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“Outstanding!!!! Great Local Spot and Value...”

Jian'guo 328 Xiaoguan
Ranked #154 of 17,398 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Former French Concession
Reviewed August 18, 2013

A small hole in the wall restaurant in a unique part of town. Local spot with very, very helpful staff. Menu is also in English - the sauces accompanying the dishes are amazing. The duck, pork, and vegetables were fantastic. All 5 of my family ate a full meal and it was $42... You can't go to Starbucks for that with my family!!! Highly recommended. Have your hotel reserve a table and make sure you get them to write out the address in mandarin so your taxi can bring you up to the front door..

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2  Thank Huisking
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Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant where the owners are foodies themselves. They opened this restaurant to entertain their own friends. So the food quality is good and to top it off they also do not add any MSG. Reservations is a must otherwise you have to wait outside for a table. Service staff are patient and polite. It's a small cosy restaurant with good food.

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1  Thank kmquek
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This was my fifth official meal in Shanghai - we are staying downtown. The restaurant was a delight from start to finish and by far my favorite thus far. The staff is so sweet and accommodating and helpful. The owner is a woman who is there bustling around making sure everything is in order. The food was excellent. It was a neat, clean place in a mixed neighborhood in the French Concession, squeezed between a hodge podge of businesses and residents. It's not very big, so call for a reservation. If you are American or English speaking and you speak very slowly and spell things, it works fine. I've heard on weekends it's hard to get in - I can see why - but we went on a weeknight. The braised pork with a brown sauce and quail eggs was amazing, the mushroom vegetable dish with bok choy-like greens fantastic with a bit of the vinegar they leave on the table, and the duck leg nearly melts in your mouth. With those three dishes and noodles with fried scallions (YUMMY) we had plenty for two. We also had a bottle of wine and the whole bill came to not even 60 U.S. dollars. NOTE: They do NOT TAKE CREDIT CARDS so don't get stuck - we didn't have enough yaun on us, but they were so sweet about waiting for my husband to run around the corner to a money machine.

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1  Thank CoxReinauer
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We visited this restaurant on our first night in Shanghai so the bar was set high, and nothing lived up to it! Its a small family type restaurant with formica table tops, owned by a Taiwanese woman, but the cuisine is Shanghai. Madame helped us choose: we had small white, fried fish covered in crispy, spicy scallions; double cooked (?) belly pork with quail eggs in a rich and sticky sauce; some delicious black mushrooms, deep fried duck legs (speciality), rice balls in date skins, souses asparagus stem and some crunchy kai lan. All absolutely scrumptious. We drank beer - and tea of course - but there is wine available too,

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2  Thank Vicky U
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is the best Shanghai cruisie that I have ever tasted in Shanghai! I just love the charming environment. They served dishes 100% MSG free! The portion of the dishes are just good enough for a perfect meal. Not forgetting their ice tea it's the best in town! Very reasonable priced! Do make reservations/plans before arriving... the queue can be 2 hours long!

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3  Thank Julien C
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