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1221 Restaurant

#37 of 12,681 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
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Great meal

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Peoriakmh
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Peoria, IL
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Peoria, IL
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Glattfelden
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I have been several times within the last 3 years to this restaurant. A lot of airline crews go there for dinner. The chinese food is great and you will enjoy it if you are eg from Europe. The staff is very friendly and the prices are ok.

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shanghai
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We've been going to 1221 ever since our first week in Shanghai 9 years ago. The food is ridiculously good and made fresh without MSG. While a bit more pricey than other local food, it is still significantly cheaper than other restaurants of this calibre. Great food, great value, great service. When we have visitors to Shanghai, this is always... More 

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Goleta, California
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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
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350 reviews 350 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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30 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?