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Shang Hai Inn

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40101 Monterey Ave, Ste A3, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-3261
+1 760-568-5812
11:30 - 21:30
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275 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have driven by this place thousands of times. We went with friends that have been here before. It looks like a typical Chinese restaurant. The service was great. My friend loves the lychee martinis - not my favorite but he had two. We did the family dinner for four. It included apps, soup and 4 entrees. The entrees were... More 

Thank DonandMaro
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We ordered a meal for takeout. It was done when they said it would be and the staff were friendly. The crispy duck was good and at a great price, and I enjoyed the orange peel beef and the pan fried dumplings. The cashew chicken was a little bland. Nothing spectacular, but a nice place to get Chinese food and... More 

Thank Ellie K
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411 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Went on friends advice and was pleasantly surprise and the clean friendly facility that we found! Decor was perfect for the name! Enjoyed the special with shrimp!

Thank Dick292
Oxnard, California
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162 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

The restaurant was quiet while we were there, so we benefited by getting very good service. We ordered the spicy chicken salad which our waitress councilled us against, so we just ordered a regular chicken salad which was very good. My husband had the pad thai and I had chicken noodles - neither had much taste to them, and also... More 

Thank Anna B
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147 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I wanted Shanghai noodles but what we ordered was very good. It is a Cantonese style food. What I had was very good with prawn and fish. Not overly salted which was nice. My husband had beef lomain which was good. Very generous. Lots of diners. Staff was great. In sure you will be happy if you go.

Thank Candice S
Palm Desert, California
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176 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I Live very close by, I have gotten (not the best) take out from here, decided to eat in this time hoping it would be fresher..It was!! So now we will only dine in, wonderful, friendly service, fresh food, cant wait to go back!

Thank Newlifenotinoz
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

it s a nice little restaurant in a strip mall setting.. it was quiet , it s summer here, so not many people around.. i like that.. great service.. food was very good.. i got shrimp and scallops in garlic sauce , with white rice.. sauce was excellent and the seafood was fresh.. Also had a nice tall cold beer..... More 

Thank Tom K
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This is our favorite oriental restaurant the portions are large three entrees for four people was perfect. I had the mogoninia beef and the beef was so tender. Will return when in the area and would recommend. located in a shopping strip center.

1 Thank GrandDan1
New York City, New York
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445 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

So I wasn't blown away by the food or the place (a little drab and uninteresting) but I would go back for a decent Chinese meal - there are not many available in the desert. We had the orange peel chicken, very good; the crispy duck, ok but chewy; and a shrimp dish with a bit too heavy sauce, I'd... More 

1 Thank William B
Albert Lea, Minnesota, United States
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is a nice little Chinese restaurant that we thought was pretty good. Had the sesame beef and my wife had the sesame chicken. I didn't realize that these particular orders didn't come with veggies just white rice, but it was still really good. Service and staff are very pleasant and accommodating.

1 Thank MrHappyTravels

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40101 Monterey Ave, Ste A3, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-3261
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Rancho Mirage
  • Phone Number: +1 760-568-5812

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