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Old Jesse (Tianping Road)

No.41 Tianping Road, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6282 9260
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“bamboo shoots” (4 reviews)
“braised pork” (6 reviews)
“crab roe” (5 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
No.41 Tianping Road, Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Thank SRQ4576
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Thank MaLa930
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Thank 911jackys
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
Thank ATravellingSquirrel
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
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at this restaurant on recommendation from our hotel concierge for supposedly excellent local cuisine. We tried their sautéed tiny river shrimps : taste very bland and lacking in fresh shrimp flavours. Their version of red roast pork was sweeter and dry and...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.41 Tianping Road, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6282 9260
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