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“The Real Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant

Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant
HuangPu District YuYuan Road 85 | Old Town God's Temple, Shanghai, China (Jing'an Temple)
021-63554206
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Ranked #356 of 12,498 restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Jing'an Temple
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Neighborhood: Jing'an Temple
New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“The Real Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is the real deal. Order 6 crab and pork Nanxiang Shanghai soup dumpling for less than 50 RMB...dip them in vinegar w/ ginger...order an egg soup...maybe add a side of fermented tofu. Service is fast, menu is now in English too. Shanghai soup dumpling is not to be missed in Shanghai, and this place provided the authentic experience. If you are looking for fancy restaurant w/ soup dumpling, order them in your hotel and overpay for them. If you are an adventurous traveler looking to eat and live like the local, this is the place. This is my must-go-to place every time I go to Shanghai, whether it's for personal or business trips. After you eat, you can walk around the Yuyuan Garden to burn off the calories before you start eating again!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“You HAVE to eat here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

The line is always around the corner and full of locals and tourists, but this is a must. Anthony Bourdain even had this place on his show. The dumplings are amazing. I went back 3 times!

Visited September 2011
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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“More than 100 years history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Never miss this shop whenever I go shanghai. Like the dumpling very much!

The are 4 levels serving the same dumpling with very different in pricing.

There are also certain food which can only purchase when you sit at level 3 and level 4 (the higher the level the more ex).

Level 1 is for take away only and level 2 is for sharing of table. Level 3 some times also need to share table but can have more selection of food which level 1 and 2 cannot buy.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Not to be Missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Every time i go to Shanghai, I go here for take away Shanghai dumplings. They are cheap and super tasty. You might have to queue for a while but it is worth it!

Visited June 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

would go there again. money well spent. great location.

Visited May 2012
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