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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 12,480 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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169 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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129 reviews 129 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

There is a fine balance to be sought between authenticity and tourist friendliness in a foreign land. If you speak passable mandarin you can go pretty much anywhere in eastern China but if you are like me and limited to Shi Shi and other basic social niceties you may find yourself, even in town center Shanghai, unable to make yourself... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I think a Chinese restaurant that also caters to an enthousiastic expat/tourist community, is good when it is also popular with the locals. This is definitely the case here. Watch out for the D S D sign in the street, go upstairs, and be surprised! The highlight for me were the ribs, with excellent spices. Being able to stomach spicy... More

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We went to this restaurant based on the reviews and I would say overall we were not disappointed. It has received a lot of 'best spicy restaurant accolades' in Shanghai and they're probably justified for this Yunnanese cuisine restaurant. Located in a lovely quiet (residential) area in Shanghai we almost missed the restaurant before I notice the 'D SH D'... More

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