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Nanxiang Mantou Dian (YuYuan)

Old Town
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NO. 85 Yuyuan Road | Old Town God's Temple (YuYuan Garden), Shanghai 200010, China
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone serve the same dumplings but this place has a bridge to the restaurant so it looks nicer. They have second and third floor but the difference is not obvious at the beginning. Anyway we just took from the second floor. It's like fast food - everyone orders the dumpling and a drink and then scramble to find a seat... More 

Thank youke_worldwide
London, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I opted for the 12 crab and pork dumpling option which cost me 22RMB, which is extremely good value for dumplings that were so well cooked and seasoned. There is a queue to be served here, and it is blindingly obvious why – these are amazing. However, 12 dumplings were simply too much for me and I gave about half... More 

Thank Hardeep N
York, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my takeaway steam buns. I managed to get there when there was not much of a line, which is supposedly rare. Really no choice at the takeaway counter. You will get what is available. But what got was really fresh and really tasty. I'm no expert on steamed buns (who is?). But I thought they were yummy!

Thank Bpkengor
Hong Kong, China
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We came here at around 9am on Sunday. There was a long queue downstairs. We came to the 2nd floor. There was still one / two empty tables. Surprisingly most are local Chinese. We ordered different dumplings. The price was okay but the quality was not good. The service was nothing. "Din Tai Fung" shall be a better choice.

Thank Aska_883
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

My family and I dined here for diner and got an assortment of dishes. They were reasonably priced and the flavors of the dishes were good. There wasn't a big wait on the food or large crowds which was good.

Thank twindadtravels
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Supposedly famous but not something that you need to carve out time for. The restaurant has three levels: level 1 for takeaway only, cheapest price but only the standard xiao long bao is available. Level 2 is a small dining area and same dumplings priced a bit higher. Level 3 has 3 queue options: average spend per pax of 50,... More 

Thank RightAngle
Johor, Malaysia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

XiaoLongBaos or Tangbaos were quite tasty but a pity quality was inconsistent. Some had no soup in them or the skin was a tad too thick. We ordered other dim sums on the menu (because XLBs took at least 20mins) but they were all disappointing. Unless we visit Yu Garden again, we wouldn't make a deliberate trip for this. Another... More 

Thank Elaine999
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Right in the middle of the tourist area of old town so I was wary but hungry. Not sure if it was because I was so hungry but I really enjoyed the food here . It's not too expensive considering it's location

Thank Jerry J
Seoul, South Korea
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The food was nice but I could recommend that you don't need to order the expensive dim sum menu. You can be satisfied with the normal menu. It was very crowded and waiting so long. If you pay more, your waiting time would be shortened.

Thank Grandred
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This place was so crowded that you walked away the first time we were there. Then we went back there the next day around 11:00 AM before the lunch crowd appeared. There was a usual long line outside. However, there was no crowd going inside. We went to the third floor with decent seating. The food there was good. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: NO. 85 Yuyuan Road | Old Town God's Temple (YuYuan Garden), Shanghai 200010, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 021-63554206

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Staying in Old Town

Neighborhood Profile
Old Town
Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the streets that serve as the border to the old city. An aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan (which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists every day, but wandering the streets around the complex reveals more exciting attractions such as food and antique markets. There are also streets lined with shops peddling everyday wares such as Chinese dining ware and craft notions that can be even more enticing to visitors uninterested in the usual tourist fare.