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Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

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265 Bong Bong St, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 16:30 - 21:30
Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Surry Hills
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A great meal in a traditional Aussie country town Chinese restaurant. Wish we had one like it in Sydney. Will be back.

Thank 2010stu
Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

A group of four of us went here for a fabulous Chinese food luncheon. The menu choice was vast and the food was delicious and presented well. Main courses all came to the table together. The ambience was very Chinese and presented well.

Thank Figjam911
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Visiting Bowral ordered takeaway to repay hospitality to host. Ordered 3 meals including prawns with cashews, scallops with ginger and combi fried rice. All 3 dishes were inedible. Tasteless vegetables, tasteless sauces, rice sticky and lacking in flavour. These dishes were expensive by world standards and I have eaten in every continent. 53.00 for an inedible meal is over the... More 

1 Thank Ktee69
Mittagong, Australia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This well established Chinese Restaurant is in the Main Street of Bowral. Always busy with lots of regular customers. Great choice of meals and well catered for groups

1 Thank Judi172015
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Visiting Dad from up North and decided on Chinese. This would honestly have to be the worst Chinese I have had in 30 years. It reminded me of that food you used to get from those old Chinese All you Can Eat buffets, where the food sat there for days getting soggy. It was indeed soggy, tasteless and a waste... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sydney, Australia
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136 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

A typical country Chinese restaurant with the normal extensive menu that is of good quality. We had take-out and that was produced and delivered on-time.

1 Thank Brian H
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We phoned to order take away food after a recommendation from friends. The food was ready really quickly (approx 15 mins) following our order - which was taken by very friendly efficient staff. Our meal was great - the food was delicious (although the honey king prawns were a little disappointing) and the servings generous. We'll be ordering from here... More 

Thank Martin K
Bowral, Australia
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33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

We have been going to the Shanghai Chinese for many years whenever we are in Bowral. There is a great atmosphere, the staff are friendly and the menu is to die for. Speaking of which, the chilli salt prawns are the greatest and I really do not understand Robin W's comment about tasteless. There are a great variety of dishes... More 

Thank fijimad
Margate, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Great food in this family-run business. The portions are generous and the service good. There is a nice interior too, especially the ceiling.

Thank Royden S
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We visited the Shanghai Chinese Restaurant over the Easter brake and found a lovely gem of a place with great service and the cuisine was fantastic. We both admired the traditional Chinese decor, amassing. So if you are looking for some Chinese food I would recommend this place. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Wayne L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 265 Bong Bong St, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Southern Highlands  >  Bowral

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