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Charmant

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Former French Concession
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1414 Huaihai Zhong Road, Shanghai, China
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021-64318107
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

My friend took me here three years ago and I couldn't forget this taste. I went for dinner alone last nigh and I did order from the pictures and these all great! Just couldn't stop eating them.. And watermelon juice was sooo good! I will be back here soon!

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Union City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

The name of this restaurant is "Little Town Story" but somehow it got translated as Charmant. As a Taiwanese in Shanghai (who lives in Xuhui District (xiangyang SRiad), It's a shame not to know this restaurant until today. This is probably, by far, the best authentic Taiwanese cuisine in Shanghai I ever tasted. There are so many dishes you can... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

I am a fan of Taiwan food, as someone once explained Taiwan food is fusion Chinese food picking the best from each region. I went there for lunch but place is most well known for providing late night snacks until 4:am in the morning. This place has a very nice atmosphere. The waitstaff is attentive. The food is good. Great... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Charmant is one of those restaurants where you could have been eating there for years, and then you go with a friend who orders some dishes, and suddenly all of your future orders have been affected. My favorites include the cabbage salad as a starter, the clay pot eggplant (veggie or with minced pork), dragon beans fried in garlic, and... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This well established Taiwanese restaurant happens to have the best hot chocolate in town. Rich, dark, and serious -- will keep you awake!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I ate at this restaurant a month ago, and was in a bit of a rush to finish lunch. I informed the waitress of that the second I sat down, and my friend and I promptly ordered. My friend's food came instantly, but mine did not come until she was almost done eating. In addition, I had ordered chicken rice.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Food at Charmant is always good and always consistent. A great place to eat out an unpretentious but absolutely amazing Taiwanese cuisine. I come everytime i am in Shanghai and it does not disappoint.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Came here for takeout was seated to wait for my order with a view of the kitchen window where food comes out. The man working behind the window was visibly drunk and disgustingly flirting with the waitresses. I saw two women handling food picking their teeth with their fingers and then carrying food to tables. This restaurant used to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Very authentic taiwanese dishes I must say..been watching taiwanese food show and can't wait to savour them! Great to know there is such an authentic taiwanese restaurant in Shanghai...yum!

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We have been there 2 times. The first time we ordered a lot of dishes to try different things. Some were very good while other were actually not that good. The second time we only ordered the dishes that we liked. Gong-Bao Chicken, Sichuan Style Beef and Shrimp fried rice with pineapple are our favorite dishes.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $16
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1414 Huaihai Zhong Road, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighborhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: 021-64318107
Description
Awarding winning full scale dine-in restaurant serving authentic Taiwanese cuisine. Outlets in Shanghai, Wuhan and Hefei.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Former French Concession

Neighborhood Profile
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.