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Di Shui Dong

Luwan District Maoming South Road 56 2 Floor, Shanghai, China (Huaihai Road)
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Ranked #44 of 12,422 restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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153 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
Rating summary
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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Shanghai, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is an old favorite. The food is very good and super affordable, ~4 people eat really well for ~100 rmb per person (no alcohol, but lots of coconut milk for all the spicy food!). Favorite cold dishes include the 酸辣粉皮, the cold noodles made from beans, the spicy lean hand shredded chicken. People trying for the first time might... More

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121 reviews 121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If you're in Shanghai you have to visit this restaurant, which is now somewhat of an institution. But don't expect the best meal in the world, or you're likely to leave disappointed. The food is described as 'spicy' - but that's a relative statement. If you're used to Thai or Vietnamese food, for example, then it's not all that potent.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Authentic Hunan food including dishes with plenty of chilli flavour. The pickled vegetables are great and the steamed jaio zi dumplings are very good indeed. Also the menu has English translations which is very helpful

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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Even my children love eating here....yes, the restaurants themselves are old, tired and dingy, but you don't come here for the décor! Deep fried eggplant, the Ribs, and just about everything on the menu is consistently great. We've had mixed service, from down-right amazing to surly and abrupt, but really, the food makes up for that.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Love my spicy food and this lived up to recommendations. Not a lot of English spoken but go for the ribs and you won't be disappointed. Good value.

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Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
400 helpful votes 400 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Let me start by saying that my wife and I LOVE spicy food, and that was the reason we chose thsi restaurant. The restaurant is dingy, dirty, the owner or any of the staff don't speak any english, We waited 15 minutes before someone came to take our order. The problem however is that the food in this restaurant is... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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45 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Whenever I come into Shanghai and it's like 4 times a year I have to come visit this Di Shui Dong Hunan restaurant. I have been dining in this restaurant for the past 9 years and never have an issue with taste. Please see photos and you'll know what I mean.

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Jiangshan, China
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

bring my friend from hunan to here,very delicious . My friend loved here at first time ,Duojiao color head is must be order。

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is the second and the best Hunanese we ate during our eight-days visit in Shanghai, so don't bother trying another Hunanese. The interior decoration looks a bit rustical. For us, it's a good sign of 'originally coming from a region'. As everybody recommends, we order spicy pork ribs, eggplant and shrimp. Ribs came first, in shockingly-spicy looks. This cuisine... More

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Nanjing, China
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

If you're a fan of sichuan peppers, 'ma la' goodness and ribs, then you've come to the right place. This is an old school favorite amongst locals and expats alike.

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