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  • Dongbei Four Seasons Dumpling King (Xikang Lu)

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      379 Xikang Lu, near Wuding Lu
      西康路379号, 近武定路
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      6258 3289

    Big 'ol plates of rustic Dongbei dumplings -- huge variety -- at dirt-cheap prices. Whole menu of other hearty, northeastern favorites as well. The di san xian, a straightforward stir-fry of eggplant, peppers, and potatoes, is good. Decor is as honest as the... Read more

  • Yang's Fry Dumpling (Wujiang Lu)

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      54-60 Wujiang Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
      吴江路54-60号, 近南京西路
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      6136 1391

    The Yang's Fry chain is, if not the originator, then clearly the benchmark for Shanghai's homegrown pan-fried pork dumpling, the shengjian bao. They're a stone-cold Shanghainese street food classic, and a cousin to Shanghai's more famous soup dumpling, the... Read more

  • Din Tai Fung (Xintiandi)

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      Xintiandi, South Block Plaza, 2/F, Lane 123 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu
      新天地南里广场2楼, 兴业路123弄, 近马当路
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      6385 8378

    Din Tai Fung is a Taiwanese chain, but don't hold it against them. Their versions of Chinese snack food -- dumplings, noodles, steamed buns, and simple vegetable dishes -- are impeccable, as is their highly-trained service. You pay for the luxury of all of this, of... Read more

  • Jia Jia Tangbao

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      90 Huanghe Lu, near Beijing Lu
      黄河路90号, 近北京路
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      6327 6878

    Jia Jia Tangbao is an institution for Shanghai's own steamed soup dumpling, the xiaolongbao. Hole-in-the-wall location, plastic-stool ambiance, long lines, and an impeccable reputation for their made-to-order soup dumplings. Closing time is arbitrary -- when they... Read more

  • Din Tai Fung (Shanghai Centre)

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      Shanghai Center, 1/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
      南京西路1376号 上海商城1楼, 近西康路
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      6289 9182

    Din Tai Fung is a Taiwanese chain, but don't hold it against them. Their versions of Chinese snack food -- dumplings, noodles, steamed buns, and simple vegetable dishes -- are impeccable, as is their highly-trained service. You pay for the luxury of all of this, of... Read more

  • Pierogi Ladies 2.0

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      No. 8, Lane 283 Jiaozhou Lu, near Xinzha Lu
      胶州路283弄8号, 近新闸路
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      138 1878 2405

    Possibly the only place in Shanghai specializing in the Polish staple, pierogi. This is their first dedicated storefront, after a series of pop-ups and operating a delivery service. They've got homemade and exceedingly garlicky pickles, and pierogis come in varieties... Read more

  • Din Tai Fung (Kerry Centre Jing'an)

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      Kerry Centre Jing'An, N4-15, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu
      南京西路1515号嘉里中心N4-15, 近常德路
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      6217 8366

    Din Tai Fung is a Taiwanese chain, but don't hold it against them. Their versions of Chinese snack food -- dumplings, noodles, steamed buns, and simple vegetable dishes -- are impeccable, as is their highly-trained service. You pay for the luxury of all of this, of... Read more

  • Din Tai Fung (IAPM)

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      IAPM Mall, 3/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
      淮海中路999号3楼, 近陕西南路
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      5466 8191

    Din Tai Fung is a Taiwanese chain, but don't hold it against them. Their versions of Chinese snack food -- dumplings, noodles, steamed buns, and simple vegetable dishes -- are impeccable, as is their highly-trained service. You pay for the luxury of all of this, of... Read more

  • Nanxiang Mantou (Yu Garden)

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      85 Yuyuan Lu, near Jiuqu Qiao
      豫园路85号, 近九曲桥
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      6355 4206

    This restaurant in the middle of the Yu Garden Bazaar has garnered a reputation in guidebooks for being the place to try to try the famed Shanghai delicacy xiao long bao, or soup dumplings. Truth be told, if you're willing to veer off the gringo trail,... Read more

  • Lin Long Fang

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      10 Jianguo Dong Lu, near Zhaozhou Lu
      建国东路10号, 近肇周路
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      6386 7021

    One of Shanghai's best-kept secrets, this is famed Jia Jia Tangbao's lesser known sister restaurant. It's more or less identical to Jia Jia and the dumplings are every bit as good. Read more

  • Jade Garden

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      Jing'an Kerry Centre (South Wing) 4/F, 1238 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Changde Lu
      延安中路1238号, 近常德路
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      5243 8088

    Not to be confused with the ubiquitous Jiangnan restaurant Jardin du Jade, Jade Garden is a Hong Kong-based Cantonese concept under the umbrella of the Maxim's Group. This marks the Cantonese restaurants first crack at the Shanghai market. The menu features an array... Read more

  • Din Tai Fung (SWFC)

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      Shanghai World Financial Center, 3/F, 100 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu
      世纪大道100号3楼, 近东泰路
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      6877 6886

    Din Tai Fung is a Taiwanese chain, but don't hold it against them. Their versions of Chinese snack food -- dumplings, noodles, steamed buns, and simple vegetable dishes -- are impeccable, as is their highly-trained service. You pay for the luxury of all of this, of... Read more

  • Dongbei Four Seasons Dumpling King (Huaihai Xi Lu)

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      1791 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Wanping Lu
      淮海中路1791号, 近宛平路
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      6433 0349

    This is one of the most popular and delicious cheap Dongbei restaurants in the former French Concession. It's really popular with foreign faces, but don't let that put you off, the food is fantastic, the service is just-about friendly and the prices are excellent.... Read more

  • Dancing Dumplings (Guo'an Lu)

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      177 Guo'an Lu, near Sanmen Lu
      国安路177号,近三门路
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      6555 8228

    Dancing Dumpling is one of two exclusively vegetarian dumpling spots, this one is way, way out in Yangpu. Read more

  • Paradise Dynasty (Shanghai Tower)

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      B2/F, 501 Yicheng Zhong Lu, near Huayuan Shiqiao Lu
      银城中路501号B2楼, 近花园右桥路
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      5830 3068

    Singapore-based dim sum and dumpling restaurant known for it's colorful Xiaolongbao stuffed with unconventional fillings like foie gras, truffles, sesame and Sichuan peppercorn. Read more

  • De Xing Guan (Guangdong Lu)

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      471 Guangdong Lu, near Fujian Zhong Lu
      广东路471号, 近福建中路
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      6352 2535

    De Xing Guan is a famous noodle shop that's been running since 1878. Their signature item is a braised pork leg & smoked fried fish (焖蹄二鲜面) noodle, priced at 19rmb. The restaurant has takeaway windows downstairs, selling classic dumplings and snacks, and a dining... Read more

  • Yong Yi Ting

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      Mandarin Oriental Pudong, B1/F, 111 Pudong Nan Lu, near Yincheng Lu
      浦东南路111号B1楼, 近银城路
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      2082 9978

    This restaurant features Jiang Nan cuisine, or South Yangtze River cuisine, which is known for its light and delicate flavors. It has outside seating and some of the most unusual and spectacular private dining rooms in the city. For the quality of the food, the... Read more

  • Puben by Jereme Leung

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      5/F, Warehouse Wharf 2, 579 Waima Lu, near Xin Matou Jie
      外马路579号沃弗2号库5楼, 近新码头街
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      6339 1188

    Puben is a creation from a highly decorated Hong Kong Chef Jeremy Leung. The menu puts a spin on classic Chinese with a lean towards Cantonese dishes such as Roast Duck, Suckling Pig and Dim Sum. The accompanying wine list features wines from across the world. Look... Read more

  • Dong Tai Xiang (Chongqing Bei Lu)

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      188 Chongqing Bei Lu, near Dagu Lu
      重庆北路188号, 近大沽路
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      6359 5808

    Dirt-cheap, dead-simple but exceedingly good (and popular) Shanghainese eatery. Their specialty is shengjianbao and spring onion noodles, which they dish out to a steady stream of customers twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. As good as spot for post-boozer... Read more

  • Gui Hua Lou

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      Pudong Shangri-La, 1/F, River Wing, 33 Fucheng Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      香格里拉, 富城路33号1楼, 近陆家嘴环路
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      6882 8888 ext 6888

    Situated on the first floor of the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, Gui Hua Lou specializes in contemporary Chinese fine dining. Executive Chef Gao Xiao Sheng is a seasoned veteran in the refined regional cuisines of Guangdong and Huaiyang. His cooking is a modern... Read more