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Jesse Restaurant

Xujiahui
Shanghai
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41 Tian Ping Road, Shanghai 200030, China
021-62829260
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
old school

just off Huahei road, opposites Eddy's is a quaint old school Shanghainese restaurant. Nothing fancy but serving food that you may have had years ago. So forget about food presentation or fancy trappings. Instead what you have is the meat and bones of shanghainese staples. We had all the standards... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Look no further for the always best & always enjoyable Shanghainese cuisine @ 41, Tian Ping Lu. Every dish is deliciously prepared & recently, they even set up a fine wine shop cum rest just opposite fto go along with your food. Wow !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

just off Huahei road, opposites Eddy's is a quaint old school Shanghainese restaurant. Nothing fancy but serving food that you may have had years ago. So forget about food presentation or fancy trappings. Instead what you have is the meat and bones of shanghainese staples. We had all the standards and each dish was well prepared and delicious. The prawn... More 

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

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

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  • Cuisine: Shanghai

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