West Nanjing Road

West Nanjing Road, Shanghai: Address, Phone Number, West Nanjing Road Reviews: 4/5

West Nanjing Road
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The area
Neighborhood: Jing'an
The heart of this neighborhood is the Jing'an Temple, while the main artery of excitement and entertainment is West Nanjing Road. Large, flashy malls, luxe residential high-rises and trendy nightlife areas can be found along West Nanjing Road, but areas off the busy street have quiet cafes and independent boutiques.
How to get there
  • West Nanjing Road • 7 min walk

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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,277 contributions
Good Shopping
Apr 2019
Just about every International store in existence is available here. It's quite convenient for shopping, although it can be tiring. Personally, I never have seen the appeal of shopping while travelling and having to pack or ship things home.

You can access the area via the Metro. I recommend it. Wear comfortable shoes.
Written March 31, 2020
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jacquelinedE7464HT
London, UK17 contributions
A must see!
Feb 2020
Great way to experience shopping in Shanghai. Lots to see and experience. The day and night experience was great and we enjoyed seeing both.
Written February 22, 2020
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Dominic B
9 contributions
Nanjing road is the heart of Shanghai.
Oct 2019
The road is split into East-West and a large part of it is for pedestrian-only. A huge array of shopping malls, small shops, and boutiques along authentic food is something not to be missed out.

The road is also close to the Yuyuan Garden which is an absolute must-see, as it brings you back to old China, several centuries ago.
Written November 6, 2019
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Nishant P
14 contributions
Great Food Options around West Nanjing Road Area
Sep 2019
Just as a disclaimer, this review is not specifically about West Nanjing Road but is about the food options around West Nanjing Road area.

I wanted to have some good food and on one of the tripadvisor reviews I had read this area had a lot of good options. Took a metro to reach there, and the moment I got out of the read there were lot of street food options. West Nanjing Road unlike East Nanjing Road (which leads to the Bund area) is welcome relief as it is much less crowded. This road is basically a street for high end shops. I have been to New York's Fifth Avenue, and the shopping options are almost similar. Fifth avenue is much more wide and looks grand but West Nanjing Road feels more cozy and welcoming with its warm lighting and relaxed vibe.

West Nanjing Road in itself does not has lots of restaurants but when you leave the main road and go into side streets that is when you see the loads of new, experimental and exciting food restaurants. Though I was short on time, but even in 15 minutes of walk I could see this place was buzzing with food activity.

I first had hand pounded Yogurt and rice-date cake and Xibei Yogurt House. Dairy is not very common in Chinese cuisine but this place had lots of options from Mongolia and Xinjiang region. Yogurt was quite delicious and tasted like lassi (a sweet yogurt based drink in India). Rice cake was in itself bland but with dates tasted good. Real attraction was the way staff was dressed in Mongolian attire and the presentation of food which was quite modern.

Next I went to a restaurant called 'Vegetarian Lifestyle'. Even though it was just 9 PM and they were about to close but still graciously accepted me in. Menu is huge and I ordered Kung Pao Chicken and Date Jelly. Staff could not speak any English but still was eager to give a good experience and helped me in whatever way they could. As is common in China staff placed a jar of hot water, but at this place they also served some complimentary fruits. One of the fruits I had never had earlier, it was pink-purple in color and had a sweet sour stinging taste. I loved it. Kung Pao Chicken came on a metal hot plate and was sizzling. It was probably the best chicken dish I had in China. It was sweet and sour and spicy, loaded with roasted peanuts. Date jelly was not that great but still not bad. One thing I learned in China is that though their cuisine is wide and delicious, has a lot of regional variations, but has very few desert options. Most deserts I tried in China were a far cry from desert options in other cuisines like Indian and Persian. I tried to tip the servers but they politely refused. They also had a free booklet on their philosophy to vegetarian food, but it was all in Chinese.

Area around West Nanjing Road is thriving with food activity and can be compared to best food districts around the world.

One problem that non-Chinese speaking tourists face in China is that most of the time menus in China are completely in Chinese and you either order by pointing at pictures, showing google translations or pointing at food on other tables. This is a very hit and miss activity and can often lead to very unsatisfying or poor food experiences. Most restaurants around this area have English menu which is a great life saver. I will definitely come back to China just to try more food around here.
Written October 3, 2019
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1,480 contributions
Not the East Nanjing Road
Sep 2019 • Couples
The East Nanjing Road, the end nearer the river, is the famous, pedestrian end.

This is the west end, beyond People's Park.

This is not pedestrianised, but the shopping is just as sophisticated and showy.

Big, international brands galore
Written September 21, 2019
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PSP-Adel
Adelaide, Australia145 contributions
A bit of Fun
May 2019
This shopping area is quite extensive with a very wide variety of shops and goods available.we strolled down to this place from our hotel and enjoyed a sunny and clear day browising through high end shops as well as some very cheap places. We bought my grandson some toys and clothes as the variety here was greater than in Australia. Not too bad if you have a few spare hours in Shanghai
Written September 13, 2019
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ram_en_bowl
Shanghai, China106 contributions
Crowded shopping street
Apr 2019
If you've traversed down East Nanjing Road to see the Bund, you won't find anything new at the West Nanjing Road. However, the outlets here are cheaper (the West Nanjing Metro even opens up right next to an H&M) and the Starbucks Reserve Roastery sits at the end of the road.

If you've got spare time on your trip, enjoy the walk around the road, since there are no cars.
Written April 24, 2019
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Cindylee26
Ottawa, Canada161 contributions
Fun place to spend a few hours
Feb 2019 • Family
So many stores and people. It’s a great way to spend a few hours. You can probably find anything you are looking for here, it’s great being able to walk along the road with no cars. There are some expensive shops, but also some inexpensive shops. Something for everyone.Totally different atmosphere in the day and at night time, worth a visit both times. We really enjoyed walking up and down the street.
Written February 10, 2019
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GT-martin
Terneuzen, The Netherlands187 contributions
Copy of Wangfujing Street
Jan 2019 • Family
This place is the Shanghai version of Wangfujing St. This means classy, sincere, warm, you name it...
Written January 25, 2019
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Tim R
Kamloops, Canada702 contributions
Great place to walk and shop
Dec 2018 • Solo
i like the way they have done this with no cars. lots of room to walk, even when busy Saturday and lots of places to shop and eat.
Written December 16, 2018
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