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“A return to the 1960s”
Review of Shanghai 456

Shanghai 456
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Ranked #1,084 of 2,639 Restaurants in Edmonton
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Eating at the Shanghai 456 is like returning to a Chinese restaurant of the 1960s. The decor is old and needs freshening. The small restaurant was 3/4s full of older -likely retired - Chinese men. The cuisine is Cantonese, more like home cooking than most restaurants. The staff were friendly and attentive. There was one elderly couple with (likely) grand kids that were well looked after.

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Thank J998KOdavidm
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

Most "Chinese" food available in this country is just that: food of mixed ethnicity requiring air quotes to do it justice. That doesn't make it bad, just not particularly Chinese. Shanghai 456, while still offering some of the fried dishes white folks like me know and love, is geared to a much more honest experience of Chinese, and specifically Shanghai, food. The core of the menu are dim sum items, with a wide selection of dumplings. This may also be the only place in Edmonton to get Xiao Long Bao - soup dumplings. The menu is rounded out by a variety of other dishes that are hard to find at many other Chinese restaurants, including Dan Dan Noodles.

1  Thank Scott D
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

Very impressive, this place has been around for years and recently opened up in a semi industrial area of the city, it is the ONLY place my wife will eat Chinese food, great dumplings, try the braised eggplant..surprisingly fantastic......we recently tried their fried chicken and i have to say EXCELLENT..the way it should be.....the prices are extremely reasonable as well!!!

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1  Thank bubbasezso
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Reviewed August 6, 2016

Best XLB in Edmonton hands down. All the other dishes I've tried have also been delicious, Shanghai Noodles, various dim sum offerings, pork belly, soups, etc. Great value and pretty friendly service. What keeps me coming back and motivates me to drive across the city is the XLB!

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Thank maycuan
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Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is a small family run restaurant.
it used to be in downtown by the municipal airport which was very hard to find
The pot sticker is one of the best dishes with crispy burnt bottom
The fried bun(served with carnation milk) on the side dish is also my favorite
the xiao long pao can be picked up by chopsticks at the tip,without spillage of any inside contents..
We went there for diner today,and one of the best dish was the duck(fried) not very oily,a little bit on the salty side.It goes along with white buns which evens out the salty taste in your palate
The restaurant is very steady with lots of chinese customers
Good food!!

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Thank Allan & Amy T
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