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“Highly recommended”
Review of 1221 CanGuan

1221 CanGuan
Ranked #114 of 17,044 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $44
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Zhongshan Park
Reviewed February 26, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by fellow crew members. Our taxi driver could not find it as the location is off the main street. It looks like a converted garage.
We were warmly greeted ( reservation is a must), the restaurant was full and had a friendly atmosphere.
The tea was poured out of a tea pot with a long spout, he aimed perfectly.
We ordered the meal deal with as much beer as one could drink, the food was excellent and plenty of it. The beer kept coming. Being two girls in the party, we could not really drink more than we had.
The bill was reasonable for the amount of food and drink, and they called us a taxi and made sure the driver knew our hotel destination ( always a MUST in Shanghai).
I would certainly pay a repeat visit to 1221.

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Thank Jana_sonia
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Been to this place many times. The food is consistently good and great value, a real favourite. I love the herbal tea which they top up with great panache through long spouted kettles. Wine can be expensive but beer is good value.

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Thank Nick A
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Fantastic place to go in groups. If you are not sure what to have ask for the 'Virgin Deal' They will bring you a little bit of their best meals. You normally get about 8-10 dishes and always plenty of food to fill you up.

Food quality is great and high standards. The location is a bit tricky and the odds are your taxi driver will get lost.

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Reviewed February 16, 2013

We went to 1221 because we saw good reviews. But the restaurant looked a bit run down. The service was indifferent, like the waitresses were bothered that we were there. The food was relatively expensive and not so good. Hoenstly, we don't have anything good to recommend about 1221. And we are surprised/ disappointed that Trip Advisor has so many good reviews of it.

The next day we tried a Chinese restaurant called Lynn, which we liked a lot more!

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Thank Hayden Y
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

You canfind a good choise of chinese food, a little adapted for western just arrived in the city and not too much familiar with local food. Anyway you can have a good overview of what is the chinese tradtion. Portion are OK and service on average of local restaurants. The main room is a little noisy. Spicy food is the best but there is not a huge choice

Thank Sara T
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