restaurants / Chinese

Gōngdélín information

Shànghǎi , China
Street 445 West Nanjing Rd, 南京西路445号
+86 6327 0218
Getting there
metro People’s Sq
dishes ¥18-48
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Lonely Planet review

Shànghǎi’s second-oldest vegetarian restaurant (opened in 1922), Gōngdélín never fails to perplex Western vegetarians – close to everything on the menu is prepared to resemble meat! Don’t worry though, the beef with shacha sauce and the sesame chicken rolls are actually made of tofu, no matter how convincing they look.

The interior is a mix of stone and wood with Venetian blinds, honeycombed lamps and a couple of Buddhist statues thrown in for good fortune.