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Punjabi (Huaihai Lu)

Former French Concession
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5F, 627 Huaihai Lu, Shanghai, China
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant needs a revamp . Food was average . Restaurant staff need to be a bit more courteous. During exhibitions around the area they are quite full .

Thank sumitminocha
Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015

If you are ever in Shanghai and crave for Punjabi Food. Than Huaihai Lu (Shanghai Punjabi Hotel) is the best place. Near to Pudong Airport and have good rooms to stay even.

Thank rajjain2211
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

If you are craving Indian food, this is a decent place to go. Not very spicy. Toned down to suit local tongue, but well made. They have good vegetarian options. A decent place and not too heavy on the pocket

Thank Raksha A
Shanghai, China
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70 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Have been there many times. Be it solo, with friends, or with lots of friends for a party. I stayed in China for 9years and have been to this restaurant at least 5-6 times. Great place, beautiful decoration and awesome, authentic food! Indians or Indian food lovers- must go here if you are in Shanghai.

Thank lovedoc10
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Food is good and reasonably priced. Some of their staff is not friendly. Need them to induct new persons. Nice location as its dead in centre of huahai road.

2 Thank mehul0709
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108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2015

Went here because we love indian food. Can confirm that there are rats in this place, we moved tables because there were rats above us in the ceiling... we should have just walked out. I was the only one of our party to even remotely enjoy my food, one half of the people in our group had significant stomach illness... More 

3 Thank Jessi S
Bali, Indonesia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place is beautiful and cozy. The service is good. The food takes you to India. It's yummy especially the nan bread. I like going back to this place to try different dishes. I recommend it. BTW, the menu of the restaurant is on the website address. I hope you like it !

2 Thank Wisetrotette
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2015

For Indian food cravings you should try this restaurant. The Service is poor but the food is nice. Good food for the price you pay there.

Thank t1m1r
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2014

You can't crave for Indian food more than any other place but China! And to add to that...there aren't many, infact only this 1 which we could find when we started craving for Daal-Rice! It located prime on commercial Huaihai Raod. We tracked this restaurant online and called the owner and he was courteous enough to guide us to reach... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

Opposite Shanghai expo centre. Line 7.Himalaya Hotel is opposite. Been here twice now. had a meat set lunch on Sunday 10th August. consisting a mutton curry and a chicken curry (small portions), a dhal, rice, nan bread and ice cream, was very good albeit a little salty, not bad for 60RMB. Next with some work colleagues after work hoping to... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5F, 627 Huaihai Lu, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighborhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: 021-64725464

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.
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