Crystal Jade Restaurant (Xin Tian Di)
NileGuide Expert Says:
Best dumplings in Shanghai
2-7 2nd Floor, 123 Xin Ye Lu, South Block Xintiandi
Near Madang Lu
200021 Shanghai, China
86 21 6385 8752
NileGuide Expert tip:
Multiple locations. New location opened in the Shanghai World Financial Center in Pudong that has a great low-key atmosphere.
With a dozen or more locations, this Cantonese delight is frequented by locals and tourists alike. Famous for its dim sum, xiaolong bao, and la mian, you're sure to find something you enjoy. Nestled in the trendy Xin Tian Di area, Crystal Jade has friendly staff who are well versed in English. Make reservations in advance if you want to avoid a long wait, but if you find yourself waiting for a table, stay patient as the food is worth it. After your meal, stroll the fashionable xintiandi district under soft romantic lighting.