The Da Dong Restaurant Shanghai
We visited the Da Dong Restaurant Shanghai, because lots of locals talking latley about it and there are looooong waiting lists and ques to finally get a tabke! Why? Well it is not so much because the restaurant has been rated two years in a row with one Michelin star. It is much more because the Da Dong Restaurant Shanghai is in Beijing since a long long time a have to visit restaurant and in Beijing it’s a kind of institution for the world famos Beijing duck dinner. A couple years ago the first Da Dong restaurant opened in Shanghai and because of its great Beijing reputation it became right from the opening completely overbooked and quite an impossible mission without long waiting getting a table. Another reason for the long waiting lists is that the Chef and owner of the Da Dong restaurants has reached celebrity status in China for his modern interpretations on Chinese cuisine, that is also documented with lots celebrity’s pictures visiting the Da Dong restaurant and the pictures are shown right at the entrance. Spanish president, Albert from Monaco and many more visited the Da Dong restaurant and all came only because of the Beijing duck?
For sure they did not! The Da Dong Restaurant is for sure not only an one Michelin star rated restaurant which is famous for its rosted duck. But then what is it? Well that is really not easy to explain, because so many things are different than you might expect it. It is for sure not a typical Micheln fine dining restaurant but on the other hand is also for sure not a typical Chinese restaurant! I have a gues, that this is exactly what the Chef and owner Dong Zhengxiang wanted to reach, he wanted his restaurants and its dishes to be different to normal mainstream! For that goal he perfectly accomplished because its starting with the menu book. Yes indeed it’s a book and it’s really a book, bigger and heavier than the London phone book, it shows nearly all dishes one by one in pctures in the original size! It has no tasting menus to chose, so you can feel free to set your own tasting menu in a very cool fine-dining environment.
All the dishes we tasted were absolutely perfect and yes of course there is also the legendary Da Dong rosted Beijing duck but so so so many more fine-dining dishes to explore, so we highly recommend to start ASAP your fine-dining exploration at the Da Dong Restaurant Shanghai because the waiting lists is still sooooo long 😉
Da Dong Restaurant Shanghai No.1601 West Nanjing Road
5F Shanghai Park Place, Jing’an District
5/F, 1601 Nanjing Xi Lu,
near Changde Lu