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Lao Shang Hai Restaurant

€€ - €€€Chinese, Asian
238 Jaffe Road, Hong Kong, China
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good67%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“gong bao” (2 reviews)
“shanghai food” (4 reviews)
“novotel” (4 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
€€ - €€€
238 Jaffe Road, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated underneath the Novotel Century Hotel Wan Chai, this Shanghainese restaurant satisfied all my cravings. We arrived just before midday and by the time we left it was very busy already. Food is served quickly , highlights were the jellyfish , chicken with clear noodles...More

Thank AhBea
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Shanghai restaurant is located in Wanchai, on the basement of Novotel Hotel, very near to my office. As its name implies, the restaurant did have a long history and is one of those which offered the traditional style of Shanghai cuisine. The decor is...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Very very disappointing No help from the staff when trying to order other than to suggested the expensive dishes first Ended up with 2 main dishes a vegetable dish and steamed dumplings The vegetables appeared floating in what can only be described as looking like...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

It must been a decade since I last dined here. We ordered a set for 3 person and the food came pretty quickly. All of them well executed, drunken chicken, cabbage, xiao longbao, preserved veg soup, stir fried pork belly and finished off with red...More

Thank Matthew N
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Old style restaurant with long time old staff. Famous for not changing all through the years. Excellent cold dishes like drunken chicken. It's now crab season. So get some.

Thank HKeater
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here for years, seems they didn't have any refurbishment so far. However, there is renovation project at Novotel Century's lobby currently, you can see dust at the entrance of the restaurant, a bit terrible. Nevertheless, the food quality is much important than that....More

Thank ivyursula
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Not my food at all. The peanuts were the best part of the meal. The crab fried rice average. The rest forget about it. Did not like it a bit. The steamed broccoli with garlic among the worst ever ate in Hkg. I still feel...More

Thank marionerawa
Reviewed 18 October 2016

One of the good authentic Shanghai chef who can cook up tasty and good Shanghai food in the middle of Cantonese Hong Kong. Certainly for those who have enough of Cantonese and like to try Shanghais

Thank 2015Family5
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is a traditional restaurant serving a wide range of Shang Hai cuisine. It deserves 3.5 out of five, for some of its dishes are excellent (for example the drunken chicken) while others are just standard fare. The service is very attentive, and for those...More

Thank FirstMagistrand
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I have eaten lunch at this restaurant on several occasions, partly because of its location under the hotel where i normally stay, but also because the food is excellent. As mentioned the drunken chicken is fabulous, always end up ordering an extra helping of this....More

Thank Trevor W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Jaffe Road, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
  • Phone Number: 852-28279339
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