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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 #70 of 12,481 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $44
Cuisines: Shanghai
Neighborhood: Zhongshan Park
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Denton, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

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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99 reviews 99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Melbourne, Australia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Its decor and menu are designed, and its waitresses/waiters hired/trained, specially for serving local and visiting westerners in Shanghai - at reasonable prices, and for very good value, too. My favourite (and recommended) dishes are: drunken chicken; deep-fired yellow crocker; tea smoked ducking, sweet and sour pork, crispy beef; dry stir-fired beans with minced pork; curry beef, xiao lon bao... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service, excellent (and plentiful) food, and excellent prices. A definite if you are ever in Shanghai, even just to experience the waiter pouring your tea from 6ft away.

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Vienna, Austria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Perfect to foreigners in Shanghai because the cuisine is very local but 'westernized' meaning no bones or whatsoever in the meat. Perfect for large groups because of the round turn tables/ everything is shared. Favorite: sweet & sour pork, beef in oyster sauce and the string beans. Without consuming alcoholic beverages, about 100 yuan per person, very reasonable for what... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

As you look down the ally where Restaurant 1221 is located you might be a bit suspicious thinking that you have gone wrong, but do not worry, 1221 is the street number and its location is at the rear of the building. Located just off Yan An Road, close to the splendid Metro Polo Hotel and Jiangsu Metro, its very... More

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australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

First ate here nine years ago, then regularly when we lived in Shanghai. The fantastic standard of food has not changed - as another reviewer has also said. Excellent service and yummy food all at an amazing price. Ate here on two occasions this time. As previously mentioned the wine list is also very good.. Its not easy to find... More

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Shanghai, China
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151 reviews 151 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Excellent local cuisine and really terrific service, plenty of staff to take care of your needs. Most amazing to us was the very extensive wine list. The room clientele was a mixture of expats and local Chinese. Nice toilets back outside. The usual garlic cucumbers were delicious, shrimp, noodles, all well prepared..Large groups.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Address: 1221 West Yan'an Rd, Changning District, Shanghai 200050, China
Phone Number: 021-62132441
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Zhongshan Park
Average Prices: USD 15 - 44
Cuisine: Shanghai

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