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ShangHai DiShuiDong (MaoMing South Road)

#23 of 15,924 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
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+86 21 6253 2689
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Bologna, Italy
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163 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a famous restaurant for the spicy food, I can confirm that the quality is effectively good. I had a quick dinner with some good vegetables (spicy) very good. Also the chicken in hunnan style was very good. The service is not really nice and they do not speak english. Better to reserve in advance.

Thank maximilian1978
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely try the ribs. Overall, a great authentic experience with great food. I would like to have tried more, so don't be shy and try a lot of different dishes.

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Shanghai, China
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This is just ordinary Chinese restaurant (simple place) with super delicious food, really suit my taste. Whenever I come always see a lot of foreigner here. Must try two colors fish head, pork ribs, spicy chicken and for dessert should try banana caramel. This is one of my favorite Yunan restaurant in Shanghai, good food and affordable price. Always want... More 

Thank Joelishzz
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

It's hard to notice this restaurant on the busy street as it's located upstairs but once you are there, the place is absolutely buzzing. It seems popular with tourists and expats as well as locals. Beware - portions are massive! We ordered a side dish of eggplant and the bowl turned up huge! Crispy crab and chilli prawns were fabulous.... More 

Thank Irina S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 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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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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 3 December 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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