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Ji Shi Restaurant

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Former French Concession
Chinese, 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
Typical shanghainese food

It's yummy. But I found the food abit oily and salty which is quite a characteristic of shanghai cuisine. Apparently u can't do walk in, only by reservation. Think this is the flagship store. Worth a try if u are in the French concession area!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Jia17
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It's yummy. But I found the food abit oily and salty which is quite a characteristic of shanghai cuisine. Apparently u can't do walk in, only by reservation. Think this is the flagship store. Worth a try if u are in the French concession area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Chances are, unless you're a local, you won't know about Jesse Restaurant, a small and famous restaurant that dates back to the pre-Communist era. This is a local place, so don't attempt to go here without a reservation. Also, you need to order certain dishes, like their braised fish head (amazing) at least a day in advance. Have been here... More 

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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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  • Cuisine: Chinese, Shanghai

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Staying in Former French Concession

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.