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Shanghai Grandmother

#24 of 15,978 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
The Bund
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No.70 Fuzhou Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6321 6613
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Silver Spring, MD
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188 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

For veggies there are a number of options here, I ate the chilled eggplant dish that was good. I did also order an imitation chicken dish, which was okay, but the vegetable dishes are so much better. Paid around $6-7USD for two dishes and a beer, well worth the money. Slight wait for a table but turnover is quick. This... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is located a few blocks in from the bund. It is fairly priced and the service was pleasant and efficient. The interior decor simple and clean. The dishes I ordered were very good and made with quality ingredients. It was very well balanced and not to salty. The roasted fatty pork belly with a glaze and two eggs... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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245 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like this restaurant. The variety of Chinese food (Jiangsu, Shanghai style) is great and the taste is awesome. Unfortunately Shanghai Grandmother is already very well known and popular so that it is actually always quite fully-crowded.

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Thank Franco F
Jakarta, Indonesia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first dinner in Shanghai after a long flight, staff and menus don't have much English but foreigners are still well catered for. A busy and bustling place that was not too hard on the hip pocket and delivered a fantastic meal for the family - forks were provided for the kids once we asked...

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Thank Mat K
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Vegtables are wonderful. Very flavorful dishes. Loved the eggplant and garlic. Also enjoyed the pork but an incredible amount of fat ( big chunks of it) in this amazing sauce. Would not order it again because of the fat content. I know that EVERYTHING is eaten in China but I just couldn't do it. Bring napkins as I was told... More 

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Jackson, NJ
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Shanghai for 5 days and ate at Grandmothers every night. The food was very good and portions large for 2 or more. We couldn't speak Chinese but we found ordering very easy. The menu had pictures and English descriptions of most of their items. Even though there was a language barrier the wait staff was very helpful... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This time was not our first visit to this restaurant and we looked forward to visiting it again. The food is good and served in portions easily large enough for our party of three. I can highly recommend the broccoli with garlic! Because one of our party has a good pointing finger and a bit of conversational Chinese we did... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having read all the rave reviews, I was excited to try it out. The restaurant is quite decent in environment but the food is average. Ordered the famous Hong Shao pork (pork belly)- was not impressed, meat was rather dry and it was slightly too sweet. Also tried the hot and sour soup, it was bleh. Price wise, they are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome restaurant. Overlook the daggy decor and be wowed by the food. Some of the best pork dishes I've ever had. Pick your day as the queues can be long. And although they took our credit card (a MasterCard), we had to specifically get an ok beforehand. Just be aware, and have cash just in case.

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Thank StephenLK
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Friendly service. The locals were very helpful in assisting me to order "Chinese" tea.😂

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.70 Fuzhou Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > The Bund
  • Neighbourhood: The Bund
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6321 6613

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Bund

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The Bund
While there are certainly many other “bunds” in the world, “the Bund” refers to Shanghai’s famous waterfront. The area’s Gothic, Art Deco and Beaux Arts monoliths were built when it was part of the Shanghai International Settlement run by the British and Americans. The atmosphere of colonial-era luxury has endured over time and is now found in the five-star hotels, luxury brand boutiques and expensive restaurants that can be found within the historic buildings. A cultural center has built up away from the water and some of Shanghai’s best art galleries and museums are housed close to the Bund. Nighttime views of Pudong and the rest of the city also make for a great backdrop at the many rooftop clubs.
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