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1221 CanGuan

#41 of 12,380 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Zhongshan Park
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1221 West Yan'an Rd, Changning District, Shanghai 200050, China
021-62132441
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect with friends

We had to celibate with 14 people and had a great dinner here. We enjoyed the good and honest Chinese food for a reasonable price. I always visit when I am in Shanghai

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2015
Eric H
via mobile
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London, Canada
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Business dinner for two included numerous tasty dishes and great service. Will definitely return next time I am in Shanghai, either with colleagues or with family.

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Thank Blair P
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, nothing to rave about and quick clean service. The chilli chicken is to literally die for! We had a set menu for 12 people and I must say that the waitresses where very attentive and very nice. However I must say that I have had better Chinese in other restaurants in and out of Shanghai!

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Thank Kingranj
Nanjing
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65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

A very good western chinese if that is possible, 1221 offers good food in a nice setting. It is a little crowded and the food is not 100% Chinese but good if you are not so adventurous.

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Thank Milloscampeon
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We had to celibate with 14 people and had a great dinner here. We enjoyed the good and honest Chinese food for a reasonable price. I always visit when I am in Shanghai

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Thank Eric H
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Always great food at reasonable price. Staff friendly & helpful. Have been coming here for nearly 10 years on every visit to Shanghai. Never disappointed.

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Thank Michael D
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Went with 5 colleagues for supper on a Saturday night around 7ish. Helpful polite staff, good food - slightly adapted to western palates - good value and a very pleasant evening all round. All had plenty to eat from a set meal, total cost with beer and wine was under 900 Rmb. Chicken with cashews and popcorn chicken with chilli... More 

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Thank John A
England
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Really enjoyed the food here. I'd read about this place on Trip Advisor and it was close to the hotel we were staying in. We completely over ordered - eyes bigger than our bellies :) - but the food tasted great. Slightly slow service - I guess because it was so busy. Vegetables came out about 30 minutes after rest... More 

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Thank ustraveller08
Shanghai, China
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

A quite decent restaurant to bring foreign friends ( including Taiwanese and Hongkong people ) for Shanghainese cooking. Easy to remember, reasonable price, only the real Shanghai people would not accept the dishes are authentic enough to be called Ben-Bang Cai ( Shanghai style of cooking ). But who cares, still quite tasty! If you want to try the real... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

It was very yummy and service was friendly. Its more a place for foreigners cause its too boring for locals. But i will cone again any time!

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Thank Vfromd
Hong Kong, China
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159 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Took a friend from Hong Kong to 1221 Dining Room for dinner last night. This is my favorite place. Unlike the other Shanghainese restaurants that are located inside shopping malls, 1221 is located at the small alley. When you are seated, the staff there will make you the 'ba bao' tea and you will be amazed with the special water... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1221 West Yan'an Rd, Changning District, Shanghai 200050, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Zhongshan Park
  • Neighborhood: Zhongshan Park
  • Phone Number: 021-62132441

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 44
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Zhongshan Park

Neighborhood Profile
Zhongshan Park
The residential and commercial areas around the beautiful grounds of Zhongshan Park have never been considered particularly fashionable by a majority of Shanghai’s foreign residents, but plenty of expats do choose to live here. The park itself is a huge draw, providing a pocket of serenity in the middle of the metropolis. The area has its share of trendy shops with wares that can’t be found elsewhere, delicious restaurants with food ranging from fancy to affordable, and great hidden bars. Rents are also cheaper here than in other neighborhoods with the same conveniences. Aside from the obvious attractions, with its neighborhood fix-anything shops and pop-up street stalls that sell anything you need, you’ll never sacrifice Western comforts.