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. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. Liquid Laundry

    $$ | French Concession | American

    By day, this modern gastropub appeals to families with its crispy pizzas and other delicious lunch and brunch favorites. At night, house-brewed...Read More

  • 10. Lu Bo Lang

    $$ | Old City | Chinese

    A popular stop for visiting dignitaries, Lu Bo Lang makes for a great photo op: the three-story Chinese pavilion with upturned eaves sits next...Read More

  • 11. Old Jesse

    $$ | French Concession | Chinese

    The well-established Old Jesse is a must-try. Its unforgettable renditions of classic Shanghai dishes are widely considered the best in town...Read More

  • 12. 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

  • 13. 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

  • 14. 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

  • 15. Gokohai

    $$ | French Concession | Japanese

    Offering solid Japanese hotpot, Gokohai gives each diner a selection of meats (served in enormous, sombrero-shaped piles) and vegetables to...Read More

  • 16. Hot Pot King

    $$$ | French Concession | Chinese

    The popular huo guo, or hotpot, is an at-the-table cooking method in which you simmer fresh ingredients in a broth. Hot Pot King continues...Read More

  • 17. Xin Jishi

    $$ | Xintiandi | Chinese

    New Jesse" is the shiny, clean version of Old Jesse, a popular if slightly run-down Shanghainese restaurant deep in the French Concession. This...Read More

  • 18. Grape

    $ | French Concession | Chinese

    For Westerners who want to dip a toe into Shanghainese cuisine, Grape offers a convenient downtown location with an English menu, complete with...Read More

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