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  • Shintori

    • Dining
    • Japanese
    • Sushi
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    • Address
      803 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu
      巨鹿路803号, 近富民路
    • Phone
      5404 5252

    This massive, minimalist warehouse of a Japanese restaurant is easy to miss; look for an unmarked doorway in the gray wall and follow the bamboo-lined path beyond. Shintori has remained immensely popular since opening in 2002, more for its hip decor and vibe -- lofty... Read more

  • Bar Rouge

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Clubs
    • Address
      Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu
      中山东一路18号外滩18号7楼, 近南京东路
    • Phone
      6339 1199

    Open since 2004, Bar Rouge is the most famous club in Shanghai, and sets the standard for Bund nightlife with its terrace view, classy, sleek interiors and iconic French-Shanghai identity. Bar Rouge kicks off the weekend early with themed parties on Thursdays and... Read more

  • YUE 1525

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Cantonese
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    • Address
      Penta Hotel, 2/F, 1525 Dingxi Lu, near Changning Lu
      定西路1525号, 近长宁路
    • Phone
      6225 8665

    Adjacent to the New World Shanghai Hotel, this Cantonese restaurant is under the direction of executive Chef Wong from Hong Kong who is passionate about the health benefits of home-style Cantonese cuisine. The main dining room has room for 78 with traditional tables... Read more

  • Barbarossa

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Bars
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    • Address
      Inside People's Park, 2/F, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu (Entrance between Starbucks and Shanghai Art Museum)
      南京西路231号2楼, 人民公园内 近黄陂南路
    • Phone
      6318 0220

    Barbarossa is a Shanghai icon: a Moroccan-styled lounge, in the middle of a pond in the middle of People's Park. It attracts a steady crowd for cocktails, hookahs, dinner, DJs, and its serene, oasis atmosphere. After an extended closure in 2018, it reopened, though... Read more

  • Lost Heaven (Gaoyou Lu)

    • Dining
    • Yunnan
    • Impress Guests
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    • Address
      38 Gaoyou Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
      高邮路38号, 近复兴西路
    • Phone
      6433 5126

    Specializing in the tribal cuisine of China's Yunnan province, Lost Heaven has all the makings of a proper date restaurant: exotic cuisine, enchanted decor, atmospheric music and dim, flickering candlelight. Read more

  • M1NT

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Bars
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    • Address
      24/F, 318 Fuzhou Lu, near Shandong Zhong Lu
      福州路318号24楼, 近山东路
    • Phone
      6391-2811

    This is one of the poshest clubs in Shanghai. It's on the top floor of a skyscraper near the Bund and affords nice views of the city. Inside, there are shark tanks and lots of luxurious decor, plus a high-end restaurant, a club and a lounge area. Drinks are pricey... Read more

  • South Bund Fabric Market

    • Shopping
    • Travel
    • Tourist Attractions & Sightseeing
    • Address
      399 Lujiabang Lu, near Nancang Jie
      陆家浜路399号, 近南仓街
    • Phone

    The famous Shanghai "Fabric Market" is home to hundereds of tailors and seamstresses, and is the city's prime destination for bespoke clothing garments. If it can be stitched and sewn, they can do it for you at the South Bund Fabric Market. Be advised to bring cash,... Read more

  • Yuyintang

    • Nightlife
    • Live Music
    • Outdoor Seating
    • Address
      851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station)
      凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口
    • Phone
      5237 8662

    Yuyintang is one of the oldest underground live music houses in Shanghai, and has become a staple in the city. Featuring regular gigs every weekend, it brings in underground rock acts both worldwide and local. Read more

  • Da Marco (Dong Zhu'anbang Lu)

    • Dining
    • Pizza
    • Italian
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    • Address
      1/F, Golden Bridge Garden, 103 Dong Zhu'anbang Lu, near Jiangsu Lu
      东渚安浜路103号1楼, 近江苏路
    • Phone
      6210 4495

    Da Marco is a perennial expat favorite for Italian. Its simple formula -- inexpensive, decent Italian -- has kept this, its original location, going for years. The menu is mostly pizza and pasta, with a few more ambitious mains, but generally, the simpler, the... Read more

  • Lost Heaven (Bund)

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Bars
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    • Address
      17 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Sichuan Nan Lu
      延安东路17号, 近四川南路
    • Phone
      6330 0967

    This is the flagship location of Yunnan restaurant Lost Heaven. They do relatively authentic Yunaan food, and if you wanna do pre- or post-dinner drinks they have a really nice terrace on the roof. Prices are reasonable for the location and views. Definitely a good... Read more

  • Mr & Mrs Bund

    • Dining
    • Fusion
    • French
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    • Address
      Bund 18, 6/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu
      中山东一路18号6楼, 近南京东路
    • Phone
      6323 9898

    A "Modern French Eatery" by Shanghai-famous chef Paul Pairet. Mr and Mrs Bund endeavors to be Shanghai's first late night dining restaurant. It's on the Bund so expect it to be classy yet relaxed, without sacrificing an ounce of chic. Serving global French favourites... Read more

  • Element Fresh (Shanghai Centre)

    • Delivery
    • Dining
    • Outdoor Seating
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    • Address
      Shanghai Centre, 1/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
      南京西路1376号, 上海商城1楼, 近西康路
    • Phone
      6279 8682

    The first and original outlet, this newly refurbished rendition of Element Fresh has a lounge-like second floor but is otherwise the same. Open kitchen, healthy sandwiches / salads / smoothies, int'l environment, a touch pricey. And extremely popular. Read more

  • VUE (Bar)

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Good View
    • Address
      Hyatt on the Bund, 32-33/F, 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu
      黄浦路199号, 外滩茂悦大酒店32-33楼 近武昌路
    • Phone
      6393 1234 ext 6348

    VUE Bar atop the Hyatt on the Bund is a great place to sip on some after work cocktails, or lounge after a long Sunday Brunch. With amazing views of the Bund, wood interior and jacuzzi on the outdoor terrace, it's a beautiful and equipped place to enjoy a mellow... Read more

  • Zapata's

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Bars
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    • Address
      11 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu
      东平路11号 近衡山路
    • Phone
      6433 4104

    As one of Shanghai's most popular bars, Zapata's holds court over the entire Hengshan Lu nightlife scene from their outdoor terrace and multiple venue complex. Usually packed any given night of the week, especially their Wednesday ladies night, crowds groove to... Read more

  • Qipu Lu Clothing Market

    • Shopping
    • Shoes
    • Markets
    • Address
      168 Qipu Lu, near Henan Bei Lu
      七浦路168号, 近河南北路
    • Phone

    Qipu Lu -- "cheap" street -- is a series of malls crammed, jammed, and stuffed full of cheap, cheap, cheap clothes, with some fakes for good measure. It's ground zero for young local shoppers, and pretty much hell for everyone else. Aggressive touts, swarms of... Read more

  • M on the Bund

    • Dining
    • Australian
    • Good View
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    • Address
      Five on the Bund, 7/F, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      广东路20号, 外滩五号7楼, 近中山东一路
    • Phone
      6350 9988

    M marks the beginning of the Bund's renaissance. In 1999, Australian restaurateur Michelle Garnaut had enough vision to turn a taciturn and stately strip of colonial buildings into a happening hub for wining and dining. Today, the restaurant is still immensely... Read more

  • Franck

    • Dining
    • French
    • Impress Guests
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    • Address
      Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu, near Tai'an Lu
      武康路376号, 近泰安路
    • Phone
      158 2167 6767

    The sign outside reads Bistrot De Tradition but this is still Franck, except minus its namesake on the management team. Guests select from the daily board which features simple bistro fare -- homemade terrine, simple meats, fish, cote de boeuf, etc. The dishes... Read more

  • Jean Georges

    • Dining
    • Fusion
    • French
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    • Address
      4/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
      中山东一路3号4楼, 近广东路
    • Phone
      6321 7733

    Yes, this is the Jean Georges of NYC fame and he brings to Shanghai his internationally acclaimed French cuisine with a slight Asian twist. The restaurant is situated on the fourth floor of Three on the Bund, the interior is lavish and exotic with accents like... Read more

  • Dada

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Clubs
    • Address
      115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
      幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
    • Phone
      150 0018 2212

    Dada is a classic Shanghai dive bar / small-club that has local DJs spinning house and underground dance music Thursday-Saturday. Situated in the middle of Xingfu Lu, it caters to a younger Chinese and expat crowd in a comfortable, pretentious-free environment.... Read more

  • Coconut Paradise (Fumin Lu)

    • Dining
    • Thai
    • Outdoor Seating
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    • Address
      38 Fumin Lu, near Yan'an Zhong Lu
      富民路38号, 近延安中路
    • Phone
      6248 1998

    A renovated French-style villa with spacious enclosed garden houses one of Shanghai's most popular Thai eateries. Like its sister restaurant Lost Heaven the dim, candle... Read more