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  • 881 South Beauty (Yan'an Lu)

    • Dining
    • Sichuan
    • Fine Dining
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    • Address
      881 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Tongren Lu, opposite Shanghai Exhibition Center
      延安中路881号, 近铜仁路
    • Phone
      6247 5878

    The South Beauty chain's formula of dressed-up Sichuan food in plush surroundings has made them a China-wide success. This highway-side location exemplifies their emphasis on style and surroundings - an imposing colonial mansion with a heavy bar that would make a... Read more

  • Jia Shanghai

    • Hotels
    • Boutique Hotels
    • Design Standout
    • Address
      931 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Taixing Lu
      南京西路931号, 近泰兴路
    • Phone
      6217 9000

    Jia Shanghai offers luxurious accommodations within minutes of many of the main sights in Shanghai: Nanjing road; People's Square; the Shanghai Museum; and the Bund. All 55 rooms are equipped with kitchenettes, and if you don't feel like cooking yourself they also... Read more

  • The Portman Ritz-Carlton

    • Hotels
    • Travel
    • Swimming
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    • Address
      Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
      上海波特曼丽嘉大酒店, 上海商城, 南京西路1376号, 近西康路
    • Phone
      6279 8888

    The Portman-Ritz Carlton complex is an expat haven on Nanjing Lu. This five-star hotel is optimal for business conferences, with dozens of meeting rooms, multiple bars, lounges and restaurants. Although it's tough to build an uglier complex (Shanghai has done it) the... Read more

  • Club Sky

    • Nightlife
    • Clubs
    • New Factories
    • Address
      1/F, New Factories, No. 74 Yuyao Lu, near Xikang Lu
      余姚路74号,1楼, 同乐坊内, 近西康路
    • Phone
      6255 5626

    Pretty down-at-heel club in the New Factories. This area was once really hot, when Muse was here. Now it's kinda low-rent, though still brings in some younger Chinese partiers for bottles, cheap alcohol, dizzy staff and commercial club music. Read more

  • 1221

    • Dining
    • Shanghainese
    • Tourists' Favourite
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    • Address
      1221 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Panyu Lu
      延安西路1221号, 近番禺路
    • Phone
      6213 6585

    1221 is how most foreigners in Shanghai get acquainted with the city's distinct cuisine. On offer here is heaping portions of Shanghai staples like "lion's head" meatballs and stir-fried shrimps. A particularly unique feature is their eight treasures" tea service,... Read more

  • Munchies (Wuding Lu)

    • Dining
    • American
    • Burger
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    • Address
      974 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu
      武定路974号, 近胶州路
    • Phone
      6218 4616

    Munchies is a cheap, owner-operated American quasi-fast-food restaurant. It's casual and honest and tie-dyed. On offer: typical snack bar and sandwich shop fare like hot dogs, Cincinnati-style chili, burgers, peanut butter shakes. Good for cheap lunches and stoned... Read more

  • Wagas (Citic Square)

    • Delivery
    • Dining
    • Cafes
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    • Address
      Citic Square, B/F, 1168 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Jiangning Lu
      南京西路1168号B楼, 近江宁路
    • Phone
      5292 5228

    Wagas is a burgeoning chain of smoke-free chain that specializes in healthy foods including smoothies, big salads and wraps. The casual, order-at-the-counter atmosphere is complemented by simple but comfortable décor (table/chairs and some lounge seating). Wireless. Read more

  • Trattoria Isabelle

    • Dining
    • Italian
    • Jing'an
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    • Address
      No 19, 139 Changle Lu, near Ruijin Yi Lu
      长乐路139弄19号, 近瑞金一路
    • Phone
      6384 2322

    Trattoria Isabelle is a quiet and subdued cafe/trattoria, with a warm, laid-back, lived-in dining environment for both large and small parties, with prices to match. Expect standard Italian dishes like the requisite pastas and pizzas, as well as classics like... Read more

  • Ya Wang (Jiangning Lu)

    • Dining
    • Peking Duck
    • Jing'an
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    • Address
      77 Jiangning Lu, near Fengyang Lu
      江宁路77号, 近奉贤路
    • Phone
      6271 1717

    Ya Wang -- "Duck King" -- does exactly what they say on the box: Peking duck. It's popular and cheap, though eclipsed by the Quan Ju De chain for recognition and, for our money, Lao Beijing for the quality of the ducks. Still good, though. Read more

  • Hilton

    • Hotels
    • Cakes
    • Luxury Hotels
    • Address
      250 Huashan Lu, near Yan'an Lu
      上海静安希尔顿酒店, 华山路250号, 近延安路
    • Phone
      6248 0000

    Hilton Shanghai towers 40 storys above the city, located in the heart of Shanghai close by Jing An Temple. The hotel’s 714 rooms feature contemporary design with large opening window, spacious work area and equipped with broadband Internet access. The hotel... Read more

  • Chiang Mai

    • Dining
    • Thai
    • Jing'an
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    • Address
      1019 Kangding Lu, near Yanping Lu
      康定路1019号 近延平路
    • Phone
      5228 1588

    Chiang Mai is that northern city in Thailand that you always meant to get to. It's also the name of this new Jingan area Thai place with acceptable prices and almost acceptable decor. Like most of the southeast Asian eateries in Shanghai, Chiang Mai is dimly lit and... Read more

  • Vegetarian Lifestyle (Jiangning)

    • Dining
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Lifestyle Restaurant
    • Address
      258 Fengxian Lu, near Jiangning Lu
      奉贤路258号, 近江宁路
    • Phone
      6215 7566

    Known to some as Vegetarian Lifestyle, to others as Zaozi Shu, and others still as Jujube Tree, this popular vegetarian Chinese restaurant specializes in tasty mock-meat dishes. Don't miss their ginger fried "chicken". Read more