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Luwan District Maoming South Road 56 2 Floor, Shanghai, China (Huaihai Road)
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Ranked #36 of 12,596 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Hunan
Neighborhood: Huaihai Road
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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
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  • English first
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New York City, New York
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364 reviews 364 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This place is all about the flavor. Best spare ribs in the world- but you must love spicy cumin! Jellyfish, spicy, but extremely good. We tried a hot plate of spicy strips of tofu, whic was SO spicy, yet addictive. Great service and very reasonable prices, make this a must try here in Shanghai! And leave for for their frozen... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I lived in china in Shanghai for 5 years this was one of my fav places ever, food is great, like any restaurant in china is always best if you know what to order, so here it is for first timers my dinner favs: Ribs Yangzhou chaofan Garlic broccoli Minced sour beans Maos quick fried shrimp Eggplant stir fried Shredded... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Best meal in three weeks in China. Flavor, texture, freshness all top notch. You do not want to miss this opportunity to have a great, authentic meal. A local favorite not yet overrun by tourists.

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134 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

it is always great to know where the locals eat. got this recommendation from a friend who use to stay in shanghai and since then moved to London. Great restaurant. rather a hole in the wall. thank god for picture menu for the expat. great selection of local food. Delicious but be prepared for the spices. Great local space, reasonable... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Finally I got another chance to visit this restaurant after 4 years! WOW... better than ever. 3 nights in Shanghai=3 rib dinners ending with "those" unbelievable delicious fried bananas (I don't even like bananas!). Not a huge fan of veggies (surprised? :p), but I love eating vegetable dishes here! OMG ... I seriously cannot think of going to another restaurant... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

We went for dinner with 30 people here and were seated in two function rooms. The interior is basic and the staff is just plain friendly without any training on the modern 'customer friendliness'. Beer was cold, Jasmin Tea was lovely. Vegetables were fresh and tasty and the Ma Pa To Fu was as Sichuanese as it can ever be.... More 

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Holland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

To my knowledge, there are at least (2) Di Shui Dong restaurants in Shanghai...I frequent the one on Dongping Road just off Hengshan Road in Xuhui district. The menu is in Chinese but also has English translations (some are quite amusing) and pictures, so all you need to do is point to order. The food is fantastic!! Be aware, the... More 

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Erfurt, Germany
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39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This will be probably the best hunan food you'll get in shanghai if you don't try anything else. Seriously, it's not bad, but there are SOOOO many better places in this city. Try hunan country kitchen for a better experience.

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Kitchener, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Prepare for long waits and try to make a reservation. Casual restaurant so jeans is perfect. The food is the best hunan you will have (Hunan is spicy) if you like spicy you will love it here. You will need some Tsingtao beer and ask for it cold to wash down the delicious spicy food. The ribs are our favourite... More 

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Belfort, France
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97 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Good Hunan food will quickly get you forget the location not easy too find an the pretty noisy canteen room

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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>  > Huaihai Road
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Hunan

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