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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

  • People 7

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Lounge
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    • Address
      805 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu
      巨鹿路805号, 近富民路
    • Phone
      5404 0707

    People 7 is a large, low-key lounge and restaurant with a full Asian-fusion food menu. It's on the pricy side but the place is nicely designed, with visual tricks scattered around to beguile guests. Just finding the way to open the front door is a puzzle in itself. Read more

  • Mercato

    • Dining
    • Italian
    • Fine Dining
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    • Address
      6/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
      中山东一路3号6楼, 近广东路
    • Phone
      6321 9922

    Celebrity chef Jean Georges Vongerichten charts new territory for his dining empire with his first ever Italian concept. Simple pleasures like woodfire oven pizzas, burrata cheese with sea salt or homemade rigatoni with meatballs dominate the menu. But he throws in... Read more

  • 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 Commune Social

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Fusion
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    • Address
      511 Jiangning Lu, near Kangding Lu
      江宁路511号, 近康定路
    • Phone
      6047 7638

    The second restaurant in town to bear the Jason Atherton brand on its masthead. The Commune Social is a contemporary tapas, dessert and cocktail bar. The cuisine seems largely informed by former Gordon Ramsay Lieutenant Jason Atherton's frequent flier miles log.... Read more

  • el Willy (Bund 22)

    • Dining
    • Spanish
    • Design Standout
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    • Address
      South Bund 22, 5/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Xinyong'an Lu
      中山东二路22号5楼, 近新永安路
    • Phone
      5404 5757

    This is the newly-relocated mid-range Spanish restaurant by "Willy" Trullas Moreno. Willy's cooking is more contemporary than traditional Spanish--he does "juicy rice", not traditional paella -- but stops well short of molecular fine dining. In a nod to the local... Read more

  • Cuivre

    • Dining
    • French
    • Fine Dining
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    • Address
      1502 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
      淮海中路1502号, 近乌鲁木齐路
    • Phone
      6437 4219

    Simple country-style southern French bistro with a modern take which speaks through both its decor and menu, dishes are pared down and straightforward, yet generously portioned. Read more

  • 1933

    • Arts
    • Design Standout
    • 1933
    • Address
      3F, 611 Liyang Lu, near Haining Lu (Adjacent to the Kowloon Hotel -- taxis know it as jiulong binguan)
      溧阳路611号, 近海宁路
    • Phone
      6501 1933

    1933 transforms an old art deco abattoir into a creative hub hosting restaurants, creative retail, design companies, artists, galleries and design and exhibition spaces across four heritage-listed building. Read more

  • URBN Boutique Hotel Shanghai

    • Hotels
    • Travel
    • Boutique Hotels
    • Address
      183 Jiaozhou Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu
      胶州路183号, 近北京西路
    • Phone
      5153 4600

    The URBN hotel brings its appeal through being environmentally friendly whilst maintaining modern architecture and design. With only 26 rooms this hotel is one of the smallest in town and yet is indisputably unique with its reused wood and bamboo infrastructure. It's... Read more

  • Long Bar (Waldorf-Astoria)

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Bars
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    • Address
      Waldorf Astoria, Heritage Building, Lobby Level 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
      上海外滩华尔道夫酒店 中山东一路2号, 近广东路
    • Phone
      6322 9988

    Inspired by the iconic Waldorf Astoria in New York -- and, indeed, also of the Hilton empire -- the Long Bar at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai is a throw-back to both Shanghai's and New York's early 20th century cultural heritage: art deco and jazz. This classy lounge... Read more

  • Paramount

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • (Collections) Shanghainese Classics
    • Address
      218 Yuyuan Lu, near Wanhangdu Lu
      愚园路218号, 近万航渡路
    • Phone
      6249 8866

    This place was Shanghai's landmark for entertainment back in the '30s & '40s. As an Art Deco style historical dancehall/nightclub, it went through a few renovations and reopened to the public in April 2017. The renewed Paramount is a modern replica of the original... Read more

  • Salon de Ning

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Design Standout
    • Address
      The Peninsula, B/F, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu (Entrance on Beijing Dong Lu)
      中山东一路32号B楼, 近北京东路
    • Phone
      2327 6731

    Modeled on a private salon of an eclectic old lady of colonial renown. Over-the-top decor of four semi-private rooms facing a stage. Each room has its own completely unique decor -- the submarine, the upside-down room, the cinema room, and blue room. Live band, DJ,... Read more

  • The Waterhouse

    • Hotels
    • Travel
    • Boutique Hotels
    • Address
      The Cool Docks, 1-3 Maojiayuan Lu, near Zhongshan Nan Lu
      毛家园路1-3号1楼, 近中山南路
    • Phone
      6080 2988

    Nineteen-room boutique hotel on the South Bund, designed by Neri & Hu, once home to Table No. 1 but now housing Oxalis instead. Read more

  • Ultraviolet

    • Dining
    • Fusion
    • French
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    • Address
      Online booking only
    • Phone

    Ultraviolet is an avant garde dining concept by resident molecular madman Paul Pairet. 10 -- and only 10 -- diners arrive at Mr & Mrs Bund for an aperitif before they are spirited away to an undisclosed location. There they are taken to a single table in a white room... Read more

  • Hakkasan

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Cantonese
    • Address
      Bund 18, 5/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu
      中山东一路18号5楼, 近南京东路
    • Phone
      6321 5888

    Hakkasan is a fancy and fashionable Michelin-starred Chinese chain that comes to Shanghai via London. This is the latest branch of the international chain which also boasts branches in New York, Miami, Vegas, San Francisco, the UAE and even Mumbai. The soul of the... Read more

  • The PuLi

    • Hotels
    • Travel
    • Luxury Hotels
    • Address
      1 Changde Lu, near Yan'an Lu
      常德路 1号, 近延安路
    • Phone
      3203 9999

    The Puli is both a hotel and spa, which makes it ideal for those looking for a bit of pampering. Being only a few minutes walk from Jing'An Temple, it has additional appeal in being closely situated to transport links and top attractions. Read more

  • Andaz (Xintiandi)

    • Hotels
    • Boutique Hotels
    • Luxury Hotels
    • Address
      88 Songshan Lu, near Taicang Lu
      嵩山路88号1楼, 近太仓路
    • Phone
      2310 1234

    Andaz Shanghai is the first Andaz property in Asia Pacific and the sixth hotel to open under the new Andaz brand operated by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. Located in Xintiandi, the hotel features 307 spacious guest rooms and suite. Read more

  • Tomatito

    • Dining
    • Spanish
    • Design Standout
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    • Address
      Zhangyuan 99, 2/F, 99 Taixing Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
      泰兴路99号2楼, 近南京路
    • Phone
      6259 8671

    The latest concept from Willy Trullas Moreno, Tomatito is a casual, colorful and quirky Spanish tapas bar. The menu comprises mostly Spanish classics, like pork and chicken croquetas, patatas bravas, tortillas and albondigas all done with Willy's personal touch, of... Read more

  • The 1515 West Chophouse & Bar

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Bars
    • Address
      Jing'An Shangri-la, 4/F, 1218 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Tongren Lu
      延安中路1218号4楼, 近铜仁路
    • Phone
      2203 8889

    The Jing'an Shangri-La's spare-no-expense steakhouse concept follows a "farm to table" ethos with artisan-produced steaks and chops and other creative cuisine. The menu riffs off of film production terms with section names like "Cold Open" and "Act One, Scene One."... Read more