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“Consistently good food, at a very reasonable price”

Shanghai Grandmother
Ranked #24 of 16,925 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Bund
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Consistently good food, at a very reasonable price”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Based in Fuzhou Lu next door to the House of Jazz and Blues, Shanghai Laolaos or Shanghai Grandmothers is a great place to have a proper Chinese meal in Shanghai, without a hefty price tab. As a family of four even taking visitors our biggest bill has been ¥450 around £45 that was a meal for six. The food is always cooked fresh so don't be surprised to have to wait for some dishes and in China the rice is served last so don't expect it to be one of the first things to arrive, among our personal favourites off the quite extensive menu (which is in Chinese, English and with some pictures) are Kofu (it's on the cold dishes page and the pic looks like bread in sauce, it's actually a type of bean curd in a BBQ type sauce, Gung Bao Chicken, Beef with Green peppers ( acually a,plate of beef and chillies but the beef is fab just wouldn't advise eating too many chillies). Stir fried aubergine, green beans with mince and minced beef with rice. There are loads more these tend to be the ones we always order as they are soo tasty!! It's a no frills restaurant and don't be surprised to have to queue, it gets very busy around 7pm. But if you want a really tasty meal at a really reasonable price. This is the place to go and a two minute walk from the Bund and a five minute walk from Nanjing Road a perfect place to end a day!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Repeat visit good experience however watch for cleaningness”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is the third time I visit this restaurant in Shanghai, but this time I did not have the company of Shanghainese to order for us. Very good lunch, with many dishes with peanuts, a strange taste for westerners. Several typical dishes all well done and well served. This time I did notice some issues on cleaningness that I had not spotted on the other visits : stairs to the toilets were not well cleaned ( sticky floor , not well kept) so this ruined my experience regarding ambiance. Hope they can improve this.

  • Visited July 2014
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Jakarta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Crispy Duck is Awesome.....”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Go there after walking around the Bund.... Try the Crispy Duck, Long bean + beef, Fried rice and Seafood soup (fish, mussel, shrimp, squid). All is superb especially the Crispy Duck. The soup is a little bit tasteless. Please do come early to avoid queuing.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Good combination of everything”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Good food at appropriates prices are hard to find near the Bund. This place is an exception. It place offers a good mixture of local food for the more adventurous (frogs, intestines) and also 'safe' eaters. There is also a picture menu with English, so very tourist friendly. Despite that, it is not at all touristy as a substantial portion of the diners comprise locals (or as it appears to a tourist like myself). Would definitely recommend.

  • Visited July 2014
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Ottawa
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“Grandmother's is Great!!”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Exellent food and great value for the money. Convenient location close to Bund. Would highly recommend it. Very tasty and authentic Chinese cuisine. Menu includes pictures and english descriptions. A must when you are in the area.

  • Visited July 2014
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