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Jia Jia Tang Bao

Huanghe Lu (near Nanjing Xilu), Shanghai, China (People's Square)
021-63276878
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Ranked #26 of 12,462 restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Neighborhood: People's Square
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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I've come here a few times over the years when on business in Shanghai. I am impressed by how consistent the quality of their soup dumplings are. It's the best xiao long bao I've ever had, even better than Din Tai Fung (and I've been to their locations in Taipei, Hong Kong and Shanghai). The prices have gone up a... More

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San Francisco, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It serves soup dumplings. People seem to like it. We thought it was ok, but then we went across the street (see Yang's review). FYI they run out of more popular dumplings as the day progresses.

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texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We have had xiao long bao many times and many places. This is one of the best. It s a small place and that is all they make! We ordered 7 of those and we finished every one of them. Dont miss it. Its hard to find but we were staying at the Marriott hotel in city centre and it... More

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Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I am no expert on soup dumplings, but I have been to Shanghai 5 times, and have tried them at various places, and these are my favourite. A caveat: I do not eat shellfish, so I didn't try everything on the menu.

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Shanghai, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

You know a place is good when the line winds around the street and they sell out of the pork dumplings early! This small dive serves up tasty and piping hot soup dumplings in pork, crab, egg, and fish. Try to make it before 5PM as they often sell out of the pork! You get a basket of dumplings for... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

After doing the museum circuit I whipped out my phone and found directions to this little gem of a place. The thought of freshly made dumplings was too good to pass up. On arrival I chose the pork and crab as well as the egg and pork (2 servings, 1 hungry guy = 48 rmb). While I was waiting it... More

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Doha, Qatar
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

As stated in my title, Jia Jia Tang Bao is the best dumpling i ever tried in Shanghai. The skin of the Tang Bao is very thin and soup taste good too. Dip with ginger vinegar paste (need to purchase separately) is even more excellent. All Tang Bao is freshly made when ordered, that is the reason you need to... More

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Shanghai, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nice dumplings, but surroundings may not be acceptable for most. Prices cheaper than din tai feng. Quality comes at a price.

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Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Depending on the time you get there you will be in a queue. When I got to the counter I was pleasantly surprised that the lady taking orders could speak some English. I over ordered which was my fault as I thought you could mix them into 1 basket, so I ended up with 2 baskets of dumplings which was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I went to Jia Jia about 16 months ago and was very impressed with the dumplings and the simplicity of the place. Yes I had to queue and then wait for the dumplings to be freshly made and steamed but it was worth it. This time round, I took my partner as well and we were both disappointed. The dumplings... More

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