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Reviewed June 16, 2020

Jia Jia Tang Bao is definitely your classic hole-in-the-wall (not-so-hidden) gem, where you can find the best Xiao Long Bao in town! We arrived at 11:00am and there was already a long queue in front of the restaurant. We waited for about 30 mins, ordered...2 baskets of pork and crab dumplings and it was the best thing ever! These little pockets of deliciousness wrapped fresh crab flavoured soup and minced pork in thin dumpling sheets. Paired with the ginger-vinegar dip, it got this satisfying sweet and sour flavour, each bite was pure joy!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Nomad48256302595, 总经理 at Jia Jia Tang Bao, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2020

Dear friends, Hello! Thank you for your recognition and support to our enterprise. Our business address has been changed to 127 Huanghe Road. We sincerely welcome your presence.

Reviewed January 30, 2020

So worth the wait, I'm craving this so much right now at 2 am months later. Like everyone says there's 2 types, pork & crab or just crab. The pork and crab is an easy crowd pleaser. It is soupy, savory, juicy, and seasoned so...well. The crab is delicious as well, but it's very rich. If you like crab guts/roe you'll love these. Can we please talk about the crack chili salt they have on the table?? It's sooo good paired with the ginger sauce. TAKE MY MONEY Corona virus or not, I'm eye-ing the $300 roundtrip tickets to Shanghai just for these bad boys. It just might be really difficult to get back the States. lolMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

We headed down to Jia Jia Tanb Bao for lunch. There was already a queue but we waited. The shop is very small and it's a tight fit but the turnover was pretty fast. When were reached the order counter, we were told that only...the mix pork and crab as well as the pure crab baos were available. If you can't read Mandarin, ask for the English menu. We ordered two sets of each. The mixed pork and crab was delicious. Especially loved the broth that oozes out from the steaming bun. Add a dash of vinegar and ginger (you have to pay extra for that) and it's delish. The pure crab wasn't to out taste, unfortunately but to each his own, I say. A good taste of Shanghai overall.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

Limited tables and expect to queue. Only the crab meat flavour was left when we reached at about 8pm. The food was nice. Careful not to break anything. My young son accidentally dropped a tiny empty dish and we were asked to pay for it.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 21, 2019

A must go to stop for soup dumplings! The best soup dumplings we have ever had, made fresh around the clock and well worth the wait!! Quaint resteraunt with home town vibe. Hidden treasure in Shanghai!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 9, 2019

must go early as there are more choices if you go around 4 plus or later ..you probably left with 1 or 2 options the siow long bao is wonder full, made fresh and cook and serve to the table ..so for folks with young...kids, make sure you pop the bao and let the soup to cool downMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 3, 2019 via mobile

I was told this place is a MUST TRY when I’m in Shanghai, forever long queue. So we head down in the morning, we’re lucky, no queue. Cant remember what my hubby ordered anyway we didn’t like it, maybe our expectations were very high since...this place is so raved about. Will not go back again.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2019

We came here for the Xiao Long Bao (Pure Crab Soup Dumplings), and we were not disappointed. Its and unpretentious little restaurant and although there is a permanent queue, you wont have to wait long as the turnover is quite quick. It is truly remarkable...food, be sure to ask for some Ginger for an extra two Yuan. Make sure that you have a beer and then dip them in the accompanying sauce and drop a few strands of ginger on the top. Be very very careful that you don't burn your mouth as they are served piping hot. Some diners puncture the dumplings and suck out the soup to cool them down but I prefer to feel them pop in my mouth. Prepare yourself for an instant party of flavour popping explosions in your mouth - utterly delicious. They may seem a little pricey at first glance, but that is before you realise that you are being served two baskets of 6 dumplings in each. They are so good they are addictive and the taste will linger on your lips long after you have left. Look for the queue and the white and red signboard (It's in Chinese)More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 18, 2019 via mobile

I have always requested to visit this place whenever I visit shanghai over the last 10years. Before and after renovations, Sitting capacity is still limited but the food is awesome. You must visit this dumpling place when. It is not one of those fancy restaurants...and not filled with tourists. Try the dumplings with crab fillings!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2019 via mobile

Locals lined up for the xiao long bao and it did not disappoint. You can only order two kinds - pork and crab. We were a party of 4 so we tried both. The pork was good but it’s the crab that really set this...restaurant apart. They also serve soups but we were too full. We’ll come back!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Response from gzau | Reviewed this property |
They have several kinds. The most expensive is the all crab one which is great. They have the standard pork one and I think 2 others but I don't remember.
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Response from pompui | Reviewed this property |
it is located across the street from Yang's who you should also try...we did both the same day. There is better seating in Yang's including an upstairs area. BTW...don't mind eating the tiny shrimp heads in the soup...its... More
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