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1221 Restaurant

1221 West Yan'an Rd, Changning District, Shanghai 200050, China (Zhongshan Park)
021-62132441
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Ranked #84 of 12,429 restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $44
Cuisines: Shanghai
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Zhongshan Park
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Excellent service, excellent food! Ask for the Virgin set menu. It's called the Virgin menu as Virgin Atlantic was the first European carrier to fly directly to PVG nearly 15 years ago! We came here as crew then. We had a really enjoyable meal last night, we were a table of 10 and every single one of us was impressed.... More

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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The location is great and the food was excellent. Still, above all the service was superb. I went with many friends as a visit. I was actually sick when I arrived that day. It was not because of their food, not at all. Still, after our meal I could not continue with my friend that night. The restaurant owners was... More

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This was a recommendation from our hotel. It's down a long, dark, narrow street with a glowing neon sign at the end. We felt quite safe. Busy, bustling bistro type restaurant. Mostly Asians, few Westerners. They found a waiter who spoke English. We asked for recommendations. He suggested six dishes in half portions plus dessert. Total was under $ 40.00.... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Many westerners have a bit of anxiety about choosing somewhere to eat in China, fearful of being served various parts of animals that don't usually make it on to the menu back home. If this is you, then you'll feel quite comfortable here. Many familiar dishes, as well as some interesting specialities if you're feeling adventurous. The restaurant is clean,... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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108 reviews 108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

If you are looking for a place to eat that is conducive to entertaining in Shanghai - this is a good place. The food is dependable (Eggplant was Really really good), it is clean and good for groups. The service is good and they will call a cab for you and facilitate where you are going (most cab drivers I... More

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SF, CA
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We were told this was a hole in the wall with authentic food. Exactly opposite. The restaurant was filled with ex-pats and the only locals were the servers. It was loud and most tables had large groups knocking back bottles of wine. Not a local place for sure. Compared to the local places we did eat at, the food was... More

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160 reviews 160 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We enjoyed the food. Good quality and service. Nothing blew us away as being "must return for that dish" but everything was fine. Wouldn't travel long distance to come here but if in neighborhood, sure.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The title says it. This is not the cheapest restaurant but compared to European prices it is of course still a good deal. It is advisable to make reservations no matter which day of the week as it is heavily frequented by airline staff.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Very good food! Reasonably priced. Very friendly staff. When the restaurant is crowded, it becomes a little bit noisy so some of the few private rooms in the back of the restaurant become a good option for a nice / quiet conversation or business dinner!

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Shanghai, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The food was very good and pretty cheap, the restaurant is clean, nice decoration, no smoking. It's a bit small and noisy when crowded, difficult to have a conversation. Will come back

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