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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 90
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  • 170
    Very good
  • 99
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  • 33
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  • 26
    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
A Disappointment!

As the umpteenth trip to Shanghai, I finally decided to give in and give Nanxiang a try... but as it turns out, you can definitely get better xiao long bao elsewhere in Shanghai. It's not bad per se, but nothing mind-blowing about it either.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jingle C
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Singapore, Singapore
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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It has been famous, but the XiaoLungBao are not as good as Jiajia's. Skin are too thick ***the another most ordered "bigger xiaolungbao" wif soup inside the skin are lousy, its not nice. I know most of the tourist came here for good xiaolungbao, but it is not gd as its fame.

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Thank Jocelyn L
Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are 3 levels to the restaurant. 1st level being the commoners level being the cheapest and level 3 with seats and people serving you but can cost you up to 50 yuan for a big soup dumpling. We queued downstais for the small xiao long bao and the big soup dumpling where you can drink the soup with a... More 

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Thank oliviatan
Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the umpteenth trip to Shanghai, I finally decided to give in and give Nanxiang a try... but as it turns out, you can definitely get better xiao long bao elsewhere in Shanghai. It's not bad per se, but nothing mind-blowing about it either.

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Thank Jingle C
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We came to this restaurant for its reputed Xiao long bao but I was disappointed. The bao was not very nice with the pastry too thick. I intentionally let the soup out of the bao and it solidified in a matter of minutes, meaning a lot of saturated fats. We have also been recommended some big soup dumplings with a... More 

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Thank Tony h
San Francisco, California
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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Maybe some time ago, this place had great xiao long bao. Maybe Anthony Bourdain’s great meal here was an anomaly, what with an entourage of a boom mike and cameras…… My own experience was quite the dud! Our hotel was just steps away from the Yu Garden and on our last day, and right before heading to the airport, we... More 

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Thank Joyful M
Cape Town, South Africa
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Don't be turned off by the queue - it goes very quickly (and it's a good sign!). The dumplings are great and you can eat them standing next to the water.

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Thank Megsa94
Wollongong Australia
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

There has to be something worth trying when the locals queue patiently to get take away food from this place. Right in the middle of the Old Town overlooking the Zig Zag Bridge, walk past the long queue and head upstairs and eat in peace.Here is the number one hint - Get there before 11am.On every occasion we have walked... More 

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Thank lyn4268
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

I heard great reviews about the must try crab roe soup dumpling. So when I reached there, there is someone announcing on the speaker that no need to queue if we go upstairs to eat at the restaurant. But when we reached the restaurant, there is a bouncer lookalike person who will segregate those who spend a min of 50rmb/pax... More 

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Thank Lim E
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55 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Almost everybody that been to Shanghai will say it is a 'must try' thing. I joined the queue for 45mins just for the take away Xiao Long Bao (dumpling) and Guan Tang Bao (crab soup dumping). To be honest it let me down a little and it is not that great as everybody said! The dumplings are just so so... More 

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Thank Laylan G
New Delhi, India
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

My sister and I chanced upon this place while walking around in the Yuyuan old town area. The take away section had a long line of people patiently waiting to get their share of dumplings. So went inside the restaurant (Nanxiang Steamed bun restaurant) and were seat almost immediately. The pork dumplings were really good, we ordered some egg and... 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>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 021-63554206

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

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.