Shanghai Restaurants

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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. Bellagio

    $ | Pudong | Chinese

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  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. Jia Jia Tang Bao

    $ | City Center | Chinese

    The soup dumplings here are arguably the best in town; once the kitchen runs out of them, the restaurant closes for the day. It's a proper local...Read More

  • 10. Jianguo 320

    $ | French Concession | Chinese

    Locals and visitors alike are drawn to this restaurant for its relaxed, casual atmosphere; its home-style Shanghainese classics; and its no...Read More

  • 11. Julie's

    $ | French Concession | Chinese

    A wall of picture windows looks out onto leafy Anfu Lu, so you can watch passersby from this simply furnished dining room. Wash down your pickled...Read More

  • 12. Madam Zhu's Kitchen

    $ | Hongqiao | Chinese

    Mall shoppers appreciate this mid-range, sit-down Chinese chain for its expansive menu of excellent contemporary dishes inspired by flavors...Read More

  • 13. Nanjing Impressions

    $ | City Center | Chinese

    It feels like old Nanjing at this restaurant—part of a Chinese chain—where glowing bamboo and paper lanterns swing from the ceiling, and food...Read More

  • 14. Paradise Dynasty

    $ | Pudong | Chinese

    While written off as gimmicky by some, this Singaporean chain's playful eight-color, eight-flavor take on xiaolongbao draws a steady stream...Read More

  • 15. RAC

    $ | French Concession | French

    The tiny RAC empire occupies a courtyard at the juncture of Anfu Lu and Wukang Lu. Streetside, it has takeaway coffee and ice cream (summer...Read More

  • 16. Sumerian Specialty Coffee

    $ | Jing'an | Café

    As the bags of beans sitting out, the variety of offerings, and the high prices indicate, coffee is serious business here. But the expertly...Read More

  • 17. Yang's Dumplings

    $ | Old City | Chinese

    Yang's, which has 150 branches around town, specializes in the highly addictive shengjianbao (meaty soup dumplings panfried on one side and...Read More

  • 18. Yu Xin Chuan Cai

    $ | City Center | Chinese

    Locals love the spicy Sichuan food at this restaurant inside an office building (take the escalators or elevator to the third floor). Book ahead...Read More

  • 19. Sproutworks

    $ | Pudong | Deli

    From two American-born Chinese comes a menu of affordable, rotating salads, sandwiches, and sides—in the West, the concept is far from groundbreaking...Read More

  • 20. Farine

    $ | French Concession | Bakery

    Deep in the heart of the French Concession is this faithful re-creation of a Parisian pâtisserie. Prices are double, even triple what you'd...Read More

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