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Shanghai Mama's

$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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216 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3204
+1 513-241-7777
11:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 16:00 - 03:00
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Newport, Kentucky
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From what my colleague said, it used to be an amazing place but since their last chef left, it has reduced from amazing to good. From my experience, I would still rate it in "very good" category. Food: I've been here twice and ordered some noodles, the first time, that I don't remember which one exactly along with veggie spring... More 

Thank Jay M
Cincinnati, United States
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you like Chinese food I highly recommend this place. The food is delicious and the service is quick. You stand in line and order your food then they bring it to your table. The egg rolls are awesome too. Great fast lunch choice for anyone in the downtown area.

Thank Denise V
Cincinnati, Ohio
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593 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I love the Friday and Saturday hours - you can get a delicious sit-down meal until 3am!! I am always satisfied here, and the service is terrific.

Thank explorepossibilities
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Cincinnati and a bartender suggested this place to us since their place wasn't serving food anymore. We weren't expecting much from a "late night Chinese place" but this place was amazing and very reasonable! It is packed after midnight! We went 2 nights in a row!

Thank SouthFLTravelCouple
Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

This was the one place I would crave to go to when I waited Asian food. The dishes were plentiful and full of flavor. You could never eat more than half. We just went last week and now the servings are a lot smaller and someone has changed up the flavors. I heard there were new owners so perhaps this... More 

Thank Kaleidoscope55
Cookeville, Tennessee
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

A buddy and I were in Cincinnati for a concert and some baseball and had the recommendation to go here for late night food. We were so glad we decided to go. The food was awesome and it was a fun atmosphere. Definitely a must!

Thank VOLSatty
West Chester, Ohio
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I worked downtown for years and would frequent Shanghai Mamas many times for lunch each week. The lunch portions and prices were great. I judge all my 'chinese' food by PORK FRIED RICE. Shanghai Mamas has the best I have ever had. Probably the reason I keep coming back. When I make it downtown these days I try to carry... More 

Thank madjen2
Greater Cincinnati
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

What can I say, I wanted to love this place. It appears to have all the right elements...interesting menu, central location, late night hours, cool vibe...but I was sooo disappointed every time I have eaten here. After the first bad experience, I was willing to give it another try but the last visit was even worse than the first. OK,... More 

Thank Sherry J
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Let me start off by saying their sweet and sour soup was great but the rice with vegetable we had ordered gave my mom, grandmother and I a stomachache after eating it. The rice must not have been fresh. This is my second time eating here and I was worried it would be bad again and unfortunately it did happen.... More 

Thank Ekaterina K
Saint Louis, Missouri
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

My friends brought me here because they've always loved it. But it's apparently undergone some changes since the last time they were here. We went on a Thursday, around 5pm. There were no other patrons when we walked in, and it took a couple of minutes for a worker to appear. We were seated and our drink orders were taken.... More 

Thank annetteangel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3204
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-241-7777

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