bund Shanghai Restaurant
640 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
bund Shanghai Restaurant is a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown that serves Shanghainese cuisine and opened in 2009. It is named after one of the touristy but must visit areas of Shanghai next to the Huangpu river. Most of the restaurants in Chinatown serve Cantonese cuisine in contrast to this place. We stopped by for a quick snack in 2009, then returned for lunch in late 2011.
Decor, Vibe – bund Shanghai Restaurant has a clean, well lite interior with a flat panel TV running. Mostly Asian diners of all ages, families, locals, and a couple tourists. It was more barren in 2011 with Great Eastern across the street having long lines for dim sum.
bund Shanghai Menu Pictures
Shanghai Dim Sum items
bund Shanghai Picks:
Pan Fried Pork Buns ($5.95) was very good, better than ones from most places. Nice crunchy fried crust, nice meat inside. No soup unlike Sunny Shanghai.
Pan Fried Mantou Buns ($3.50) with sweetened condensed milk was good. Cooked just right and slightly crunchy. In 2010 the quality faded to just ok.
Green Onion Pancake ($3.95) was thick and very flavorful. A very good version of this classic dish. In 2010 the quality faded to just ok and very greasy.
Xiao Long Bao Soup Dumplings ($6.95) came with many with little soup. Very sloppy but decent flavor. Many other restaurants are better with this popular dish.
Boiled Chive & Pork Dumplings ($6.50 for 10) were falling apart, terrible, and just a mess.
bund Shanghai Restaurant took about 15 minutes to get our food, service was ok. The food was fair in 2011, making us wonder. A dilemna would be to select this against the nice Cantonese food in Chinatown like R&G Lounge and Great Eastern across the street or perhaps Z&Y for spicy Sichuan. So many choices!
If you are in the mood for Shanghainese food in Chinatown, look elsewhere like Little Shanghai in San Mateo.