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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 145
    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 18
    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
Mid afternoon, late lunch

Come here if you want to show a recent arrival to Shanghai a soup dumpling place with atmosphere. It’s not the best quality product here, but it is tasty and satisfying. The restaurant has a take-out window on the ground floor, and huge dining spaces on the floors above. This restaurant is set... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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New York City
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We loved it so much, we came twice. Ok, the lines for takeout on ground level are very long. Go upstairs, two more levels. The VIP level is the best A/C, tables and service. Its still very reasonable/cheap. We got pork dumplings, spicy crab and pork dumplings, sweet egg custard bun (dessert). The spicy crab and pork was our favorite... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The food's taste is great... Like the xiao long bao here But you have to queue for forever and the place is sooooo crowded that I decided to deduct their points... And the place is not too clean also... Should do something about it because it'll make people reluctant to go there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Come here if you want to show a recent arrival to Shanghai a soup dumpling place with atmosphere. It’s not the best quality product here, but it is tasty and satisfying. The restaurant has a take-out window on the ground floor, and huge dining spaces on the floors above. This restaurant is set within the warren of streets and shops... More 

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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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.