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Jia Jia Tang Bao(Huanghe Road)

Huanghe Lu (near Nanjing Xilu), Shanghai, China (People's Square)
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Ranked #26 of 12,493 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: People's Square
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We selected this place from the lonely planet and at first we were quite disappointed when we looked at the place form the outside, as not what you would expect for your first dinner out in shanghai. The place is small and you seat in plastic chairs and small tables overlooking the kitchen on one side and the busy Huanghe... More

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Toronto, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Echo what many have said...very good hole in the wall. Go early for greatest selection. We went at noon, after looking and looking for the place, joined the lineup and had 3 choices - ordered the pork/crab meat (27 yuan for 12) and pork/egg yolk (20 yuan). Other choice was pure crab meat (99 yuan). Large bottle Tsingtao for 5... More

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Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If it is soup dumplings you want. Then this is the place! Just go early in the day and wait in line! Once they are sold out, they are done! Okay if you are finicky and do not like sit with others at a shared table you should pass. But if you can look past the environment you will have... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was second visit. We lined up behind a dozen other hungry fools and waited and we felt a sense of victory when we arrived at the Cashier. This place is supposed to have Xiao Long Bao ranging in price from I think about RMB 13 to RMB 99 for a basket. The lady showed us a menu and hid... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As title, the food is nice but you have to go before lunch time or you might not have much choice.

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Semarang, Indonesia
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205 reviews 205 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This time, I would like to share my experience dining at Jia Jia Tang Bao which was located in Huanghe Road, about a block away from People's Square less than two weeks ago. It all started when one of my local friends took a group of us (4 of us) to this famous place for its Xiao Long Bao. We... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Don't expect glamour from this place. You're here for the best xiaolongbao you will find in Shanghai. Period. 13 RMB will get you one dozen (pork). Add a beer (5 RMB) and some ginger sauce (1 RMB) and you just had a great meal for under 20 RMB. The place is very small, you will usually find long lines of... More

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125 reviews 125 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Truly local version of din tai fung where you can have lunch for 4 euros per person (cheaper if you don't order the crab dumpling) and eat excellent fresh "shanghai soup dumplings " . Pork , shrimp, crab they all are excellent, and, according to me , slightly fresher and better than din tai fung

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Osan, South Korea
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is the place to good for juicy and cheap xiaolongpao. 1 basket has 12 pcs. We ordered total of 42 pcs and blood soup and drinks. The bill came out ard 67RMB = $11. We are lucky to get there early and got a seat immediately. However when our shanghainese friend came in with Yang's fried dumplings from across... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Really amazing xiaolongbau...but watch out, that slurp of soup is really hot. Delicious, freshly made dumplings with vinegar and fresh ginger on the side.

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