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Jia Jia Tang Bao(Huanghe Road)

#12 of 15,882 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
People’s Square
As featured in One Day in Shanghai and 1 other guide
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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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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 19:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent xiao long bao. Crab ones are not to be missed! The duck blood soup is nice and warm. Exactly what's needed in cold morning. Queue can be a bit long so come early or outside regular meal hours.

Thank V W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much to say except the dumplings are amazing here and definitely the best I have ever tasted! Had the pork and pork/crab, the pure crab were all sold out so make sure you get there early enough. A little hard to pick out on the row of restaurants and naturally seating inside is limited. Great place to visit by... More 

Thank Eric W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was there for a conference, when we slipped out for tea. This restaurant is famous even amongst the locals, and the best time we were told was to come during off peak hours, like tea time at around 4-5pm. We ordered 2 baskets of xiaolongbao's (XLB), the regular ones and the the crab meat XLBs. The dumplings are freshly made... More 

Thank Adrian T
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think Jia Jia is still the most popular soup dumplings shop in Shanghai. Everytime I visit I see it is packed with local Shanghainese, Chinese from other provinces and foreign visitors around the world. In compare with their old branch in He Nan South Road, the hygiene level is much improved in the current branch on Huanghe Road. I... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Previously... In 2013. They only sell dumplings and several varieties of them. If you are looking for more, you might want to visit DingTaiFeng instead. The dumplings were fresh and tasty. We have 3 varieties at a fraction of the price at DingTaiFeng. It is a small restaurant serving the locals so don't expect some swanky ambience. You might have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be ready to dive into Chinese culture. Dim Sam are tasty, but as for us it's a little bit dirty. As their a lot of guests - you will wait more than 10 minutes

1 Thank BasilJr
Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered two types of Xiao Long Bao: one with pork, the other is all crab meat. They are very tasty and flavorful. It is steaming hot and very juicy. They come in steamed with small dishes for the vinegar, so your dumpling won't be cooled down.

Thank bypass
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of the best street food places in Shanghai. They also have a small sitting place. Try it. It is a good value for money. However, the fried dumpings across the street are better

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I confess, my traveling friend and I had our heart's set on Yang's Fried Dumplings across the street, but they were closed, so we opted for Jia JiaTang Bao. Wow!! We would never have discovered this place had Yang's been opened (we have eaten at Yang's several times on other visits to Shanghai). The xiao long bao (steamed dumplings) here... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived 10 mins before the opening time and there was already a line outside. Within 15mins of allowing people to order and sit down the place was full. However the restaurant is really small so chances are you will have to wait about 20-30mins in the line. The is really good and the service is quick. I personally think... More 

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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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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>  > People’s Square
  • Neighbourhood: People’s Square
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6327 6878

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People’s Square
People’s Square brings with it all the excitement you would expect from the town square of one of the biggest cities in the world. The area around People’s Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow in and out of the area every day to see grand museums, go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and work in the many residential and office high-rises. While much of Shanghai stays busy late into the night, this really is an area that never sleeps with glitzy nightclubs keeping people up until the wee hours of the morning.
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