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Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

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3433 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
+1 919-383-5700
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Lima, Peru
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145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite places for lunch- hot tea, soup or egg roll, fried wontons, and a meal for a great deal! Most of the time all this food lasts me for two meals, which is even better...their leftovers a just as good as they were fresh! Highly recommend Shanghai for couples, coworkers, families, who want traditional American... More 

Thank Meredith S
Brooklyn, New York
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

A New York style Chinese restaurant here in Durham. The food choices are varied, the tastes are excellent, the portions are not small. As far as we are concerned, there is no longer a need to search for an excellent Chinese restaurant, it has been found. Enjoy the experience !

Thank C S
Durham, North Carolina
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213 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is my new Go-To for Chinese! My husband and I rolled in to Shanghai around 2pm on a dreary Friday afternoon to find the restaurant pleasantly busy. They close lunch down at 2:30 so ordinarily I’d hesitate going in so late but we were greeted and seated with a smile. The atmosphere is pretty nice. We were seated in... More 

Thank Dgtl1
Durham, North Carolina
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This review of the Shanghai restaurant in Durham North Carolina is based upon two take out visits to the restaurant. Both times the orders were prepared correctly and there is a nice bench waiting area inside the front door where you can comfortably sit and wait on your order pickup. The restaurant is well appointed inside and was very busy... More 

Thank Gary C
Durham, North Carolina
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Consistently one of the best Chinese restaurants in the area. I have been eating here for many years, and the food is always excellent. You cannot go wrong with any of the items on the extensive menu. Customer service is always truly outstanding in this family run restaurant. The atmosphere is casual but quite nice. All around, an excellent choice... More 

Thank cheif002
Hillsborough NC, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I love Chinese food and I love eating at Shanghai Chinese Restaurant. I have been a customer for a long time and the food is always excellent not matter what dish you choose. To me, it is one of the top 2 Chinese restaurants in the Triangle. I particularly like the hot and sour soup, Hunan Beef, Sweet and Sour... More 

Thank 882rickyw
Cary, North Carolina
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Ate here for a lunch meeting and rhe place was packed! Even with standing room only the service was timely and attentive. Food was typical Chinese, nothing memorable but no complaints. We will be back again.

Thank Brian G
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Lilly was absolutely wonderful on the phone and face to face as she welcomed guests to the restaurant. The ambiance and lighting was warm and very appropriate for business, couples, families, any group configuration you can think of. The food tasted wonderful, clean, healthy with a number of "heat" levels to choose from for both spicy and non-spicy partakers. I... More 

Thank Tamara T
Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

As locals we eat here often. The menu is great, the portions are large (even the combinations), Owner and staff efficient and courteous and the value for money second to none. We have been to much higher priced Chinese restaurants in Durham and elsewhere where the food is good, but the prices are much higher and the service not so... More 

Thank BaldEagle44
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Every dish I've tried has been great. Also vegetables are cut fresh daily & sauteed with delicate flavorful sauces some with a hint of fresh ginger.

Thank karenloveslife

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Chinese, Asian
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3433 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?