JYJ Noodle Bar is a popular upmarket Taiwanese chain in Shanghai that does excellent noodles. All outlets are located in malls.

The noodles aren’t cheap in comparison to my usual street-side haunts. You pay a premium for the quality of the noodles, the mall locale, and the better than average decor and service. Though, the noodles are pretty great, and if you find yourself in need but don’t want to grime it out at a hole-in-the-wall, JYJ will be satisfactory.

JYJ Noodle Bar is a popular Taiwanese chain in Shanghai that does excellent noodles. Photo by Rachel Gouk.
Jin Ya Ju Noodle (¥69) – Egg noodle with matsuzaka pork neck, soft boiled egg, and mushrooms. The signature for a good reason. Dry noodles have a chewy, toothsome texture.
JYJ Noodle Bar is a popular Taiwanese chain in Shanghai that does excellent noodles. Photo by Rachel Gouk.
Braised Beef Noodle (¥69) – Rich but not heavy bone broth with fat, slightly al dente egg noodles.
JYJ Noodle Bar is a popular Taiwanese chain in Shanghai that does excellent noodles. Photo by Rachel Gouk.
Seafood Laksa Noodle Soup (¥79) – This was OK. Not the best laksa IMO.
JYJ Noodle Bar is a popular Taiwanese chain in Shanghai that does excellent noodles. Photo by Rachel Gouk.
Fried Chicken Wings (¥29) marinated with shrimp paste. 3/5
JYJ Noodle Bar is a popular Taiwanese chain in Shanghai that does excellent noodles. Photo by Rachel Gouk.
Blanched Okra (¥29)
Soy braised chicken at JYJ Noodle Bar, a popular Taiwanese chain in Shanghai that does excellent noodles. Photo by Rachel Gouk.
Soy Sauce Chicken (¥69) – Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside.
JYJ Noodle Bar is a popular Taiwanese chain in Shanghai that does excellent noodles. Photo by Rachel Gouk.
Stewed Spicy Beef Tendon (¥49) – 4/5

In Summary

It’s a popular chain, expect a wait during peak hours. Good for a working day lunch, especially if you don’t want to grime it out at a local hole-in-the-wall.

JYJ Noodle Bar is a popular Taiwanese chain in Shanghai that does excellent noodles. Photo by Rachel Gouk.

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IAPM: 6/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu 淮海中路999号环贸iapm商场6楼, 近陕西南路
Tel: 68775277
Hours: 11am-10pm

Jing’an Kerry Centre: 2/F, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu 南京西路1515号嘉里中心2楼, 近常德路
Tel: 52996568
Hours: 11am-10pm

Super Brand Mall: 7/F, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu 陆家嘴西路168号正大广场7楼, 近陆家嘴环路
Hours: 11am-10pm