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ShangHai LaoZhan (CaoXi North Road)

Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
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201 North Caoxi Rd | Xújiāhuì, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
+86 21 6427 2233
11:15 - 14:00
17:15 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:15 - 14:00
17:15 - 22:00
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Hidden away off the main Road. Also called Shanghai Old Station Restaurant. Traditional style, but as with a lot of Chinese restaurants very little atmosphere. Food was very good, and staff extremely polite and helpful.

Thank htc78
Shanghai, China
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678 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place where once was the shanghai railway station. Chinese food , good quality, affordable prices. You order from an Ipad menu with pictures.

Thank Francesco P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I was in Shanghai for two days and had 4 banquets. This was the best. The diversity of food ranged from the delicious to the adventurous and, in one case, alive. But it certainly felt authentic and the decor really evokes hey day Shanghai (or what is created in the movies at least). The staff are efficient and unobtrusive, letting... More 

Thank Mattnott118
Porto de Galinhas, PE
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

The food is great and easy to choose through pictures. Waiters are very helpful if you know chinese. They have a lot of trouble with english. Luckly I had a chinese with me so every dish suggested was delicious. Had a great time and hope to repeat it nexttime I'm there!

Thank PT_Business_Man_40
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66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

4 friends from Shanghai chose this restaurant to host my visit from Canada to Shanghai. Really the best meal I've had in my recent travels in China. I can't begin to name the dishes but the food was fresh and delicious and I especially liked the cold duck in sauce and a crisp salad with scallops with a balsamic vinaigrette.... More 

Thank Ananda100
San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere; it's called ye old station because (surprise!) it was remodeled from a train station built by the French. You can even dine in one of the train cars (by request) which is really worth it because of how perfectly preserved they are. However, the food is completely at odds with the setting. Don't expect... More 

Thank Fergus C
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

My favourite, always here when I am in Shanghai! A must. Try lobster sashimi, crab soup, small shrimps with asparagus.... try all

Thank Raffaele D
Canberra, Australia
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

This restaurant is redolent of the old China and Shanghai in particular. It is in its original state and has many souvenirs of its era displayed including the personal carriages of the last emperor and empress of China. I had lunch on last Monday in the Empresses personal dining carriage which was a superb collection of eel, pork, fish, crab... More 

Thank Chris M
Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

Service was slow and 2 servers in our section were inattative. Menu was high tech with ipad and pictures and you place your own order via the ipad. Great concept but poor excuition as server was not abailable to answer questions with error in submittng thou restauratt was half full. House chicken was small portion and braised pork with veg... More 

Thank sinpc
Fleet, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

A large Shanghaiese restaurant with a twist. You can (if you book) eat in two old railway carriages. They are plenty large enough for a group dinner and have some interesting history stuff. A nice idea if you want a private room. The food is good, but not great. However the service is a bit British Rail - nothing offensive,... More 

Thank chris_butler_uk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:15 - 14:00
17:15 - 22:00
11:15 - 14:00
17:15 - 22:00
11:15 - 14:00
17:15 - 22:00
11:15 - 14:00
17:15 - 22:00
11:15 - 14:00
17:15 - 22:00
11:15 - 14:00
17:15 - 22:00
11:15 - 14:00
17:15 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 North Caoxi Rd | Xújiāhuì, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
  • Neighbourhood: Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6427 2233

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Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
West of Shanghai’s better-known business, cultural and entertainment centers, lies an expansive area of residential neighborhoods peppered with lifestyle pockets that have their own unique attractions. The schools have formed pockets of international communities throughout Gubei, Hongqiao and Minhang. Quite a few entertainment and shopping centers have built up over the years to cater to these communities. While living here means you are relatively far away from Shanghai’s usual hot spots, the large parks, spacious homes and proximity to great Japanese and Korean food keep the neighborhoods popular.
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