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1221 CanGuan

#62 of 11,654 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Zhongshan Park
Chinese, Shanghai
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1221 West Yan'an Rd, Changning District, Shanghai 200050, China
021-62132441
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 66
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    Very good
  • 9
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    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
Small Cozy Atmosphere, Clean and Foreigner Friendly

I've first ate here over 10 years ago. This restaurant has been very popular for foreigners. How best to describe this restaurant. Well, the atmosphere, decor, and staff, reminds me of typical Chinese restaurant in New York's Chinatown. The food is good Chinese food, but, suitable to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Shanghai Region, China
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Shanghai Region, China
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I've first ate here over 10 years ago. This restaurant has been very popular for foreigners. How best to describe this restaurant. Well, the atmosphere, decor, and staff, reminds me of typical Chinese restaurant in New York's Chinatown. The food is good Chinese food, but, suitable to Westerner's taste bud's as well. Therefore, this restaurant has always had a large... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

The owner speaks excellent English. The food is outstanding, but the best part is you can order 1/2 portions so you can try many dishes. Teapots with long spouts have to be seen in action to be believed.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Some of the best food in Shanghai! I especially loved their green beans, eggplant, kungpao chicken and their fascinating Tea Pouring!

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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Easily one of the best Chinese meals available in Shanghai. A bit difficult to find as it is tucked away on a side street. A must if you are a "foodie." A fusion of classical Shanghai style dishes with the less-sweet, more intense Szechuwan style. Try the green beans, pressed duck, and anything else that catches your eye. Small sharing... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Yummy fresh food, no msg! We had a selection of great dishes, including eggplant and bean dishes that were delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The service was great. Rich menu, great food. Tried sweet and sour pork and duck. Very yummy! Must try when in Shanghai.

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La Rioja, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

So many people loved 1221, frankly I lived in China for 6 years and the food here was too greasy and not value for money, all looked like upgraded street food version but prices are triple the deal. Perhaps the heaven for traveller or new citizen in Shanghai, to any senior who knows very well the Chinese food, I think... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We had a fast but very good quality meal one of these days. Service is fast and friendly, the skin of the crispy duck second to none. Vegetables, nuts perfect. Fair prices, good international wine list

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This was my 2nd visit to this restaurant nestled and hidden from the main road. The food was lovely especially the spicy Beef with bread. The service was great with lovely ambience.

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Peoria, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I was in Shanghai on business and my colleagues took me to this restaurant, with which they were very familiar. They did the ordering, and we had several dishes to share, from vegetables to fish to pot stickers. Everything was delicious. The wait staff was very attentive.

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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, Shanghai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups
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.