Shang Hai 

Description: Offers Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai cuisine; one specialty is shrimp wrapped in bacon and noodles. Closed Sunday.

User Rating:  ★★★★★ ★★★★★ by 2 Users

Price:  $

Features:  Menu

Dining Features:  Lunch, Dinner, Beer Served, Wheelchair Accessible

Neighborhood:  Midtown

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★★★★★ ★★★★★

Best Egg Rolls around, and very good hot and sour soup.

Nothing fancy here, but the Chinese is above average for Memphis.

Posted by CEBorst on 04/04/2013 at 9:24 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Recently ate here on a Saturday night. When we arrived at 6:15, there was only 1 couple eating there (*should have been a good indication)! We were there for about an hour and no one else came in, other than 1 man who had a take-out. While the young waitress was very friendly and efficient, the food was pretty awful. I did have an order of Vietnamese Spring Rolls which were decent. But, the selection of Thai dishes was meek, and most notedly, void of Curry selections. The only one was Masaman, which ranks as my least favorite. With that said, I had my heart and tastebuds set on Thai Curry, so I ordered it. The waitress said it was prepared spicy and I asked for it very mild. To my dismay, the dish came out more like a soup with watered-down, tasteless sauce, very little chicken (my choice of meat) and few vegetables other than water chestnuts, which I specifically asked to leave out. Again, this was "soup" rather than a typical Masaman Curry entree. VERY disappointed. My companion ordered a Thai catfish entree (asked for mild) that had very little taste and very little sauce to boot. It was just a non-enticing plate of fish. Perhaps, our problem was requesting our selections as "mild", but based on the fact that there was no one else in the restaurant, I would only suspect that repeat business is minimal, at best, due to the quality and taste of the food. Maybe the Chinese and Vietnamese selections are better, but I won't visit again to try them out. I can only surmise that others feel the same way. After all, there was no one else eating there during the main dinner hours on a Saturday night...??
With so many other GREAT Oriental restaurants in town, this one is a waste of time and money.

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Posted by createof1 on 12/01/2011 at 2:14 PM
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