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Jesse Restaurant

41 Tian Ping Road, Shanghai 200030, China (Xujiahui)
021-62829260
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Ranked #280 of 12,439 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Shanghai
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Xujiahui
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Xujiahui
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Beijing, China
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Seoul, South Korea
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

First, the foods are pretty good. Almost everything I've ordered was up to par or under par, except some vegetable dish the server suggested. The menu is quite long and not easy to get for foreigners as there's no picture of any sort. It may be easier to try the dishes mentioned in Time magazine's article; http://content.time.com/time/travel/cityguide/article/0,31489,1851908_1851830_1851825,00.html Service here was... More

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Sydney
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I was very much looking forward to eating at this restaurant, supposedly one of the best examples of Shanghainese cuisine. Sadly, this dinner turned out to be one of the worst experiences in all our travels. Essentially, we were treated with extreme rudeness, bordering on an attitude of 'we don't want you here.' As frequent travellers, we know how to... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Local friends have recommended this restaurant as one of the best in Shanghai for local food. We arrived at the cramped place and were lucky enough that they kept our reservation because it is small and certainly it was packed. However, food was not that fantastic but pretty average and quite pricey for what it was. Exception was the pork... More

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Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I would have thought fish head tasted so good, but not only that the braised pork and jishi fried rice were all amazing....definitely taking friends when they the come to visit. Very small so very wise to book ahead otherwise you would be left waiting and also ordered the fish head when you call. Service still lacks but we got... More

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Some people say this place is overrated and touristy but I still feel that this is one of the best Shanghaiese traditional food. The huadiao with the sour plum is a must to go with the food. You must try the jellyfish cold dish, drunken crab and the fish with a ton of spring onion are the absolute best.

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Shanghai
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Cozy little restaurant that offers very authentic Shanghainese food. I am not particularly a huge fan of Shanghainese because many of the dishes are sweat opposed to the spicy taste of Sicuan food. That being said this place knows how to make the classics, and it seems as though they have been doing it for quite a while. They also... More

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