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6 hour Layover in Pudong Airport

markadamowicz Jul 1, 2013 06:31 PM

Hi Friends,

I will have a 6 hour layover (2pm -= 8pm) in Pudong Airport (Shanghai) a week from Sunday.
Is this enough time to leave the airport, get to downtown, eat a meal and head back to the airport.....any suggestions on places for great dumplings?


Mark Adamowicz

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    klyeoh Jul 2, 2013 01:47 AM

    On a Sunday? Yes.

    I'd only tried Din Tai Fung's outlet in Xintiandi, but the traffic getting there can be a challenge. There's a DTF outlet in Super Brand Mall in Pudong. You can take the superfast Maglev train from the airport to Pudong, then switch to Metro line 2 which will take you from Longyang station to Lujiazui station (5 stops). That's right in front of the Super Brand Mall. Lots of dining choices there besides Din Tai Fung:


    My fave eatery there is the Bellagio, part of a Taiwanese chain, serves very nice Taiwanese-accented cuisine, especially liked the "3-Cup Chicken" dish.

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    1. re: klyeoh
      markadamowicz Jul 3, 2013 03:33 AM

      Thank you. I'm continuing on to Taiwan actually after shanghai so I will wait for the Taiwanese cuisine.

      Thanks for the info on DTF!

      Mark Adamowicz

      1. re: markadamowicz
        klyeoh Jul 3, 2013 07:12 AM

        Oops, if you're going to Taiwan, then it doesn't make sense for you to do Taiwanese in Shanghai, Mark.

        But do go down to Super Brand mall, if only because it has branch-outlets of popular restaurants like South Beauty, Xiao Nan Guo, etc. Besides, you definitely *don't* want to spend 6 hours in Pudong airport!

        1. re: klyeoh
          markadamowicz Jul 4, 2013 03:51 AM

          I've been to original DTF in Taipei

          I'm going to take the Maglev. Where exactly does it drop me off. Where are the best dumplings close to there? Any near the bund? Remember, I've never been to shanghai and this is my two hour shot to see and taste a little flavor. Thank you very much.

          1. re: markadamowicz
            klyeoh Jul 4, 2013 08:49 AM

            The Maglev takes you to the outskirts of Pudong where you can easily switch to the Shanghai Metro Line 2 that can take you to the more central parts of Pudong, or across the Huangpu River to Nanjing Xilu (East Nanjing Rd) metro stop, if you want to go to the Bund:

            1. re: klyeoh
              PhilD Jul 4, 2013 12:58 PM

              Or grab a taxi from the Maglev they are pretty cheap and maybe quicker to get to restaurant in bind adea

              1. re: PhilD
                markadamowicz Jul 7, 2013 01:34 AM

                Thanks....any decent dumpling places in the Bund area?

                Mark Adamowicz

      2. re: klyeoh
        markadamowicz Jul 8, 2013 03:49 PM

        It worked. Left airport, took Maglev and then subway. Walked to Bund area, took the tram under the water, walked to Super Brand mall and had dumplings at DTF for lunch. Thanks for the help!

        1. re: markadamowicz
          klyeoh Jul 8, 2013 04:56 PM

          Great! Thanks for reporting back.

          1. re: markadamowicz
            PhilD Jul 9, 2013 03:08 PM

            Glad it worked - I noticed on Monday that the lines at immigration were very long - unusual as they are usually very short. Colleagues said they had had 45 minute waits recently.

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