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ShangHai DiShuiDong (MaoMing South Road)

#41 of 11,654 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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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
Great and cosy place, fantastic food

Read the reviews online and decided tinted this place out. Really a hole in the wall, was packed but has high turnover of guests. Tried the Hunan BBQ pork ribs which was great, the eggplant and fried prawns wasn't too spicy. Would recommend the dried fried fish with sweet and tomato sauce, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Szewee1968
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Read the reviews online and decided tinted this place out. Really a hole in the wall, was packed but has high turnover of guests. Tried the Hunan BBQ pork ribs which was great, the eggplant and fried prawns wasn't too spicy. Would recommend the dried fried fish with sweet and tomato sauce, and the fried rice.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wonderful food ... it's hunan style, so prepare for everything to be amazingly spicy. It has a hole in the wall feel, and is somewhat off the beaten path from the typical tourist jaunts.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was my fourth visit to Di Shui Dong on Dong Ping Lu. I always have the ribs and also had hot pots but on this visit, I ordered whole fish covered with garlic and chilli. Much in the same way that salt baked fish is not too salty, this fish is neither too hot or garlic flavoured. We also... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Anthony Bourdain may have given this place wings but it's time they were clipped. The food is greasy (I mean, stomach-ache the next day greasy) and the flavor of the famous ribs and most dishes we ordered (bar the eggplant with green beans) lacked zest. The fact that the place is buzzing with Americans tells you what you need to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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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.