Fodor's Expert Review Da Pai Dang

$$ Nanjing Chinese Fodor's Choice

Lined with street-food-style stalls, this wildly popular, well-established dining hall—the original and best of five locations around town—dishes up Yangtze wetlands specialities, including appetizers and soups that emphasize local vegetables rather than the usual starchy offerings; Nanjing's famous salted duck, served sliced on the bone; and steamers full of duck dumplings. Order from the picture menu (with tiny English translations) or get up and browse, pointing to what you want and giving your table number to a costumed attendant.

Chinese Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

25 Ruijin Lu
Nanjing, Jiangsu  210029, China


Known For:
  • Pretty interior
  • Hearty portions
  • Fresh produce

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