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Shanghai restaurant REVIEW:
Xindalu China Kitchen

  • Xindalu China Kitchen

What: An upscale, open kitchen, regional Chinese restaurant at the new Hyatt on the Bund. They’ve imported an entire Peking Duck operation from Beijing, including the massive oven, a warehouse full of apple wood, the ducks, and the chefs.

Look: Hotel modern. The low backed, dark wood chairs, a marble and wood floor, and high ceiling give an air of smartness and spaciousness. It’s not a Chinese restaurant cliché. In fact, the idea of a glassed-in Chinese show kitchen to anchor one side of the room is a rarely seen touch.

Food: They’re most proud of their dark, roasted ducks, and a beggar’s chicken wrapped in lotus leaves, covered in clay, and baked. Both dishes are done table-side – the duck carved, and the heavy, clay package of chicken broken open with a hammer. But the rest of the menu is expansive, and covers regional specialties from neighboring provinces, like Zhenjiang pork mushroom jelly and drunken pigeon with sour plums.

People: Hotel guests certainly make up the majority of business, but there has been a buzz around town among chefs who have been to check out the kitchen’s duck prowess.

Bill: ¥250 per person.

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Phone: 6393-1234 ext 6318
Xindalu China Kitchen, 1/F, Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu, Shanghai, China



Opening Hours:

daily 11:30am-2:30pm

Price Range:

¥¥¥¥ - ¥¥¥¥¥


Xindalu China Kitchen