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Di Shui Dong

Luwan District Maoming South Road 56 2 Floor, Shanghai, China (Huaihai Road)
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Ranked #40 of 12,478 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Hunan
Neighborhood: Huaihai Road
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

A noisy busy restaurant serving consistently good Hunan food (if it says 'hot', believe them). Extensive menu - we have been there about four times and always tried new things as well as favourites and enjoyed them. Fabulous fried aubergines and green beans. The full size spare ribs are excellent, as long as you like cumin. Unusually for Shanghai, some... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had a very good dinner here. Made a reservation,and were seated promptly on arrival. At 7PM it was packed, mostly Chinese and a few foreigners. THe service was fast and efficient, no problem with our English and limited Mandarin. The menu is easy to understand, with lots of choices. All the dishes were cooked well, very tasty. Especially liked... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Decided to visit after reading all the reviews. We were seated straight away, obviously arrived at the right time, because it proceeded to get very busy. We were served politely and promptly in English. The food came fast too. We enjoyed it, but maybe didn't make the best choices. We didn't order the ribs!!! It was all very nice, but... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

This place does the best pork ribs ever. I have seriously dreamt about these ribs a few times. That is all.

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Shanghai, China
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Di Shui Dong is always a classic among friends - a great mix of local Chinese and foreigners. It's cheap, loud, with lots of beer, and big tables for lots of friends! The food is very good, but I wouldn't say it's the best in town (try Hunan Rural on Wulumuqi!). It's the place to go with a good group... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Di Shui dong is worth all the praise it gets. The food is simply amazing. If it is spice you like than look no further then the spice fish, the bull frog hotpot and the Cummin Ribs all of which are simply delightful. The staff is friendly and prices are low even for the changing landscape of Shanghai. A total... More

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Beijing, China
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Was introduced to this little gem of a restaurant on a Shanghai visit and thought I've tasted it all living in Beijing. The ribs are simply awesome, I should have gotten 2 orders on one plate! The braised eggplant with almost a smoky barbeque flavor had me coming back for more. Although not a desert fan, the fried banana was... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Di Shui Dong (on Maoming Rd) is one of my favourite places. I always bring visiting guests. It's unique, a little spicy, and I just LOVE THE RIBS! The fish dishes are always amazing. They have the main big room but also private rooms for groups of 8+ people. Better book ahead on weekends. Not to be missed even if... More

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Morgan Hill, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Get the spicy ribs. They are delicious. If you don't get anything else you won't be disappointed. Look at the user pictures, they speak the truth.

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Majority of their food is spicy. There are many awards on their wall. It's quite crowded even on a weekday night. It's a wonderful experience to taste Hunan spicy dishes. I notice that majority of the crowd are expatriates.

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