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Shanghai Xinjishi Restaurant

Building 9, Xintiandi beili, No.2, Alley 181 Taichang Road, Shanghai, China (Xintiandi)
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Ranked #2,636 of 12,598 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Shanghai
Neighborhood: Xintiandi
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A good restaurant for dining after few hours of hanging out in The Bund and Nanjing Road. The ambiance is good and service is nice. Me and two Chinese friends were there. The fried noodles with beef and pork was good. Outside you can see old Shanghai photos and and old carriage, which gives a nostalgic feel of old Shanghai..

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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We are Hongkongers and we often have Shanghai cuisine in Hong Kong. We thought we could have "more genuine" Shanghai cuisine in Shanghai. We wrongly believed a well-known food critic, and we went to this restaurant. To be fair, there were two restaurants in Shanghai bearing the name Jishi (吉士), one is Xinjishi (新吉士) (meaning "New" Jishi) and the other... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Terrible food, terrible service & too expensive considering the poor quality. We ordered a few expensive dishes of beef fillet & seafood & they were a total let down. Shanghainese food I'm Melbourne costs half of this and 10 times better!! Please don't waste your holiday experience on this awful place

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

I came at 16.30 and they not open yet they told me to wait outside at 3 degrees cold weather, and noone even bother to tell us when they're ready, then when I enter they said I only have 1hour to eat coz restaurant fully booked, I waited for long and have no choice, my 10yo kid starved, then theu... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Husband and I came here for lunch during our Shanghai stay, location is very conveniently situated in the posh xintiandi area, decor is nostalgic old Shanghai feel, waiters mainly are young guys of average service, non-friendly and expressionless on their faces, food is good but far from excellent, we had some basic Shanghainese dishes, such as steam eggs with clams,... More 

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Annecy, France
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This was the best Chinese food I had in Shanghai. The food is outstanding and serve efiiciently by young Shanghainese waiter. The service is efficient and serve family style.I would recomend the Grand mother pork, the fish head deep fried with green onion, the prawn and the chicken fried with red Chili, the red date filled with sticki rice. the... More 

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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I have been invited to this place by some Client and I was hoping to enjoy another good meal. I was wrong. the place is located is a very posh area of the city yet it seems to be made to rob the customers. Service is really poor and the food is also among the worst I ever had in... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Local Shanghainese friends brought us to this restaurant, which we enjoyed a great variety of dishes, starting with the cold appetizers, then hot appetizers then other main dishes. Even the roasted peanuts in seaweed dust was amazing. Love the beancurd in crabmeat sauce, the smoked fish (a specialty dish in Shanghai), abalone in soup, lotus root stuffed with sweet sticky... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Our hotel staff recommended this restaurant which we would never have found otherwise and we were lucky he got us a reservation. It is busy busy and loads of fun, authentic Shanghai food so be warned, lots of chilli (we had a cold chicken in chilli 'soup' dish which was too die for) and as it was crab season we... More 

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New York City
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165 reviews 165 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

This is for the Xuhui District branch (No.28 Taojiang Rd.) Located in a trendy section of the French Concession (near the American Embassy), this is more than just a pretty face. The food is exceptional. We loved the Scallion Pancakes, Crabmeat Dumplings, Grandma's Braised Pork in Brown Sauce, Shrimp & Crab entree, and Bok Choy with Mushrooms. The service was... More 

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Address: Building 9, Xintiandi beili, No.2, Alley 181 Taichang Road, Shanghai, China
Phone Number: 021-63364746
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Xintiandi
Cuisine: Shanghai

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