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Punjabi (Huaihai Lu)

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5F, 627 Huaihai Lu, Shanghai, China
021-64725464
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Punjabi Mei hua Road

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2014
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

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.

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50 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Bali, Indonesia
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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 !

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 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 

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Shanghai, China
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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 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The bad smell come from rats! A lots of them! I went there with my friend and we saw rats on the ceiling! I had to pay the bills, I should said I wont pay the bills and call the police to close this dirty place. Thanks God that I didnt feel bad after I ate there.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I ate there yesterday. July 6th 2014. Food was OK, service was TERRIBLE.. But just when I finished eating and was waiting for dessert I heard rat sounds.. I looked up to the ceiling that's open and painted black.. I just saw at least 3 rats. They were just not even afraid of our presence, what makes me think they... More 

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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: Indian

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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.