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China Modern, London
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China Modern

Unit 14, 12 Newport Place, WC2H 7PR London
Average price £23


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Two Way Garlic Marinated Pork Slices
Fresh Cucumber in Spicy Garlic Sauce
Cloud Ear Fungus in Spicy Garlic Sauce

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China Modern, London
China Modern, London
China Modern, London
China Modern, London
China Modern, London
Tiger buns, wasabi prawn - China Modern, London



Very good112 reviews











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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Short waiting time
Moderate noise level
  • Jerry L.

    Jerry L.7 reviews

    9 August 2023


    It was quite nice. The food was a bit expensive but the portion size and taste made well up for it. It is one of the better establishments in Londons Chinatown


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  • Caroline L.1 review

    2 March 2023


    Fabulous food, well presented and clearly freshly cooked. My second visit, will definitely come again. Good attentive service without being intrusive

  • likitha L.1 review

    28 February 2023


    I felt like that staff was not nice or helpful. Felt like they were very judgemental

  • Fatima E.3 reviews

    16 January 2023


    This restaurant is one of my faves in Chinatown! Such amazing food and great service, best spicy stir fried prawns in London! Everything is to die for, highly recommend

  • Hamlin L.

    Hamlin L.196 reviews

    18 October 2022


    Chinese and other Asian dishes

  • Daniel L.2 reviews

    24 September 2022


    The cooking is quite good standard. We ordered the lobster which is well cooked and very fresh. The only comment is they should have more Shanghai dishes to match their restaurant name. It will then be 5 stars from me.

  • Alisa S.1 review

    17 September 2022


    We read some good reviews and liked what we saw in terms of ambience and busyness, however, my food was a huge disappointment—around £13:50 for a plate of rice with a neglible amount of spinach and zero flavour and no sauce. Also, the sweet and sour was so sccharine sweet that my party all felt ill after eating it.

  • Emilie S.1 review

    22 May 2022


    Service was quick but food was just okay. Pork xiao long bao were good, as was teriyaki chicken, but crispy noodles were a bit bland. Unfortunately much atmosphere.

    China ModernOwner

    Dear Emilie, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review- Every review helps us to develop and better our restaurant. Your comments of the dishes will be passed to our kitchen team and we do hope the next time you come, the noodles have more flavour. Warm regards, Shanghai Modern Team

  • Andrea B.3 reviews

    16 April 2022


    A popular busy restaurant. Food was tasty, especially liked the shrimp dumplings and sweet & sour pork. Service was fine, team communicated well with one another.

    China ModernOwner

    Dear Andrea, Many thanks for your lovely review about Shanghai Modern. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and the service and team work was good. We hope to see you again at our restaurant. Warm regards, Shanghai Modern Team

  • Ester K.1 review

    3 March 2022


    We came for the dim sum, but many of the dishes were unavailable. The food was rather good, but not as good as I thought it would be. The custard buns were really good.

  • Pearl M.1 review

    17 February 2022


    The dumplings here are some of the best I’ve ever had! Real good quality Chinese cooking here, amazing broths and we loved the super cute Tiger buns for Chinese Lunar New Year! Service was great too, so efficient.

  • Gemma D.1 review

    12 February 2022


    The food was delicious, hot, came really fast. Felt a little rushed to leave, would probably have ordered more but the menu was taken when I ordered. Felt uncomfortable asking to order more food. The food is definitely worth going again.


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  • Olivia W.1 review

    10 February 2022


    We were keen to visit Shanghai Modern after seeing their famous 'piggy buns' on social media. However, when we ordered them, they then served plain buns and said they'd run out. We found this a little disappointing as they didn't mention this when we actually ordered, however, they were still delicious! Hopefully we can try them in the future as they look adorable.

  • Pragya M.1 review

    20 January 2022


    Really attentive staff, quick service and great food. Overall a good experience. Will go back

  • Tony o.1 review

    30 November 2021


    Our party were welcomed to the restaurant and served drinks within minutes of sitting down. It wasn't busy but still worth saying the service was great and our 2 waiters very friendly. Quite basic surroundings but very clean. We settled on the biggest set menu (B) and we all thought the food was great. I will definitely be going again

  • Nana W.1 review

    13 November 2021


    Went for a family meal on a Saturday. Great service and completely delicious spread. Crispy beef and char sui buns were highlights. Making this a family ritual.


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  • Alice Y.1 review

    31 October 2021


    The food quality was not as good as online reviews, very disappointing about the restaurant. The custard buns was also not fully steamed! Would not recommend it to others and will not go there again.

  • Tom G.1 review

    10 October 2021


    Really nice food

  • Tom C.4 reviews

    3 October 2021


    Nice food and quick service

  • Glenda B.1 review

    30 September 2021


    Great food. A few dishes I thought were quite expensive… a plate of pak cho was nearly £10. Otherwise the dishes were fabulous and tasty. One friend is a smoker… she put on her coat to go outside for a cigarette… that prompted one of the staff, without asking, to present us with the bill…. We hadn’t even had our dessert. The restaurant itself is rather basic and our bill came out @£38 per head. Would I go back? Absolutely!

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How to get to the restaurant

Unit 14, 12 Newport Place, WC2H 7PR, London, United Kingdom

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Central London, Leicester Square, Soho & Chinatown, West End of London, ,


Asian, , Chicken, , , , , , Cosy, Good for families, Kid-friendly, Christmas, , , Father's Day, Mother's Day, , Valentine's Day



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