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“Delicious food at reasonable prices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Baoluo Jiulou

Baoluo Jiulou
271 Fumin Rd | French Concession, Shanghai, China (Jing'an Temple)
021-62792827
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Ranked #399 of 12,564 Restaurants in Shanghai
4.0 of 5 stars 26 Reviews
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Shanghai
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Jing'an Temple
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Delicious food at reasonable prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Recommended by a guidebook and the taxi driver who drove us there and this place did not disappoint. We tried the duck, toufu and pork belly, all were good. However perhaps we did not order the correct mix; these dishes somehow taste similar. Located in a nice area where you can walk about 10 mins to the malls.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Tasty food, lively atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I arrived at the restaurant before noon and it was almost empty, so I had the pleasure of watching it fill up -- and by the time my food arrived, it was jammed! No other Westerners -- it seemed to be a local crowd. I can see why people mob the place: service is quick, food is delicious and prices are a steal.

The menu has photos and English translations, and there are numerous traditional Shanghainese dishes from which to choose, as well as other Chinese fare. The seafood is kept fresh in tanks, so it is cooked on the spot.

No one hurried me out, even though it was busy. I was free to linger as long as I liked over tea to soak up the atmosphere.

Visited January 2013
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Cannes, France
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161 reviews 161 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Well Worth It”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Baolou is a lot bigger than it looks from the outside so if they don't take your reservation (they wouldn't take ours) do not fear, the place is huge. When you get inside you pass tanks of fresh seafood. It's a fine restaurant with all Chinese clientele, partially due to the good pricing for the quality of the food. As with many Chinese restaurants, there are pictures to help guide you. We went back because there were so many dishes we didn't try the first time and all were good.

Visited October 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“More suitable to the locals”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Most of the local Shanghainese will tell you Baoluo Jiulou serves authentic Shanghai cuisine. By looking at their menu, I am sure they have modernized a bit on the dishes they serve. The price of dish is inexpensive and quality of the food is okay. However, the whole place smells like a cigarette!! If you are not a smoker and do not want to endanger yourself with second-hand smoke, suggest to avoid this place.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Cheap and local”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

This restaurant was recommended by Lonely Planet. There is no English sign so take note of the address. The menu has pictures but terrible English translations. The place was busy with both westerners and locals bit we walked in and were seated without a booking.

We had the snow pea sprouts and bamboo appetiser, eggplants pancake, kung pao chicken and steamed flounder. This place is certainly good value but found every single dish sweet and/or oily.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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