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ShangHai LaoZhan (CaoXi North Road)

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201 North Caoxi Rd | Xújiāhuì, Shanghai, China
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11:15 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:15 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
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Porto de Galinhas, PE
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The food is great and easy to choose through pictures. Waiters are very helpful if you know chinese. They have a lot of trouble with english. Luckly I had a chinese with me so every dish suggested was delicious. Had a great time and hope to repeat it nexttime I'm there!

Thank PT_Business_Man_40
Level Contributor
63 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

4 friends from Shanghai chose this restaurant to host my visit from Canada to Shanghai. Really the best meal I've had in my recent travels in China. I can't begin to name the dishes but the food was fresh and delicious and I especially liked the cold duck in sauce and a crisp salad with scallops with a balsamic vinaigrette.... More 

Thank Ananda100
San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere; it's called ye old station because (surprise!) it was remodeled from a train station built by the French. You can even dine in one of the train cars (by request) which is really worth it because of how perfectly preserved they are. However, the food is completely at odds with the setting. Don't expect... More 

Thank Fergus C
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

My favourite, always here when I am in Shanghai! A must. Try lobster sashimi, crab soup, small shrimps with asparagus.... try all

Thank Raffaele D
Canberra, Australia
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This restaurant is redolent of the old China and Shanghai in particular. It is in its original state and has many souvenirs of its era displayed including the personal carriages of the last emperor and empress of China. I had lunch on last Monday in the Empresses personal dining carriage which was a superb collection of eel, pork, fish, crab... More 

Thank Chris M
Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Service was slow and 2 servers in our section were inattative. Menu was high tech with ipad and pictures and you place your own order via the ipad. Great concept but poor excuition as server was not abailable to answer questions with error in submittng thou restauratt was half full. House chicken was small portion and braised pork with veg... More 

Thank sinpc
Fleet, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A large Shanghaiese restaurant with a twist. You can (if you book) eat in two old railway carriages. They are plenty large enough for a group dinner and have some interesting history stuff. A nice idea if you want a private room. The food is good, but not great. However the service is a bit British Rail - nothing offensive,... More 

Thank chris_butler_uk
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Had a nice experience there with friends last week. The restaurant entrance is through an old convent and we were lucky to be seated in one of the train wagons situated behind the convent. Most of the times - in restaurants with these kind of themes - the food can be disappointing. However we were surprised by the authenticity of... More 

Thank Shanghai-Hotelier
Hong Kong, China
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151 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is the promotion theme of the restaurant which, by and large, is an appropriate reflection of what can be expected of this fashionable place located in the heart of the busy Xujiahui district in Shanghai. As it's the trend these days in Shanghai and elsewhere in China, historic buildings like this one - a convent in olden days -... More 

Thank Cletus L
Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The evening my wife and I went to the restaurant, the station, or the restaurant, or whatever, was quite full of diner passengers. We were seated at one of the wagons (I believe it was the one that belonged to the Empress Dowager) and presented with an e-tablet containing hundreds of dishes to choose. The pictures and description of the... More 

Thank Edmundo F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 North Caoxi Rd | Xújiāhuì, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Xujiahui
  • Neighborhood: Xujiahui
  • Phone Number: 021-64272233

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