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Nanxiang Mantou Dian

85 Yu Yuan Road, Shanghai, China (Yu Garden)
021 63554206
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Ranked #311 of 12,426 Restaurants in Shanghai
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Neighborhood: Yu Garden
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

They offer two types of dumplings : xiaolongbao (dumplings with soup and meat filling) and a dumpling with just crab soup. The xiaolongbao is delicious and tender but I found the latter quite expensive given that there is no meat inside and the skin of the dumpling is quite unedible. Overall, flavours are quite good and I would recommend anyone... More

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Houston, Texas
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6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I visited the restaurant on a Sunday. After ordering, I waited 45 minutes for a small table. The place was extremely crowded. The tables were dirty, and there was no air conditioning. The food was nothing special and definitely not worth the wait in an uncomfortable environment. At least now I can say that I have been there. There is... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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70 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Ah... you are now in Yu Garden. After walking around and feeling tired and hungry, what are you going to do? No doubt there are a few shops for food. What is authentic, so to speak? Come in here. In the first glance, Wow! need to queue just for steamed buns? That would take a long time before your turn.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Came here for a Saturday lunch. Ate on the 3rd floor (the part of the floor offering the less expensive menu - there are 2 sides to this floor). Ground floor is takeout, 2nd floor is counter service, 3rd floor is sit down, with 2 sides (the other side has the more extensive and expensive menu). Had 2 orders of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I was so look forward to the dumplings here.. But I don't think they are really outstanding...taste good but not that good... N one suggestion! You better eat in shop rather then take away since you don't have to wait if you go upstairs but there is the minimum charge for eating inside the restaurant , as I remember it... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

NanXiang Xiaolong Mantou, 85 Yuyuan Lao Lu, near Fuyou Lu 豫园老路85号, 近福佑路, Tel: + 86 21 6355 4206 Hours: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Nan Xiang Xiaolong Mantou is near the City God Temple (城隍庙) in Shanghai’s old town. It is more than 100 years old. It is the classic introductory experience to some of the best xiaolongbao, the city’s most iconic... More

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Guilin, China
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Well, it happens a lot with a big name like this. The steamed bread is not very fresh and the price sounds unlikely a simple breakfast. RMB20 for a bun...! Wouldn't come back.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Better off getting the buns else where. Tasted like it was full of fillers. The buns I had were dry and some broken. None of the buns I had, had broth in them. The 20-30 min line up with a pushy crowd was not worth it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Ok, if you are an expert on steamed buns, you may know of a better place to indulge but to my simple western tastes, these were great. Dip them in the vinegar based sauce and bite into one and experience the delight of savory pork and crab with a squirt of soup broth and folloed by the sweetishsteamed dough. Great!... More

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89 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

After reading lots in all the guide books we went to try this shanghai institution. They are famous for the Steamed buns (the kind served in bamboo rings, which contains soup no meat.) and also for Xian Long Bao (steamed dumplings). The big line up downstairs is for take away, which moves quite quickly. We head up stairs to the... More

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