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Shanghai Surprise Chinese Restaurant

#355 of 1,861 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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1 St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 677 7010
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Abu Dhabi
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If Shanghai Surprises, located at Al Diar Capital Hotel, meant to brag that it is the “best Chinese restaurant outside China” - as a sign outside the establishment says, they certainly have a right to it.The restaurant is amongst the best for real Chinese cuisine, great ambience, though priced a little on the higher side. I love their starter wraps... More 

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Thank Perviz D
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Very good chineese restaurant Very good ambience Liqour available No valet parking.difficult to park near the restaurant

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Thank Surendra S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

I was once been here way back 2014. And I really love the foods and service. But when I came back recently a rude waitress served me. Poor service! Actions management. You will lost all your customers due to a rude employee. Desielyn named.

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1 Thank Mathhh B
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We have visited here many times as a family and the food is so fresh and delicious. We love the prawn on toast 😃 The staff are really helpful and friendly.

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Thank Nosilalouise
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Now living in Abu Dhabi, we saw the ad for the restaurant "best Chinese restaurant outside China". My wife being Chinese, we thought we could give it a try. Well we should have left as soon as we entered, as we were the only clients on a Thursday evening at 8pm! Second bad sign, haven't seen any Chinese actually working... More 

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Bahrain
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

I was in Abu Dhabi for work and I had to visit my favourite chinese restaurant... It's still maintained the standards since I was last here in 2013. Highly recommended and I will eat at this restaurant whenever I visit Abu Dhabi.

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Ufa, Russia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Always friendly staff. Will ask yours wants and do everything for your enjoy and hapiness. Food tasty and fresh. Prices low. Staff ready to play with kids while your enjoy your order.

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Thank Ambente
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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144 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

We had dinner yesterday and the food was really nice. The chicken soup and Tom yum seafood soup were very nice as well as the starter. The sizzler was excellent. We ordered noodles and prawns curry for main course. Staff was not attentive even though only 3 tables were occupied. The food was really tasty.

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Thank SanjeevNair
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

During a 10 day visit to Abu Dhabi I took my wife back to Shanghai Surprise it had been over 5 years since she last ate there. Time has not lessened the high quality Chinese food provided, I would go one more and say it is probably the best in the Middle East.... Expect to pay around 300 AED for... More 

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Thank RusskiRichard
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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127 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

Shanghai Surprises offers good Chinese food in the mid range. The restaurant is a situated in Hotel Capitol Plaza which is dated hotel. The service is very friendly and the menu choices are elaborate.

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Thank Arvind S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 677 7010

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