Shanghai 1930--CLOSED

★★★★★

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Obviously the PRIOR reviewer didn't read the PRIOR PRIOR reviewers paragraph. It wasn't about a bad dining experience, it was about NOT dining at an establishment that encourages the killing of sharks for their fins. Sharks are caught by

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★★★★★

Obviously the PRIOR reviewer didn't read the PRIOR PRIOR reviewers paragraph. It wasn't about a bad dining experience, it was about NOT dining at an establishment that encourages the killing of sharks for their fins. Sharks are caught by

Pros: nada

Cons: Shark fin soup, parking,

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This restuarant has shark fin soup on the menu. If you are planning on eating there, call and explain to the manager and the owner that you will not eat there until they stop offering shark fin soup. If you're unaware of this issue,

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★★★★★

This restuarant has shark fin soup on the menu. If you are planning on eating there, call and explain to the manager and the owner that you will not eat there until they stop offering shark fin soup. If you're unaware of this issue,

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This previous diner obviously had a bad day...I have been there many many times and it is always good. Being Chinese, I know my food and i love wine so like anywhere, you need to know what to order. Ask the servers and they wil guide you

3
★★★★★

This previous diner obviously had a bad day...I have been there many many times and it is always good. Being Chinese, I know my food and i love wine so like anywhere, you need to know what to order. Ask the servers and they wil guide you

Pros: Great overall experience

Cons: parking is a pain

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I wanted a good quick bite after meeting a friend at a bar nearby. As usual most of the good restaurants were packed and I just didn't want to deal with the hassle. This place was almost empty and that made me think twice. But then I

3
★★★★★

I wanted a good quick bite after meeting a friend at a bar nearby. As usual most of the good restaurants were packed and I just didn't want to deal with the hassle. This place was almost empty and that made me think twice. But then I

Pros: Decent live music

Cons: The food is toxic -- seriously.

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Nice atmosphere and some music couldn't makeup for the blase food. We had to send the first three courses back. This needs improvement.

3
★★★★★

Nice atmosphere and some music couldn't makeup for the blase food. We had to send the first three courses back. This needs improvement.

Pros: atmosphere and music

Cons: food and service

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The food and ambiance of this restaurant are fabulous, but unfortunately, the service is not. We finally got the waiter's attention, and ordered our dinner, which included a lobster dish. After about 25 minutes, he comes back (for the

3
★★★★★

The food and ambiance of this restaurant are fabulous, but unfortunately, the service is not. We finally got the waiter's attention, and ordered our dinner, which included a lobster dish. After about 25 minutes, he comes back (for the

Pros: Food, Ambiance

Cons: Service

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Ambiance of restaurant was fabulous! They had a live jazz band when we were there. Service was a little slow. For such a nice restaurant, you would like service would be good....but I guess it's the same service with a typical Chinese

3
★★★★★

Ambiance of restaurant was fabulous! They had a live jazz band when we were there. Service was a little slow. For such a nice restaurant, you would like service would be good....but I guess it's the same service with a typical Chinese

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In the last few years, I have eaten at Shanghai 1930 a dozen times. I have never had a bad dish, let alone a bad meal. I have hosted large business parties, intimate client dinners, evenings out friends and even dinners with my wife and 3

3
★★★★★

In the last few years, I have eaten at Shanghai 1930 a dozen times. I have never had a bad dish, let alone a bad meal. I have hosted large business parties, intimate client dinners, evenings out friends and even dinners with my wife and 3

Pros: The food is spectacular.

Cons: Parking can be very difficult

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I LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!!\r
They NAIL it EVERY TIME!! - I can drop in for lunch or dinner, as a single or hosting a huge party.\r
The decor and atmosphere is immediately relaxing alone or with that special someone, yet comfortable enough

3
★★★★★

I LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!!\r
They NAIL it EVERY TIME!! - I can drop in for lunch or dinner, as a single or hosting a huge party.\r
The decor and atmosphere is immediately relaxing alone or with that special someone, yet comfortable enough

Pros: excellent fresh best quality ingredients, taste, and presentation. best service, wonderful ambience

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What an amazing place! The food was great. They had signature dishes that really had lots of flavor and history. The wait staff pay attention to every detail. You feel very comfortable and relaxed there. The live jazz music is great.

3
★★★★★

What an amazing place! The food was great. They had signature dishes that really had lots of flavor and history. The wait staff pay attention to every detail. You feel very comfortable and relaxed there. The live jazz music is great.

Pros: food - ambience - valet parking - great service

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As a longtime resident and someone who goes out 3-4 times a week minimum, I highly recommend Shanghai 1930! The mood is like being in an exclusive club in Shanghai in the 1930's....hence the name. True to it's time there is a lot of

3
★★★★★

As a longtime resident and someone who goes out 3-4 times a week minimum, I highly recommend Shanghai 1930! The mood is like being in an exclusive club in Shanghai in the 1930's....hence the name. True to it's time there is a lot of

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I rented the place out for a weekend lunch event. The banquet manager was rude and dishonest when it came to negotiations. The facility and food were fine, but the banquet manager was a no-show for the event and left no instructions for

3
★★★★★

I rented the place out for a weekend lunch event. The banquet manager was rude and dishonest when it came to negotiations. The facility and food were fine, but the banquet manager was a no-show for the event and left no instructions for

Pros: Ambiance, parking, overall facility

Cons: Banquet manager

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A nice bar and a pretty dining room, but the food just so-so. Our waitperson was very friendly and she was efficient and helpful. The sommelier, despite a quite arrogant attitude, recommended an excellent bottle of wine, which turned out

3
★★★★★

A nice bar and a pretty dining room, but the food just so-so. Our waitperson was very friendly and she was efficient and helpful. The sommelier, despite a quite arrogant attitude, recommended an excellent bottle of wine, which turned out

Pros: Server, Wine

Cons: Mediocre food, Loud music, Cost

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This is a nice place to go for drinks and listen to jazz but the food is awful. The service is extremely slow and two of the orders in our party of six were wrong.

3
★★★★★

This is a nice place to go for drinks and listen to jazz but the food is awful. The service is extremely slow and two of the orders in our party of six were wrong.

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Service, Food

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I called to make reservations and the woman who answered the phone was extremely rude and would not let me make a reservation and hung up on me. I called back and again tried to make a reservation and she hung up on me again. After

3
★★★★★

I called to make reservations and the woman who answered the phone was extremely rude and would not let me make a reservation and hung up on me. I called back and again tried to make a reservation and she hung up on me again. After

Cons: rude hostess, no reservations, rude people

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We took my parents for their anniversary and they loved it. It is a bit pricey, but the wine list is fantastic and the portions were perfect. The Service was wonderful. The appetizers are great, especially the Short ribs and the duck in

3
★★★★★

We took my parents for their anniversary and they loved it. It is a bit pricey, but the wine list is fantastic and the portions were perfect. The Service was wonderful. The appetizers are great, especially the Short ribs and the duck in

Pros: Service, Atmosphere, Wine, Tasty Food & Portions

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While I agree with many of the parts of the previous review, there are some things that I would modify. First, the food has been better. I have been coming here for some time now, and the food seems like it's on a decline. That said

3
★★★★★

While I agree with many of the parts of the previous review, there are some things that I would modify. First, the food has been better. I have been coming here for some time now, and the food seems like it's on a decline. That said

Pros: SERVICE, Wine List

Cons: Music too loud, Food average, tables too close

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...and that is a good thing. Never been a fan of the place, but a friend wanted to go, so-
We had a drink at the bar, where service has ALWAYS been slow, and normally rude. They are all new, and know what they are doing. The wine list

3
★★★★★

...and that is a good thing. Never been a fan of the place, but a friend wanted to go, so-
We had a drink at the bar, where service has ALWAYS been slow, and normally rude. They are all new, and know what they are doing. The wine list

Pros: Service, Food, Atmosphere

Cons: Waiting on phone hold, Small tables, A little dark

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I've been here almost a dozen times and have always enjoyed it. Highlights are
Great Jazz, come at night for this experience
Great looking bar
Very good food, with a wide variety of interesting dishes (duck in lettuce leaves is a great

3
★★★★★

I've been here almost a dozen times and have always enjoyed it. Highlights are
Great Jazz, come at night for this experience
Great looking bar
Very good food, with a wide variety of interesting dishes (duck in lettuce leaves is a great

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Go somewhere else if you want a romantic, wholesome chinese food... The service was decent, price was threw the roof and atmosphere was intrusive. Easy seating, why not... there were only several tables seated on a Saturday.

3
★★★★★

Go somewhere else if you want a romantic, wholesome chinese food... The service was decent, price was threw the roof and atmosphere was intrusive. Easy seating, why not... there were only several tables seated on a Saturday.

Pros: Service, Seating

Cons: , Food, Price

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As a frequent traveler to China and an oft-described food "nut", I can safely say this is the finest and most authentic Chinese Restaurant in the hemisphere. For those not looking for adventure, the menu is broad and deep enough to please

3
★★★★★

As a frequent traveler to China and an oft-described food "nut", I can safely say this is the finest and most authentic Chinese Restaurant in the hemisphere. For those not looking for adventure, the menu is broad and deep enough to please

Pros: Food, Ambience, Wine List

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My group's visit to Shanghai 1930 was incredibly disappointing. The food was mediocre at best - barely a step above the food court across the street. But what really destroyed our experience was the horrific service we received from our

3
★★★★★

My group's visit to Shanghai 1930 was incredibly disappointing. The food was mediocre at best - barely a step above the food court across the street. But what really destroyed our experience was the horrific service we received from our

Pros: Nice Interior Design

Cons: , Bland, Pricey Food

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My friend held his birthday party here this past weekend. Overall the expereience wasn't bad. The only thing was the bartenders! There weren't enough of them and the ones that were there were so slow! It took us literally half an hour to

3
★★★★★

My friend held his birthday party here this past weekend. Overall the expereience wasn't bad. The only thing was the bartenders! There weren't enough of them and the ones that were there were so slow! It took us literally half an hour to

Pros: Crowd, Music, Door Staff

Cons: Bartenders slow, Drink overpriced, Small space

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I went to Shanghai 1930 the other evening with a few friends and was pleasantly surprised with our experience. We were seated promptly and our server came over shortly afterward. He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the food

3
★★★★★

I went to Shanghai 1930 the other evening with a few friends and was pleasantly surprised with our experience. We were seated promptly and our server came over shortly afterward. He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the food

Pros: Excellent food, Knowledgeable staff, Valet Parking

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I had to plan a dinner for 17 people and one week to do it. Shanghai 1930 was able to take my reservation. Working with Shanghai 1930's extremely helpful Stephen Fung, we came up with the most delicious, fulfilling menu to suit my

3
★★★★★

I had to plan a dinner for 17 people and one week to do it. Shanghai 1930 was able to take my reservation. Working with Shanghai 1930's extremely helpful Stephen Fung, we came up with the most delicious, fulfilling menu to suit my

Pros: Great food, Great value, Valet /street parking

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We dined here a few nights ago and were delighted to a fabulous evening of delights from more glamorous chinese era. There was Jazz, and great drinks but what was most impressive was the good. I had great dim, firecracker beef, thousand

3
★★★★★

We dined here a few nights ago and were delighted to a fabulous evening of delights from more glamorous chinese era. There was Jazz, and great drinks but what was most impressive was the good. I had great dim, firecracker beef, thousand

Pros: Great Service, Knowledgable Staff, Thousand Layer Bread!

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very nice setting. attentive service. good food. Very good ambience to have a good conversation while eating/drinking. Aside from its price, I love it!

3
★★★★★

very nice setting. attentive service. good food. Very good ambience to have a good conversation while eating/drinking. Aside from its price, I love it!

Pros: ambience, service, food

Cons: price

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I don't know what to say, the place really rocked. THe wait staff was knowledgeable about their wines, the service was quick, the food was wonderful. It's the best chinese I've had in a long while.

3
★★★★★

I don't know what to say, the place really rocked. THe wait staff was knowledgeable about their wines, the service was quick, the food was wonderful. It's the best chinese I've had in a long while.

Pros: Wine list, Prompt service, Jazz band

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After an uninterested wait staff served us a fruit platter with moldy grapes on it, they expected us to still pay for it.

Also - we served a soup that tasted like old feet.

I will never step into that establishment again.

3
★★★★★

After an uninterested wait staff served us a fruit platter with moldy grapes on it, they expected us to still pay for it.

Also - we served a soup that tasted like old feet.

I will never step into that establishment again.

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Last night we endured what was laughingly called their Valentine's Special menu. "Special" turned out to be flat champagne, served in warm glasses, and it went downhill from there. The tiniest, driest, least flavorful spring rolls we've

3
★★★★★

Last night we endured what was laughingly called their Valentine's Special menu. "Special" turned out to be flat champagne, served in warm glasses, and it went downhill from there. The tiniest, driest, least flavorful spring rolls we've

Cons: Overpriced, Restricted menu, Sub-standard food

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I was very excited to try this place. The decor was beautiful and our cocktails were well made. The appetizers were okay, though the chicken salad dressing was just bland peanut butter with chili oil on it to spice it up, no depth at all.

3
★★★★★

I was very excited to try this place. The decor was beautiful and our cocktails were well made. The appetizers were okay, though the chicken salad dressing was just bland peanut butter with chili oil on it to spice it up, no depth at all.

Pros: setting, drinks

Cons: food, uncaring staff

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You'd think if the chef/owner were associated with Betelnut, that this would be a similarly swanky place, right? So wrong! The bar was completely dead on a Saturday night, and the furniture was reminiscent of a cafeteria -- blah looking

3
★★★★★

You'd think if the chef/owner were associated with Betelnut, that this would be a similarly swanky place, right? So wrong! The bar was completely dead on a Saturday night, and the furniture was reminiscent of a cafeteria -- blah looking

Cons: dead bar scene, bad drinks

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So sad. Great looking place with fun cocktails, great jazz and good bar scene. The food however ... chicken soup was pieces of spoiled chicken in hot water while the rest of the appetizers were also rather poor. Funky meats, bland

3
★★★★★

So sad. Great looking place with fun cocktails, great jazz and good bar scene. The food however ... chicken soup was pieces of spoiled chicken in hot water while the rest of the appetizers were also rather poor. Funky meats, bland

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A heavy metal door opens to a red-carpeted staircase that descends to a hip underground supper club. Downtowners nurse cocktails at the back-lit blue-paneled bar in the lounge as a crooner works his way through "Days of…

 

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