+852 3100 8555
bakery, mr. choi patisserie
Best French Napoleon cake in Shanghai, great place for afternoon tea. Also carries a wide range of different cakes and pastries, great news to those with a sweet tooth.
a: L5 – 521, Iapm mall, 999 Huai Hai Zhong Lu, Xuhui District
t: +86 21 64959727
bar, blue frog
Blue frog is one of the fastest growing western casual dining restaurant chains operating in China. They attract a cosmopolitan crowd that comes to blue frog for the top-notch service and great food and drinks. Its a casual, relaxed kind of place, but they take our food and drink seriously. From brunch to dinner, blue frog serves the classics of Western cuisine, with strong North American flavors and influences
a: Shanghai World Financial Center B109, No. 100 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area
t: +86 21 6877 8668
a: B109/ Kerry Parkside unit 131, 1st floor Kerry Parkside, No. 1378 Huamu Lu, Pudong New Area
t: +86 21 3378 0271
a: Grand Gateway Lower Level, Unit 12, 131 Tian Yao Qiao Lu
t: +86 21 3368 6117
bar, kabb bistro and bar
Laid back place, great for spending the lazy weekend with their signature brunch available all-day round on the weekends. Make sure to try their famous egg benedict and french toast on the weekend brunch special.
a: House 5, Lane 181, North Block, Xintiandi, TaiChang Lu, HuangPu District, Shanghai
t: +86 21 3307 0798
burger, beef & liberty
Proudly serving natural, hormone-free grass-fed beef. We freshly grind the meat twice a day in our kitchen, and gently hand-form the patties for the pefect size and weight. The cattle are naturally raised by small-scale farmers in an area known as Cape Grim in Tasmania, which has the cleanest air in the world. This makes for some very happy and relaxed cows and therefore a great hamburger.
a: Room 111, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu
t: +86 21 6289 5733
café, baker and spice
Baguettes, bagels, cakes, jams, pates, granola, coffee, etc... One rough-hewn communal table for seating, reasonable prices.
a: LG1-16 Shanghai ifc mall, 8 Century Ave
t: +86 21 3393 9981
For over 190 years, COVA has maintained a tradition of presenting the most delicious and premium Italian confectioneries, using time honoured recipes, and the finest ingredients.
a: Shop L1 - 30, IFC Mall, 8 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area
t: +86 21 3872 1180
café, element fresh
Chain of restaurants and one of the longest running with quality ingredients and good service.
a: Xintiandi, North Block, No.2 , Lane 181, Taicang Lu
t: +86 21 6326 0950
Hof is a dessert and cocktail lounge from the people behind House of Flour, focusing on artisanal, hand-crafted chocolates, premium desserts, and premium cocktails at affordable prices.
a: 30 Sinan Lu (Near Huaihai Zhong Lu)
t: +86 21 6093 2058
cantonese desserts, tang yuan wai desserts
Enjoy Cantonese homemade style desserts in a small cozy store.
a: 249B, 2/F, 96 Plaza, 796 DongFang Lu, Pudong New Area
t: +86 21 6162 0379
chinese, chun he mian guan
This restaurant is renowned for its noodles with reasonable price and relatively big in size. Paired with tasty meat on top, Expect beef noodle bowls that are canvassed with thin sliced meat, baby-fist sized meatballs and random metal bowls of protein sitting on all available kitchen counter tops.
a: 1081 Changde Lu (Near Anyuan Lu)
t: +86 21 6266 5648
chinese, hai di lao hotpot
This ever-packed Sichuan-style hotpot chain, Haidilao has been in business since 1994, and has opened branches in 15 cities in China. It is rightly legendary for its service, which involves everything from free shoe shines and manicures while you wait (and you will wait) to noodles that come with a kung fu performance.
a: 6F, 588 Zhangyang Lu (Near Nanquan Bei Lu)
t: +86 21 3871 3936
contemporary chinese, the chinoise story
The Chinoise story brings to Shanghai an exquisite selection of creative chinese specialties. The menu also includes a variety of traditional Shanghainese cuisine, recreated and given a creative twist.
a: 59 Maoming Nan Lu, Jin Jiang Hotel,(Near Changle Road)
t: +86 21 6445 1717
Enjoy the local favour of Shanghai dumplings! Hidden in the secret lane, this small local shop has been opened for years and well-known by the public. It offers fresh and juicy dumplings with reasonable price.
a: 19, Meng Hua Jie, Huangpu District
t: +86 21 6368 1097
french, 8 1/2 otto e mezzo bombana
Umberto Bombana is an oft-dropped name in Hong Kong's food scene and his restaurant 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana is one of only five restaurants with three Michelin stars in that city.
a: Rockbund, Associate Mission Building, 6-7/F, 169 Yuanmingyuang Lu
t: +86 21 6087 2890
french, mercato by jean georges
Celebrity chef Jean Georges Vongerichten charts new territory for his dining empire with his first ever Italian concept. Simple pleasures like woodfire oven pizzas, burrata cheese with sea salt or homemade rigatoni with meatballs dominate the menu.
a: Three on the Bund, 6/F, No. 3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Lu
t: +86 21 6321 3355
french, mr. & mrs. bund
A "Modern French Eatery" by Shanghai-famous chef Paul Pairet. Mr and Mrs Bund endeavors to be Shanghai's first late night dining restaurant.
a: Bund 18, 6/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
t: +86 21 6323 9898
fusion, m on the bund
The restaurant with its eclectic mix of European, North African and Australian flavors is still immensely popular among locals and a destination for diners from abroad.
a: Five on the Bund, 7/F, 20 Guangdong Lu
t: +86 21 6350 9988
hong kong style, bi feng tang
Traditional Cantonese style dim sum and savory dishes. Convinient and fast, ideal place for a business lunch or tea time snack.
a: 175 Changle Lu (Near Maoming Nan Lu)
t: + 86 21 6467 0628
hong kong style, cha's restaurant
Cha's is a faithful recreation of a Hong Kong cha canting, basically a Cantonese diner, from the 1950's, right down to the old-time Hong Kong public lavatory signs, the tiled floor, and the aluminum tables. Food is traditional Reservations are not possible, expect long waits.
a: 30-4 Sinan Lu, Luwan District (Near Huaihai Zhong Lu)
t: +86 21 6093 2062
japanese, sushi oyama
This intimate sushi bar specializes in omakase for a price. In addition to sublime appetizers and desserts, sushi chef Oyama will choose a selection of the freshest fish (imported from Nagasaki and Tokyo) based on your personal tastes. The quality of the fish and Oyama's attention to details is truly unforgettable.
a: 2/F, 20 Donghu Lu (Near Huaihai Lu)
t: +86 21 5404 7705
korean, ben jia (bonga)
Traditional Korean cuisine and BBQ, originated from Seoul, the restaurant is often filled with Korean food lovers.
a: 2/F, 971 Dong Fang Lu, Pudong District (Near Xiang Cheng Lu)
t: +86 21 5081 9377
molecular gastronomy, ultraviolet
Ultraviolet is an avant garde dining concept by resident molecular madman Paul Pairet. Only 10 diners arrive at Mr & Mrs Bund for an aperitif before they are spirited away to an undisclosed location. What ensues is a degustation in over 20 courses, each one accompanied with unique sights, sounds, and, at times, even scents. Dinner starts at 2000rmb per head. Parties are limited to 10. One seating per night.
a: Undisclosed location. Booking made online only.
t: online booking only
private club, kee club
Exclusive to members, located on the busy Huai Hai Middle road, the club has been altered from a three story villa. Giving more space to monthly art, music and fashion events.
a: 796 Huai Hai Zhong Lu, HuangPu District
t: +86 21 3395 0888
pub, boxing cat brewery
American-style brew pub. On tap is a selection of Pilsners, lagers, stouts and a rotating cast of others. They also carry a wide range of Southern American food, from ramped up smokiness and spice of Texas cusine, the cayenne and filet swampy notes of Cajun and New Orleans flare offered in Louisiana, and the Southern comfort flavors of genuine home cookings in Florida.
a: Sinan Mansions, Unit 26 A, 519 Fuxing Zhong Lu
t: +86 21 6426 0360
pub, dr. beer
On offer is a selection of five beers brewed on the premises. A particularly unique feature is its several private tables equipped with private beer taps, which you can reserve and have equipped with the beer of your choice.
a: 83 Fumin Lu (Near Yan'an Lu)
t: +86 21 5468 1077
Opened by the same owners as the exclusive Fu 1088 and Fu 1015, this charming villa is one of Shanghainese favorite spots for top-notch sophisticated Shanghai cuisine in a restored 1930s villa. Great for group dinners.
a: 1039 Yuyuan Lu , Changning District (Near Jiangsu Lu)
t: +86 21 5237 1878
shanghainese, jesse restaurant
This is the "old" Jishi restaurant, the shabby but clean cornerstone restaurant of Shanghainese home cooking. Seating is cramped and reservations are absolutely essential.
a: 41 Tianping Lu (Near Huaihai Xi Lu)
t: +86 21 6282 9260
shanghainese, lan xin
Indulge yourself to some traditional Shanghai flavours. Small, homey type restaurant located in a small alley on jinxian lu.
a: 130 Jinxian Lu (Near Maoming Nan Lu)
t: +86 21 6253 3554
shanghainese, the old shanghai moon restaurant
Decorated in the most luxurious 1930’s Shanghai style, with luxurious western-style furniture, fireplace and elegant chandelier, the old shanghai moon restaruant takes you back to the prosperous scenes in old Shanghai. The restaurant is open 24- hours with attentive service to bring you pure Shanghai delicacies and luxury.
a: 59 Maoming Lu, Lao Jin Jiang Fan Dian North Building 11 Floor (Near Huaihai Lu)
t: +86 21 6277 0701
spanish grocery store, la boqueria
Handmade, ready to cook Spanish imported foods. Home delivery also avaliable.
a: 397 JiaoZhou Lu, near WuDing Lu, Jing An District
t: +86 21 186 219 33471 / 135 2474 2525
spanish, azul tapas & lounge
Authentic Spanish tapas and delicious sangrias served in a cozy restaurant. Great place for catching up, fine dinning and drinks!
a: Ferguson lane, Wukang Lu 378, 8/F, (Rooftop), Xuhui District
t: +86 21 5405 2252
spanish, el efante
Mediterranean with a focus on Spanish and Italian cuisine. With close to 100 different items, the menu is enormous. Highlights include a wide range of imported cheeses and charcuterie, shareable steak and seafood dishes, and a tapas list representing most of the region's culinary touchstones. Another addition is a deli shop selling specialty Spanish food items, cured meats and artisan cheeses.
a: 20 Donghu Lu, Xu Hui District (Near Huai Hai Zhong Lu)
t: +86 21 5404 8085
spanish, el willy
el Willy is contemporary Spanish restaurant. All the food is designed to be shared family style and eaten comfortably with chopsticks.
a: South Bund 22, 5/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Lu
t: +86 21 5404 5757
supermarket, city's super
Wide selection of international foods and ingredients. Food court and bakery also available on the same floor, one stop for all your grocery needs.
a: LG2, Shanghai IFC Mall, 8th Century Avenue, Lujiazui, Pudong New Area
supermarket, ole supermarket
Located on the basement level of Kerry Parkside, it provides a great range of foods and ingredients, bakeries and more. Open from 10 am - 10 pm
Offers a wide range of Taiwanese food, from street food to savory dishes to fluffy fruity shaved ice.
a: 668 Tai Cang Lu, Lu Wan District (Near Song Shan Lu)
t: +86 21 6386 5701
Casual and unpretentious with delicious food, Charmant is a perennial favorite among Shanghai's Taiwanese population. Charmant is famous for its 're nao' ambiance, hearty food and shaved ice desserts. Closed at 4am.
a: 1414 Huaihai Zhong Lu (Near Fuxing Xi Lu)
t: +86 21 6431 8107
thai, coconuts paradise
A renovated French-style villa with spacious enclosed garden houses one of Shanghai's most popular Thai eateries.
a: 38 Fumin Lu (Near Yan'an Zhong lu)
t: +86 21 6248 1998
thai, thai gallery
Authentic thai restaurant located near South Nanjing road, 2-story restaurant with comfy sofa seating and regular seatings. Dark lighting gives a cozy, relaxing feeling for customers to truly enjoy their dinner. Must try their tom-yum soup and pad-thai.
a: 127-1 Da Tian Lu, Jing An District
t: + 86 21 6217 9797
vegetarian, pure and whole
A western-style vegetarian restaurant chain dedicated to people’s health and wellness, serving highly nutritious and delicious food and drinks that make a positive difference in the way to look and feel.
a: 98 Yanping Lu, Jing’An District (Near Xinzha Lu)
t: +86 21 5175 9822
a: Century Park Kerry Parkside, 1378 Huamu Road (Near Fangdian Road)
t: +86 21 5061 0618
Authentic Vietnamese restaurant opened by two French – Vietnamese, wanting to bring their childhood favorites to food lovers in Shanghai.
a: 678 Shannxi Bei Lu (Near Wuding Lu)
t: +86 21 6135 0150
xiaolongbao, nanxiang mantou
This restaurant is in the middle of the Yu Garden, well known as the place to try the famed Shanghai delicacy xiao long bao, or soup dumplings. On the ground floor, there is take-away option that attracts long queues. You can go upstairs where they offer to more price tiers.
a: 85 Yuyuan Lu (Near Jiuqu Qiao)
t: +86 21 6355 4206
yunnan, lost heaven
Specializing in the tribal cuisine of China's Yunnan province: exotic cuisine, enchanted decor, atmospheric music and dim, flickering candlelight.
a: 38 Gaoyou Lu (Near Fuxing Xi Lu)
t: +86 21 6433 5126
a: 17 Yan'an Dong Lu (Near Sichuan Nan Lu)
t: +86 21 6330 0967
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