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“Total local experience!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BaoLuo Restaurant

BaoLuo Restaurant
Ranked #153 of 16,842 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
Milan, Italy
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Total local experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2011

This place is for those who are not afraid of experimenting and wish to get to know better a different culture.
If you don't know chinese, you will find the restaurant by the street number.
After a small waiting area, you pass by many little aquariums containing live "creatures" and finally reach a bigger crowded room with lots of round and square tables, with no particular decor, apart the crystal chandeliers.
The menu is translated into a very enigmatic kind of english, that recalls more magic spells than actual dishes, so you will soon start to look at pictures and peek to other people's plates.
We had green beans, spicy prawns (you have to eat them whole, after biting off the head), pork belly, kun pao chicken and were very satisfied. The portions are big. I read that their specialty were also some kind of lamb pancakes, but we were not able to find them in the menu.
Despite of the ban, many guests heavily smoke and this is the only negative aspect, but this can happen often in China.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank katbuzio
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    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Exeter, New Hampshire
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75 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Food was fresh but nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2011

I went to this restaurant as it was rated highly in Fodors. I was somewhat disapppointed. I didnt find anything special about it, most especially the atmosphere which was more like a mess hall and the food just OK. A fabulous buy for the money with great atmosphere and food as well as value - also listed in Fodors - was was the Nepali Kitchen on Julu Road.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank SusanfromSTL
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Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“So good to be packed every time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2011

there is a reason why Baoluo is always full of guests and enjoy very high rate in the local's community - reall reall tasty local shanghai food with a incredibly reasonable price. eating in Baoluo will be a little bit noisy for some people since people chatting pretty loud and sometimes you will find people smoking, but if you really love food, bao luo will be a MUST try!
and eggplant with pan cake is +++++, sweet and sour fish is +++++, duck with bun is soooo delicious, and again mushroom with green veg is a highlight for the gravy!

  • Visited April 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank CuteMinMin
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