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Nanxiang Mantou Dian (YuYuan)

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Jing'an Temple
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No.85 Yuyuan Road, Huangpu District | Old Town God's Temple (YuYuan Garden), Shanghai, China
021-63554206
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Great Place for XiaoLongBao - Skip the G/F go to the 3rd.

This is a great place for Shanghainese style dumplings. Lines at bottom floor for take away should be avoided unless that's what you want/need, go to top floor where there are two sections the 50RMB side and the 80RMB side. there will usually be a short queue of people waiting, but if you want to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
mlahm
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Chengdu, China
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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296 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chengdu, China
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a great place for Shanghainese style dumplings. Lines at bottom floor for take away should be avoided unless that's what you want/need, go to top floor where there are two sections the 50RMB side and the 80RMB side. there will usually be a short queue of people waiting, but if you want to share a table you can... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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330 reviews 330 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great place for dumplings! Head to the third floor and avoid the queue. Service is fast and polite, dumplings were fresh and you have many options to choose. Recommended!

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Singapore, Singapore
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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went to Yu Garden when it opened in a partially successful attempt to experience the beauty of the gardens without the throngs of tourists. By the time we wrapped up, around 10:30 or 11am, we'd worked up a good appetite, so we headed over to Nanxiang to sample the goods. At that time, there was already a daunting queue... More 

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Shanghai, China
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785 reviews 785 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
1,834 helpful votes 1,834 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This restaurant is located in the YuYuan complex and is very popular amongst locals. There are three levels all the serving the same food. The ground floor is takeaway, the second floor has tables and costs slightly more, while the top floor is table service and is more expensive again. Our meal on the top floor, was average or even... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Make sure to go upstairs and pay the little extra to savor the whole experience. The crab and pork dumplings are delicious; the bustling scene quite a contrast from the peace and quiet of the nearby Yu Garden. Freshly cooked. Rightfully proud of their renown throughout this part of China.

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Hong Kong, China
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

They serve the dumplings at a take-away outlet as well as at the restaurants upstairs. Although they have a minimum charge per person at the restaurants, it's worth having the food there as the dumplings really looked and tasted better. Don't be scared by the long queue because it's a huge restaurant that can accommodate many people. Also, it won't... More 

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Malaysia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I was tricked by the queue at the entrance of the restaurant. There is a sign board that rated so big about this Mantou. I think westerner might like it simply because they have never eaten at the best place. Rest of the offering is also not that good. Apart from that, I thought it was slightly pricey for such... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Urm seriously I do not know what is so special about the xiao long bao here except the nice scenery nearby. I never thought I would ever taste such a bad quality of xiao long bao in my whole life. The skin is thick, the top skin is even worse, not edible at all. Din Tai Fung in my country... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

During our stay in Shanghai we wanted to try the famous steamed dumplings at the Yu Gardens where this restaurant is located. The Xiao Long Bao were very tasty, especially the ones with crab roe and pork. We also ordered the king sized steamed soup bun which comes with a straw. We liked the dumplings so much we came back... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Don't be scared away by the long queues outside this busy restaurant. If you don't mind spending a little bit more, go upstairs and eat in. It's spacious and relatively quiet (depends on season and time I guess), a total contrast to the hassle outside. You have to try the crab yolk (?) buns. It's the best. If you have... More 

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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>  > Jing'an Temple
  • Neighborhood: Jing'an Temple
  • Phone Number: 021-63554206

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 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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