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Di Shui Dong

Luwan District Maoming South Road 56 2 Floor, Shanghai, China (Huaihai Road)
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Ranked #49 of 12,440 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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Shanghai, China
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Senior Contributor
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 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
43 helpful votes 43 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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127 reviews 127 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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