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Di Shui Dong

Luwan District Maoming South Road 56 2 Floor, Shanghai, China (Huaihai Road)
021-62532689,021-62181476
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Ranked #46 of 12,424 restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Hunan
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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
Neighborhood: Huaihai Road
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Morgan Hill, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We have been coming here for years dine in or take out. Always the best, from the most famous ribs, to the spicy cereal shrimp, the bull frog, the fish, the string beans,... if spicy Hunan is what you crave that is what you get. In recent years with the Belgium beer distributors coming into Shanghai, Di Shui Dong has... More

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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

You must check this place out, if you love ribs and mapo tofu. As the matter of fact, everything that we had was good. Reserve in advance as it can get quite crowded. The ribs are out of this world. They alone are worth the trip.

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Carmel by the sea
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place is SO GOOD, and not expensive. As other people say the hero dish is the ribs, if you think of getting one plate to try don't get 2 they are that good. We enjoyed all the dishes we had for dinner, having a local with us helped but the menu was very clear and extensive. The lotus root... More

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We visited the restaurant on Maoming South Road. This is the second time we visited this restaurant. The food is very nice, especially if you like some spicy heat. The 口水鸡 (kou shui ji)(mouth watering chicken) is an appetizer of cold chicken in a spicy red sauce, one of the best I have tasted. We also ordered a shrimp dish... More

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Teesside
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great value for money and cheap beer but the undoubted stars of the show are the ribs! Have them and thank me later!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The food is really nice! Spice and perfect. If you like spicy food this is really worth a visit while in Shanghai. I try to visit every time when i Shanghai.

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Singapore, Singapore
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Very local dining experience with plastic table cloths and food delivered in batches but you won't taste better Hunan food than this in Shanghai. This Mid-South Chinese regional cuisine is quite spicy and uses lots of chillies but they're used wisely adding heaps of flavour rather than just heat and spice. Our absolute favourites are the ribs which are the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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57 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Was taken here by friends and had no expectations of the restaurant and what authentic Hunan food tastes like. Not the typical Chinese food I like (Cantonese) but nor was it spicy. Totally over ordered with around 10 dishes and with only 3 of us eating. Various dishes, three were stew-like heated up by the purple gels - mainly veg... More

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