Madame Shanghai

4.4
170 reviews
$40 and under
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.

Experiences

  • Never-Ending Rosé Brunch

    A$85.00 per person

    Jan 15 - Jun 27, 2021

    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.
  • American Express Offer

    Apr 30 - May 31, 2021

    Dine at Madame Shanghai on a banquet in a group of 4 or more and receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling Harvest Blanc de Blancs to enjoy!
  • Mothers Day Banquet

    A$95.00 per person

    May 9, 2021 only

    Sesame chicken salad with cucumber and chilli oil Steamed scallop dumplings Steamed pork xiao long bao Crispy duck pancakes with sweet miso sauce Grilled seven spiced pork ribs with hoisin sauce Wok fried beef fillet with black bean sauce Wok fried mixed vegetables with ginger and shallot Steamed rice Berry mousse mini tart Includes a glass of Bianca Vigna Prosecco

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 170 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly service. Was made to feel very welcome. Amazing food And atmosphere. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, lovely atmosphere. Loved it

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Rhea
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service and amazing ambiance!

Thank you for an incredible night!

Madame Shanghai
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Rhea, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you had an incredible night, especially that you had amazing food and service. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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AnneMareeP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service, relaxing atmosphere considering it’s city location. Loved it

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SaraT
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner here and the staff could not have been more efficient or patient (one of our diners had particular dietary requirements). We appreciated the special seating we were given too to celebrate a special occassion.

Madame Shanghai
Responded 6 hours ago

Hi SaraT, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and that we were able to accomodate your dietary requirements. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon!

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Matt
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Mongolian beef was very tender, can also recommend the dumplings. The sauce for the noodles and the chicken a bit too sweet for my taste. Overall excellent service, very nici food and affordable.

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 6 April 2021

Hi Matt, Thank you for your kind words and great review of your time at Madame Shanghai! We are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves and can't wait to welcome you back through our doors soon!

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JoLG
Sydney
5 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff are welcoming and made us feel very special for our anniversary
even gave us complimentary bubbles. Food delicious as always, Great for Asian fusion and don't forget the sake!!

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 2 April 2021

Hi JoLG, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that we were able to make you feel very special on your anniversary and that you enjoyed the food. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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KylieS
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our Rose Banquet on Sunday. The service, welcome and delicious food was impeccable. The decor was lush creating a beautiful ambience.

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 27 March 2021

Hi Kylie, Thank you for your lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your Rose Banquet and especially that the food was impeccable and the decor provided a beautiful ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING!!!!! Such delish food and I’ll definitely go back!!!

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 27 March 2021

Hi Lauren, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the delicious food and that you will be returning to Madame Shanghai. We look forward to having you!

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SteveF
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Ambiance and service was great. Food was first class.

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 17 March 2021

Hi Steve, Thank you for your lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the ambience and service, especially that you thought the food was first class. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon!

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Unknown
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Lovely ambiance and fun vibe for a group setting. Drinks were the highlight and service was great. Very attentive staff. Food however was underwhelming for the value, dumplings at the start were very nice however mains lacked flavour and quality wasn’t up to everyone’s expectations.

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 19 March 2021

Hi There, Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time out to write this review. We are so glad you had a pleasant experience at Madame Shanghai however we do apologise the food didn't meet your expectations. We hope you would still come back to dine with us again soon.

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msmaddiep
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and impeccable service! Have been many times and will recommend.

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 13 March 2021

Hi Maddie, Thank you for your kind words and lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and the impeccable service. We are glad that you have become a regular at Madame Shanghai and we look forward to having you back soon!

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vipBrianA
London
18 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

We usually love Madame Shanghai but on this occasion the dumplings were over cooked and very gluggy. The beef was good, though, and the wine too.

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 1 March 2021

Hi Brian, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy the dumplings as usual and will be sure to pass along your comments to the team for review. We are very happy to see that you enjoyed the other aspects of your meal and that the service was enjoyable for you. We do hope to be able to welcome you back to Madame Shanghai another time in the near future.

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EricP
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food quality, service, and ambience were outstanding. Their wontons are incredible.

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 1 March 2021

Hi Eric, Thank you for the 5-star review! We are so pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful time dining with us! It is lovely to see that we were able to provide the top quality food, service and ambience that we pride ourselves on and create a memorable dining experience for you! We look forward to your next visit to Madame Shanghai!

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AndreaC
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined before a show and forgot to advise them we had to leave by a certain time. Our remaining food came quickly and was perfect. Thank you!!

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 1 March 2021

Hi Andrea, Thank you for taking the time to provide your lovely review of your time at Madame Shanghai. We are so glad we were able to accomodate you before your show and that you had a wonderful experience! We really look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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MookJ
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great setting and while the menu is not that extensive, the food is great quality.

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 1 March 2021

Hi Mook, Thank you for your lovely feedback of Madame Shanghai! We are so pleased to hear that you had such a lovely dining experience with us and we do hope to welcome you back again very soon!

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LuigiC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant Chinese food excellent experience my wife and I enjoyed it immensely happy attentive staff has made it our new favourite restaurant

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 25 February 2021

Hi Luigi, Thank you for your lovely review of Madame Shanghai! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and we really look forward to your next visit.

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Dirk
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

I've been to dumpling bar at Walsh bay a number of times.
Both restaurants have similar menus, but the food here is nowhere near as good. Not even close to being worth the price.
Service was also very slow

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 23 February 2021

Dear Dirk First of all, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We are very sorry to hear that your dining experience with us was not satisfactory. We would love to hear more about your experience to see exactly where we fell short. We have sent through our contact information separately and hope to hear from you soon. Thank you again for providing your most valuable feedback.

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KateM
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food excellent good service nice and open with lots of fresh air liked the ceiling fans and loved the fortune cookies

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 22 February 2021

Hi Kate, Thank you for your lovely review of Madame Shanghai! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the kind of food and service that we pride ourselves on and we hope to welcome you again soon.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious! Love the fortune cookies and the red pockets while celebrating Chinese New Year with friends there. Thank you!

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 22 February 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review of Madame Shanghai! We are so happy that you enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year with us and look forward to having you join us for more celebrations in the future!

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ZijieW
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice dinner, we enjoyed the services and the food

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 22 February 2021

Hi Zijie, Thank you for your great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to welcome you through our doors again soon!

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DianaM
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food as usual. Great cocktails and mocktails. Highly recommend.

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 22 February 2021

Hi Diana, Thank you for the great review and for recommending Madame Shanghai We are so pleased to hear that you have so regularly enjoyed dining with us and we look forward to welcoming you back for another cocktail!

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BrettA
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Horacio was the perfect host. Thanks for taking great care of us.

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 12 February 2021

Hi Brett, Thank you for your fantastic review of Madame Shanghai! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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AaronL
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious! The menu is divine and the staff are accomodating!

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 12 February 2021

Hi Aaron, Thank you for the great feedback! We are so pleased that you had such a positive experience at Madame Shanghai and got too experience the kind of food and service we pride ourselves on. We hope to welcome you back again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent welcome and service, waiter was super friendly and efficient for the duration of our time at Madame Shanghai.

Food was good.

Would visit again.

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 1 February 2021

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to provide your lovely feedback of your time at Madame Shanghai. We are so glad that you enjoyed both your meal and the service and we are happy to hear you will be back! We look forward to your next visit.

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food - wine waiter had some trouble getting the wine into the glass

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 25 January 2021

Hi Robert, Thank you for taking the time to leave your thoughts on your dining experience with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and will be sure to pass along your comments regarding the drinks service to the team. We hope to see you back again soon at Madame Shanghai.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable service and fall-off-my-chair delicious food! My partner and I went for our anniversary and we had the best evening. Highly recommend the caramel pork belly and king prawn dumplings!

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 25 January 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your fabulous review of Madame Shanghai! We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time on a very special day! We do hope to welcome you both back again very soon!

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mariaZ
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Service was outstanding, however the food was average and the serving sizes quiet small

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 25 January 2021

Hi Maria, Thank you for your honest review of your experience at Madame Shanghai. We are so pleased that you experienced such fantastic service from the team. We're disappointed to hear you didn't love your meal as much as we'd hope and will be sure to pass along your feedback for review. The team at Madame Shanghai thank you again for your feedback which is most valuable and allows us to grow and improve as a business. It is our hope this won't deter you from visiting us again very soon!

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Drew
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had our wedding anniversary at Madame Shanghai and it was absolutely fantastic. The food was delicious and the cocktails were great. They also make you feel like you're the only ones there to make it a really special night.

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 5 January 2021

Hi Drew, Thank you for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback of Madame Shanghai! We are so pleased to hear that we could make a special day even more special for you and your partner. We do hope to welcome you back again very soon!

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CharB
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional experience. We will be back. Hospitality and staff were fantastic and food was just delicious.

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 5 January 2021

Hi Char, Thank you for your kind words and lovely feedback of your experience at Madame Shanghai! We are so pleased to hear that you had such an enjoyable time and we really look forward to welcoming you back when you next choose to dine!

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elizabethm
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

thank you for a lovely lunch and for the attentive and efficient service.

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 5 January 2021

Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for your great review of Madame Shanghai! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the kind of top quality service we pride ourselves on. Looking forward to your next visit!

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EssJay
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The Food was great, atmosphere was great and the service once we were dining was second to none. Unfortunately when we first arrived we were left waiting at the check in counter for quite some time despite 2-3 staff seeing us. However once we were welcomed and shown our table. It was a great experience and we can not wait to come back.

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 7 December 2020

Hi EssJay, Thank you for your lovely review and honest feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you had a great time with us, our apologise for the wait time in seating you at your table we will be sure to pass this along for future. We look forward to your next visit!

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Crissie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Good quality food, the shanghai noodles with prawns was bland but I enjoyed the rest of the dishes.
Their booking system really needs improvement: Made a dinner booking yet we got seated at an awkward half outdoor seating(that day was raining and pretty chilly). Asked the staff whether they can accommodate us for an indoor seating they responded it's a full house that evening and it has also been double booked so no. Also advised us we should make a note in our online reservation next time or call - how can one know to note down that request when they have never been to the venue?(there's also no such option to select indoor/outdoor seating??) I could never understand when a restaurant is not able to be flexible with the seating arrangement - unless they also think that half outdoor seating is lame otherwise why can't you seat whoever arrives first with a reservation at the seating they desires?🙄
The server of our table was also really intense, came over every 5 minutes to check on us and eagerly wanted to clear the plates(there was still food) when you just put your chopsticks down to have a chat. Not sure if that's just her or they were just trying to get us out asap since they were 'double booked'😑. Either way, wasn't too great of an experience.

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Lealea
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great find in a good location in the city. A choice of seating areas with very different ambiance. We had the banquet which was delicious with a wonderful choice of dishes. All the staff were professional, friendly and accommodating with our requests. We will definitely be back.

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 5 January 2021

Hi Lealea, Thank you for your lovely words and positive review of Madame Shanghai. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience so much and we are happy to see you will be returning to us again - hopefully very soon!

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DarrenH
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is now my new favourite Chinese restaurant. We had the tastings menu with bottomless glass of Rose. Great value at $79 pp.
the food was amazingly tasty and beautifully presented and the service was also awesome.

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 7 December 2020

Hi Darren, Thank you for the great review of Madame Shanghai! We are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your dining experience with us so much and we look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and drinks, it was my first time at Madame Shanghai and the service and quality of the food was beyond expectations

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 5 January 2021

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely feedback of Madame Shanghai! We're glad your first experience was such a winner! We look forward to welcoming you back again for more great food and drinks hopefully very soon!

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Kerrie
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall1Food5Service5Ambience1

We have been frequent visitors to your restaurant. The food and service is always outstanding, however the last visit the main windows apparently had some damage and couldn't be opened as there was a mild wind. It was a hot day and to be honest it actually ruined the meal. Your wonderful staff moved as as soon as we had eaten, but I do find spending the amount of money at your restaurant that this is not acceptable at all.
I've also dined at the restaurant many times in the winter and overall I feel you really need to work on the internal temperature. It is not comfortable it is either too cold or too hot

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fabulous as always

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 7 December 2020

Hi there, Thank you for the great review! We look forward to your next visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience2

Extremely hot and no air conditioning it was 41 degrees c!

It was not possible to actually enjoy lunch and we felt sorry for the poor staff who were trying to work in these extreme conditions

What fine dining place has NO AIR CONDITIONING!

Not going back - over priced for the inhuman heat and discomfort !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a blast with the drag bingo. Great food and wine.

Madame Shanghai
Responded on 27 November 2020

Hi there, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our fabulous Blingo event at Madame Shanghai! We do hope you will join us again for more great food, wine and some fun entertainment!

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FAQs

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

Madame Shanghai is rated 4.4 stars by 170 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.