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Madame Shanghai

Average price $65
8.9/10
328 reviews

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Fabulous
8.9/10
based on 328 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.8/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Metter C.
    • 8 reviews
    8/10

    Service is excellent. Dishes can be too small portion for the price they charge. Needs to be more generous. Wine was very nice and matching the food served. Service prompt , prefessional and welcoming.

  2. Nerina S.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Atmosphere and decor were amazing, as was the food.. however, it was quite expensive...................................................

  3. Fiona T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    My second visit to this great find. Wonderful food and service. Highly recommend the bottomless Rose brunch, great food and generous with the wine. Would highly recommend and look forward to my next visit.

  4. Kim (Mr.) I.
    • one review
    10/10

    I have been a guest at MS a number of times and have always enjoyed the innovative but high-quality creations and delicious dishes. Service is exemplary and my guests and I have always been made very welcome and looked after very well by the staff. The wine list is also sufficiently broad with very good choice selections from all parts of the world. I just wish that the squid-ink dumplings were a permanent item on the menu. Kim Idris

  5. DWARIKO A.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    lotus group have gone from strength to strength with their all round offering. Madame Shanghai showcases some of the best Chinese fusion food in Sydney. the wine list needs expanding though.

  6. Jeremy F.
    • one review
    8/10

    The decor is fun. The food is delicious. The wine a tad expensive. Dumplings yummy, fit in my tummy and the pork melts off my fork cos I can't use chopsticks any more..

  7. Linda K.
    • 51 reviews
    7.5/10

    Second time coming here ... quality seems to drop ... Lotus usually has clean fresh taste of Chinese cuisine ...which was the case on our first visit but not this second visit. Menu similar to Lotus but different take of each menu or slightly different. Still worth a try and the atmosphere is nice.

  8. A A.
    • 261 reviews
    8.75/10

    Great food and atmosphere!

  9. Carl G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Waiter was very friendly and helpful. The food delicious, especially salt and pepper prawns. I'm going back for my birthday and the bottomless rose wine.

  10. Sharon W.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    I dine there at least twice a month as I think it is an amazing experience so I try to take as many people I know. The staff are amazing the food to die for and great atmosphere

  11. Denis M.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Always good; always welcoming

  12. Eric T.
    • 2 reviews
    9.25/10

    Excellent service and great food and cocktail!

  13. A A.
    • 277 reviews
    8.75/10

    The setting is beautiful and the food is delicious.

  14. A A.
    • 258 reviews
    10/10

    Our group enjoyed the scrumptious selection of well prepared dishes, elegant interiors and great service. Fantastic value using thefork discount, but well worth it without.

  15. A A.
    • 259 reviews
    7.5/10

    Food was good. Waitress was a bit short and didn’t know the menu.

  16. Pam K.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    A wonderful dining experience. The service is excellent and beautiful decor.

  17. A A.
    • 286 reviews
    10/10

    Went on a Fork promotion and was greatly impressed. Service was exceptional, atmosphere is charming and food amazing. Wine list tends to be a little on the expensive side, making the evening more of a special occasion than a regular weeknight occurrence. That said we were both impressed and expressed a desire to return. Best dish was the calamari with pepperberry and chili salt and the Mongolian style beef with mushroom and snow peas.

  18. Sharon W.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    One of my favourite restaurants, fantastic food always lovely staff that always remember you and make my friends feel very special

  19. A A.
    • 271 reviews
    10/10

    Delicious dumplings!

  20. Lynne L.
    • 89 reviews
    9.75/10

    Another lovely evening, warmly welcomed the minute we walked in the door. Food was amazing as expected. The service by Jason and team was superb.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

18 College Street, 2010, Darlinghurst, Australia

Directions to get there

Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Sydney City

About the restaurant

Madame Shanghai is a 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.

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