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Nanxiang Mantou Dian (YuYuan)

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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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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading others reviews I decided that the best thing to do would be to eat on the 3rd floor. I arrived about 11:45 and there was a slight wait, maybe 15 minutes. (When I left the line was twice the length when I was in it) I ordered the traditional dumplings, edamame, egg drop soup and a beef dish.... More 

Thank Kate M
Shanghai, China
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most well known places in Shanghai for everyone's favorite snack, soup dumplings. But, i don't really understand why this place remains so busy. Huge lines outside this restaurant all the time. Mostly for the take out section. You can skip the lines if you go upstairs to the restaurant instead. Costs are a bit higher upstairs, but... More 

Thank global845
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017

There's always a long queue for takeaway. Opted to dine-in and was directed to the Xiao Long Bao section (you can't order anything except XLB) therefore, it was quick. Careful when sipping the soup using the straw as it is very hot and also try not to poke around too much as the soup will spill onto the bottom...

Thank 20maytan
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Arrive at 8am they only serve small dumplings and chicken soup. Nothing else !! Ginger have to pay separately Taste wise ok only. Skin too thick. I am sorry to say Restaurant Din Tai Fung The best in shanghai. 11am I walk pass many people queue up buying the bigger version dumpling many people also say no good. Need to... More 

Thank Shyon
Phoenix, Arizona
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291 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017

On the second floor overlooking the Yu Garden is a great place for breakfast - the only drawback...it has one item its menu. That one item of crab and pork dumplings was phenomenal though as each order contained about 12-15 dumplings (small). While the lack of options may bother some individuals, there is something to be said of doing one... More 

Thank JDSoui
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Maybe it is hyped a bit but I always come back here. The dumplings are outstanding particularly the pork and crab roe. Lines outside sometimes circle the building but if you don't mind paying a bit of a minimum charge head upstairs for a little quieter space that is almost always line free.

Thank Fred M
Hong Kong, China
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98 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

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
Reviewed January 3, 2017

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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49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2016 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
Reviewed December 25, 2016 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.


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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, Kids, 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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