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ShangHai DiShuiDong (MaoMing South Road)

#26 of 12,380 Restaurants in Shanghai
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Neighborhood:
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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Must Try Restaurant for Spicy Lovers!

Although this restaurant is not Shanghainese, but they do make the best chinese food ..! if you really like spicy and chilli, dont ever miss this place. The ribs are so savoury and rich with flavor and cumin. other recomended dish is steam fish head, so moist-soft-and super spicy. For adventure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jane B
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this restaurant is not Shanghainese, but they do make the best chinese food ..! if you really like spicy and chilli, dont ever miss this place. The ribs are so savoury and rich with flavor and cumin. other recomended dish is steam fish head, so moist-soft-and super spicy. For adventure people, do try their stir-fry frog legs.. its really... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like spicy food and great atmosphere you should not skip this place! I have been here at least 6x and can't wait to return in the next weeks :) Quite reasonable prices, large choice of (mainly spicy) dishes, very good rice (honestly) and I really like the table clothes! Traditional place in Shanghai - it's on the top... More 

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

This is excellent Hunan cuisine. Well cooked food ingredients. Fully of Chinese and genuine stuff. Spicy with chillies.

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Bangalore
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

We LOVED every minute we were here!!! Twice in two days and were only in Beijing for 4! The food here is spicy and i mean spicy! The menu is massive with a variety of meat and vegetable dishes. We tried the beans and minced meant, the little dried fish, the fried chicked with chillies, bacon and potatoe, the eggplant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Really delicious food here, I loved this place. Prices were totally reasonable too. I saw that some other people said you should make a booking, but its a big place and we had no problem either time just walking in - I went in a group of 3 then a group of 4. The eggplant was phenomenal and make sure... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We had a couple of hours before a late night meeting at the Jia Jiang Hotel, so where else to go but DiShuiDong. It was packed as always, (we went on a Tuesday night and it was full so make a reservation in advance), but we were promptly seated. Their staff is SO nice and their beer is freezing cold-... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Many friends had recommended and finally made the trip. Nothing too spicy, but certainly not bland. Right balance so the blend of tastes (spice, meat, vegetable, etc) were not overpowered. Highly recommend

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157 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Probably the best ribs I have ever had, fantastic flavor, truly amazing! I am not too fond of spicy food, but these I just had to eat! We also ordered some really good sides, such as a chili fish and fried greens. Can truly recommend this small joint, although service wasn’t very good. Area is really nice to stroll in.

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Thank Bischa
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Great Hunan food. Spicy and tasty. It is our experience that it is better and more spice than the food served in the province of Hunan itself. Its sister resturant on Dongping Lu is equally good however, this has a great set of private rooms in the corridors behind the main dining room.

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Shanghai, China
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The picture laden menu makes this place very foreigner friendly (you can still get a chuckle out of some of the English translations). The ever full tables of tourists, expats and locals is evidence to its enduring popularity. Food is very good, best enjoyed as part of a large group so you can try more dishes. Although Hunan is known... 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>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighborhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: 021-62532689,021-62181476

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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.