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ShangHai GongDeLin (NanJing West Road)

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People’s Square
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445 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai, China
021-63270218
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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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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 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
Farewell dinner

We enjoyed a very pleasant family dinner in Gongdelin, the menu was written also in English and the prices are very affordable. Referring to the flavors, we liked everything we ordered and found it quite tasty. Definitely recommending this one, especially if you are vegetarian!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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La Coruna, Spain
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This restaurant gets me to come back every time I visit Shanghai. The food is excellent and service very friendly, they recognize me every time. It's quite affordable as well. One of my favorites and a must-go if you visit Shanghai even if you eat meat.

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La Coruna, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We enjoyed a very pleasant family dinner in Gongdelin, the menu was written also in English and the prices are very affordable. Referring to the flavors, we liked everything we ordered and found it quite tasty. Definitely recommending this one, especially if you are vegetarian!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Staying in People’s Square

Neighborhood Profile
People’s Square
People’s Square brings with it all the excitement you would expect from the town square of one of the biggest cities in the world. The area around People’s Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow in and out of the area every day to see grand museums, go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and work in the many residential and office high-rises. While much of Shanghai stays busy late into the night, this really is an area that never sleeps with glitzy nightclubs keeping people up until the wee hours of the morning.