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Former French Concession
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1414 Huaihai Zhong Road, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6431 8107
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal for 8 people. Dishes a little small in size. Delicious dragon beans in garlic and yummy spicy tofu. Food came fairly quickly and is reasonably priced. Always a good place to visit for quick food at any time of day.

Thank Shanghailiz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

My friend took me here three years ago and I couldn't forget this taste. I went for dinner alone last nigh and I did order from the pictures and these all great! Just couldn't stop eating them.. And watermelon juice was sooo good! I will be back here soon!

Thank Makiko H
Union City, California
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170 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

The name of this restaurant is "Little Town Story" but somehow it got translated as Charmant. As a Taiwanese in Shanghai (who lives in Xuhui District (xiangyang SRiad), It's a shame not to know this restaurant until today. This is probably, by far, the best authentic Taiwanese cuisine in Shanghai I ever tasted. There are so many dishes you can... More 

Thank David H
Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

I am a fan of Taiwan food, as someone once explained Taiwan food is fusion Chinese food picking the best from each region. I went there for lunch but place is most well known for providing late night snacks until 4:am in the morning. This place has a very nice atmosphere. The waitstaff is attentive. The food is good. Great... More 

Thank Reslimpan
Shanghai, China
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Charmant is one of those restaurants where you could have been eating there for years, and then you go with a friend who orders some dishes, and suddenly all of your future orders have been affected. My favorites include the cabbage salad as a starter, the clay pot eggplant (veggie or with minced pork), dragon beans fried in garlic, and... More 

Thank Joshuamt
New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2014

This well established Taiwanese restaurant happens to have the best hot chocolate in town. Rich, dark, and serious -- will keep you awake!

Thank jojo12345629
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

I ate at this restaurant a month ago, and was in a bit of a rush to finish lunch. I informed the waitress of that the second I sat down, and my friend and I promptly ordered. My friend's food came instantly, but mine did not come until she was almost done eating. In addition, I had ordered chicken rice.... More 

Thank Luckiicloverxx
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Food at Charmant is always good and always consistent. A great place to eat out an unpretentious but absolutely amazing Taiwanese cuisine. I come everytime i am in Shanghai and it does not disappoint.

Thank gvich
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

Came here for takeout was seated to wait for my order with a view of the kitchen window where food comes out. The man working behind the window was visibly drunk and disgustingly flirting with the waitresses. I saw two women handling food picking their teeth with their fingers and then carrying food to tables. This restaurant used to be... More 

5 Thank idahuazhouren83
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 June 2013

Very authentic taiwanese dishes I must say..been watching taiwanese food show and can't wait to savour them! Great to know there is such an authentic taiwanese restaurant in Shanghai...yum!

Thank 8003999

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 16
Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1414 Huaihai Zhong Road, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6431 8107
Awarding winning full scale dine-in restaurant serving authentic Taiwanese cuisine. Outlets in Shanghai, Wuhan and Hefei.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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