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    • ADDRESS:
      99 Xikang Lu, near
      Nanjing Xi Lu
      西康路99号, 近南京西路
    • PHONE:
      6247 0101
    • WECHAT:
      -
    • AREA:
      Jing'an
    • METRO:
      20 mins walk from Jing'an Temple
    • HOURS:
      Daily, 11.30am-2.30pm,
      6-10.30pm
    • CARDS:
      Local and international cards accepted
    • PRICE:
      $$$$$
    • WEB:
      -
    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      Lynn is a contemporary, and quite stylish, Shanghainese restaurant with Cantonese leanings. Popular with a thirtysomething crowd of locals, expats, and tourists, particularly for an 88rmb, all-you-can-eat dim sum deal on the weekends.
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    • 2013-08-30 Finished

      Weekend Dim Sum Brunch

      Lynn modern Shanghainese restaurant does a super cheap dim sum brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11am–2pm. 88rmb gets you all the dim sum you can eat. Menu offerings are mostly dim sum staples, and they throw in a lots of local...
      Dining | Lynn | Every Sat, Sun
    • 2009-07-01 Finished

      Lynn

      Contemporary Chinese in a stylish spot, with flash and black-clad servers, is Lynn's game. Lunch deals here come as sets of several courses, and require a minimum number of people to qualify. For two people or more, that's a table of...
      NOT TAGGED | Lynn | Daily
  • Dim sum for those who don't know better
    For Lynn on April 20, 2016
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    Atmosphere
    With Friends
    frtosh
    Joined Apr 20, 2016
    Posted 1 Reviews
    98 RMB for all-you-can-eat dim sum with a drink? Dubious, but we were curious. Restaurant looked classy and gets good reviews for their normal, non-buffet menu, so we wanted to see how they carry this off. Definitely make reservations. Buffet is only from 11.30-2 pm and at this price point, you can imagine it will be filled up. You order from a 4-page menu with the usual dim sum suspects, noodles, fried rice, roast meats, desserts. You can order as many items and as many times as you want, but they'll help you 'moderate' :)) Oh and the drink? No juice as advertised, only tea.

    The Good: Ambiance is nice and almost elegant, without being snobby. Service is very efficient with managers and fu wu yuan marching up and down and whisking plates away. Food arrives quickly enough. And—this is a positive point for me but may turn some off?—they are very careful about food wastage. Three times they checked that there were only two of us dining and they adjust servings according to the number of diners. So char view bao came in twos, glutinous rice wrapped in lotus leaf was only one parcel, egg tarts in twos, etc. I appreciate this very much as this allows you to taste more on the menu and reduces wastage.

    The Bad: Something has to give right? So it's the food. Mediocre and totally forgettable, and some really not good. Their special Lynn fried rice was tasteless (as if they forgot salt and MSG, incredible as that may sound); the pickled vegetable, on the other hand, was inedibly salty; and really hated the dough on all their baos, which has that weird sweetish taste and dissolve-in-your-mouth texture associated with cheap, Chinese sandwich bread of the 85degrees/Family Mart ilk. MAJOR YUCKS. The chang fen, har kao and cold chicken fared better.

    So I would say go only if you have out-of-town guests for whom anything served in bamboo steamer baskets is enough of an exotic thrill, and cleanliness and nice ambiance (no clearing of throats heard) trumps quality.

    The best part? When we left the braised fish mostly untouched—because how can this classic Shanghai dish in a city that loves its food sweet be TOTALLY DEVOID of taste—the waiter made an arch remark that we were wasting food !!! That when we the laowais were under-eating the locals by easily half, and the diners at the next table were more interested in taking photos of the food than in actually eating it!! LOL :))
    Great Dim Sum Brunch Deal
    For Lynn on July 9, 2015
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    Atmosphere
    With Friends
    Alice D.
    Joined Jul 9, 2015
    Is Swiss
    Posted 1 Reviews
    Lynn, my go-to place for all you can eat Dim Sum brunch. I have been there several times and everytime had a nice (filling!) meal. It has all the dumplings you can expect and several Shanghainese dishes as well. I wouldn't say it's the best, but this deal is surely worth it worth having if I have family/friends visiting. Decor is neat but quite impersonal. Service is quite fast, but not very friendly. I would advise to come in early as they might ran out of some items if you show up around 1/1.30pm.
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