The Shanghai Restaurant was established in 1971, and is the nation's capital's Chinatown's first Chinese Restaurant business. Since the day it opened its doors over four decades ago, it's been solely a family run and operated business, and has been serving their clientele delicious, entirely homemade Asian inspired dishes, all in their unique restaurant and bar. The atmosphere of Shanghai is something that you won't find in any other restaurant, they are proud of the diverse styling and look of the restaurant, all with a flair to represent their history as a family.
Anyone who has been to Shanghai, knows that you are always greeted with a warm welcome, and treated like family. They have a long list of fans, some who have only been visiting the restaurant for a short while, and others who have been frequenting it almost as long as it's been in business.
Not only do they serve up delicious food, but for years Shanghai has prided themselves on being able to combine their restaurant with the diverse arts community of the city. In the past, they have hosted events for the community, fundraisers, and charities such as:
Queer Spelling Bee
Comix Jam Chicks
Karaoke nights on a weekly basis
And countless others
They also display art by both local and international artists in their restaurant, to show their constant support of the arts. They have a steady flow of customers from all walks of life who wish to embrace the eclectic and artistic setting. Their fanbase consists of writers, performers, artists, comedians and anyone else who wishes to spend time in a unique, vibrant environment while at the same time getting to enjoy great company and delicious food.