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Nanxiang Mantou Dian (YuYuan)

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No.85 Yuyuan Road, Huangpu District | Old Town God's Temple (YuYuan Garden), Shanghai, China
021-63554206
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Nanxiang is the official origin of Xiao Lun Bao because Nanxiang city is much much older than Shanghai. To eat the best Xiao Lun Bao, this is not the place. For price, might be. In fact to go Nanxiang Old City is even much reasonable as this restaurant is right at the famous tourist spot... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Byng C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Nanxiang is the official origin of Xiao Lun Bao because Nanxiang city is much much older than Shanghai. To eat the best Xiao Lun Bao, this is not the place. For price, might be. In fact to go Nanxiang Old City is even much reasonable as this restaurant is right at the famous tourist spot. Certainly, if you are just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We ate upstairs and ordered xiao long bao which were very tasty indeed. We also had a large crab dumpling which came with a straw to suck out the soup first - again, very good. For me though, the highlight was a crystal clear mushroom soup with pieces of bamboo pith fungus - with the most delicious intense mushroom flavour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Steamed dumplings and fried balls were good but the soup was salty and quite disapointing. Had to wait in a line, but got in quickly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The lines and crowd have been too long in the past. Today I got a seat upstairs. Table service is the way to go. I was able to order in English and the service was prompt. I have tried the steamed dumplings around town, the places I tried did not compare to this original. I had a great meal here... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went straight up to the VIP area to avoid the long queues at the ground floor. Ordered tea and their famous soup bun. Mediocre is the soup. The skin of the bun is tough and thick. The other baos ordered are also of similar quality. Thick and tough. Shouldn't a good bao be made with thin or soft skins so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Went to this place based on the good reviews here and was totally disappointed in the place! Had tried similar type of food across asia and across china and this is one of the worst quality i have ever eaten. Food doesn't taste fresh and service bad at this place. If you find the food here good, you can easily... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

All dishes are amazing. Really juice dumplings. Must try. On the 3rd floor you can get a table or vip area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Head up to third floor and skip lines to restaurant section 1 and 2. Go to VIP section with no line, AC, diverse menu and quiet section. Really nice after the chaos of the market below. Minimum order in VIP room is about $25 or 150 RBM. Easily met with two orders of dumplings, fried pork, crab spring rolls and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We felt that part of the experience was to join the queue at the stall rather than going upstairs to the restaurant. It was a busy Saturday evening, so we were waiting in line for about 45 minutes watching the world go by. The dumplings were worth the wait. Absolutely delicious and excellent value: generous portions of 16 dumplings each... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I think this floor mainly serves pork dumplings and little else. We had a few dumpling servings and some spring rolls. The food is simply to die for and it was brought to us almost instantly. The service is however quite angry in style. I asked my Chinese friend what was happening when I heard animated chatter on a table... More 

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Additional Information about Nanxiang Mantou Dian (YuYuan)

Address: No.85 Yuyuan Road, Huangpu District | Old Town God's Temple (YuYuan Garden), Shanghai, China
Phone Number: 021-63554206
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Old Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $10
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.85 Yuyuan Road, Huangpu District | Old Town God's Temple (YuYuan Garden), Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 021-63554206

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Staying in Old Town

Neighborhood Profile
Old Town
Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the streets that serve as the border to the old city. An aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan (which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists every day, but wandering the streets around the complex reveals more exciting attractions such as food and antique markets. There are also streets lined with shops peddling everyday wares such as Chinese dining ware and craft notions that can be even more enticing to visitors uninterested in the usual tourist fare.