Mantang Fu Vegetarian

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 3 reviews )

1842 Changyang Road, Yangpu Disctrict, Shanghai, China

Offers traditional vegetarian noodle and rice dishes, soups, and mock-meat dishes. Menu is in Chinese on the wall and also has a picture menu. Wait staff speaks only Chinese. Nice environment. Located on metro line 12 at Ningguo Road station, left at Exit 2.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Chinese

3 Reviews

First Review by PaulineChiangMai

A bit hard to find, but worth it - Edit

Based on the reviews here on HappyCow, and the fact that it was relatively close to my hotel, I went to this restaurant. It was indeed hard to find, and I know some Chinese -- partly because the outside sign had changed (I've uploaded an updated picture), partly because Google maps tried to send me into the housing complex next door, and partly because the guard at the housing complex agreed that I should go inside.

The menu on the wall is all in Chinese, but the picture menu has English. And the people were very accommodating and eager to please. The food was good, filling, and fresh.

You can think of it as a Chinese-style vegetarian diner. Nothing too fancy, but it's still good, warm, and welcoming. And the price was great; I paid about 60 RMB for their "lamb" soup, rice, and fried dumplings. I was stuffed by the end, and had plenty of dumplings left over for the next day's lunch.

The only possible improvement I'd make to the directions are that (1) it's a 5-10 minute walk from metro exit 2, and (2) it's in a line of stores, including other food stores, and so it's not immediately obvious that this is where you're going.

Pros: Good food, Low price, Nice service

Cons: Hard to find, Small; I'm guessing it's crowded at peak hours

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We Second the Review: Great Little Place! - Edit

We appreciate Pauline's review and excellent directions to find this little "hole in the wall"! We recommend this to anyone interested in a friendly atmosphere, great taste, and clean. One note for those who would like the address in Chinese: 上海市杨浦区长阳路1842号. Chinese name is shown in the first picture.

The portions are much larger than typical vegan or vegetarian restaurants, thus the price is quite reasonable. We chatted with the owner/ manager for most of our meal. They are quite friendly but do not speak any English. They have a picture menu which is quite helpful for those who do not speak Chinese.

One downside is the size of the restaurant: small! Because of their great prices, the cleanliness of the place, and great taste, it is indeed a favorite with the locals. If you get there at rush hour, be prepared to share a table with others; (traditional Chinese custom in crowded restaurants)! I would have given it a five cow rating if it could accommodate more people.

It is conveniently located as Pauline as described in her review if you take the subway.

Pros: Great taste, economical and large portions , clean

Cons: small; few tables , no English spoken

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Great little place! - Edit

I had someone write for me the Address in Chinese. I don’t think we would have found it without it. Sorry that I cannot copy the address as I don’t write (or speak) Chinese. Getting there, take subway line # 12. Get off at Ningguo Rd and take exit #2 from the subway station. The info we had stated that it is located within a hotel. We didn’t see any hotel.
This is a tiny restaurant, plastic tables, crowded, clearly very popular with locals. They have a menu with pictures. No English. The selection was very large, and everything we had was truly wonderful. It was so good that we went there twice, although it meant a special trip. Inexpensive.

Pros: excellent food, good value, friendly staff and atmosphere

Cons: No address in Chinese

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Tianci 09 Jun 2014 - Pauline: Thank you for the excellent instructions on finding this little place. I have submitted a request to update the information, including the Chinese so others may locate it without the problems you did! I also added a couple of pictures to help folks in the future. We did not get a chance to eat there, but did talk to the staff and reviewed the menu. We will definitely return there soon!  

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