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1221 Restaurant

#65 of 11,670 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Zhongshan Park
Chinese, 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    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
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Budapest
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 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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Glattfelden
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47 reviews 47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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418 reviews 418 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business
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?