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Shanghai Papa

  • Botersloot 24a, 28a, 3011 HG Rotterdam [Map]
  • +31 10 229 9689
  • http://shanghaipapa.nl/
  • Meent (0.33 km.)
  • Blaak (0.38 km.)
  • Goudsesingel Rotterdam (0.19 km.)
  • Rotterdam Blaak (0.37 km.)
  • Centrum (0.74 km.)

With the Rotterdams Balloon Company we visit the most beautiful places in Rotterdam and we like to share that experience with others. Find out what to see and do at Shanghai Papa and what our balloons are used for.

The Rotterdam Balloon Company is a permanent or well-known supplier of balloons at many locations in Rotterdam. That is why we can inform our customers well about the possibilities with balloons in these places.


Some must-see sights and Hotspots such as Laurenskerk, Meent, Centrale Bibliotheek, Markthal, are located only 0.2 km away.

Hotels nearby Distance
Motto by Hilton 0.04 km
Savoy 0.35 km
Postillion Hotel 0.41 km
Stayokay Hostel 0.42 km
Atlanta 0.54 km


Restaurants nearby Distance
Shanghai Papa 0.00 km
Pesca 0.00 km
Sumo 0.15 km
Hoy Kitchen 0.22 km
Soju Bar 0.30 km
 Shanghai Papa


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Located on the lively Botersloot in Rotterdam, Restaurant Shanghai Papa offers a tasty journey through Chinese cuisine with a contemporary twist. What makes this restaurant unique is not only the delicious dishes they serve, but also the fact that the Rotterdam Balloon Company provides the balloons here, which gives every celebration, such as a birthday, an extra festive touch.

At Shanghai Papa it's all about taste and creativity. They serve a range of Chinese dishes that stimulate the senses with new flavors and ingredients. While you can still enjoy classic dishes such as koe loo kai and cha siu, you will be especially surprised by the unusual flavor combinations and dishes they offer. Think of salted egg with tofu, crispy lotus root chips and beneficial goji berries and mung beans.

But it's not just about savory dishes. Shanghai Papa also offers homemade drinks and desserts inspired by Hong Kong, the ever-vibrant city. For example, try the famous milk tea or the red bean shake, together with bubble waffles. And since tea is an essential part of Chinese culinary tradition, you can enjoy a wide range of organic and herbal teas, perfect for digestion. For those looking for a more extensive experience, Shanghai Papa offers a Chinese pastry high tea, where you can choose from several types of Chinese tea. For evening guests there are also Chinese-inspired cocktails, such as the Chrysantini and the Red Typhoon.

At Shanghai Papa they believe that food plays an important role in cultural traditions. Uniting people and cultures through food is a valuable experience. That is why Chinese culture is central to this restaurant. Born out of a love for Chinese culture, Shanghai Papa offers guests an opportunity to discover and embrace Chinese cuisine, culture and tradition. Shanghai, as the rebellious city of China, stands for daring and innovation, where old traditions meet new cultures. Just like the owners, Papa Chau and her team, they want to run Shanghai Papa with candor, warmth and passion. They embrace the changing times, but retain the core and passion of Chinese culture, resulting in a unique and contemporary experience.

Shanghai Papa offers the best of both worlds: traditional Chinese influences combined with contemporary Western elements. The interior of the restaurant takes you back to the bustling Shanghai of the 1930s, a time when everything was possible. The atmosphere of Shanghai Papa is infused with authentic Chinese symbols, yet maintains a modern, comfortable feel. Small subtle elements of Chinese symbolism form a playful and contemporary part of the ambiance.

Maggie Mee Yee Chau, the founder of Shanghai Papa, shares a personal story that makes this restaurant even more special. When her father became seriously ill in 2016, she took charge of the family restaurant, where she honored her father by continuing his legacy. Shanghai Papa is not only a tribute to her father, but also to Chinese culture and traditions. It is a way to show respect for their ancestors and preserve cultural heritage.

When you visit Shanghai Papa, you can enjoy a modern approach to traditional Chinese dishes. The menu features a variety of delectable dishes, including the restaurant's famous XO sauce. The restaurant distinguishes itself by paying extra attention to the interior and by working with experts to serve pastries and desserts with a Chinese twist. Here the Chinese restaurant is being redefined and put back on the map.

Shanghai Papa is the embodiment of the rich and varied Chinese culinary tradition, where flavors from the past merge with modern influences. It is not only a place to enjoy delicious cuisine, but also a destination where culture and food come together to create an unforgettable experience.



Balloons at Shanghai Papa

The Rotterdam Balloon Company regularly decorates at Shanghai Papa. We know the location well and can inform you like no other about delivering the best quality 100% biodegradable balloons to this place. Click here for the options and our prices.

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Daniela Letichevskaya
Daniela Letichevskaya 06-11-2023
One of my favourite places in the City! The food is gorgeous and it makea you feel great 😍 the place is very cozy and the staff is always very friendly. You can also bring your dog which is great. They also have amazing gin tonics (hibiscus and lychee is the best 👌 )


T MS 08-07-2023
Loved the decor, loved the menu and especially the beautiful desserts! The duck was unfortunately overcooked, very crispy skin but the meat already turned fully grey but everything else was very tasty. Will come back again to try more of the menu.


Tyas Ayuningtyas
Tyas Ayuningtyas 10-07-2023
The good: great drinks, cute decor, wonderful chili oil. I had milk tea, which was surprisingly strong. My friend had some coconut cocktail (mocktail?) which she said was nice. The decor was cute and it's a nice place to chill. When we arrived at the table I quickly noticed the suspiciously missing soy sauce and chili oil, but our server noticed (or heard me gasped in horror 'where is the chili oil?') and brought us some. It was beautifully spicy, such a pleasant surprise. Also, amazing server! :) The not so good: the dishes we tried were so-so. The hakau skin was too thick, and same with the vegan dimsum we ordered. The salted egg squid barely had any salted egg (flavour) on it. The low mein was not bad, but nothing to write home about. I don't think I'll come back for the food, but definitely for the milk tea!


Andrew Belyakov
Andrew Belyakov 27-04-2023
I was here for the first time and decided to try the recommended ‘must try’ dishes. Duck Bao Bao, homemade tofu with chili, hot and sour soup were amazing! I really liked the balance of the menu, which is probably not good for everyone, but very convenient for those who are not very versed in the regional differences in Chinese cuisine. The staff is also very kind and welcoming. I didn’t like that plastic sticks which are so shabby and look old. And the second room we sat in is much less attractive than the main one.


Dinh Linh
Dinh Linh 11-04-2023
The chicken wrapped in sticky rice dish was amazing! Other Chinese restaurants usually use the prefrozen dish, but Shanghai Papa makes it fresh. Other dishes were good too, being served in a good portion.



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Pictures Shanghai Papa

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Balloon Arch 6m Shanghai Papa Rotterdam
Balloon Arch 6m Shanghai Papa Rotterdam


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