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ShangHai GongDeLin (NanJing West Road)

People’s Square
Chinese, Asian, Vegan
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445 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai, China
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7:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
La Coruna, Spain
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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At Tripadvisor, I have the same review for this restaurant, also known as Godly Restaurant. This restaurant is located adjacent to JW Marriott hotel approximately 5mins walk from West Nanjing Road Metro Exit 11. While the menu is priced differently on the first and second storey of the restaurant, there is also slight difference in dishes served. The first storey's... More 

Thank Starry_Skies11
Milan, Italy
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I used to eat here every time I was passing Shanghai and last year I already noticed a drop in quality and service. But this time it was ordinary food and poor service.

Thank Andrea W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Paul M
La Coruna, Spain
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

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!

Thank 803Orozco
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank Ankit T
Shanghai, China
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111 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 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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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 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.

Thank gaganini
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 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 

Thank newalf
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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: Chinese, Asian, Vegan
Open Hours
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
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.