Chinese restaurant in Lower Hutt city


Eat-in or take-away

Shanghai Kitchen was first opened in Lower Hutt City in 2002, and is a Chinese restaurant specialising in Shanghai cuisine, which is heavily influenced by the neighboring provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu. Our chef Jimmy has 30 years of cooking experience, having previously worked in the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand. We are proud to present the authentic flavors of Shanghai cuisine and look forward to providing a divine Oriental dining experience to all Wellingtonians in Lower Hutt City.


Lunch: everyday (closed Tuesday & Sunday)
Dinner: everyday (closed on Tuesday)

Lunch - 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner - 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Functions available


Jacqui - 16th March 2013 - 5 star rating

LOVE it! Food is great, never had bad service. Sweet 
and sour pork is the best ever. Love their lunch boxes: 
you get tea, main, rice, broccoli and peanuts all for a 
great price. I think their prices are fantastic compared to 
a ‘kiwi’ Chinese restaurant. Have had many dishes - all 
fab. If there for lunch, try the beef and onion noodle 
soup… hubby’s favorite.

Ernest C - 8th March 2013 - 5 star rating

My wife and I along with friends and family have dined 
at the Shanghai Kitchen many, many times. Excellent 
Shanghai food and service at a reasonable price. The 
food is delicious and different. The staff are friendly and 
obliging. We have never been disappointed with the 
food or service.


85 Jackson Street 
Lower Hutt 5012

04 939 6450
Wechat :SHK-Petone



Shanghai Kitchen is Lower Hutt City's favourite Chinese restaurant, with a complete selection of mouth-watering dishes for you to enjoy. Shanghai, located on the east coast, is the home to one of China’s eight mostly recognised district cuisine. Notable dishes include xiaolongbao (juicy pork buns which are commonly filled with minced pork and soup), jiangya (braised duck in soy sauce) and braised pork hock.

Shanghai cuisine is heavily influenced by the use of darker ingredients such as soy-sauce and vinegar. The city is known to have the best soy-sauce around the country and the famous zhengjiang black rice vinegar is a very common ingredient.

The use of sugar is also essential, resulting in aromatic dishes that are relatively sweeter than those of the Sichuan and Guangzhou provinces.

If you would like to know more about the dishes that we offer, please talk to our host Judy who will be able to assist you with taking orders. Also let us know of any special dietary requirements to ensure a pleasant dining experience.
Winter Special - Seafood and Egg Dumplings with Chinese cabbage in Casserole
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