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. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. Lost Heaven

    $$ | French Concession | Chinese

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  • 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. Oha Eatery

    $$ | French Concession | Chinese

    A meal at sleek, wood-adorned Oha is sure to introduce you to new flavors. Tucked behind a small coffee window, this intimate restaurant is...Read More

  • 12. 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

  • 13. Sense 8

    $$ | Xintiandi | Chinese

    The black-lacquer woods and hanging red lanterns at this Cantonese restaurant recall old Wong Kar Wai flicks. The setting and the decent dim...Read More

  • 14. Sober Company

    $$ | French Concession | Asian

    This multilevel space offers several venues in one spot. The café has light, Asian-influenced fare, as well as good coffee and coffee or tea...Read More

  • 15. Wujie Shanghai The Bund

    $$ | Old City | Vegetarian

    The name of this refined, upscale restaurant translates roughly to "vegetables without bounds," so expect inventive meat-free dishes. This branch...Read More

  • 16. 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

  • 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

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