This stylish but casual eatery is a favorite with expats. The streamlined dining room is very chic, its crisp white tablecloths contrasting with the warm golden walls. Shanghainese food is the mainstay, with a few Sichuan dishes thrown in for good measure. From the extensive 26-page menu (in English, pinyin, and Chinese), you can order dishes like sliced you tiao (fried bread sticks) with shredded beef, a whole chicken in a green-onion soy sauce, and shaguo shizi tou (pork meatballs).
1221 Yanan Xi Lu, Shanghai, 200050, China
Aug 11, 2010
We ate at 1221 which is at Yan'an Xi Lu 1221 which was fantastic! The service was amazing. We arrived one minute before our reservation and our table was not yet ready so we were treated to a drink on the house and our table was ready within 90 seconds. We sat down and were immediatly greeted and served tea. Our server made great recommendations all of which we ordered and he offered to get us half servings due to the number of dishes we ordered which
was very helpful. The food was outstanding! and the service continued to be excellent. They had a cab waiting for us at the end of our meal and the prices were very reasonable. The best place we ate in China!
Jul 18, 2007
It's great for large groups for parties and the food is not oily. The menu is in English and it's almost all foreigners. The place is clean and so is the bathrooms.
Feb 28, 2007
As it's not easy to find this restaurant, you have to bring its address to show your driver. Several dishes were delicious but my Chinese teacher said she prefers to eat some dishes at the other local restaurants since they're cheaper and more delicious.
Dec 12, 2006
I recommend this restaurant to everyone who visits Shanghai... the prices are excellent, the food very good, and, best of all, the menu is extremely easy to order from even for the most shy of diners. Though if you want spicy be sure to insist that it be spicy -- they may have become a little complacent with such a "white bread" clientele and tend to tone down most spicy dishes.