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Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

3433 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-3008
+1 919-383-5700
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“egg rolls” (8 reviews)
“soup” (8 reviews)
“orange beef” (3 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
3433 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-3008
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

This is my second time visiting this restaurant as I love it so much. It is not like other Chinese restaurant where they serve cheap and salty food as this place serve authentic Cantonese food! This place is highly recommended.

Thank PK H
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Don't be put off by this minimall location; when you pass through the doors, its all good. Family-run by caring people, you can eat in comfort in very nice Chinese decor, or you can carry out; either way, its a pleasant experience and great food!

Thank Bluedogsdaddy
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Since we have to visit Durham often from Myrtle Beach, we love to visit Shanghai Chinese Restaurant. The food is ALWAYS fresh and delicious and the menu has quite a selection of Mandarin and Cantonese dishes. This past visit, however, we experienced a wonderful waiter...More

Thank jimmyb0y1937
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We found this hidden gem in a strip mall just by Googling. Best rice noodles (chow fun)!!!! Generous portions.

Thank jorn09
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for good Chinese food in Durham, this is the place. We ate here several times and also ordered takeaway (call and food is ready 10 to 15 mins later). The name Shanghai is misleading. The food is not Shanghainese, as far...More

Thank Ks T
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Nice place in a strip mall next to Krogers. Plenty of parking. Popular lunch spot. Second visit. Good menu. I had the sweet and sour chicken, crispy and tasty. Lunch comes with entree, soup or egg roll and rice. Hot tea pot full of tea...More

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Ordered takeout and it was delicious, orange chicken is my favorite. These folks do a good job with everything.

Thank fieldops
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Some of my co-workers and I eat here several times a year. It's a favorite on our list of local restaurants with good food, good service, and good prices. Sometimes I go on my own, too. My go-to dish is the Cashew Chicken. I recently...More

Thank dukefan86
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in this restaurant hoping for a buffet. Unfortunately, it was a sit down meal. The menu was a little confusing, but finally figured it out. The food was good, and the price reasonable.

Thank PamlicoPam
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We used to live in Durham, and Shanghai was our go-to Chinese restaurant. Even though we don't live there anymore, we visit frequently, and we always try to include a visit to Shanghai because, honestly, the food is consistently outstanding and we miss it! We've...More

Thank dlgfabric
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13 November 2017|
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Response from Ks T | Reviewed this property |
Their website says you can order via GrubHub, which I believe is a food delivery service.
colin p
25 June 2016|
Response from agwong90 | Property representative |
Sunday: 12pm-2:30pm 5pm-9:30pm Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-2:30pm 5pm-9:30pm Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-2:30pm 5pm-10pm Average price per person is about $10-$15
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3433 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-3008
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-383-5700
Shanghai Chinese Restaurant has been in operation since the early 1980s and is currently owned by the Wong family. Chef Ah Lack Wong and his staff serves Durham not only the typical American Chinese dishes, but also the traditional Cantonese delicacies one may find in Hong Kong or mainland China. So come and enjoy a authentic meal at Shanghai located right beside Kroger in a shopping center on Hillsborough road in Durham, North Carolina.
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