Fodor's Expert Review Da Pai Dang

$$ Nanjing Chinese Fodor's Choice

Lined with street-food-style stalls, this wildly popular, well-established dining hall—the original and best of five locations around town—dishes up Yangtze wetlands specialities, including appetizers and soups that emphasize local vegetables rather than the usual starchy offerings; Nanjing's famous salted duck, served sliced on the bone; and steamers full of duck dumplings. Order from the picture menu (with tiny English translations) or get up and browse, pointing to what you want and giving your table number a costumed attendant.

Chinese Mandarin Lively Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

25 Ruijin Lu
Nanjing, Jiangsu  210029, China

025-8330–5777

Known For:
  • Pretty interior
  • Hearty portions
  • Fresh produce

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