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Punjabi (Huaihai Lu)

People’s Square
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5F, 627 Huaihai Lu, Shanghai, China
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars

If you are craving Indian food, this is a decent place to go. Not very spicy. Toned down to suit local tongue, but well made. They have good vegetarian options. A decent place and not too heavy on the pocket

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Raksha A
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

If you are ever in Shanghai and crave for Punjabi Food. Than Huaihai Lu (Shanghai Punjabi Hotel) is the best place. Near to Pudong Airport and have good rooms to stay even.

Thank rajjain2211
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

If you are craving Indian food, this is a decent place to go. Not very spicy. Toned down to suit local tongue, but well made. They have good vegetarian options. A decent place and not too heavy on the pocket

Thank Raksha A
Shanghai, China
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64 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Have been there many times. Be it solo, with friends, or with lots of friends for a party. I stayed in China for 9years and have been to this restaurant at least 5-6 times. Great place, beautiful decoration and awesome, authentic food! Indians or Indian food lovers- must go here if you are in Shanghai.

Thank lovedoc10
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Food is good and reasonably priced. Some of their staff is not friendly. Need them to induct new persons. Nice location as its dead in centre of huahai road.

2 Thank mehul0709
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107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Went here because we love indian food. Can confirm that there are rats in this place, we moved tables because there were rats above us in the ceiling... we should have just walked out. I was the only one of our party to even remotely enjoy my food, one half of the people in our group had significant stomach illness... More 

3 Thank Jessi S
Bali, Indonesia
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place is beautiful and cozy. The service is good. The food takes you to India. It's yummy especially the nan bread. I like going back to this place to try different dishes. I recommend it. BTW, the menu of the restaurant is on the website address. I hope you like it !

2 Thank Wisetrotette
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

For Indian food cravings you should try this restaurant. The Service is poor but the food is nice. Good food for the price you pay there.

Thank t1m1r
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

You can't crave for Indian food more than any other place but China! And to add to that...there aren't many, infact only this 1 which we could find when we started craving for Daal-Rice! It located prime on commercial Huaihai Raod. We tracked this restaurant online and called the owner and he was courteous enough to guide us to reach... More 

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Shanghai, China
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Opposite Shanghai expo centre. Line 7.Himalaya Hotel is opposite. Been here twice now. had a meat set lunch on Sunday 10th August. consisting a mutton curry and a chicken curry (small portions), a dhal, rice, nan bread and ice cream, was very good albeit a little salty, not bad for 60RMB. Next with some work colleagues after work hoping to... More 

1 Thank martyn h
Shanghai, China
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My girlfriend and I heard about the all you can eat buffet so we decided to give it a try. The food was average at best, nothing to write home about, but as we were eating our meal we heard a squeaking sound and looked up and saw that a rat was scuttling across the ceiling, (the ceiling has a... More 

1 Thank Spencer H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5F, 627 Huaihai Lu, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > People’s Square
  • Neighborhood: People’s Square
  • Phone Number: 021-64725464

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  • Cuisine: Chinese, Indian

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Staying in People’s Square

Neighborhood Profile
People’s Square
People’s Square brings with it all the excitement you would expect from the town square of one of the biggest cities in the world. The area around People’s Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow in and out of the area every day to see grand museums, go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and work in the many residential and office high-rises. While much of Shanghai stays busy late into the night, this really is an area that never sleeps with glitzy nightclubs keeping people up until the wee hours of the morning.