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Big Shanghai

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6 E 7 Rua do Municipio, Albufeira 8200-161, Portugal
+351 289 585 044
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Food wasn't horrible but certainly nothing to write home about. Came out disturbingly quick after we ordered.. Much less than 10 minutes. Sauce was totally tasteless, both our dishes were very plain. Different member of staff every time they came to the table, left us waiting outside becuase they'd forgot to ring a taxi for us. Could've ordered a better... More 

Thank RJ3991
Leitrim, Ireland
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated close to our hotel we visited here on a Friday night and the place was packed. After a wait of about 10 minutes we got a table.the menu was extensive and we decided on a set menu.all the food was really good and portions generous. Despite being extremely busy service was friendly and efficient. Overall very enjoyable. We had... More 

Thank NoelnGeraldine
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited this restaurant on the reviews from trip advisor and from the review of people staying in our hotel. We arrived and the restaurant was busy with large groups as well a smaller groups and couples. We were quickly shown to a table (we had not booked) and brought menus. The waiter came over quickly to take our order... More 

Thank Damion G
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Having made arrangements to go on the sunday evening we looked at the menu there was something for everyone.The restaurant was full of people of all age groups.Great value for money,would definately recommend a visit

Thank et19632016
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We went across to the Restaurant as it was next to our hotel Ondamar. Very convenient. It was rather busy when we got there but we got seated no problem. Food didn't take too long. Service was good. I read a review about their fried Icecream. So I had to try it. It was yum. Not overly priced. Starters start... More 

Thank Linda D
Newry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very nice restaurant, we wer just passing by and i stopped to read menu and we didnt go any further!!! The food was lovely and we didnt have long to wait. ...the staff could have been a bit friendlier...they seemed to be under pressure. I dont normally eat chinese but this was lovely and very reasonable. It seems a very... More 

Thank Greenfield7
Kent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This restaurant was close to where we stayed and we were enticed by the outside appearance of the restaurant and the varied menu. It was reall busy and we were lucky to get a table even though it was only 7pm. I was surprised to see a large TV showing the football as this did detract from the pleasant interior.... More 

Thank Jo M
Widdington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

we were hoping for a nice change in taste so decided to go to this restaurant because it looked really nice (mistake)! The service was erratic even though there was hardly anyone in there (early diners). The duck was unremarkable. Our main courses were so thick with gloop we could carve it. It was tasteless and my husband has Singapore... More 

Thank Gill F
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Nice choice of food good service friendly staff very tasty and well priced 31euro for 1 starter 2 mains 2 sides half bottle of wine and a beer would go again

Thank D2376SYpaule
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The outside and decor are amazing and will entice you in, but things change when you order your food, staff were not bothered and not interested when ordering food, soup and prawn crackers were nice, but main dishes were tasteless and greasy, I ordered chicken and my wife beef, but not sure if that's what what we received as didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$16
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 E 7 Rua do Municipio, Albufeira 8200-161, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 585 044

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