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Nanxiang Mantou Dian (YuYuan)

$$ - $$$
Old Town
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No.85 Yuyuan Road, Huangpu District | Old Town God's Temple (YuYuan Garden), Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6355 4206
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hong Kong, China
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81 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I should share with you about the restaurant how its setup: G/F - When you first see it, you will see many people queuing, they are very likely to be queuing for the takeaway. 1/F - Casual dining 2/F - Semi Casual 3/F - Slightly more formal Of course, its quite obvious the prices will increase as you go up... More 

Thank bruceywonder
Los Angeles, California
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114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The soup dumplings are still great. I'd go here for the xiao long bao, either pork or the seafood and pork. The big crab roe soup dumpling is also good, but it has shrunk since my last visit. The fried dishes are good but not inspired. The restaurant has gotten dirtier since my last visit five years ago, and the... More 

Thank AAMiles
Hong Kong, China
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for my shanghainese friend for bringing me here and I have to say it tastes great, especially the soup dumpling. Love it

Thank Angel N
Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 2nd visit after 4yrs, disappointed! All food that we ordered serving fast but not hot,dont find their signature crab roe soup bao nice,not worth paying cny35,mini dumplings tastless and their xiao long bao was so so only. Yuyuan street food tastes much nicer than the restaurant.

San Francisco, California, USA
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136 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Come here for xiao long bao (xlb) soup dumplings. Menu is in English. There's us a casual and more formal dining room and there can be a wait since this is a famous restaurant. Regular XLB is good with a lot of soup inside. The crab roe XLB is also great. The vegetable XLB was surprisingly good though no soup.... More 

Thank Victor W
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Great little dumpling restaurant by the garden. Very simple menu but quick and delicious. Go upstairs for seating on the 2nd floor.

Thank Linda Y
San Diego, California
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561 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Nanxiang is a well established Xiaolongbao restaurant. They have take out fast food on the ground floor, regular restaurant on the second floor, exclusive restaurant (80RMB minimum) and the ulitmate restaurant (150 RMB minimum). As expected the more expensive the area, the shorter the line and the better the air conditioning. So you can get decent cheap xiaolongbao or expensive... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

We dined on the 3rd floor, ordering an assortment of dishes, and all of them were just average; we've had better back home in our Canadian city. A bit pricey, as to be expected, at 260 RMB for the three of us -- and it definitely wasn't a filling meal, either. (The only dish that isn't pictured was the stinky... More 

Thank Mandy W
Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Not knowing much about this place, we went to the 3rd floor as there was no room on the first two. This was a good choice because we got to sit down and order from the menu (which was also in English). Their signature xiaolongbao is absolutely divine! They were better than the dumplings at Din Tai Fung (and cheaper).... More 

Thank greenskye
Ipoh, Malaysia
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Overpriced. RMB 50 for a big crab soup dumpling. Personally think that it’s just another tourist gimmick, taste wise is still acceptable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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, Huangpu District | Old Town God's Temple (YuYuan Garden), Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6355 4206

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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.
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