First visited this restaurant in Beijing when it first opened there but recently came to the Shanghai branch which is still as good as ever. I am always concerned that quality drops when restaurants become chains, but the xiao long bao are as good as ever and the range of other dishes are excellent as well, especially the dou miao which are often completely sold out by dinner time, as well as the cold appetizers and noodles. I was told no bookings could be made after 5.30 PM so was worried the line would be extremely long at 7 PM, but the turnover is quick and we were seated in around 15 minutes even lots of other people before us. Definitely a must-eat when visiting Shanghai!
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