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SongYue Lou

Old Town
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99 Jiujiaochang Rd, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6355 3630
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

If you're a vegetarian, make sure you hit up Songyuelou - it will blow your mind! The menu consists of things like 'pig liver', 'chicken feet' and all the things you'd see on a normal Chinese menu, but you can eat it all. The second floor is geared to tourists with English menus, so make sure you head up there.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Actually called Chunfeng Songyue Lou. It's right in the heart of all the commotion that is the Yuyuan Garden (or Yu Garden) Bazaar area. It's not IN the Yu Garden. As others may have mentioned, the ground floor is not for us tourists, it is the 'fast-food' section, where everything is in Chinese and you sit at shared tables family... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

Upstairs is the higher class part of this extremely popular and busy restaurant - serving vegetarian dishes for many decades. The atmosphere is utilitarian and white - no Chinese décor or pretensions of style or elegance - you come here for good vegetarian food only. The wait staff are helpful - if perfunctory, and English is minimal. The menu however... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel Concierge, and he made the reservation for us. Gary, the General Manager of the restaurant greeted us and recommended dishes to order. Afterwards he took us up to the roof-garden for fantastic views of the city and photos, so we felt very cared for and welcome. This is not a cheap... More 

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  • Address: 99 Jiujiaochang Rd, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6355 3630

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Old Town
Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the streets that serve as the border to the old city. An aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan (which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists every day, but wandering the streets around the complex reveals more exciting attractions such as food and antique markets. There are also streets lined with shops peddling everyday wares such as Chinese dining ware and craft notions that can be even more enticing to visitors uninterested in the usual tourist fare.
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