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Gongdelin

445 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai, China (People's Square)
021-63270218
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Ranked #196 of 12,498 restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Vegan
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: People's Square
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: People's Square
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
vancouver
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We dined in here once. Located just behind the West Nanjing road, very close to the West Nanjing metro station. The atmosphere inside restaurant is very nice if you are sitting upstairs or to the left of the entrance. Service is pretty good. Menu lacks pictures. I noticed some of the other restaurants show the Chinese, English name of the... More

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Hanover, Niedersachsen, Germany
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Gong de Lin (Godly) is my favourite place in Shanghai, I have been there at least 5 times now and have not really been disappointed there. The staff might not be the most friendly (or speak any languages other than Chinese), but at least they know which of their food is vegan and can advise you what to order. My... More

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Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

They do some great 'fake meat' dishes a lot of which are soya derivatives. But given that no animals have been harmed in the making of dinner, it's quite good fun experimenting with gizzards and innards and offal and other unmentionables.

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Hong Kong, China
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We ate here on our first night in Shanghai. The staff were as helpful as could be but the food wasn't anything special. We ordered 3 different dishes but each one basically tasted the same and had been cooked in way too much soy sauce.

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Shanghai, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

the food, especially, the noodles are great. but the queue may be a bit too long. very reasonable price.

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Vancouver, B.C.
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178 reviews 178 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We found this place after a 12 hour flight and about a 20 minute walk from our hotel on East Nanjing Road. It was great. We were welcomed upstairs and were shown to a window table. A waiter who spoke English helped us select from the extensive menu. We ordered 3 dishes and rice, which was just the right amount... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

I was keen to check this place out as there aren't too much vegetarian options in Shanghai... I ordered a tofu black pepper dish with fried rice. It was amazing, I'd say it was very much like a sezhuan dish as it had dry chilli in it. See photo I added. Really cheap food, worth the visit. If you are... More

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Nanjing, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Eating Kosher means either cooking yourself or really digging around to find "clean" dishes. After my trip to the Consulate, this little gem was a great find. the dishes are beautifully prepared. The flavors are remarkable. I do not think you should ever eat there alone. you have to go with friends to share and try many dishes. I let... More

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The dishes are creatively titled and presented. Their specialty is fish (made for example with mushrooms). A couple of the dishes were too oily. Smoking is not allowed but expect heavy fumes throughout your meal.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The variety of dishes served at this restaurant is very good. Highly recommend the mock roast duck. Generally, the "meat" dished had good texture which is important. They were firm and not "gooey". The sauces used in the dishes were also rich and flavourful. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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