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Shang-hai Chinese Restaurant

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2935 Pat Booker Rd, Universal City, TX 78148-2748
+1 210-658-5828
Today
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

At Shang-hai the service and the food would only be excellent without the sauce. It is the sauces that set this restaurant apart as the best in the San Antonio area. There sweet and sour sauce, their szechuan sauce, and the sauce on their egg foo-young are as good as you'll find anywhere in the area. Their sesame sauce is... More 

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Thank The_Baron_von_Gold
San Antonio, Texas
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203 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I ordered a Tsingtao beer, and the duck and mushrooms. The rangoons are the best I've ever had. They were nice and crispy, but not overdone. The sweet and sour chicken was great, as was the duck. The egg drop soup was fantastic. I can truly say, this is the BEST non-buffet Chinese restaurant I've ever eaten at. Will DEFINITELY... More 

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Thank David T
San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I have been going here for a long time and I have never had any problem with the food or service. They are about the only chinese restaurant in Universal City that makes dishes with duck anymore.I try to go here once in awhile when time permits like on the weekend and I go see a movie. I had the... More 

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Thank 67hollydolly
San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

We have been going here for a very long time. Never had bad service or bad food. Price is very affordable.

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Thank Tommy K
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

In the Fargo area I personally think that the Shang Hai has the best Chinese food you can get! The price is always comparable to any other Chinese place. The food is always great, never greasy, and they deliver too!

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Thank Darin L
San Antonio, Texas
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

They have a great menu with many choices. We had the lemon chicken and Szechuan shrimp dinners. The soups were good. The sweet and sour soup was excellent with the just right amount of heat and sweet. My wife's lemon chicken provided enough for her lunch tomorrow. The Szechuan shrimp had the right amount of heat and tang with the... More 

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Thank ChinaPete65
San Antonio
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

This is truly a delightful place. The ambiance is extraordinary, the service is impeccable, and we both love the egg drop soup. We had really good egg rolls and the kung pao chicken was outstanding. We LOVE this place.

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1 Thank hoopdog210
Schertz, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Good restaurant. Meals were good, price was good. Service all good. Have had several dishes here. All were very good quality.

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San Antonio
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

We love this place and have for years...Our family's choice for excellent local Chinese food. Super service and terrific food at a good price.

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San Antonio
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

We really like the Chinese food here. It is one of our favorite lunch stops. We have been enjoying their food for over 15 years. It is in a little strip mall and the atmosphere is just OK. The service however, more than makes up for it. I love the egg rolls and the fried rice is really good too.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2935 Pat Booker Rd, Universal City, TX 78148-2748
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Universal City
  • Phone Number: +1 210-658-5828

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