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1221 CanGuan

#66 of 15,946 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a frequent visitor as one of the best in town for Shanghainese food. The place is a little hard to find, but once there you will be pleasantly surprised by the quality decor and hospitable staff. Most speak some english, and when we were there, at least half of the guests were foreigners. Food was... More 

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

1221 is somewhat hard to find, but once there you'll be treated with very well prepared traditional Chinese food. The staff is very attentive and they also speak good English and they try to make sure that you get the best experience you can. If you're not sure what to order, ask the waiter for a suggestion of mixed dishes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Noisy as allways, but I really love the chicken in lemon sauce and the very spicy beef sezuan style.

Thank Cordelia V
Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Best Chinese Food for international Taste! Service excellent . Good Wine also available, the service very high quality Chinese food

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $44
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
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?
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  • 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.
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