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Jesse Restaurant

#357 of 12,652 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Xujiahui
Shanghai
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41 Tian Ping Road, Shanghai 200030, China
021-62829260
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Worth a visit

Serves good traditional Shanghai style cuisine, though the restaurant itself is a bit crampedand the food somewhat greasy comparing to what I'm accustomed to (Taiwanese cuisine). Recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
AndrewTaipei_Taiwan
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Taipei, Taiwan
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Shanghai Region, China
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Overuse of sugar, soy sauce, makes everything taste the same, look the same. Horrible horrible food. This is not even decent Shanghainese. Total rip off trading off an old name. Go somewhere else.

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

one of the best restaurants i have ever been to. although i only went there twice. but my friends and i concurred that the food was really special.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Serves good traditional Shanghai style cuisine, though the restaurant itself is a bit crampedand the food somewhat greasy comparing to what I'm accustomed to (Taiwanese cuisine). Recommended.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We went here with a local friend who was able to order and translate and so bad service was no issue for us. In fact the service was good. And the food even better. Especially the hairy crab and the braised pork! A must go to if you can get a table, and find it!

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Budapest, Hungary
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

As the title of my review says... If I was asked where somoene should go for lunch/dinner and they were nearby this place I would defintely suggest it. If someone was across town I am not sure I would direct them all here. A small - blink and you miss it entrance - you are still greeted inside by an... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The food here is the best Shanghai food I've ever had but the service is a HUGE turnoff! It's ok to be curt and professional but I find the staff here blantantly rude. The seating arrangements are really cramped -- even by Chinese standards.

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Beijing, China
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is still one of the best places for classical Shanghainese cuisine. The room is not the most impressive, and the service perhaps not always all that attentive, but the food here is superb. The 红烧肉(pork belly) is a must-order!

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Similar post was posted by myself at Chowhound. After researching this board and food blogs, I decided to cap off my vacation in Shanghai with a visit to Old Jesse. It was a tough booking for reservations for the restaurant even on a week day, surprisingly. I wanted to pre-order some of the dishes I had read about, namely the... More 

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Glattfelden
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46 reviews 46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We went together with some collegues to the Jesse restaurant. It atmosphere is rather simple, but the food is delicious and the staff is friendly. I come again

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

In the French Concession, a small 2 floor restaurant. Very simple but well visited and the food is to die for mmmmmmmm best meal in China. An advise reservation is needed tel: 62829260 they hardly speak english so let the concierge in your hotel do the reservation. By the way their is no Bar and outdoor sitting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Tian Ping Road, Shanghai 200030, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Xujiahui
  • Neighborhood: Xujiahui
  • Phone Number: 021-62829260

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Shanghai

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