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Origin

155 Jian guo zhong Lu No 39 | Tianzifang, Shanghai, China (Dapuqiao)
021-64670100
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Ranked #795 of 12,480 restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Dapuqiao
Description: seasonal fresh cuisine
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
New Delhi, India
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Our meals at this place was very average, and quite disappointing to the price. My tenderloin steak were simply served with french fries, despite the menucard stating that salad would also be included. Our cheese platter, which we ordered as an appetizer, arrived together with our main course.

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Brisbane
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is a great little bistro in the French Concession. Good atmosphere, friendly staff, although their English is not so good, but ordering is made easy with photos of the menu and a numbering system, perfect for us foreigners whose Mandarin is a little rusty. The food is fresh, tasty and good value. Service is a little slow, but if... More

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Shanghai, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

went there yesterday for a lunch. The restaurant is well located in the famous area of Tianzifang. I have been tried the chicken salad with Champagne vinaigrette. there are 2 things to say : First of all the nourriture is really tasty and fresh, The second is I was full after eating a Salad. Fist time of my life. I... More

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Shanghai, China
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stumbled across Origin, looking for Brunch/lunch and were very pleased we came here. Great menu, kids menu, fresh juices, and a healthy selection of food. Coffee was very good, and the size of the meals were very good value. Service and time was not speedy, but when the food arrived it is obvious why, as they presentation and quality... More

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Shanghai, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I have eaten an evening meal here, as well as a Sunday brunch. Both meals were enjoyable, and refreshingly healthy, but not spectacular. The brunch took quite a while to arrive, and when it did it had a slice of bacon on it which I had asked not to have, since I am vegetarian. However the French owner did personally... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

set lunch was nice, the french owner was nice and his friend's suggestion of another restaurant for dinner was nice. thanks

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Shanghai
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I recently went here with a group of friends for dinner. We sat upstairs to eat which is small, cosy with a nice atmosphere. The stairs are quite dimly lit so be careful. I had soup to start which was good but only luke warm. The fish main course was very nice. The service was good and the waiting staff... More

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Shanghai
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I have been to Orgine twice - for a sunday brunch and for a dinner. The location is great and the concept of healthy food is refreshing for Shanghai! Food is not bad at all but slightly overpriced compared to other nice meals in Shanghai. The service however is terrible - on the the first occasion they presented me with... More

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Sydney, Australia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We went to the The origin twice for lunch &'once for dinner. Great food &'all the staff provided great service. Prices are high as it's only a little cafe styly place but we did not have a bad meal.

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Shanghai, China
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

big portions, fresh salads, good experience for lunch. Quiet place, free wifi, efficient service Great location at Tianzifang

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