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1221 Restaurant

1221 West Yan'an Rd, Changning District, Shanghai 200050, China (Zhongshan Park)
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Ranked #76 of 12,424 restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $44
Cuisines: Shanghai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Zhongshan Park
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127 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Houston, Texas
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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
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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