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Chinese, Asian
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Xiaodongmen
0.9 miles from Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
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After a makeover in 2019, the room now boasts wavy silvery panels on the ceiling and recessed lights emitting a subtle green glow. Despite the update i...
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
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Reviewed November 10, 2020 via mobile

The tea house itself a breathtaking. Located right in the heart of the famous Yuyuan Bazaar, Shanghai. It offers a variety of food but price is expensive. We were there for a quick bite but thoroughly enjoyed the food. Waitresses were formal and rather cold.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed December 31, 2019

Yu Garden is lovely, and this restaurant is quite a classic. We were amazed at the way the food was presented - rich and creative

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 15, 2019 via mobile

Service good 9/10, I was alone and they got a shared table ! Good solution to the waiting line, place is nice ( table in the 3th floor ) 10/10

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 2, 2019 via mobile

Joined the tourist hordes lining-up at the take-out counter at the side of the restaurant. The broth was just okay. Not really worth the line.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 15, 2019

This restaurant is situated in the heart of beautiful Yu Garden. Even if catering primarily to tourists, the food was authentic Shanghainese. With us at dinner was a native from the Shanghai area and she agreed with us that the food was good and authentic,...even if somewhat commercialized. The interior was very nice and the wait staff friendly and helpful. The wait staff was prompt with their service ... tea pot kept filled, empty dishes promptly removed and replaced with clean ones, etc. Prices were reasonable. Pictures of famous guests hung on the walls of the stairs leading to the second floor, e.g. U.S. and Chinese presidents, etc.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

Dumplings the kids had earlier, did not last long and they were hungry for lunch. This restaurant stood out in its traditional architecture overlooking the Yu Yuan garden water features. Looked nice and looked pricey. Honestly, i would have preferred a street side stall. But...given the kids were getting grumpy, we just gave this place a shot. They gave us a private room which was cosy and fancy. Could not afford something like this in my country - so, that was a great experience for the kids. Food was okay. Good for the experience which my kids rarely get. But, in my honest opinion, you could get better tasting food elsewhere at a cheaper price. The dumplings were the highlight. Juicy and soft.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

We went there last on Wednesday (couldn’t get a table the day before as President Xi was apparently dining there) with a couple of business associates. The atmosphere in the restaurant and surrounding areas was great and the dim sum was one of the best...I’ve tried in Shanghai.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We tried this restaurant while visiting the Yu garden. The price and quality were very good. Most of the staff does not speak English but we had no problem ordering food and drinks, including a Tsingtao Stout beer! To be honest, for the location and...a Michelin recommendation, the price is beyond reasonable. Definitely recommend it!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

With Michelin Recommendation, we wanted to check this place out and see what the restaurant is. It is located in the middle of the tourist attraction, it may seem to be touristy or tourist trap but it's not. The pricing is reasonable too and dishes...are amazing. We ordered a number of dishes and drinks and we find that the price is actually not that expensive. Definitely try some crab dishes and some dimsum dumplings. We left with Happiest Tummy. Well recommended and a must try in the GardensMore

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

We heard about this resturant by name and surprisingly to see it in Yu Yuan. As we just been ripped off from HuXinTing, Lu Bo Lang do offer a better value of dining experience. We waited for more than 30 mins to be seated but...expecting longer wait for large group. Local people come here for birthday lunch or family gathering. We ordered some deserts which is very delicate and tasty.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Lu Bo Lang is not a tourist trap inside of the trap that Yu Garden is. The restaurant has been awarded a Bib Gourmand, which should vouch for the quality. The place is large, modestly decorated, it is busy, noice and very, very charmingly Chinese....The food is top notch, service is stellar. Great lunch!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Very famous resturant in Shanghai Old Town. Our group had a business lunch here to end the trip to Shanghai. Our host ordered different and varied dishes from the menu. Many of the dishes were in the Shanghai style of cooking. The dishes included fish...,crab .pork and many different vegetables. After 22 courses the group was very satisfied and full. If you are in Old Town district you should try if you can get in.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

An amazing evening where we dined in the room queen Elizabeth had eaten many years ago. We were being entertained by my sons new Father in Law and this was the place he chose for the family dinner. The room is on the top floor...and you can hire it along with several others. As you go up the stairs you will see famous pictures of previous diners from Bill Clinton to Fidel Castro and of course the Queen. The food was of a high standard and very tasty with good service. I’m guessing this is not cheap but if you want a wonderful experience for a special occasion look no further .More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch here. Worth the wait (I recommend coming early). The food was so fresh and simple but still had layers of flavour. Really inexpensive as well. Lots of vegetarian options! Great service.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Located in Yu Garden commercial precinct one would be suspicious that this restaurant in a faux ancient Chinese tea house was a tourist trap. In fact it has a Michelin bib and the food is authentic Shanghai food. The dumplings, grilled pork, asparagus with mushroom...in soup and braised pork on vegetables were all very decent. It is not fine dining. Minimal service so you had to ask for what you needed eg sauce to go with dumplings. But requested service was delivered quickly. Staff not rude. Prices not expensive. If you are hungry after visiting Yu Garden and Old God Temple, this is definitely worth popping by.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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