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Grand Shanghai

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As you make your way up the driveway of Grand Shanghai, the trip back in time begins. Dark wood-polished floors, languidly turning celling fans, ornate lamps, lanterns and antiques greet you as you enter. A marbletop bar at one end serves up a selection of wines and Chinese rice wines.

Tue - Sun: 11:30 - 14:30

Tue - Sun: 18:30 - 22:30

Closed: Mon

+65 68366866
$74 based on 30 submissions
Dinner (16 votes), Business Dining (13 votes), Live Band (12 votes)
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Second time visiting the place. Was there for wedding dinner years ago but could not remember the taste of the food. Anyway, we were there for last minute Tim Sum lunch. When we arrived and just when i thought the restaurant was still closed, someone opened the door promptly. It seems that they were always ready and this really impressed me.

We were ushered promptly to our seats and were attended to for drinks immediately. As i read the menu, i noticed that Tim Sum was charged at per piece. I like about the thoughtfulness of the menu. It gives us the flexibility to decide how many of each type that we would like to order. 

I was delighted that the food had came out piping hot. There were no delay in delivering the items to our table and we enjoyed the sweetness of the seafood at every bite. A server was assigned to our table and tea were filled rapidly without having to do it ourselves. 

All in all, the dining experience was good.

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05 Mar 2015 • 63 reviews • 1 follower

Good for big gatherings and hosting

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A grand and nicely decorated Chinese restaurant. 
Staff are attentive and experienced. They understand and respond well to instructions. Service is prompt.
Food however, disappointed. There is nothing to shout about about the food that was served up. Cooked to serve, but, the dishes we had were either too salty or too bland. 
Possibly the only saving grace was the dessert of mango pomelo sago. Had the right sweetness and had a generous serving of pomelo and sago bits. Could do with a little more milk, though it was still good without. 
Personally, doubt i'll be back or recommend anyone to the restaurant. 
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04 Jan 2014 • 152 reviews • 1 follower

don't bother coming here for the dim sum

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Please drop by here for pictures! 

This place seeks to bring you back to old Shanghai- the chandeliers, the stage where the band performs, everything about it just feels like this is not a typical Chinese restaurant. 

Other than the atmosphere, the dim sum was pretty average. The Siew Mai ($4.50) was my favourite of the lot with juicy fillings.

The Egg Tarts ($1 per piece) are a far cry from what any good egg tart should be like- the egg yolk didn't melt instantly and the crust did not have the aromatic buttery kick to it.

We ordered Steamed Crabmeat Dumplings ($8) but couldn't really taste the crabmeat.

The Braised Ee Fu Noodle with Crabmeat ($22) was moist and pretty good.

I wouldn't recommend getting the dim sum here because for the same price, you can get something better elsewhere. Service is nearly non-existent during weekend lunch hours.

The Crispy Pancake Stuffed with Red Bean Paste ($12) was average. 
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07 Jul 2013 • 19 reviews • 0 follower

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Second time visiting the place. Was there for wedding dinner years ago but could not remember the taste of the food. Anyway, we were there for last minute Tim Sum lunch. When we arrived and just when i thought the restaurant was still closed, someone opened the door promptly. It seems that they were always ready and this really impressed me.

We were ushered promptly to our seats and were attended to for drinks immediately. As i read the menu, i noticed that Tim Sum was charged at per piece. I like about the thoughtfulness of the menu. It gives us the flexibility to decide how many of each type that we would like to order. 

I was delighted that the food had came out piping hot. There were no delay in delivering the items to our table and we enjoyed the sweetness of the seafood at every bite. A server was assigned to our table and tea were filled rapidly without having to do it ourselves. 

All in all, the dining experience was good.
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10 Mar 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Good food and nice place

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Went for wedding dinner at Grand shanghai.. and love the place! The ambience and live band is good. Food is good as usual!
This is the 2nd time I came. The first time was a lunch, I must say the price is not cheap. Nonetheless, it's worth it. Love the fish maw soup. Thumbs up!
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03 Dec 2012 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Lunch Wedding attendees Beware

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I attended a lunch wedding at Grand Shanghai and the food was terrible. After tasting the food there, I was thinking, what have I done to the bride and groom to deserve this!?!??!

But let us be objective.

The ambience is good, the live band gave a very good Shanghai feeling. The entire places looks posh like the 90s Shanghai style. The female singer dressed in cheongsam has very good vocal. The only drawback is if you are making video projection on the screen, the brightness of the open area makes it looks blur. But none of the wedding venue will come close giving you the shanghai feel.

The service is okay, dirty plates are cleared fast, and water is refilled promptly. The place looked well-staffed. Furhtermore, the food is divided for you, which is a good thing.

Now, the food... makes me feel like I should walk up to the sisters and demand a deduction of the ang pow money.

If you are not a close friend of the bride and groom, a $50 will suffice, because the food is actually worth less than that. I think for this wedding package, the bride and groom could've asked for such a big discount, the food quality suffered.
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