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Gongdelin

People's Square
Vegan
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445 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai, China
021-63270218
Today
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 12
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious

The service was OK though not great. They did not have 2 of the dishes we tried to order, but nonetheless it was a great meal. The prices were reasonable, especially considering the neighborhood, and the restaurant itself is beautiful and peaceful. They charged us extra for wet napkins that we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

this is the best place for vegetarians who want to eat veg Chinese food, which is very difficult to find in China. Even KFC Mcdonalds or Burger King don't serve veg food. but I loved this place which served mock meat and during my 5 day trip to shanghai i ate 4 meals here and each meal was different. Only... More 

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Shanghai, China
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30 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The service was OK though not great. They did not have 2 of the dishes we tried to order, but nonetheless it was a great meal. The prices were reasonable, especially considering the neighborhood, and the restaurant itself is beautiful and peaceful. They charged us extra for wet napkins that we did not even use which really bugged me. Just... More 

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New York City, New York
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19 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We went for lunch on Friday at 2 PM. It is very conveniently located off People's Square and right next tot he JW Marriott. And came highly recommended. At 2 PM, when we wanted the spring rolls or the steamed dumplings -- we were told they were not available! The rest of the items were all fried or soaked in... More 

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Shanghai, China
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Although the service is not so good from these old Shanghai local waitress but I still highly recommend this restaurant which provide traditional Shanghai taste in vegeterian style. You can't image how the chef cook them. The dished looks normal food (chicken, fish, crab.....) but the materials are collected from vegetables. Amazing....................!! Don't miss it during your trip Shanghai.

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vancouver
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20 helpful votes 20 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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United Kingdom
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62 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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
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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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106 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 445 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > People's Square
  • Neighborhood: People's Square
  • Phone Number: 021-63270218

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegan
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm

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