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New Shanghai closed?

By nathan - 8 January 2008 21

I heard a rumour that the New Shanghai in Dickson was closing, due to a phenomenal increase in rent. Can anyone confirm this? I’ll settle for idle speculation.

Yum cha at the New Shanghai had become quite the Saturday tradition. I’d love to hear some alternatives.

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21 Responses to
New Shanghai closed?
OzChick 9:27 am 09 Jan 08

The Chinese Rest. at the Italo club does pretty good Yum Cha (I haven’t been there in a long time though) also the recently opened Prince’s Palace at Belconnen. Otherwise Noble Palace is the best.

philbert83au 8:36 am 09 Jan 08

I’ve not been since they moved to Deakin Soccer Club, but the Imperial Palace formerly of Moore St in Civic was always cheap and cheerful. I believe its less cheap now but you still get the authentic booming ‘you wan steam chicken feet? steam vegables?’

caf 1:56 pm 08 Jan 08

I’ve been to Yum Cha at the Prince Palace (newish joint on Emu Bank in Belconnen). Food’s great but the speed of service left a bit to be desired.

nathan 12:41 pm 08 Jan 08

I went to New Shanghai regularly for lunch on a Saturday for the last year or so, and always enjoyed the food – excellent hangover cure. Now I need to find a replacement.

I’m not sure if it’s indicative of their weekend fare, but a friend and I paid and left Four Rivers after a single round (three plates) one weekday lunch – we’re fairly confident the dumplings had been reheated in a microwave.

I’m keen to try Noble Palace – is that opposite the mall on Corinna Street?

I’ve heard mixed reviews of the yum cha at the Italian Club. Any comments?

Thanks, yum cha lovers!

jennybel75 12:37 pm 08 Jan 08

had yum cha at the four rivers? any good bunny? as good as NS?

Yep and their yum cha is much better than NS imho. You definately need to book as the resturant is nowhere near as big, but it’s well worth a trip there to try it out.

natecv8 12:29 pm 08 Jan 08

I stopped going to Yum Cha there when they became even more brazen with their singling out of Asian (Chinese? I assume) people in the line (behind us) waiting for a table, giving them priority seating and making us wait. Time after time. How can they get away with such blatant behaviour???

Good Riddance

astrojax 12:08 pm 08 Jan 08

went to their final yum cha at lunch on sunday – as good as ever, more packed than ever and we got a complimentary bottle of wine to take with us when we settled up. had to wait over half an hour on the stairs for a table to become free, but was worth the wait.

apparently the rent was being hiked three g’s a month.

i’ll miss their cracked rice as much as their yum cha – anyone had yum cha at the four rivers? any good bunny? as good as NS?

VicePope 11:48 am 08 Jan 08

Ditto on Noble Palace, but the range, prices and competition don’t match Sydney.

jennybel75 11:22 am 08 Jan 08

4 Rivers in Dickson does a pretty darn good yum cha as does Noble Palace in Woden.

bunnycoat 11:20 am 08 Jan 08

We had food poisoning there a couple of times so stopped going after a really bad experience.

Thumper 10:55 am 08 Jan 08

Mmm, crunchy critters…

Ari 10:37 am 08 Jan 08

It was perfectly steamed.

Mr Evil 10:28 am 08 Jan 08

In some cultures, being served a cockroach is a sign of respect – much like being called a monkey. 😉

Was the Cockie dead or still alive?

Ari 10:19 am 08 Jan 08

I was served a cockroach with my dim sims at the New Shanghai.

Upon querying whether I should pay for food with such an additional garnish, the response was: “10 per cent off!”

VicePope 10:17 am 08 Jan 08

There was a story to this effect in the Canberra Times. Sad – it did a pretty gopod job.

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