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1221 Restaurant

#65 of 12,611 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Zhongshan Park
Shanghai
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1221 West Yan'an Rd, Changning District, Shanghai 200050, China
021-62132441
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice restaurant

It's customized for foreigners while some Chinese foodies also consider it a good choice. The service is quite friendly and lots of my foreign friends loved it from their first visit. The tea there is also quite good. There are also 12% off discount for workday lunch. It's kind of hard to find... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
StingAtBleum
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Goleta, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Goleta, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It's customized for foreigners while some Chinese foodies also consider it a good choice. The service is quite friendly and lots of my foreign friends loved it from their first visit. The tea there is also quite good. There are also 12% off discount for workday lunch. It's kind of hard to find the restaurant since it's in the end... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A more western Chinese restaurant. Great for groups. The food just comes until you say no more. We paid about £20 for a lot of foo and 3 beers each.

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
268 reviews 268 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

1221 Dining Room (as it calls itself) has been popular amongst the expatriates in Shanghai for many years. It has good decor, wine glasses, cutlery, services and taste all designed/modified to appeal to expatriates especially westerners. Yesterday evening, I had a group of 7 dining at 1221 with mixed comments. Amongst the food we had, the curry beef brisket was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Enjoyed local Shanghainese food at this restaurant tucked away down a laneway off the main YanAn Road West (Fan Yu Lu). We dined with a local and he ordered some of the signature dishes - crispy de-boned duck, sliced egg plant (the best eggplant I have ever eaten)., green beans, beef (tender) Even if you don't like egg plant, try... More 

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Hong Kong
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Used to come when I was working for my ex-company that their Shanghai office was closed to this restaurant. This time, a reunion with the ex-colleague, I told him I want to come back here. The restaurant is still the same, with the waiter carrying a long-mouth teapot and poured tea from a distance as the "show". The food is... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Visited as part of Shanghai Shopping Tour. The food was delicious, excellent service - would definitely recommend Try the sweet and sour pork, chicken and peanuts, crispy duck, eggplant and the spicy beef.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

More like a tourist place but recommendable. Food and wine fulsome tasty and upmarket. Remarkable service!

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Denton, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Food is superb and the way they pour the tea water impressive. It is a version of local food that is somewhat modified to appeal to visitors but it does not mean any compromise to quality or taste. One of my favourites in Shanghai.

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Athens, Greece
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113 reviews 113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I enjoyed this restaurant and it´s service, food was great and prices are somehow fair. I recommend late booking between 9 and 9:30 p.m as it gets very crowded at night especially between 6:00 and 8:30 I enjoyed the green tea with the red chili pepper and the way they serve it (photo attached) Make sure to try the spring... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had duck with plum sauce and sweet and sour pork. Both foods were very good, Excellent service, highly recommend!

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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: Shanghai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, 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?