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Jesse Restaurant

41 Tian Ping Road, Shanghai 200030, China (Xujiahui)
021-62829260
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Ranked #288 of 12,561 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Shanghai
Neighborhood: Xujiahui
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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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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