Shanghai Restaurants

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  • 1. Lost Heaven

    $$ | The Bund | Chinese

    Southern China's Yunnan cuisine—with Burmese, Vietnamese, and Thai influences—is highlighted at this restaurant, which has a second location...Read More

  • 2. Sui Tang Li

    $$$ | Jing'an | Chinese

    On the second floor of The Middle House Residences, this polished restaurant delivers excellent contemporary renditions of regional Chinese...Read More

  • 3. Yong Yi Ting

    $$$$ | Pudong | Chinese

    You'd expect nothing less than an exquisite experience from a restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental, and Yong Yi Ting delivers. The nuanced dishes...Read More

  • 4. A Da Scallion Oil Pancakes

    $ | French Concession | Chinese

    The scallion-oil pancakes at this shop are incredibly popular, with long lines forming from the 6 am opening time until closing—around 3 pm...Read More

  • 5. Bellagio

    $ | Gubei | Chinese

    Taiwanese expats pack the Bellagio (which also has branches in Hongqiao and downtown), so you know it offers an authentic taste of Taiwan. Carrying...Read More

  • 6. Bellagio

    $ | Pudong | Chinese

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  • 7. Bird and Bitter

    $$ | French Concession | International

    A narrow driveway is all that separates this couplet of venues on a leafy lane. Bird, an intimate, relaxed wine bar and kitchen, has a changing...Read More

  • 8. Blackbird

    $$ | Changning | Chinese

    Part of the renovated Columbia Circle complex, the carousing spot for American expats in the 1930s, Blackbird features different spaces on three...Read More

  • 9. Brut Eatery

    $ | Pudong | Asian

    This branch of Brut Eatery is a good choice if you're staying near Century Park and/or are traveling with children. The casual café offers a...Read More

  • 10. Canton Table

    $$$$ | The Bund | Chinese

    Though the decor here is thoroughly modern, it still evokes old Canton, with gorgeous tiled floors and painted murals of women in qipao dresses...Read More

  • 11. Cejerdary

    $$$$ | The Bund | Chinese

    Outfitted in gorgeous pale wood with an aesthetic that feels almost Japanese in its minimalism, this light, airy shop specializes in one thing...Read More

  • 12. Cobra Lily

    $$ | Xintiandi | Asian

    From the team behind local craft brewery Boxing Cat and American eatery Liquid Laundry comes this hip Southeast Asian fusion concept. Spread...Read More

  • 13. Coquille Seafood Bistro

    $$$$ | City Center | French

    The scent of butter and brine waft from the kitchen of this lovely French restaurant, the brainchild of Californian banker-turned-restaurateur...Read More

  • 14. Da Hu Chun

    $ | The Bund | Chinese

    This hole-in-the-wall shop makes traditional Shanghaiese shengjianbao (fried soup dumplings) with wrappings that are pillowy and soft rather...Read More

  • 15. Daimon Gastrolounge

    $$ | The Bund | Chinese

    Hong Kong "Demon Chef" Alvin Leung does playful, inventive, excellent takes on Hong Kong street food at this casual-concept restaurant, where...Read More

  • 16. Din Tai Fung

    $$ | Lujiazui | Chinese

    The star attractions at this Taiwanese chain are the delicate, impeccably folded xiaolongbao (soup dumplings). Be sure to try the particularly...Read More

  • 17. Egg

    $ | French Concession | Café

    Laptop-equipped freelancers and other trendy locals frequent this petite, friendly, Australian-style café. The menu focuses on breakfast/brunch...Read More

  • 18. Fuchun Xiaolong

    $ | Jing'an | Chinese

    Outfitted to evoke 1920s Shanghai, Fuchan regularly appears on lists of the city's best soup-dumpling restaurants. This branch was renovated...Read More

  • 19. Ginger by the Park

    $ | French Concession | Café

    Ginger is a Southeast Asian eatery with a strong European flavor. The food is excellent, and the intimate indoor space, the patio, and the relatively...Read More

  • 20. Golden Maurya

    $$ | Pudong | Chinese

    With a gold- and marble-filled interior, this restaurant makes a statement that lives up to its "Golden Peacock" name. Its serves excellent...Read More

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