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Di Shui Dong

#34 of 11,716 Restaurants in Shanghai
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Former French Concession
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Luwan District Maoming South Road 56 2 Floor, Shanghai, China
021-62532689,021-62181476
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just the Right Heat

We were lured there by the reviews on the ribs. They were excellent! We were prepared for the t be very spicy but they weren't. They had a pleasant slickness. We were very surprised at the amount of fennel seeds in the rub. We also ordered two eggplant dishes on the menu that were listed as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were lured there by the reviews on the ribs. They were excellent! We were prepared for the t be very spicy but they weren't. They had a pleasant slickness. We were very surprised at the amount of fennel seeds in the rub. We also ordered two eggplant dishes on the menu that were listed as "Recommended" on the menu.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was a nice local spot for good Hunan food. The ribs were delicious as well as the string beans. The staff was welcoming, the atmosphere relaxed and quiet when we went there on a Friday at 12:30. I went expecting it to be busy given the past reviews, however, it was nice to sit and eat great food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

+good location +quick service +real nice Hunan food +eggplant, lettuce, salted peanuts and cabbage +fair prices

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Beautifully spicy Hunan food. Great service. You must order the spicy chicken and the green beans. Both are spicy and delicious

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Hunan Ribs are as delicious as advertised in other reviews but the Hot and Sour Noodles were amazing. Friendly staff with moderate English, all around fantastic meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Food with flavour at a well known expat hangout. Everyone seems to have reviewed this place but its quick, staff speak reasonable English, the food arrives looking like it does in the photo menu,so its easy to order and most of the dishes don't disappoint.The ribs are great, the green beans and the cauliflower with bacon and the stuffed eggplant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

When you go to Di Shui Dong you HAVE to order the ribs. Really nice, spicy food and a typical chaotic Chinese restaurant atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

But don't follow google maps, it had has heading in the wrong direction down the right street. Ended up walking an extra kilometre to find it. Very busy with a mix of locals & foreigners so a good indication it's a good choice. We ordered the stir fried rice, & a couple of different dumplings. All was very nice. Green... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had a really good meal at this restaurant. There were lots of Chinese eating here, so the food must be fairly authentic, and the menu certainly had some very authetic food (bullfrog in pot!...). However, the menu comes witn pictures, so you can see what you are ordering. The food is very spicy (buy not extremely Hot). As mentioned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Eat the ribs, Eat the ribs. Eat the ribs. Nothing else will matter if you Eat the ribs. Cold beer, great food and possibly the best ribs in the world. Enjoy.

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Address: Luwan District Maoming South Road 56 2 Floor, Shanghai, China
Phone Number: 021-62532689,021-62181476
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Luwan District Maoming South Road 56 2 Floor, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighborhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: 021-62532689,021-62181476

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine

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Staying in Former French Concession

Neighborhood Profile
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.