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“Nicely positioned opposite Hyde Park”
Review of Madame Shanghai

Madame Shanghai
Ranked #443 of 6,916 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: US$0 - US$40
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Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
Description: Madame Shanghai is the new Darlinghurst eatery and bar serving Shanghai street food and yum cha. Inside, old school elegance and Chinoiserie décor combine with a playful colour palette of malachite, blues and pinks emulating 1930’s Shanghai. The cocktail area overlooking Hyde Park is reminiscent of a Shanghai garden with lush greenery. The 90 seater is open six days for both dinner and a bar menu as well as yum cha lunch and dinner, Thursday to Sunday. Sydney’s east now has a new Chinese and yum cha destination.
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Madame Shanghai is next to the Pullman Hotel opposite HydePark - a very pleasant location, enhanced on a warm day by the cool breeze that enters via the open window wall. The space seems to attract small groups as well as couples, and was an ideal spot for a business lunch. Service was excellent and the food good, without being exciting. The restaurant has only been open for about six months, but has the feel of somewhere much more established. Recommended for a lunch that would not disappoint.

Date of visit: November 2017
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LotusDiningAustralia, Events and Reservations Consultant at Madame Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Good Afternoon, Thank you for your lovely review. The location is one of the best aspects of Madame Shanghai, definitely the perfect venue for a nice business lunch. We are glad that you enjoyed your lunch with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Cassandra Cormier

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Enjoyed a casual lunch with my friend here. Dumplings were terrific and fresh, soft shelled crab was wonderful. Service attentive and prompt. Great decor and windows can open up with fans on...a giving a terrific ambience.

Date of visit: October 2017
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LotusDiningAustralia, Reservations and Events Consultant at Madame Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your visit was. The soft shell crab is definitely one of my favourites as well! We are glad that you enjoyed the ambience so much, Madame Shanghai is certainly a beautiful venue. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Cassandra Cormier

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Madame Shanghai is a stone's throw from Sydney's Chinatown, where noisy Chinese restaurants with poor ambience but good food abound. But it could be a world away due to the stylish elegance and tasteful decor and furnishings, reminiscent of 1930's Shanghai. Madame Shanghai also gives those Chinatown restaurants more than a run for their money in the food stakes, with an interesting and varied menu above and beyond the usual Cantonese fare found at most of the aforementioned venues. There are Shanghainese and other Chinese cuisine dishes, all expertly handled by an outstanding team in the kitchen. The steamed fish with ginger and shallots was perfectly done, moist and delicious, the ginger, shallots and soy complementing the flavour of the steamed fish, and was generously proportioned. Madame's fried rice was prepared with outstanding technique, flavoursome, light not oily, and with generous pork and vegetable ingredients. The wine list is excellent, if a little pricey - we enjoyed a delectable glass of Taittinger champagne, followed by a very nice Tasmanian Pinot Noir.

Date of visit: September 2017
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LotusDiningAustralia, Events and Reservations Consultant at Madame Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Good Evening, Thank you for the glowing review! We are always excited when people enjoy our food. We have passed your comments along to the kitchen to let them know that they are doing a great job. The elegance certainly does help set us apart from many other restaurants and we are glad that you agree. We look forward to welcoming you back to Madame Shanghai in the near future. Kind Regards, Cassandra Cormier

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Guests of chums for my birthday, this was a perfect venue- perhaps the decor a little over the top, but you're comfortably seated in a nice chair -- regrettably at a too-small table -in the semi-dark, which means we had to employ a mobile phone light!
What is it with operators/designers who fail to recognize 'fit for use' F&B installations?
These quibbles aside, helpful advice guided our ordering & we enjoyed the tasty kitchen work very much!
Brightly mannered & thoughtful table service completed the picture....authentic Shanghai food it ain't- but I'm not sure the chefs at all intended it to be!

Date of visit: September 2017
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LotusDiningAustralia, Guest Relations Manager at Madame Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Good Afternoon John, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We have taken your thoughts regarding the decor and lighting under advisement. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and the service and will make sure that this is passed on accordingly. We sincerely appreciate your feedback as it allows us to learn and improve. Looking forward to having you dine with us again in the future. Kind Regards, Blair Wood.

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

First time here.
Service at front desk efficient and warm, decor fabulous.
We had the degustation almost too much food! Interesting flavours.
Wine list very interesting and the sommelier was a highlight he really knows his stuff.
Will be back.

Date of visit: September 2017
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LotusDiningAustralia, Reservations and Events Consultant at Madame Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Good Evening, Thank you for your review. We are glad that your first experience was a good one. You are very right, the banquet menus come with quite a bit of food which is a great value. Luckily we are happy to pack away any left overs for a wonderful lunch the next day. We are always delighted to welcome you back, we will be looking forward to it. Kind Regards, Cassandra Cormier

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