thank Dgtl1
Durham, North Carolina
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113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This review of the Shanghai restaurant in Durham North Carolina is based upon two take out visits to the restaurant. Both times the orders were prepared correctly and there is a nice bench waiting area inside the front door where you can comfortably sit and wait on your order pickup. The restaurant is well appointed inside and was very busy... More 

Thank Gary C
Durham, North Carolina
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Consistently one of the best Chinese restaurants in the area. I have been eating here for many years, and the food is always excellent. You cannot go wrong with any of the items on the extensive menu. Customer service is always truly outstanding in this family run restaurant. The atmosphere is casual but quite nice. All around, an excellent choice... More 

Thank cheif002
Hillsborough NC, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I love Chinese food and I love eating at Shanghai Chinese Restaurant. I have been a customer for a long time and the food is always excellent not matter what dish you choose. To me, it is one of the top 2 Chinese restaurants in the Triangle. I particularly like the hot and sour soup, Hunan Beef, Sweet and Sour... More 

Thank 882rickyw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3433 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-383-5700
Shanghai Chinese Restaurant has been in operation since the early 1980s and is currently owned by the Wong family. Chef Ah Lack Wong and his staff serves Durham not only the typical American Chinese dishes, but also the traditional Cantonese delicacies one may find in Hong Kong or mainland China. So come and enjoy a authentic meal at Shanghai located right beside Kroger in a shopping center on Hillsborough road in Durham, North Carolina.

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