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Madame Shanghai

4.3
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130 Reviews
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$40 and under
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Chinese (Shanghai)
Madame Shanghai is a Darlinghurst eatery and bar serving contemporary Chinese.

Inside, Chinoiserie décor combined 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Never Ending Rose Mojito

Dine in

A$85.00 per order

Oct 1-29, 2020·Thu 5:00PM-9:30PM

Join Madame for Never-Ending rose Mojitos on Thursday nights & tantalise your taste buds with a mouthwatering array of dishes served share style including; Beef short ribs, mushrooms spring rolls, Calamari and her Famous jade prawn dumplings

Wash them down with our delightful new cocktail, the rose mojito.

Never-Ending Rosé Lunch

Dine in

A$79.00 per order

Starting Sep 22, 2020·Sun 11:30AM-2:00PM, Sat 11:30AM-2:00PM

Join Madame for Never-Ending Rosé* & tantilise your taste buds with a mouthwatering array of dishes served share style including; Hot and Spicy Crispy Chicken, Vegetarian Dumplings, Calamari and her Famous Fried Rice … just to name a few. Wash them down with some delightful Rosé.

October Blingo!

Dine in

A$98.00 per order

Prepaid

Oct 28, 2020 only·Wed 6:00PM-8:00PM

Come enjoy a night of Blingo at Madame Shanghai hosted by Penny! The most fun you will have playing bingo, paired with dishes from Madame’s delicious menu washed down with 2 hours of Bottomless Rosé! Price | $98pp | Includes Blingo , glitter dauber, a mid-blingo show by Penny, 2 hours bottomless Rosé and a delicious banquet!

Offers

Spend $100 get $20 off!

Oct 7-28, 2020·Wed 5:00PM-9:30PM

Join us at Madame Shanghai for a mid week special!

Receive $20 off every $100 spend on Wednesday nights throughout October.

When | Every Wednesday Night
Time | From 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Availability | 7th – 28th Oct

*Bookings must be made to redeem this offer. Does not apply for Blingo Night.

What 130 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lilly
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A gentle breeze and a relaxed atmosphere with good food and free flowing rose.

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YvonneT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a belated birthday for our friend. Just loved everything about this restaurant. The ambience, the food, the fabulous service and the decor. It was like we were back in the early 1900’s in Shanghai. The dumplings were great. We had the option of choosing the endless 90 minute Rose Mojito with food but opted to choose our own dishes. We did try the rose mojito and it was so good. I’ll definitely be returning to Madame Shanghai. Definitely recommend.

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LaurenB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! The best quality of Shu Mai in Sydney.
The staff were so charming and I really enjoyed the interactions I had here.
Beautifully done up resturant and the green jade colour of the resturant is beautiful

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JoshuaH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended

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HappyChap
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Our regular waiter - he is always so fabulous. This time he left to go on his break and the self identified manager took over.

He was rude and unprofessional. He poured wine in front instead of from the other side of the table; he didn’t provide share cutlery for any of the shared meals (a COVID necessity) and decided once we had finished our meal that it was Time for us to leave (despite the fact we weren’t finished) as they needed to vacuum the floor and had people coming for dinner. It was 4:45pm!

I’m not sure if I would return ... only if I could guarantee that we got the regular waiter (who has been there for years!).

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SueT
Canberra / ACT
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Good choices for vegan. Excellent service.

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CeliaH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and inviting, lush decor, amazing service and exquisite food all at very reasonable prices. Great restaurant.

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ClaudiaS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent a wonderful afternoon at Madame Shanghai with my family, celebrating Mother's Day. Terrific ambiance, attentive and friendly staff and oh the food! Terrific. A special day. Even loved the 70s hits playing in the background!

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RockyW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant. Very attentive staff. And the food could be the best we've had... the Orange Chicken was superb!

This is one of those places where they get everything right... from the second you walk in the door.

Congrats!

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gdaykarla
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place, great service and really friendly staff. Exactly what we wanted.

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food best place I've dined in Sydney.

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AnaClarisssa
Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been here many times. Always reliable. Could probably do with spicier food- but for a reliably good meal to catch up with friends - this place is a great find in our neighborhood and great value too.

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Nyonyua
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic lunch - it was quiet so very attentive service. The food and decor was amazing. Our dessert came with a nice bday message for my partner. Would absolutely go again.

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Becki
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we both absolutely loved it! Everything was fantastic and over and above our expectations. The restaurant has a fantastic ambience and service was perfect. We'll definitely be back!

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MeaganA
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our girls night at Madame Shanghai was wonderful. We were offered a free glass of champagne to start off our night because it was the restaurant’s birthday; lucky us! The service was perfect and food was delicious. I would definitely go back for a fancy dinner date. We even got some cake in a Chinese takeaway container for home. I think effort of the small details really gave this restaurant the extra edge. I also thought the Chinese name on the wine glasses was another example of a small but beautiful touch. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for brunch. So much better than your average yum cha

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LeeF
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience didn't disappoint.
Great food & our waiter Arthur was very attentive & his suggestions re dishes were outstanding

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SuzyJ
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem. Best view overlooking Hyde Park ... serene, quiet, bit of a NYC vibe. Love the team. Great food, interesting wine list and fab service. Definitely recommend.

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JulieW
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been a number of times for dinner
The decor, service, food and wine list are all first class.
It is one of my favourite restaurants in a city with a lot of competition.

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Margaret
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent with friendly staff. The food was amazing and the staff explained the menu to us and took the time to chat and make us feel very special.

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CarolynT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, modern and slightly unusual Chinese food in an intimate setting and central city location

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TraceyM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dumplings and the mushroom spring rolls delicious. Must try the grilled lamb cutlets taste sensation. Friendly service good wine list.

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MauriceC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location facing Hyde Park with excellent Chinese dumplings and share plates , good service and perfect for a business lunch

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely atmosphere and service

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ElenaD
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fantastic! We will be back.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Over priced, Yum Cha for sub par taste. Service should've shut the windows as the restaurant turned into a wind tunnel and napkins started to fly off tables.

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NicoleB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always fantastic and the food divine. I really enjoy visiting

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GregB
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational service, outstanding venue
Would highly recommend. Food was incredible

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rumtum
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. The food was delicious and plentiful. Cant wait to return

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PeterH
Inverness
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are visitors to Australia and wanted a restaurant to meet a friend who is over on business
We were not disappointed with our choice and we all thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere!!

HM
HughM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Extremely accommodating and mostly friendly floor staff, with a stand out floor manager. The food was great modern Shanghainese comfort food without being ground breaking . Definately worth a return visit.

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AmandaS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing service, ambience and food. We loved the dumplings...not to mention the ‘homemade’ chilli sauce. Thank you for a fun night!

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Michelle
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had several of the dumplings and the duck pancakes...everything was delicious! Beautiful decor and great service as well.

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lilak
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very attentive service. Flexibility offered on degustation menu was highly appreciated. Food on the whole was of very good quality. We were given window seating with views overlooking Hyde Park - a nice bonus to a lovely summer evening out. Great spot for a weeknight dinner date.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fab. Great decor. There are views. Great service. No attitude. Fun and hip

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AntoniaB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The staff here are really very good, and extremely helpful on the wine. Always great food, good portions. Good for dinner or brunch.

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KerryA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent decor, difficult to fault, will definitely be back, have already recommended to several friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Ambience, service and of course the food. Food was very tasty and well proportioned.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicate interiors, amazing service and the food was spectacular. Favourite dish was the kung pao chicken, we ordered 2.. all the dumplings were amazing as were the sizzling prawns

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AlexS
Sydney / NSW
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The ambiance is okay but my friend pointed out that it kind of felt like a hotel restaurant. However, the food and service was outstanding! I would highly recommend and definitely return.

FAQs

Madame Shanghai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 8318 8618.

Madame Shanghai is rated 4.3 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.