Crystal Jade

Dim Sum in French Concession

One of Xīntiāndì’s long-standing success stories, Crystal Jade can still draw lines out the door. What separates it from other dim sum restaurants is the dough: dumpling skins are perfectly tender; steamed buns come out light and airy; and the freshly pulled noodles are just plain delicious. Go for lunch, when both Cantonese and Shanghainese dim sum are served.

The long communal table is good for solo diners. You'll find Crystal Jade on the 2nd floor of the mall.