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Mei LongZhen Restaurant (Main Branch)

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No.22, Lane 1081 Nanjing West Raod, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6253 5353
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014 via mobile

years of restaurant at the city centre, the restauant provides traditional Shanghai food. The little meat bun and the noodle is a must to try. If you go at autumn, lake crab should be the core of your order. Pls book before go, always busy and full. Services is average but this is what traditional food is!

Thank Waterhk
Shanghai, China
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

This place is very average. The food is nothing special and very generic Chinese. The prices though are fairly reasonable. The best thing about the place is the decor. There are plenty of much better Chinese choices.

Thank markeaandrews
Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

Very nice mandarin fish with noodles, very tasty (pork and crab) meatballs and terrific hot and sour soup. The green beans also were very nice.

Thank Cosmofighter
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013

good place for non-picky eaters. The one in Pudong Zhangyang Lu is good enough to take a try. Melongzheng is specialized in the local shanghaiese food

1 Thank linjiechou
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013 via mobile

Don't bother coming to this restaurant because it was mentioned in some travelers guide or what so ever, environment and ambience is bad, food is so so, perhaps their glorious days were long gone. Me n my husband went to this restaurant for dinner tonight because I was fancied by its fame, however I had the biggest disappointment, food we... More 

Thank tpprincess
New York
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104 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

The first view across a courtyard of this restaurant is a comically grand floodlit façade built into the corner of the building. We opened the menu to find a set of house rules-- no outside alcohol, a list of nuisance charges for a small towel, a preprandial refreshment plate, and plain rice (2, 4, and 3 yuan respectively), and the... More 

3 Thank DancerGuy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Well, shanghaiese cuisine is famous for it's strong flavors. This place just does not measure up. The braised fish was overly oily, The smoked duck was lackluster and dry, and the soup dumplings were flat and little soggy. The location and decor suggests traditional Chinese style, but the glaring lights and the gaudy bright color make its feel like a... More 

Thank BenOise
Kawasaki, Japan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2011

Famous sichuan restaurant near Nanjing west road subway station.Opposite of Isetan Department Store.Service was poor and food taste was not so good and price is high. Maybe only toursits would go. A waitress refused to take order of tea at 9 p.m. I gouss she wanted to go home early.I recommend that you go there and take picture of front... More 

Thank Keizo
Los Angeles, CA
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82 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2011

Biggest disappointment in Shanghai. Over priced and definitely not worth it. Waaaay past its prime. Spring rolls were the worst I've ever had, in or outside of China. Hairy crab was quite good. Staff was all about standing around, talking and staring at the diners. No one here cares about the customer. Though it was clear I spoke no Chinese,... More 

Thank globalgourmet
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2011

The restaurant is in a building that could be excellent to shoot movies. Close to the bustling West Nanjing road, you will cross a yard to access it. It's a big brick building with an incredible number of rooms. Inside decoration is surprising, from the very Chinese wedding room to a more "romantic" room decorated with a picture of Napoleon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.22, Lane 1081 Nanjing West Raod, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Jing'an
  • Neighbourhood: Jing'an
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6253 5353
A classic Shanghainese restaurant in a lovely old house on Nanjing Road (formerly the 1930s headquarters of the Chinese Communist Party). Staff are rather brusque and the dining rooms lack natural light, but the decor is grand and the food excellent. All credit cards accepted.

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Staying in Jing'an

Neighbourhood Profile
The heart of this neighborhood is the Jing'an Temple, while the main artery of excitement and entertainment is West Nanjing Road. Close to the Former French Concession, the area has a similar draw for foreign residents but displays a more commercial character. Large, flashy malls, luxe residential high-rises and trendy nightlife areas can be found along West Nanjing Road, but areas off the busy street have the same quiet cafes and independent boutiques that many people think of as distinctive of the Former French Concession. Jing'an is less encased in amber, though, and it's possible to immerse yourself more fully in the energy of China's most bustling metropolis here.
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