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Di Shui Dong

#41 of 12,653 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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Huaihai Road
Hunan
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Luwan District Maoming South Road 56 2 Floor, Shanghai, China
021-62532689,021-62181476
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 107
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    Very good
  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good Chinese food

I always bring visiting family and friends to this restaurant. Because food there is good. I'm not a great fan of Chinese cuisine but this place is very special. I think its a 'must-go' place to go while in Shanghai. It's always busy and crowded but you almost never have to wait. Service is nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
DreamyExplorer
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Shanghai, China
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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219 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Shanghai, China
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I always bring visiting family and friends to this restaurant. Because food there is good. I'm not a great fan of Chinese cuisine but this place is very special. I think its a 'must-go' place to go while in Shanghai. It's always busy and crowded but you almost never have to wait. Service is nice and fast. stuff is smiley... More 

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Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

If you are in for hot Chinese food, this is your spot. The tea-house-like atmosphere adds to the whole experience, fast service, good food, and bustling atmosphere. Must-eat.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Make a reservation and roll your sleeves. Bring a lot of friends, drink beer, eat, eat and eat some of the nicest spicy food you could have ever tried. In case you wanna impress your loved one with a white linen, white glove service, please do not go here. This place is nasty and you need to remind the waiters... More 

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Lake Oswego, OR
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99 reviews 99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Like many, I had the cumin ribs and thought they were excellent. I enjoyed the rustic decor, and my waitress was high-spirited in a good way. Not that she spike English, but we got along well. I also had a spicy duck tongue appetizer that was more of a novelty than truly good food, but you only live once. It's... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Have been here many times and will come back many times again. Food is good and the price reasonable. Ribs are excellent . Skewered prawns are good. Spicy fish head is authentic . If you like spicy food then this is a place to visit. Do not expect 5 star service or immaculate cutlery. But it is a fun place... More 

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Shanghai, China
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I visited this restaurant for the first time in the year 2000 and then, after moving to Shanghai, quite regularly. In the beginning, the menu was only in Chinese and none of the staff spoke a word of English, but the food was great at very good prices. Over time, this restaurant has seen more and more foreigners coming, the... More 

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Shanghai
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

DSD has been one of my favorite Hunan restaurants in Shanghai for ten years, but my last visit left me not totally satisfied. The taste of the food became more "standardized", similar to other common restaurants, and the portions are getting much smaller. I'll may give them another chance.

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Estoril, Portugal
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great food. Any dish is very well made. Good environment. With several awards. We will have to return soon, no doubt!

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san jose, ca
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Nice restaurant, ribs are very good, seasoned with cumin I believe, and just the right amount of tender, although you only get 4, so if you are like me, you order another 4. Rest of food was fine, spicy, which we wanted. Service etc. is fine.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This restaurant is a favourite of mine and is a must for each visit to Shanghai. The food is amazing and it's famed for the ribs which are fantastic. Another dish which is amazing is the Eggplant stir fry. All the dishes are extremely spicy which for me is a good thing. The services is great and the prices even... More 

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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>  > Huaihai Road
  • Neighborhood: Huaihai Road
  • Phone Number: 021-62532689,021-62181476

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Hunan

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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