Respond to Review of CLOSED: Loving Hut - Shanghai
by Dr Dipak
Review: Well first of all I would state that I ate at this place in March 2009 while I was on a tour to Shanghai. I recently heard that due to certain Govt policies or political reasons, many of the "loving Hut" group of restaurants in China have either closed down or changed their names to avoid undesirable situations. I heard that this particular "loving hut" at Shanghai has change the name now. But I have not seen the same with my eyes so I cant give a 100% guarantee. Anyway whats there in a name until the restaurant is there in the same old place and serves the same good food/s. I hope someone who has visited the place more recently can update us better about this matter. Coming to the food now, its was good, the menu was not extensive but enough for most people. The food was fresh, cooked properly and the place is 100% veg with mock meat dishes and alcohol free beer. The place is located just about opposite of the Fudan university. The floor area of the restaurant is small but is neatly kept. The place has a cosy atmosphere. There is also one nice sofa with soft cushions. Though there was no wi-fi at the time I visited in Mar 2009, the owner allowed me to use his desktop to check my mails etc. The best part was the price.All the stuffs were really very modestly priced with most dishes being about 6-8 RMB (one dollar). Maybe as its near the university it has tuned itself to a "student oriented" price. Overall experience was good. A good option to eat out if you are in or around that address while at Shanghai. Just to add one more line, I ate there there frequently as I was staying at a "Home Inn" group of hotel which is at walking distance from this restaurant.