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ShangHai LaoZhan (CaoXi North Road)

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Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
Chinese, Shanghai
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201 North Caoxi Rd | Xújiāhuì, Shanghai, China
021-64272233
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Today
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:15 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exotic--really, really exotic

This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere; it's called ye old station because (surprise!) it was remodeled from a train station built by the French. You can even dine in one of the train cars (by request) which is really worth it because of how perfectly preserved they are. However, the food is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Fergus C
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere; it's called ye old station because (surprise!) it was remodeled from a train station built by the French. You can even dine in one of the train cars (by request) which is really worth it because of how perfectly preserved they are. However, the food is completely at odds with the setting. Don't expect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

My favourite, always here when I am in Shanghai! A must. Try lobster sashimi, crab soup, small shrimps with asparagus.... try all

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This restaurant is redolent of the old China and Shanghai in particular. It is in its original state and has many souvenirs of its era displayed including the personal carriages of the last emperor and empress of China. I had lunch on last Monday in the Empresses personal dining carriage which was a superb collection of eel, pork, fish, crab... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Service was slow and 2 servers in our section were inattative. Menu was high tech with ipad and pictures and you place your own order via the ipad. Great concept but poor excuition as server was not abailable to answer questions with error in submittng thou restauratt was half full. House chicken was small portion and braised pork with veg... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A large Shanghaiese restaurant with a twist. You can (if you book) eat in two old railway carriages. They are plenty large enough for a group dinner and have some interesting history stuff. A nice idea if you want a private room. The food is good, but not great. However the service is a bit British Rail - nothing offensive,... More 

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Shanghai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Had a nice experience there with friends last week. The restaurant entrance is through an old convent and we were lucky to be seated in one of the train wagons situated behind the convent. Most of the times - in restaurants with these kind of themes - the food can be disappointing. However we were surprised by the authenticity of... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is the promotion theme of the restaurant which, by and large, is an appropriate reflection of what can be expected of this fashionable place located in the heart of the busy Xujiahui district in Shanghai. As it's the trend these days in Shanghai and elsewhere in China, historic buildings like this one - a convent in olden days -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The evening my wife and I went to the restaurant, the station, or the restaurant, or whatever, was quite full of diner passengers. We were seated at one of the wagons (I believe it was the one that belonged to the Empress Dowager) and presented with an e-tablet containing hundreds of dishes to choose. The pictures and description of the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This quaint restaurant serves delicious good old-fashioned local food, not nouvelle cuisine or fusion food. Price is a little on the high side but the quality cannot be faulted and portions can be substantial. The braised duck, spicy fish head and steamed vegetable buns are great comfort food during Winter. The cold dishes also help to whip up the appetite.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Refreshing place in Shanghai set in the heart of the city. This old building offers a great restaurant setting. The number of dishes is just incredible and this is good food quality / price quality. The building is historic and offers different rooms to dine in. Booking is advised and you can also eat in an old carriage.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 North Caoxi Rd | Xújiāhuì, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
  • Neighborhood: Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
  • Phone Number: 021-64272233

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Shanghai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm

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Staying in Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang

Neighborhood Profile
Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
West of Shanghai’s better-known business, cultural and entertainment centers, lies an expansive area of residential neighborhoods peppered with lifestyle pockets that have their own unique attractions. The schools have formed pockets of international communities throughout Gubei, Hongqiao and Minhang. Quite a few entertainment and shopping centers have built up over the years to cater to these communities. While living here means you are relatively far away from Shanghai’s usual hot spots, the large parks, spacious homes and proximity to great Japanese and Korean food keep the neighborhoods popular.