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Kervan Orient Express

#166 of 15,960 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
People’s Square
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No.711 Jiujiang Road (middle yunnan road), Shanghai 200001, China
Name/address in local language
+86 21 6351 3309
10:00 - 00:00
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121 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kervan's is located right opposite Le Royal Meredien hotel and has a giant lit "halal" sign. it's visible from Nanjing Pedestrian Walk. we appreciate that the menu was in English although the staff could also speak English. Good variety of food and the portions were plentiful. Price wise, expensive. 3 mains, 1 french fries, 4 drinks was 500 yuan. most... More 

Thank gumbokins
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

The meal i've was one of the best meals i've ever had. I know its a huge statement but it was delicious! The service was also really good. We had the meat platter and the kebabs. Would highly recommend to others.

Thank Humayun P
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We had a great evening at Kervan. The food, the service, the atmosphere... all fantastic. The interior is very special, almost theatrical, with high ceilings, warm colours and beautiful murals. Some nights they have belly dancing. The restaurant was pretty full the night we were there and everybody seemed to be having a lot of fun. Would recommend without hesitation.

Thank EmmaMac79
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

It may be a bit difficult to find this restaurant for the frist time customers. Inside the place, I was surprised by the interior desolation and was absolutely beautiful. The food was also great. My friends and I had Lahmacun which was one of my favorite dishes, It looks like a pizza in Turkish version. You can make your own... More 

Thank Jiji T
Singapore, Singapore
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124 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I enjoy Middle Eastern food and wanted to explore options in Shanghai. I found Kervan through word of mouth and the fact that it was close to where I live was a plus. It was very easy to find the restaurant using Apple Maps. I was seated swiftly and the waiter was able to clarify my queries quite well. I... More 

Thank Adesitraveller
Beerwah, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

After 3 weeks of just Chinese food we were after something a little different. Kervan Orient Express did not disappoint. The food was lovely. Dip and bread to start followed by lamb chops and salad. A bit more expensive than the local food. We paid similar price to what we pay back in Australia for same type meal.

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Tehran, Iran
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I have been at this restuarant many times. Place is very near to Nanjing Road & access is good. Service is cery good & friendly staff. It is not very clean but ok. Good for business meetings and large groups. They serve shisha, tea, coffee & sweets after lunch / dinner. Food is delicious but some times I felt materials... More 

Thank MD2014-SS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The location is unbeatable, staff was very helpful . All options are fast and tasty . Some nights special belly dancing show available, definitely recommended and if you are not Turkish don't forget to try RAKI . Owner Mr. Ugur was very kind and spending special efforts to all guests. Show nights maybe booking necessary... Feeling like home on long... More 

Thank Huseyin Z
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious, strange part is the place is offering halal food and wine and alcohol in the same place make me suspicious about is it really halal food or not!!

Thank Aladdin A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This was a very good alternative to the other cuisine we sampled while visiting Shanghai. Pleasant ambiance, good service and very good food.

Thank The2Mays

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.711 Jiujiang Road (middle yunnan road), Shanghai 200001, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > People’s Square
  • Neighbourhood: People’s Square
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6351 3309
About Kervan Orient Express and ServicesThe popularity of Kervan Orient Express Cuisine is due to the quality of the food, affordable prices and the generosity of its owners. Our menu has grown to include more vegetarian and sea food dishes. Main dishes are served on a heap of buttery rice with grilled tomatoes, peppers and onions. Tasty Mezze and salads are ideal for lunch as is the hearty lentil soup. Kervan Orient Express also serves more conventional fare, like a sparkling array of dips and spreads with puffy bread, and the usual chops and kebabs. The service is so pleasant, you will want to linger over desserts such as baklava or milk pudding, chocolate cake and strong Turkish coffee. Our ambitious menu offers a Grand Bazaar's worth of Turkey's culinary riches, from the our signature lahmacun (pita pizzas) and pide (stuffed breads) to an enormous array of meze, appetizers hot and cold. Still hungry? Explore a wealth of kebabs, a luxury of lamb and surplus of seafood dishes like yellow fish. We offer great food, great service and very reasonable prices. Delivery Service offered. Private Room is available. And you can consider Kervan Orient Express cuisine for your next catering event as well.

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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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