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ShangHai DiShuiDong (MaoMing South Road)

#22 of 15,882 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Former French Concession
As featured in One Day in Shanghai
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2/F, No.56 Maoming South Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
+86 21 6253 2689
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is delicious although this is by no means a fancy restaurant. For good Chinese (Hunan style) this is the place to go. Prices are ok, not cheap but also not expensive. There are so many good dishes here and it is hard to go wrong. Some are worth a special mention. The ribs are amazing, a must... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Foodies will argue whether DiShuiDong or Guyi is the best Hunan food in Shanghai. Both great – I like DSD. Order the ribs (22 rmb each – they are big), the “Frog in Bamboo Tube,” and I loved a simple vegetable dish of eggplant and green beans. That veg dish epitomized Hunan flavors to me. Instead of the piercing heat... More 

Thank Peter M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited this restaurant for the first time. The location is easy to access within city center. It is an old Shanghai building, nicely decorated, not too flashy but looking authentic. The food was, I must say, among the first 3 of all my travels within 24 different cities and many restaurants. For anyone who likes spicy food, Hunan... More 

Thank Murat S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ribs were reviewed in a lonely planet guide, I believe. They have a very good reputation. The seasoning they use here is wonderful. They didn't disappoint. I had the fried banana for dessert. The portion was huge and delicious. Highly recommended.

Thank Jack C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Love the ribs and its spicy food. It is a fantastic place for you if you like super spicy food. I guess it is not a place for everyone

Thank Andrew L
Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Really great. Hot and sour tofu absolutely delicious. Green beans and eggplant very good. Cauliflower hot pot scrumptious. A happy place. Beer on tap a great complement to the not too spicy food.

Thank Hikergrandma_ca
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

In search of some spicy Chinese food we found this place on TA. Arrived about 6pm on a Tuesday night and found the place relatively empty however by 7:30pm it was nearly full. We tried 6 dishes and let me say if you are not a chilli fan this is definitely not the place for you, each dish is brimming... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Best value for money in town. Nice service. Not easy to find. It is a small door with stairs leading up, so watch out.

Thank Thomas M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A famous name being around many years in Shanghai, their spicy Hunan dishes are delicious. If you love spicy food, this is the address to be added to your list.

Thank Monica M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We went here with a friend who lived in Shanghai and knew the tips and tricks. She did order all dishes and they were all succulent. We had 11 all and all and we loved them all. Great atmosphere. Super service. Try spare ribs, the crab, the fried veggies and for dessert fried banana balls caramelized. Yummy!

Thank kizkouz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2/F, No.56 Maoming South Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6253 2689

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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