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Apr 24, 2009 10:49 AM

Good Shanghainese restaurants in HK?

Hello, I'm new here and have found it very useful with so many people sharing their experiences about food.

I am going over to HK next month for 2.5 weeks and I was wondering if anyone knows of any top Shanghainese restaurants in HK (including Kowloon and NT)? I don't mind travelling to find a good restaurant.

I have only tried one Shanghainese restaurant in Mongkok (Fa Yeun Street I think) and was wondering if anyone has been to better ones?



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  1. There are plenty of good Shanghainese restaurants in HK. We went to a couple: Hong Kong Old Restaurant (香港老飯店) Tsim Sha Tsui, which is excellent. The other one is the Su Tsi (sp?) Family Assoc. Unfortunately you have to taken there by a member.

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    1. re: PeterL

      Thanks for the reply. I will check out the Old restaurant in TST. Are there other ones?

      1. re: PeterL

        HK Old Restaurant is a chain and has other locations like the Newton Hotel on HK side. It's my mom's favorite Shanghainese for its price/performance.

        Other local favorites include Liu Yuan Pavilion in Wanchai.

      2. Ye Shanghai at Pacific Place and Snow Garden at Causeway Bay always serve pretty decent Shanghai food.

        Tin Heung Lao in Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon serves very good Hanzhou cuisine (similar to Shanghai) but it can be very expensive.

        While I have not tried it, the famed Shanghai's Xin Ji Shi restaurant has opened up a branch at Lee Garden Causeway Bay. The review seem to be quite good.

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        1. re: FourSeasons

          Thanks Peech and Fourseasons for the restaurants, I will definitely add them to my list.

          1. re: FourSeasons

            The original Ji Shi restaurant is justly famed, but the "Xin" Ji Shi spinoffs are primarily tourist and expat bait.

            1. re: Xiao Yang

              I have not been to any of the Xin Ji Shi but I would not say they are just for tourists and expat just because they have more emphasis on the interiors. On, a website that only focus on Shanghai dining scene for local users, a few branches of Xin Ji Shi such as 虹桥店, 浦东店, 华亭店 are rated as good as Ji Shi in terms of 口味 (tasting) category.

              1. re: FourSeasons

                That's at odds with, which has the largest membership and broadest demographics of any user-driven review site.. It ranks none of the Xin Ji Shi spinoffs anywhere near the original Ji Shi for 口味.

                1. re: Xiao Yang

         focus on many cities in China; seem to focus on just Shanghai. I have no idea how accurate the survey is since I have not been to Xin Ji Shi myself. This is the result from, Jesse on the last row:


                  1. re: FourSeasons

                    If you are suggesting that is spread too thin, note that Shanghai diners can come up with more than 10,000 separate reviews on Dianping for a single restaurant site, as they have done for a couple of branches of Xin Xiang Hui. The fact that covers multiple cities is irrelevant.

                    1. re: Xiao Yang

                      That is not what I meant. You can judge yourself which one is superior, I am just saying one focus on the major cities and the other one just Shanghai. I never wrote dianping as irrelevent, I read dianping quite often.

          2. What do people think about 老上海飯店 and 上海鷺鷺酒家?

            1. Shanghai Fraternity in Central is also very good but , again, you need to be invited by a member.

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              1. re: tommyzau

                Yes! Food is pretty good. We had a chowmeet there in March. Fellow chowhounder Peech has a write-up with photos in his blog.