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Old Jesse (Tianping Road)


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#85 of 2,788 Chinese in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner


Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout

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Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

Came on recommendation of coworker. Reservation in advance for two. Seated right on time. Ordered 3 appetizers, salty chicken, pickle cucumbers and tofu with preserved eggs. All are very tasty. Follow with 3 main dishes of Pork Belly Brown Sauce, Fried Crab Meat with Gelatinous...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Chills11
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We are from the USA and have been to Shanghai several times. This is THE BEST in town. Only drawback is nobody speaks English. But all I do is point and I eat like a King

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank SRQ4576
Reviewed 24 November 2018

I've been living in China going on almost eight years, five of them here in Shanghai. During that time I've had Shanghainese food at all sorts of places, from the well-known restaurants featured in guidebooks to hole-in-the-walls down back alleys that only locals know about....More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank MaLa930
Reviewed 12 November 2018

I've had the opportunity to eat at Old Jesse now 3 or 4 times since moving to China (officially) in January this year. This place is amazing - honest to goodness Shanghainese cuisine, served up in at least on Tianping Rd an authentic, somewhat ramshackle...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank gabrielperera
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Always had fond memory from my previous visits a few years back. Had to chance to return to Shanghai and wanted to make sure I pay a visit. Definitely make reservation as there's usually a line and chances are you may not get a table...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Wilson L
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Yum! Dined at another New Jesse location before on a business trip and decided to bring girlfriend to try this original restaurant. Overall food was great. We ordered the drunk cold crab, vinegar jellyfish, 红烧肉 (too big and a bit too fatty to finish), the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

A local friend, Stephen, brought us, a family of seven, to the restaurant. Stephen is a regular and I am told queues are long and booking must be made way in advance. We didn’t have to wait long and was ushered to our dinner table...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank SGClaudia
Reviewed 11 June 2018

This restaurant came highly recommended by the hotel concierge, who booked us for dinner one night. First impression was not good... there was only one narrow stairway and in case of emergency, there would be a bottleneck at this point. We were wondering if they...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank kandylee8
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This small restaurant served authentic Shanghainese food. This restaurant was recommended by our hotel concierge. Food: Great menu selection. Red braised pork dish and Scallion oil noodles were good. Atmosphere: Small and cosy restaurant Service: Fast service but we were not told that the Red...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Knowing how difficult it is to secure reservations here, we made it one week in advance before we arrived in shanghai. Old Jesse never fails to disappoint. Their signature cold appetizers - vinegar rd jellyfish heads in black vinegar dressed with chopped cilantro and garlic...More

Date of visit: January 2018
3  Thank Chia1234
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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,
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