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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Famous place but average dumplings

This place is very famous and has a long history. While the taste of the dumpling and the soup is good, the skin is rather thick and so overall the buns are average. There are many better places in Shanghai for Xiaolongbao.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Macau, China
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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307 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hong Kong, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We weren't patient enough to wait in the line on Ground floor, so we decided to have a sit down lunch in their restaurant on 3/F. Staff was pretty rude when assigning table to guests. A lot of tourists, speaking foreign languages however, staff insist to speak in Mandarin. The environment was not hygiene. Left-over food can easily be found... More 

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Macau, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This place is very famous and has a long history. While the taste of the dumpling and the soup is good, the skin is rather thick and so overall the buns are average. There are many better places in Shanghai for Xiaolongbao.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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485 reviews 485 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

I opted to stand in line for about 20 minutes or so for the take out window. A long line is usually a good sign for delicious food. I have say I was disappointed. The bun or dumpling had a rather thick shell to it, in spite of this more than half of them were broken. A broken shell and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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354 reviews 354 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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
83 helpful votes 83 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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787 reviews 787 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
1,875 helpful votes 1,875 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 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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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>  > Yu Garden
  • Neighborhood: Yu Garden
  • 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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