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Jian'guo 328 Xiaoguan

#142 of 15,876 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Former French Concession
As featured in One Day in Shanghai
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No.328 Jian Guo West Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200031, China
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+86 21 6471 3819
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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best meals we had in China. We queued for a very long time before being taken to our shared table. The two of us and two people on a date and a bunch of guys. We over ordered but it was great value. Particular highlights were a sweet pork belly dish and a great aubergine dish (a... More 

Thank PlanetByTrain
Flushing, New York
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

As someone who was born and raised in Shanghai, let me tell you that there are better places out there to eat authentic Shanghainese food. No need to waste your money and time here. The taste was sub par (not how the food are supposed to taste). Their house special lemon iced tea was probably made from powdered tea mix,... More 

Thank Ying S
Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I didn't know Shanghainese food could be so excellent! 328 is opened by a Taiwanese but it serves Shanghainese local home cook food. Every dish served was excellent! I enjoyed the fried yellow croaker served with spring onions. The braised pork was melt-in-your-mouth. I didn't realise that liver could taste so good. Highly recommended. Do make a reservation - the... More 

Thank EatnPlayallDay
Shanghai, China
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

great spot that is really local. better go after 8pm once the local crowd is done eating. descent prices and fast served. I will come back again

Thank Mark S
Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Wanted to surprise a very important customer with an alternative dining venue away from the usual 5 star touristy places and also the bigger Shanghainese restaurants which are aplenty in Shanghai. I came across this place in Trip Advisor and decided to explore a bit. It's a very small unremarkable shop house in the French Concession and very Chinese charming... More 

Thank GourmandBC
Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Great home-cook food. Very popular with the expat community - expect a long wait. Their braised pork, Shanghai/style is worth a try. Can be difficult to reach if you are not familiar with Shanghai - but a great area to explore nevertheless.

Thank paulyapsl
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

We went there a bit late, ordered fww Shanghai dishes, all are good.. staff was very helpful recommending some dishes. Definitely a good little shanghai gem

1 Thank William S
Shanghai, China
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

this place is not too big and the food is really good and safe. highly recommand for people who don't want to surprised

Thank Park J
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,259 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Had dinner here with the wife and we enjoyed some of the dishes. The deep fried croaker on a basket of spring onions and the deep fried duck legs were very good. The latter reminded me of the French duck confit, thought with five spice. The hongshao rou was unusual as it had quail eggs, rather than that usual large... More 

Thank orator11
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

First time to Shanghai and pick the restaurant name off a NYTimes 36 hours article. Started getting concerned in the Taxi ride as the neighborhood didn't look like it would have a destination restaurant, but this small restaurant is a gem that serves a variety of local cuisine with an eye to local sourcing and seasonal dishes. The dining area... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.328 Jian Guo West Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200031, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6471 3819

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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