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Jian'guo 328 Xiaoguan

#143 of 15,960 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Former French Concession
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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is the perfect balance between good price, quality food, non-pretentious atmosphere but also clean and inviting. Delicious food! I feel like you can't go wrong with any dish. I like that they do not use MSG in their recipes. The space is small; we shared a table with 4 other groups. We ate the fried duck Shanghai style,... More 

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Thank Tess P
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is apparently Shanghaiese food made without the MSG, and thank god for that. Lots of fish dishes which were all yummy (if maybe a little funny trying to figure out how to eat- do you peel those tiny shrimp?) But beware, the definition of Shanghaiese food is oil oil oil. Good place for vegetarians and pescatarians, too. Affordable local... More 

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Thank Sophie V
Atlanta
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

One of my favorite restaurants in Shanghai, unassuming but subtly stylish Jianguo 328 (aptly named, being that it is located at 328 Jianguo Road...) is a wonderful little gem serving delectable Shanghainese morsels of food. The place is tiny - two floors, but can seat maybe 25 people? OK, has one "large" (as in seats more than 4 people) tables... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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 

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Flushing, New York
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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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 

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Thank EatnPlayallDay
Shanghai, China
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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

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Thank Mark S
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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 

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1 Thank GourmandBC
Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
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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