This very famous restaurant was a real pleasure to dine at after a stroll around YuYuan Garden offering many of the local dishes such as the fresh River Fish, Crab, Eel, Lotus Root etc and the Dumpling!
We were lucky enough to have an upstairs private room with fantastic service by two waitresses!
They even had a pic of President Bill Clinton and Hillary on the wall when they dinned here!
Favorite Dish: I enjoy the local dishes and have to say most of them! plus the beef!
The Yuyuan Gardens and Bazaar is a popular tourist destination in Shanghai. After exploring the intricacies of the garden and haggling with the shop keepers for souvenirs, what better place to have lunch than the Lu Bo Lang Restaurant located in the Old Town God's Temple. This restaurant has played host to world leaders attending the APEX Summit, as well as President Bill Clinton and President Fidel Castro. As the restaurant is popular with tour groups, it is advisable to make reservations in advance or else plan to arrive at the restaurant before 12 noon.
Favorite Dish: Xiao Long Bao: This is a perennial Shanghainese favourite - steamed pork dumplings in a thin skin. Be careful to suck out the soup inside the dumpling before you chew on the dumpling as the soup can be hot.
Fried eel in spicy sauce: Eel is a favourite dish in Jiangsu province.
I personally did not try the food there as there is a long long queue.. instead went to the next few door away restaurant.. taste as good and i guess its cheaper than Lu Po Lang.
Favorite Dish: Go try the Dang bao(soup bun), its shown in one of my pic.
Lu Bo Lang (Green Wave Pavilion) is an old and famous Shanghainese restaurant in Yu Bazaar. Obviously a bit touristy, it nonetheless serves up reasonably priced local food in pleasant surroundings. The staff are used to visitors and will guide you through the menu if you are unfamiliar with Shanghainese food.
Both interior and exterior are superb. The restaurant is famous for great food, great location and it`s clients include world famous personalities like many presidents... and me. It`s better if you plan for late lunch when the restaurant isn`t so crowded.
Favorite Dish: Little rice cakes stuffed w. svveet filling and covered with white or black sesame seeds for desert.