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1221 CanGuan

#45 of 15,924 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Zhongshan Park
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1221 West Yan'an Rd, Shanghai 200050, China
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Have often visited this great restaurant with friendly staff and even better food. It is often very busy on account of the quality of food.

Thank Fin_tastic_Flyer
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Good food , good prices, good wines and beers! Friendly staff! Im already visiting this restaurant for 15 Years when im in Shanghai for business! Its always good !

Thank Sanni7774
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Great for couples or groups of up to 10. Fantastic food. We had the 'Virgin menu' which was a delicious selection of Chinese dishes (bread, crispy fried duck, chicken and cashew nuts, beef stir-fry, broccoli, beans, rice, king prawns followed by sticky-rice pudding), which including 2 large beers the bill for 2 was 360. The staff even offered to call... More 

Thank LucieMartin
Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Came across this place when trying to find a place to host out of towners. Location is not ideal but tasty food, good service, and cleanliness puts it on one of my tops list for Shanghainese food.

Thank Peter K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

1221 has been a staple for Chinese dining with international standards for atmosphere, food quality and consistency, service and cuisine for me as long as I've been in Shanghai (16+ years). There is not a single other restaurant in Shanghai that I can say has had a perfect track record for each and every dining visit. From the cordial greeting... More 

Thank myoo27
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

One of my top 5 restaurants in the entire world. Have been to many countries, this restaurant hits the mark for local cuisine. Staff is incredible friendly, called a taxi and took us out to taxi with an umbrella to avoid the rain. Food is out of this world with a must do specialty dessert prepared nightly.

Thank Spoonf15
Beirut, Lebanon
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This is the place if you want to have a real Shanghai meal experience, without feeling overwhelmed. Amazing menu, super friendly staff, highest quality and standards. Had the shanghainese noodles, spring rolls, sauted spicy beef, and other delicious treats. I recommend it for dinner and you wont regret it.

Thank Beirut1980
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

If you want to taste great chinese food in a nice environment, this is the right place to go!! Shanghainese and Sichuanese food at the best! Fair prices.

Thank Francesco P
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

If you want to experience Chinese food in Shanghai and be sure that you will enjoy it. 1221 is the place to go. Although it might be a bit of trouble finding it, it is worth a visit. What's great about 1221 is that there are usually as many locals as foreigners which for me is a good sign. I... More 

Thank CelinaIsabelle
London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

Business dinner for two included numerous tasty dishes and great service. Will definitely return next time I am in Shanghai, either with colleagues or with family.

Thank Blair P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $44
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1221 West Yan'an Rd, Shanghai 200050, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Zhongshan Park
  • Neighborhood: Zhongshan Park
  • Phone Number: 021-62132441

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Zhongshan Park

Neighborhood Profile
Zhongshan Park
The residential and commercial areas around the beautiful grounds of Zhongshan Park have never been considered particularly fashionable by a majority of Shanghai’s foreign residents, but plenty of expats do choose to live here. The park itself is a huge draw, providing a pocket of serenity in the middle of the metropolis. The area has its share of trendy shops with wares that can’t be found elsewhere, delicious restaurants with food ranging from fancy to affordable, and great hidden bars. Rents are also cheaper here than in other neighborhoods with the same conveniences. Aside from the obvious attractions, with its neighborhood fix-anything shops and pop-up street stalls that sell anything you need, you’ll never sacrifice Western comforts.