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Nanxiang Mantou Dian

85 Yu Yuan Road, Shanghai, China (Yu Garden)
021 63554206
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Ranked #247 of 12,422 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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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
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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Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

A lot of the brochures and also lonely planet says that this restaurant is a must try. I personally feel that the xiao long bao is terrible and is a waste of my calories. There are better restaurants like Jia Jia Tang Bao and the Long Pao xiao long bao (龙袍) at the Qi Bao Old Street 七宝老街. The top... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

my bro wanted to try it. the tourist guides all wrote about it as a must-try. we purposely took a metro train ride plus walked there on a cold winters night. we were really disappointed. the Q was super long, snaking all around. we decided not to try it. we saw people squatting by the side devouring their treasured dumplings... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This restaurant was recommended in lonely planet which we thought should give it a try. When we first reach there, there is a super long que hence we headed upstairs to do a dine in. This restaurant is specially serving the varieties of "bun" and not much else you can choose from the limited menu. We have ordered a basket... More

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Seattle, Washington
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181 reviews 181 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Bypass the line and head upstairs for the English menu and minimal wait. Many to choose from, just make sure you get the ones with the broth inside for the complete experience. Be careful with your first bite! They are hot and you get soup on your shirt if you're not careful. Service is bustling and efficient, the dumplings will... More

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Arlington, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This is definitely a must stop for all travelers to Shanghai. Located next to the Crooked Bridge in Yuyuan Gardens. Stood in line for quite a while, but worth every minute of the wait!

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