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US$3 - US$22
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Asian, Chinese, Dining bars
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked dinner for 8 people and I'm not sure why but we were seated at one of the smallest tables whilst groups of 2-3 people were sat at much larger tables. We sat around with our elbows hunched in knocking into each other whilse...starting longingly at larger tables with empty seats. Every cocktail we ordered tasted like pure methalated spirits, how can you make every drink tase bad? The food was nice but combined with the other aspects I woudln't be interested in going again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A variety of nice dumplings. Cook to perfection and delicious flavours and the Shanghai fried rice was nice. Also nice cocktails. The staff were friendly and helpful. Will definitely go back next time I’m in CHCH.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Midnight Shnaghai, Owner at Midnight Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many Thanks zazagrace for letting us know of your experience with us. We really appreciate the amazing review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food, great service. The atmosphere can be good but we were out off by people yelling and jumping up and down in the karaoke room upstairs.

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: July 2021
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Mia Z, Owner at Midnight Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Floyd, we are trying to have people follow our guideline around karaoke, sorry for making the experience not as good as it can be; we do have plans to help with it later. Thanks for your feedback on the food and service :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were nice and food was reasonably tasty to be fair. Unfortunately though it was an absolute rip off. Got the trust a chef between 4 people = $240. We received 4 small dishes as the entree and 4 plates for the main meal to...share - one of which included onion rings with aioli - not even on the menu and definitely not expected for Chinese food, let alone for a $60pp meal. 2 of the other dishes for the main meal were the cheap side plates on the menu. Then for dessert we’re given 1 plate between the 4 us to share of 4 miniature selections with just 1 teaspoon to all have to eat with. Luckily Ben and Jerrys was nearby and a regular ice cream from there was far cheaper, tastier, and a bigger portion than the entire dessert meant for 4 people. Adding up the value from their menu prices afterwards came to just over $100 - we were then told the trust the chef was a special savings offer - yeah right! Absolutely disappointed in this rip of scam, almost seemed like we were accidentally given a meal for 2 people rather than 4, which wouldn’t be a surprise given we had to enquire about dessert and they were about to end our service without it. Such a shame when the food tasted good but unfortunately we won’t be coming back - worst value for a meal out we’ve ever had.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Mia Z, Owner at Midnight Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, sorry to have you left feeling like this, it's disappointed hear an underwhelming experience as that's not our standard. Trust the chef changes every other day as we aim to refresh the options available to have freshest produce and modern but yet traditional...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here Saturday evening 17th July at 5pm. We decided to do trust the chef to gain the ultimate experience. Angela was our server and she was very accomodating. We enjoyed her warm charismatic personality that set the tone for our meal. The food...was fantastic we loved the mandarin chicken and beef rib dish. We had a great experience and loved the friendly atmosphere of the restaurant! Thank youMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Mia Z, Owner at Midnight Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Brittney, Angela and the team would really appreciate the kind review :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us decided to try the 'Trust the Chef' option. At $60 a person, this seemed like a great chance to try some of the favourites at what we assumed a popular to be a popular eatery. Turned out to be a terrible idea...- we should have simply selected options from the menu, as it turns out the dishes ordered would have been about half the amount had we ordered them a la carte. One of the main dish options provided to us was onion rings (??), and the dessert was delivered to us only after a reminder and even then, only a serving of mini petits fours - a decent portion for one person, possibly acceptable for two - hardly a serving sharable by four people. Overall not acceptable by any at our table, and none of us will be trying this place again. We're not sure if something went wrong with our orders, but frankly, on top of some issues with our booking, passable food, and paying almost twice as much as we would have had we paid a la carte, this place feels like a scam.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Mia Z, Owner at Midnight Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Atrocious, sorry to have you left feeling like this, it's disappointed hear an underwhelming experience as that's not our standard. Trust the chef changes every other day as we aim to refresh the options available to have freshest produce and modern but yet traditional...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wasn’t all all impressed with this place. The meal sizes were very poor for the amount paid and it was too spicy. They need to make it quite clear just how spicy the dishes are because the very small red triangle is too small to...see. I wouldn’t go back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Mia Z, Owner at Midnight Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ainslie, sorry for the experience, we'll get the message across to the whole team to take extra care about spicy marks on the menu and spicy levels for the guests to be reminded when placing an order. Thanks for your feedback and time. Please...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and service Midnight Shanghai has become our local go to restaurant. We live in the central city and walk past plenty of other restaurants on the way. Variety & quality of the menu + value for money and welcoming staff make this place...a winner for usMore

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: July 2021
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Inspire16921899800, Owner at Midnight Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your lovely word and I will pass these on to our staff and we appreciate it. Hope to see you again:)

Reviewed 8 June 2021

Great combination of karaoke fun and food. Helpful friendly staff, good inner city ovation and vibe.

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: June 2021
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Inspire16921899800, Owner at Midnight Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2021

Thanks for your lovely word:)

Reviewed 6 June 2021 via mobile

Food was super delicious. Tasty and intricate and lots of choice. I’m vegan and so many dishes (sadly couldn’t choose them all!). Our 5 year old daughter loved the noodles and dumplings. Service and staff perfect. Will definitely be back

Date of visit: May 2021
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Inspire16921899800, Owner at Midnight Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2021

Thanks for your lovely word and can't wait to see you again:)

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Midnight Shanghai is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5