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Xindalu China Kitchen

#67 of 15,962 Restaurants in Shanghai
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Hongkou
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Level 1, East Tower, Hyatt On The Bund, The Bund, No.199 Huangpu Road, Shanghai 200080, China
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+86 21 6393 1234
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11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As an avid Peking duck fan, I was eager to try my first version of the dish in mainland China. Xindalu did not disappoint. As a solo diner and a walk-in, it's possible to order the duck straight away on its own (I ordered a half duck), which was a huge relief as I thought there might be a day-ahead... More 

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Shanghai, China
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent duck. better than most of the famous peking duck restaurants in beijing, better than the famous Da Dong and QuanJu De. However, other than the duck, i found most of the other food over priced. Some decent tasting items, but when you come here focus on the duck.

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san clemente, CA
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207 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here twice. Peking duck was very good although not the best I've ever had. Beggars chicken is cooked in clay pot. Amazing table side presentation! remember to order a day in advance. My FAV dish was the pork belly cooked in a pyramid shape. Served Chinese wines which were also very nice.

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Thank westphillyboy
Shanghai, China
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685 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The Peking duck is superb as well some other shanghainese dishes. They have a fire wood oven to cook the duck. Excellent service.

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HyattontheBund, Manager at Xindalu China Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Francesco P, Thank you very much for your kind words and we are pleased to learn you really enjoyed our famous Peking Duck amongst some of our other dishes on our extensive menu as well as the service provided by our colleagues in the dining room! With warm regards, Michel More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

It's really an amazing place! I chose to live in Hyatt to be close to this restaurant! Absolute must have, when you are in Shanghai! Everything i tried here didn't disappoint me! Crispy dark is super! But, even if you want to try smth new, no worries, go for it! It will be fantastic!though names of the dishes didn't tell... More 

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HyattontheBund, Manager at Xindalu China Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Natalia, What wonderful feedback! It's great to hear you had such a great time at our Xindalu restaurant and we were able to provide you with an experience where you were able to enjoy each dish you tried. Our Chinese Master Chef, Chef David Du and his brigade are dedicated to serve you great dishes prepared with the highest... More 

Mahwah, New Jersey
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

What a fun way to have Peking duck. They cook in an open kitchen with a wood burning oven where the cook the entire duck. It is fascinating to watch them use long poles to put the ducks into and out of the oven. Then they carve the duck table side. The duck was delicious, the restaurant was modern and... More 

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HyattontheBund, Manager at Xindalu China Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear 574donc, Thank you for your review of your experience with us at Xindalu - China Kitchen! We are very pleased to learn you've enjoyed one of our renowed specialities, the Peking duck, and the authentic cooking process we use. Thank you once again and we look forward to have you with us should you return to Shanghai! Warm regards,... More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is an above average hotel restaurant, with one outstanding dish -- the Peking Duck. You need to pre-order it 24-hours in advance and it is expensive, but well-worth it. The duck is beautifully burnished and served three ways -- skin, breast, and leg. You dip the skin in sugar, which melts into the duck fat and is unctuous, rich,... More 

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HyattontheBund, Manager at Xindalu China Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear AAMiles, Indeed the duck is one of the dishes we are known for around Shanghai and something many of our regular guests return for and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed it! We use a traditional oven which was flown in from Beijing originally and combined with authentic cooking techniques and a special mix of wood is what... More 

Austin, Texas
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201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Excellent meal at Xindalu. We pre-ordered the Peking Duck. Don't go thinking you can just order it, pre-order is necessary. The presentation and quality was excellent. Additionally, enjoyed the other dishes as well. Kung Pao Shrimp was probably the best I have ever tasted. Service was attentive, but must say that the ambience was well below the price level. With... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Good chinese restaurant, focused on hotel guests with usual "a bit of everything" menu, with everything good but nothing outstanding. The place is nice, modern, open kitchen style and perfect option for a quick lunch or a simple evening diner.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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99 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located at Hyatt on the Bund. They serve very nice Chinese food. The Peking duck is amazing to stratosphere. However, there's language barrier issue here, given the fact that the restaurant is in Hyatt. It kinda annoyed me but well, I have to let it go.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Level 1, East Tower, Hyatt On The Bund, The Bund, No.199 Huangpu Road, Shanghai 200080, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Hongkou
  • Neighbourhood: Hongkou
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6393 1234
Description
Xindalu - China Kitchen As one of the most popular restaurants in Shanghai, Xindalu - China Kitchen prides itself in offering authentic Chinese regional cuisine, complemented by a fine selection of Chinese and international wines and teas. Featuring an open kitchen with four live cooking stations, the culinary action is visible to all and adds a sense of entertainment and flair to the chic and modern ambience of the restaurant. The restaurant's signature dishes are the Peking Duck cooked in the wood-fired oven, the delicious Beggar's Chicken and the Pyramid Braised Pork.

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Staying in Hongkou

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Hongkou
History oozes out of every fiber of the city, but Hongkou is a particularly notable neighborhood. Shanghai was a safe haven for about 20,000 Jews during the Second World War, and traces of this heritage can still be found in buildings and park monuments. Historic foreign relations aside, this neighborhood throws you into traditional Shanghainese life without taking you too far away from the city center. Some of the city’s best-preserved, ancient longtangs (laneway communities) and shikumen (Shanghainese lanehouses) are still in use as actual residences here. If you like to be surrounded by local faces, Hongkou is a great area to spend your time in. The football stadium, Duolun Lu and the North Bund area await should you need some entertainment.
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