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New Shanghai Restaurant

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21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111-1903
+1 617-338-6688
Today
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Boston, Ma
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199 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I have been here many times. It seems that I come here every month. But, I know it's not that often. Tonight we splurged. We had Szechuan Crab, Ma Po Tofu, spinach pie for an appetizer and sticky rice cake for dessert. What a wonderful meal. They make the crab like no other place in Boston, I love every morsel.... More 

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Thank HalzBoston_Ma
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I've been eating at Shanghai for 30+ years and it's never let me down. The food is excellent and the service also very good. On Christmas Day 2016, we were greeted by friendly waiter with a sense of humor. Food arrived fast and was top-notch. Only the wonton soup was slightly disappointing (lacking much flavor). House fried rice is as... More 

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Thank Jay M
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

When you got into China town in Boston it doesn't fill you with confidence for a great restaurant but we really liked this one. The service was excellent and the food was too.

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Thank LizGraham2014
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

New Shanghai was recommended by our concierge. Based on his recommendation, I checked the restaurant out on the internet. The reviews were very mixed and somewhat confusing. We decided to check out the many restaurants in Chinatown and determine where to eat. It was Tuesday night and none of the places we looked were very busy, so we decided to... More 

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Thank william S
Astoria, New York
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533 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We were wondering around Chinatown in Boston looking for a seafood restaurant and stumbled across this restaurant which was surprisingly not full. We all ordered a variety of dishes and I ordered a sauteed lamb dish. I had never eaten lamb in a Chinese restaurant before. After negotiating with the waiter or should I say interpreting the dishes and what... More 

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Thank neil102
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

The prices they charge are higher than labeled in the menu. When asking, they said they have recently changed price. But if so, why not updating the menu? Some other time they charge the 18% tips without telling me, and only later I found about double-tip. It happens a few times and I do not like being cheated at all.

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1 Thank MLmc2
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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549 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

A little dated in decor but good food. We had the Ginger Lobster and Clams and Sweet and Sour Pork. All were good. Don't bother asking for the wine list as it is pretty dire. All together a nice dinner and vibrant environment.

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Thank Doug G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in authentic spicy Sichuan cuisine, don't bother going to the other two so called "highly ranked" restaurants with "Sichuan" in the name. I tried all and this is the only one that's close to what you'll find in China. I ordered Couple's Beef and Fish in Boiling Spicy Broth. Trust me, I am a foodie from... More 

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1 Thank Yan A
Boston, Massachusetts
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152 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Had a quick lunch here before an afternoon show last Sunday. Food was well prepared with fresh ingredients. The place is very clean. Staff was friendly too! Many Chinese -including families - were enjoying their meal as well. Definitely good!

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Thank Shiraz-2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Nice place with fast service and authentic Chinese cuisine. Went there with a party of nine. Salt and pepper prawns really nice, beef Shezuan nice spicy sauce, tender beef. Price very economic :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111-1903
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-338-6688

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

Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
A small area rich in Chinese cultural influences, visit Boston’s Chinatown for some great Asian cuisine and small, authentic bakeries. Enter through the iconic Chinatown gate and stroll down Beach, Tyler, and Kneeland streets to explore the compact area. Rest your feet from walking and grab a bite at one of the many restaurants around Chinatown. From traditional Chinese to Vietnamese to Malaysian, there is a wide range of Asian food available, within easy access of South Station. At night, Chinatown becomes a late night food destination after the bars close.
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