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“delicious, perfect, lovely... number one in shanghai.”
Review of 1221 CanGuan

1221 CanGuan
Ranked #123 of 17,009 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $44
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Zhongshan Park
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“delicious, perfect, lovely... number one in shanghai.”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

we are living in shanghai for more than three years and we fell in love in this restaurant from the beginning on. you will get the most fresh ingredients at 1221 with best favors. crispy duck and strawberry juice is unbeatable. it is from our perspective the best chinese food in town. comparable to hongkong and singapore top restaurants. go go go! thumbs up 1221 team.

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English first
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great food and english speaking staff, a favourite with the expats”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

A great menu and even better tasting food. This restaurant is Shanghai at its easiest. The staff speak english and its not a surprise when you see how many of the local expats eat here.

The highlight is always getting poured tea from a pot with the longest spout i have ever seen.

Visited October 2011
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Thank James2468
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Shanghai
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Home style Chinese”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Its easy and good food like they make at home !!!
The experience is good, food is enjoyable but as always it depends on who you go with ....

Visited July 2012
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Thank A J
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Hanau, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good restaurant with nice atmosphere”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

this the restaurant used by Lufthansa, so the meals are a bit "european" but for people who like the european asian food...

Visited August 2012
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Shanghai, China
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Easy going food”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

We visited 1221 because it was recommended as simple and foreigner friendly with a colleague of my wife whose this would be his first time with Chinese food in Shanghai.
It is a simple place to eat that is frequented by expats and tourists, but also locals. On the day a celebration meant it was quite noisy, but still service was efficient and helpful.
The portions are generous and the wine list expansive.As usual the locals have dinner quite early so it gets quieter after 9pm.
It can be very busy some nights so make sure you reserve.

Visited July 2012
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