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Ji Shi Restaurant

#244 of 13,163 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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41 Tian Ping Road, Shanghai 200030, China
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place isn't for "sissies". Stay away if you're fussy about red-carpet service standards and hospital-grade cleanliness. But if you want to experience a small (and definitely cramped!), old school and authentic restaurant with food which will blow your tastebuds, then this is the place for you! I came here with my mother and we were thoroughly impressed with the... More 

Thank geigerin91
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Ji Shi has been around for more than a decade and now they have several branches. I tried the one at IAPM mall. I brought my out of town friend to try some Shanghainese food. There are some staples that should always be ordered, like the la zi chicken, the pork belly and the fried fish.

Thank Chewy B
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Came here for dinner with a local Shanghainese friend because I wanted to experience what the locals eat. What a treat!! Very good food which was served very quickly despite being a very busy night. The restaurant is very small and tables are very close to each other, however the food is very good!

Thank A F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Best food I have in Shanghai. Unfortunately I don't remember the name of the dish, but I have a picture of it...best one. We tried the stinky tofu, pork belly, noodles, chicke. The Tsingtao beer was cold and great too!

Thank ClaudiaFDias
New York City, New York
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

We had dinner for 12 at Ji Shi (Old Jesse). Most of us were expats, but ordering was done ably by a local Shanghainese and another fluent speaker. First, we had to wait in the cold outside for 25 minutes past our reservation time. OK, it is hard to gage timing on the one large table downstairs, but still no... More 

3 Thank Douglas T
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Loved this place. The restaurant is unpretentious and cozy, and despite it's reputation, it wasn't full of tourists - plenty of Shanghainese patrons the night we were there. The food was fresh and surprisingly delicate. Thanks to another Trip Advisor reviewer, we ordered the crab and tomato soup, which I would otherwise not have noticed. It was spectacular - light... More 

1 Thank FrequentTravelerSF
Munich, Germany
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75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We went there for lunch and were lucky to get the last table downstairs just before the lunch crowd set in after 12.00 pm. The restaurant is very small with only five tables downstairs, not sure how many tables they have upstairs but I would guess not too many more. Service staff do not speak English, however, the menu is... More 

1 Thank DorisMa
Sydney, Australia
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561 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We asked our hotel to book a table for lunch and pre-ordered the fish head with scallions. Couldn't fault the experience - began with the fish which was delicious and so so tender. Next we had a bowl of noodles also with scallions which we ate with the most amazingly tender pork with brown sauce and followed with a great... More 

2 Thank Riddoch88
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138 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Ate here for our very last dinner in Shanghai before we go back the next day. The food was excellent. Despite the crab skin on average only, the food like the appetizers and the Hong Shao meat was in excellent quality. The service was good. Despite the environment very crowded with lots of people, the price is cheap and reasonable.

1 Thank Justin C
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Tasty, Savory, Delicious, Mouth-watering, yummy Shanghainese food. Service is not there, but you're not here for that. You're here for the food, and there is no better Shanghainese food in Shanghai. I lived in Shanghai for two years and this would be one of my go-to spots. It is oily and heavy though, so I don't recommend eating this everyday.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Tian Ping Road, Shanghai 200030, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Xujiahui
  • Neighborhood: Xujiahui
  • Phone Number: 021-62829260

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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