Grand Shanghai Restaurant

★★★★☆
Authentic Chinese Cuisine
44.94 -93.1562
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651-698-1901

1328 Grand Ave

Saint Paul, MN

55105

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I finally found a restaurant that is similar to the one back home! The waitress was very friendly the amount of food was great and the food itself was just mouth watering, literally! me and a group of my friends were starving that day and we didn't realize how much food we really ordered! but it was gooooood.

5
★★★★★

I finally found a restaurant that is similar to the one back home! The waitress was very friendly the amount of food was great and the food itself was just mouth watering, literally! me and a group of my friends were starving that day and we didn't realize how much food we really ordered! but it was gooooood.

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Amazing food. Big portions though. Very flavorful without being too overpowering. I recommend the Egg Drop Soup... so good!!!

5
★★★★★

Amazing food. Big portions though. Very flavorful without being too overpowering. I recommend the Egg Drop Soup... so good!!!

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Pretty good Chinese food. Almost compares to east coast Chinese! Big portions, very quick service!

5
★★★★★

Pretty good Chinese food. Almost compares to east coast Chinese! Big portions, very quick service!

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I want some of that food again soooo bad. It is soooo yummy. Can't u deliver to New Ulm? lol

5
★★★★★

I want some of that food again soooo bad. It is soooo yummy. Can't u deliver to New Ulm? lol

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Five stars for what this place does well.I have never had better peking duck than what I have been served here. It is available in one, two, or the full three courses. They have other food here as well apart from the usual American popular Chinese "junk food." They are kings of the bamboo steamer. If you come in here and have some dumplings, pork bao, and the duck with a couple of friends, you'll see why I gave them five stars.

5
★★★★★

Five stars for what this place does well.I have never had better peking duck than what I have been served here. It is available in one, two, or the full three courses. They have other food here as well apart from the usual American popular Chinese "junk food." They are kings of the bamboo steamer. If you come in here and have some dumplings, pork bao, and the duck with a couple of friends, you'll see why I gave them five stars.

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This place is as busy as it deserves to be! Food is great as usual.

5
★★★★★

This place is as busy as it deserves to be! Food is great as usual.

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Service was excellent. For a non-vegetarian restaurant, the vegetarian meal was quite good.

5
★★★★★

Service was excellent. For a non-vegetarian restaurant, the vegetarian meal was quite good.

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I, of course, love the steam dumplings (and garlic chicken, lo mein is really good!)

5
★★★★★

I, of course, love the steam dumplings (and garlic chicken, lo mein is really good!)

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Both my husband and I liked the great service from Li and Ying, keep up the good work!!! I will be referring more friends here.

5
★★★★★

Both my husband and I liked the great service from Li and Ying, keep up the good work!!! I will be referring more friends here.

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The food and service are great. As you know I come here all the time for many years now, and I love it! I live about a mile east of Como Lake and I don't mind driving all the way here to get my food.

5
★★★★★

The food and service are great. As you know I come here all the time for many years now, and I love it! I live about a mile east of Como Lake and I don't mind driving all the way here to get my food.

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I had never been to this place - I was driving around looking for an alterations shop and just got super hungry, but I'm seriously glad I did. I tried the black bean chicken and it was hands down the best thing I've ever eaten - and I'd never even heard of it before. I wish I could go there every day...actually I might try :)

5
★★★★★

I had never been to this place - I was driving around looking for an alterations shop and just got super hungry, but I'm seriously glad I did. I tried the black bean chicken and it was hands down the best thing I've ever eaten - and I'd never even heard of it before. I wish I could go there every day...actually I might try :)

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Great food and service. I believe we will be coming here more often. Thanks for the hospitality.

5
★★★★★

Great food and service. I believe we will be coming here more often. Thanks for the hospitality.

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Big eaters delight as the Buffet is a real bargain at under $8.00 for lunch. As far as selection? The food is plenty and varied and it is a fantastic bargain. While the place does not need to hide behind fancy decor it serves very good food and I am likely to return for this lunch buffet. Just east of Hamline on the very trendy Grand Ave.

5
★★★★★

Big eaters delight as the Buffet is a real bargain at under $8.00 for lunch. As far as selection? The food is plenty and varied and it is a fantastic bargain. While the place does not need to hide behind fancy decor it serves very good food and I am likely to return for this lunch buffet. Just east of Hamline on the very trendy Grand Ave.

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Really good food. I am a picky eater and I was able to really enjoy a few things off their menu.

5
★★★★★

Really good food. I am a picky eater and I was able to really enjoy a few things off their menu.

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The service is great, even with just two waitresses, who know us well. I stopped at the sixth chamber bookstore first, while my husband went in. My coke was brought out without him ordering it. I got my usual, garlic chicken. I have never seen anything like this on other menus. It's loaded with onions, shredded carrots, bamboo shoots, sliced chicken, and what seems to be jarred garlic, gently tossed in a light sauce.It's not a saucy dish. I love it so much I don't add rice. I only eat a few onions, and they are so tasty that I take them home to use in other dishes. My husband got his usual, kung pao shrimp, always good. One note, they have some of the best egg foo young, served in a delicious gravy.

5
★★★★★

The service is great, even with just two waitresses, who know us well. I stopped at the sixth chamber bookstore first, while my husband went in. My coke was brought out without him ordering it. I got my usual, garlic chicken. I have never seen anything like this on other menus. It's loaded with onions, shredded carrots, bamboo shoots, sliced chicken, and what seems to be jarred garlic, gently tossed in a light sauce.It's not a saucy dish. I love it so much I don't add rice. I only eat a few onions, and they are so tasty that I take them home to use in other dishes. My husband got his usual, kung pao shrimp, always good. One note, they have some of the best egg foo young, served in a delicious gravy.

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Ii enjoyed the food,very much. I found the decor,to be both cozy,and welcoming. The service was attentive, and the prices competitive. This would be an ideal place to take your date,on a Friday or Saturday night. I ordered the sweet&sour chicken, it was very tasty! There were good chunks of pineapple, tomatoes, and bell peppers, with chicken, in a sweet/sour sauce. It even came with white rice. A very solid meal!

5
★★★★★

Ii enjoyed the food,very much. I found the decor,to be both cozy,and welcoming. The service was attentive, and the prices competitive. This would be an ideal place to take your date,on a Friday or Saturday night. I ordered the sweet&sour chicken, it was very tasty! There were good chunks of pineapple, tomatoes, and bell peppers, with chicken, in a sweet/sour sauce. It even came with white rice. A very solid meal!

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A while back I used to go to Grand Shanghai and I used to go with my family. but, now the food is horrible and so is the service! I have stopped going there ever since they changed ownership.

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★★☆☆☆

A while back I used to go to Grand Shanghai and I used to go with my family. but, now the food is horrible and so is the service! I have stopped going there ever since they changed ownership.

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The location of this restaurant is ideal being right on Grand Ave. However, my expierences have never been outstanding. I have eaten in once and have had them deliver on a couple different occasions.

When you place an order for delivery, you should anticipate to be on the phone waiting for 5 minutes. They do not have a menu online so it can be challenging if you're asking them for their menu items.

They do not take credit card for delivery [only check or cash]. However, if you eat in or are picking it up you can use a credit card.

They have a pretty typical chinese restaurant menu. Definitely don't get their fried tofu in any of your meals because it always comes way over cooked.

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★★☆☆☆

The location of this restaurant is ideal being right on Grand Ave. However, my expierences have never been outstanding. I have eaten in once and have had them deliver on a couple different occasions.

When you place an order for delivery, you should anticipate to be on the phone waiting for 5 minutes. They do not have a menu online so it can be challenging if you're asking them for their menu items.

They do not take credit card for delivery [only check or cash]. However, if you eat in or are picking it up you can use a credit card.

They have a pretty typical chinese restaurant menu. Definitely don't get their fried tofu in any of your meals because it always comes way over cooked.

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Order the Pan fried dumplings, the Chicken Black bean sauce with pan fried noodles, and Chinese broccoli. I promise you will not be disappointed!!!!

5
★★★★★

Order the Pan fried dumplings, the Chicken Black bean sauce with pan fried noodles, and Chinese broccoli. I promise you will not be disappointed!!!!

Pros: Great food

Cons: none

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We were staying at Children's Hospital and ordered food for delivery. The building is secured at night and cells phones aren't allowed. You have to call the NICU unit desk and then asked to be put through to a room. This is the number I gave the restaurant when I placed the order.

They said it would be 45-60 minutes so I went downstairs after an hour and waited around. I didn't see anyone so I came back, no one had called either. I called them back and they said that they had tried calling me, but there was no answer. They had sent the driver over, but they ended up returning with the food to the kitchen.

It turns out I had transposed two of the numbers and given them the wrong number. The driver had gone home (it was now after closing), but they guy I talked to (owner?) said he would bring the food by himself. He came right over.

The food was good. We read about the chicken in black bean sauce and ordered it - very good. Flavorful, tender chicken, large quantity. I thought the kung pao chicken was about average, not spicy (even by MN standards), but good quantity.

It's worth mentioning that this food is a great value. I thought we got a lot for the money. Would I order again? You bet.

4
★★★★☆

We were staying at Children's Hospital and ordered food for delivery. The building is secured at night and cells phones aren't allowed. You have to call the NICU unit desk and then asked to be put through to a room. This is the number I gave the restaurant when I placed the order.

They said it would be 45-60 minutes so I went downstairs after an hour and waited around. I didn't see anyone so I came back, no one had called either. I called them back and they said that they had tried calling me, but there was no answer. They had sent the driver over, but they ended up returning with the food to the kitchen.

It turns out I had transposed two of the numbers and given them the wrong number. The driver had gone home (it was now after closing), but they guy I talked to (owner?) said he would bring the food by himself. He came right over.

The food was good. We read about the chicken in black bean sauce and ordered it - very good. Flavorful, tender chicken, large quantity. I thought the kung pao chicken was about average, not spicy (even by MN standards), but good quantity.

It's worth mentioning that this food is a great value. I thought we got a lot for the money. Would I order again? You bet.

Pros: Service, value

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This is the place to go to find some of the best Chinese food made by a chef born and raised in Hong Kong. I recommend the chicken and black bean sauce pan fried noodle, otherwise try it with the FUN noodle, which are actually hand made noodles. If spicy is not your thing try Chicken and vegetables with noodles. They are known for having the best Pork Bao in the Midwest. It is a family run business that has been there for over 17 years. They use the freshest ingredients possible. This is the only Chinese place I can stand to eat at. The lunch buffet is the most valuable option, aside from the vast array of choices on the menu. You can try something new every time you go to Grand Shanghai!

5
★★★★★

This is the place to go to find some of the best Chinese food made by a chef born and raised in Hong Kong. I recommend the chicken and black bean sauce pan fried noodle, otherwise try it with the FUN noodle, which are actually hand made noodles. If spicy is not your thing try Chicken and vegetables with noodles. They are known for having the best Pork Bao in the Midwest. It is a family run business that has been there for over 17 years. They use the freshest ingredients possible. This is the only Chinese place I can stand to eat at. The lunch buffet is the most valuable option, aside from the vast array of choices on the menu. You can try something new every time you go to Grand Shanghai!

Pros: Great food, great value

Cons: Parking may be difficult on Grand Ave.

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Have ordered delivery several times from Grand Shanghai. Recently moved into a new house that is within their delivery zone....at least it was last time we ordered. This time we used a different phone number when we called in...they asked for the address...they claimed they don't deliver to our home (which is in the Highland neighborhood). Wait, they did a month before? When trying to explain to them they delivered to us in the past the host on the phone said, "frankly, we're really busy right now." Our response was very simple, "frankly, we'll never order from Grand Shanghai again".

Ordered from Cleveland Wok last night, and yes they deliver, and it was fantastic! Exceptional food AND service.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Have ordered delivery several times from Grand Shanghai. Recently moved into a new house that is within their delivery zone....at least it was last time we ordered. This time we used a different phone number when we called in...they asked for the address...they claimed they don't deliver to our home (which is in the Highland neighborhood). Wait, they did a month before? When trying to explain to them they delivered to us in the past the host on the phone said, "frankly, we're really busy right now." Our response was very simple, "frankly, we'll never order from Grand Shanghai again".

Ordered from Cleveland Wok last night, and yes they deliver, and it was fantastic! Exceptional food AND service.

Cons: Service

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This is by far one of the best Chinese places in the area! They have great food that will not break your wallet. I eat there quite frequently and they are always very pleasant. The only thing I have that is a con, they do not accept credit or debit cards for delivery. That in mind, they are absolutely amazing and I can afford it on my college budget.

4
★★★★☆

This is by far one of the best Chinese places in the area! They have great food that will not break your wallet. I eat there quite frequently and they are always very pleasant. The only thing I have that is a con, they do not accept credit or debit cards for delivery. That in mind, they are absolutely amazing and I can afford it on my college budget.

Pros: EVERYTHING

Cons: Don't Accept CC's for Delivery

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They have some of the best food in town. We eat there often and love the service as well as the food. Great people.

5
★★★★★

They have some of the best food in town. We eat there often and love the service as well as the food. Great people.

Pros: Great food, great service

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This is the perfect spot to get anything you want for a reasonable price and the food is tasty! I wish there was a menu online somewhere!

5
★★★★★

This is the perfect spot to get anything you want for a reasonable price and the food is tasty! I wish there was a menu online somewhere!

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We had called for delivery from Shangai Grand Restaurant, asked for an online menu, and they didnt have one. We asked them to offer some menu suggestions, but they were not helpful at all. So we ordered our usual favorites from other chinese restaurants. They said they had a combo and didnt give a total, but then when the food arrived there was no combo deal, they just charged extra for fried rice. They didnt put any of the extra condiments we asked for in the bag. On top of bad service, the food was horrible. Honestly, the worst we've ever had. The chicken was unedible, wontons were bad and they didnt put in sweet and sour sauce we asked for, and the soup was disgusting. What a waste of money!

1
★☆☆☆☆

We had called for delivery from Shangai Grand Restaurant, asked for an online menu, and they didnt have one. We asked them to offer some menu suggestions, but they were not helpful at all. So we ordered our usual favorites from other chinese restaurants. They said they had a combo and didnt give a total, but then when the food arrived there was no combo deal, they just charged extra for fried rice. They didnt put any of the extra condiments we asked for in the bag. On top of bad service, the food was horrible. Honestly, the worst we've ever had. The chicken was unedible, wontons were bad and they didnt put in sweet and sour sauce we asked for, and the soup was disgusting. What a waste of money!

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I went here on the day after Chinese New Year and it was awesome! They brought in a performing troupe that did the Lion Dance and did martial arts demonstrations and set of firecrackers in the restaurant! It was so exciting! I would say there are other restaurants with comparable food but the owners just work so hard to make the dinner as enjoyable as possible. I'd reccomend this anytime you are in the mood for Chinese.

4
★★★★☆

I went here on the day after Chinese New Year and it was awesome! They brought in a performing troupe that did the Lion Dance and did martial arts demonstrations and set of firecrackers in the restaurant! It was so exciting! I would say there are other restaurants with comparable food but the owners just work so hard to make the dinner as enjoyable as possible. I'd reccomend this anytime you are in the mood for Chinese.

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Don't let the parking near Grand Avenue or it's unassuming decor deter you.........it has the BEST wonton soup and MOST UNFORGETTABLE peking duck in the area.

4
★★★★☆

Don't let the parking near Grand Avenue or it's unassuming decor deter you.........it has the BEST wonton soup and MOST UNFORGETTABLE peking duck in the area.

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The Grand Shanghai is a decent Chinese place, but I didn't find it too memorable in the face of so many other places in the Cities to eat Asian food. The daily buffet is small and a bit disorganized, but good. The sweet and sour chicken was excellent, and their version of seseme chicken was not so much seseme as mildly spicy/sweet (actually, reminded me a lot of the nearby Green Mill's spicy Diablo chicken wings!!) Only had the buffet, can't comment on their seafood specialities.

4
★★★★☆

The Grand Shanghai is a decent Chinese place, but I didn't find it too memorable in the face of so many other places in the Cities to eat Asian food. The daily buffet is small and a bit disorganized, but good. The sweet and sour chicken was excellent, and their version of seseme chicken was not so much seseme as mildly spicy/sweet (actually, reminded me a lot of the nearby Green Mill's spicy Diablo chicken wings!!) Only had the buffet, can't comment on their seafood specialities.

Pros: good service, food was fresh

Message from Grand Shanghai Restaurant

Authentic Chinese food on Grand Avenue! We offer dine-in, delivery, take-out, and a lunch buffet (lunch buffet not available on Sundays. Just make your way to our local location or give us a quick call! We are happy to be of service to you, your friends, and your family!

More about Grand Shanghai Restaurant

Authentic Chinese food on Grand Avenue! We offer dine-in, delivery, take-out, and a lunch buffet (lunch buffet not available on Sundays. Just make your way to our local location or give us a quick call! We are happy to be of service to you, your friends, and your family! Restaurant Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11:00a.m. - 10:00p.m. Fri. 11:00a.m. - 11:00p.m. Sat. 12:00p.m. - 11:00p.m. Sun. 12:00p.m. - 9:00p.m