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Jia Jia Tang Bao(Huanghe Road)

#12 of 15,924 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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Huanghe Lu (near Nanjing Xilu) | Take Exit 8 of People's Square Station, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
+86 21 6327 6878
06:30 - 19:30
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Avalon, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I cannot get the delicious thought of these dumplings out of my head!! Luckily at around 11 on a Thursday morning there were no lines.

Thank CaliforniaBatman
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

These Xiao Long Bao are as good if not better as Din Tai Feng. The pork and soup are more flavoursome and the skins although not as thin, they have more of a bite. 15RMB for a whole basket (12 dumplings) is hard to beat. The dumplings are made fresh to order so you need to wait about 15 minutes... More 

Thank emily c
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ok so we thought ya right, what are the chances the #12 TripAdvisor spot in Shanghai is only a 5 minute walk away from the Marriott. The street this place is on is like a movie set, very colorful, loud, busy but not crowded. We walked the street 3 times before deciding that it was the place with all the... More 

1 Thank Yo-Ed-West
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rarely repeat places while traveling, but came here 3 days straight while in Shanghai because we loved it so much! No frills atmosphere, but superb quality compared to others we tried and fair prices at 30 yuan for 12 dumplings and 8 yuan for a big beer. Things sell out through the day so come early to avoid that... More 

1 Thank Meaghan P
Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not many seats, not many stores, staffs are rude sometimes - better to have some patience. The Xia Long Bao is soooooo juicyyyyyy!! So good when you eat in the winter, warm up your body! It is so yummy that i cant find this quality in my hometown. Sure it is a must try item in Shanghai. The price is... More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very popular place to eat xia long bao since 6.30 am to 7.30 pm. Highly recommended the crab and pork ones, 12 pieces just 31 yuans! Be patient, it's a small place, there are many customers, and you might need to wait for a while. There's a menu in English, but the employees don't speak English that... More 

Thank galper75
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coming from Singapore, I'm no stranger to xiaolongbao, the main attraction here at Jia Jia. But the XLB here is one of the best I've ever had — the filling is very fresh, the skin wrapping the dumplings is thin yet strong, and there are so many varieties to choose from. The vinegar (on the side) is not as sharp... More 

Thank choralmelody
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a long line but it moved reasonably quick- though it was 9AM- We liked them but not really all that... atmosphere is interesting- good people watching.

Thank Donna W
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Went in search for this little eatery based on Tripadvisor reviews and we weren't disappointed. It's a tiny restaurant, very very simply decorated and a queue which we joined at 10.30 am, went on for 40 minutes. Well worth the wait! We had steamed crab and pork dumplings and a seaweed and egg soup, both absolutely delicious. The place is... More 

Thank Irina S
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I know Ding Tai Fung has a higher end dining experience and better service but way over priced. And Yu Garden is now too commercial, aiming for tourists and it has lost the original taste of Xiao Long. If you're after an authentic and original taste experience of Shanghainese steamed pork dumplings 'Xiao Long Bao', Jia Jia Tang Bao is... More 

Thank Alan C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Huanghe Lu (near Nanjing Xilu) | Take Exit 8 of People's Square Station, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6327 6878

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?