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Shanghai Classic

Northwest Calgary
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3-8282 Centre St NE, Calgary, Alberta T3K 2X4, Canada
295-1323
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Calgary, Canada
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126 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Ten years after moving from Vancouver, three moves in the NW and Shanghai Classic is still our Go To take out restaurant. No others have compared well to their authenticity and consistency. Not innovative but if you want solid, old school, authentic Chinese (Cantonese) food, can't go wrong here.

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Thank FunkyWanderer
Cochrane, Canada
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365 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Good Chinese food! Tasty, fresh, hot and yummy! Fast and excellent service! Conducive to a large group with fun "lazy Susan" tables!

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Thank Mark D
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

Ordered the dinner for two takeout . Well packaged and still warm 10 minutes later. Taste on all dishes was nothing to write home about. Not bad, but not the best I've had.

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Thank Don N
Alberta, Canada
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124 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015 via mobile

There are so busy at dinner times the food was really delicious and table was clean. Just there are too busy and doesn't have enough workers working at rush hours. But it's worth your time.

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Thank SwanMotoneer_AB
Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Ok so I never pay the delivery driver tips and the Chinese man rudely said 'next time DO NOT ASK ME TO DELIVER ANYTHING, U GO PICK UP YOURSELF' (and yes this is for real, he clearly said that). The price is already increased when you order a delivery anyways and he got pay hourly by the restaurant. You get... More 

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1 Thank misstasty2014
Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

We live in the neighbourhood and the Shanghai Classic is our favourite for Chinese food in Calgary. We dine there at least once a month and have never been disappointed. If you plan to go there for dinner, we highly recommend reservations; otherwise you'll likely have to wait a bit for a table. This restaurant is also a favourite for... More 

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1 Thank gustuma
Los Angeles, CA
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395 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

Delicious meal of steamed chicken with ginger sauce, shrimp with long green beans, seafood fried in batter, snow peas vine tips, and wonderful soup of tofu, mushrooms, shrimp. Large servings enough for 6 with left overs for a meal for 2 the next day.

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1 Thank DeborahandAndy
Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

Shanghai Classic is our favourite Chinese restaurant in Calgary. It offers a good selection of Cantonese-type Chinese food, with a sprinkling of spicier dishes. The kids love the sweet-and sour dishes, while my wife loves the hot-and-sour soup and the eggplant dishes. I tried the Palace-style chicken on our last visit, which was not as hot as I had expected,... More 

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2 Thank Joachim S
Calgary, Canada
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121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

I believe Chinese restaurants are often hit and miss, and I have been to many bad ones in the Calgary area. However, I have been going to this one for ten years, and it always serves up the best Chinese food I've ever had. None of the other Chinese restaurants I've eaten at have even come close to the food... More 

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Port Dover, Canada
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

This was my 3rd time eating at this restaurant since July 2012 and each time we found the food delicious but the service slow. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone with the proviso that you allow yourself plenty of time to wait for the food and enjoy it when it comes. It is very fresh so that might be... More 

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-8282 Centre St NE, Calgary, Alberta T3K 2X4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northwest Calgary
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Calgary
  • Phone Number: 295-1323

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