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651 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5K3, Canada
+1 613-233-4001
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun 16:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 16:30 - 01:00
Sat 16:30 - 02:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We ordered from here several months ago for a family function. We felt it was a huge disappointment. Food was lack luster and blah

Thank Everhale
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Dinner here is great (the spicy chicken in peanut sauce is all I will eat now, it's the best) and so is the karaoke with China Doll. The staff are lovely and so is the delivery guy.

Thank City_Mausie
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

we (our family) ordered 180.00 dollars of food for my fathers 80th birthday when it came we opened up everything and put it out for everyone to help them selves .egg rolls looked like they had been re-fried and overcooked burnt ,5 of the dishes all tasted the same the sauce was thick like paste the spring rolls were also... More 

Thank Robert H
Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had no idea about the Saturday night karaoke when we went to the Shanghai, so it was a revelation. The food is okay, but it's more a place to enjoy the scene. On karaoke nights, China Doll (a fabulous local drag queen) leads the fun. My companions and I had no idea about karaoke night and were mystified by... More 

Thank SheilaK01
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Went for a night of dinner, drinks and Karaoke. The food was so good, we ordered five dishes among us and sampled them all (4 of them vegetarian). They were all delicious and flavourful. The Karaoke was also a lot of fun. China doll makes a wonderful host.

Thank SZellerer
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I love my Karaoke and after reading about this place on a blog had to swing by for Saturday Night Karaoke with China Doll. Although it did not start promptly, the evening was so much fun that it didn't matter to me. The place was packed, hoping, and everyone was having a great time. We enjoyed food, drink, song and... More 

Thank TedMitchell
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180 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed an early dinner at Shanghai so we didn't get to the karaoke or the drag show. The drinks and our server were great. Atmosphere is not classic but lots of fun. The food was variable. Some dishes were spot on but others were just ok. Nothing that was bad as some previous reviews have suggested. However I would... More 

Thank yournamehereCanada
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

The thing is, I have had plenty of good meals here but the dishes are not always prepared the same. I've ordered dishes on one visit and loved it, the next time it was like a totally different dish and didn't like it all that much. Very odd to have dishes be so drastically different on each visit.

Thank Craig A
Richmond, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Went for karaoke special night with Suzart Productions. While we didn't eat, I enjoyed watching the other patrons. I was amazed by the professional server/bar keep John. I have never experienced someone so perfect at his job. No one seemed to be kept waiting, and John just smiled happily servicing.

Thank sim697
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

The food here is just OK. Not crazy good but totally edible. China doll is a riot and Grasshopper and the other server are just lovely. I would say though that China Doll's show is not super family friendly so consider leaving the kids at home if it is a late dinner. Not only is the atmosphere and decor supe... More 

Thank Claire T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 651 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5K3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-233-4001
Website domain appears to have expired. Try their myspace page to get in contact: http://www.myspace.com/shanghai_restaurant

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