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Xindalu

The North Bund
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Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huang Pu Road, Shanghai, China
021-63931234
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
WOW!!

The duck is just awesome. Best duck ever. The rest of the menu was good but the duck just stole the show. Prices were reasonable and we'll definitely be coming back again. Do reserve the duck in advance

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We have been here each summer for the last 6 years for the Beijing duck -- which continues to be the star and main draw. So the duck remains excellent, but service was a bit brisk as they rushed the duck to us before I could even order appetizers or the wine. We ordered a Trimbach gerwertz that arrived room... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The duck is just awesome. Best duck ever. The rest of the menu was good but the duck just stole the show. Prices were reasonable and we'll definitely be coming back again. Do reserve the duck in advance

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Yes, the duck is really good - there's no doubt about that! And there's plenty of other great-tasting dishes too. The room looks nice, is spacious and based on our previous visits, experience tells us not to sit adjacent to the opening of the kitchen - it's where one of the cooks always chops and chops and is just too... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Yes, the Beijing Duck was good, although much on a par with that in other top Chinese restaurants. I enjoyed the sweet and sour ribs and an excellent spicy prawn dish ordered by my business guest. This is excellent quality Chinese food. But it slightly lacks the 'wow" factor. Recommended though.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Having dined on Peking duck at Lao Beijing a couple of nights ago, we wanted to try an upmarket version and heard that Xindalu has one of the best around. And the Peking duck was truly excellent, with crispy skin and succulent meat. One of the chefs will slice the skin and meat at table side. The pancakes were also... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We booked a table before our trip and, fortunately, mentioned that we were going to have their famous duck. Xindalu is very proud to serve a Hangzhou beggar's chicken (which we did not try). Both meals should be ordered at least two days in advance! So we had mix starter for two (which included marinated jelly fish - interesting, but... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I read about the award winning Peking Duck here and decided the I had to try some while visiting Shanghai! So I made a reservation online from the UK before travelling to Shanghai and filled out a form to provide credit card details and secure my booking. On arrival, we were sat down, provided with our menus - the atmosphere... More 

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New York, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I love Peking Duck, and this may be the best I've ever had. Cooked in a wood fired oven (I've never seen that before), the skin is a perfect combination of crispy and juicy, with just a hint of wood smoke. Light as a feather pancakes and the usual condiments were beside the point, as was the on-any-other-night-exciting happenstance that... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We were recommended to this ground floor restaurant in the Hyatt on the Bund by some very well travelled friends. Our ship was docked within a five minute walk from the hotel, so we decided to give it a try. The restaurant is bright, loud, and has some very strangely positioned and shaped tables, but was comfortable. Their two specialties... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Servers always seem to be rushing around, they yell at one another at lunch and the duck chefs will scream HELLO! without warning as they begin to carve at your table. Seating is not comfortable. There is little back support so you don't really care to linger over your meal. However, my duck skin basically exploded in my mouth with... More 

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  • Address: Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huang Pu Road, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > The North Bund
  • Neighborhood: The North Bund
  • Phone Number: 021-63931234

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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