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Yuanyuan Restaurant(Xingguo Road)

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Former French Concession
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No.201 Xingguo Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6433 9123
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

If you like Shanghainese food or 'need' to take guests to a proper Shanghainese restaurant, Yuanyuan is that. The private rooms, the classics are all available. It's not cheap, it's nothing special, but it has a reputation so you won't disappoint your guests. Don't expect great service, amazing food or anything creative.

Thank David G
New York City, New York
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164 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

** This review is for their Times Sq (5th floor) branch ** You've got to have their slow roasted pork belly 红烧肉 (bit too sweet for my taste), the add ons are up to you: eggs and potato for us. Decent decor and good service. The drunken crab is great but they don't offer you the gadget. When I ask... More 

Thank Irene E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Excellent food, in a clean, bright and well-kept environment. We were there for lunch - and had the Crispy Suckling Duck (so good!), Shanghai crispy fish with sauce (very good too), xiaolong bao with hairy crab (very average - would have given this a pass), stuffed red dates with glutinous rice (excellent) and green vegetables. All in all - with... More 

Thank MajidiGirl
Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

With an extensive menu clearly outlined in Chinese and English most with accompanying photos it's hard for me to judge the food as a whole but for the dishes I had it was a bit hit and miss. I was eating alone so was quite limited in my selections. I had the Pork in brown sauce with soy eggs (house... More 

Thank Danny S
Hong Kong
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

I keep revisiting this restaurant every time I visit Shanghai. The food is just great and is reasonably priced. The location is in quiet and nice neighborhood in busy Shanghai. Highly recommend the stuffed dates which is my favorite dish. Other Shanghai dishes are equally good.

Thank HJKHongKong
Hangzhou, China
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219 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

I used to eat here frequently back in 2003-04. That time this was absolutely superb place for Shanghainese food. Good food, always pretty packed and slightly on expensive side. Service was a hit and miss thing. I did visit this place recently for business. We had a dinner consisting of around 12 different dishes. Nothing tasted that special or even... More 

Thank Abramis
London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

Guys if You are in town, they have 5 different ones dotted across the city. We went to both, this one and the one on the second floor of the swiasotel hotel in Jing an si. Both absolutely amazing with impeccable services and very authentic shanghainese food, as I found out later that a lot of local shanghainese who live... More 

Thank Jin C
Trieste, Italy
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540 reviews
429 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We entered this restaurant at 9:30 pm, which for local standard seems to be very late. We quickly chose a 4-dish dinner and were served very quickly. The food was good. The waiter asked to be payed immediately after serving the food, which I found very strange. While we were eating the waiters started cleaning the restaurant, loudly shouting to... More 

Thank YouBeeTs
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2013

This place is close to my home so I've been going there for the past eight or ten years. It used to be the place for authentic Shanghai food with presentable setting that I bring my visiting friends or family to. However, the ricing GDP does catch up sharply with this place that on my recent visits I do not... More 

Thank Echo Z
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 August 2012

Restaurant was recommended by our guide book, as serving consistently good food with consistently good service. Food was good overall, and well presented. But the service was lamentable. This is a very nice looking restaurant located in an upmarket shopping mall selling some of the world's most exclusive international brands, in arguably the most internationally dynamic city in the world... More 

Thank Theo T

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  • Address: No.201 Xingguo Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6433 9123

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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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