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  • Rong Cuisine

    • Dining
    • Huangpu
    • Address
      128 Taicang Lu, near Songshan Lu
      太仓路128号, 近嵩山路
    • Phone
      6206 6177

    The little brother brand of Taizhou seafood chain Xin Rong Ji. Rong Cuisine re-opened in Hotel Andaz back in spring 2018. The hotel environment and the casual and hip design of the restaurant is a good fit. It's a popular place for nearby white collars to have... Read more

  • The Dining Room (Super Brand Mall)

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Shanghainese
    • Address
      8/F, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      陆家嘴西路168号8层, 近陆家嘴环路
    • Phone
      5092 1965

    Popular chain of Shanghai Min's casual dining brand, focusing on Shanghai-style snacks like shengjian, crab roe xiaolong, scallion pancake with a creative twist. The Dining Room Bar at the Super Brand mall is adjacent to a Shanghai Min, and serves a handful of hard... Read more

  • Rongshu Huangyu Mian

    • Dining
    • Seafood
    • Jing'an
    • Address
      1/F, 688 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Qinghai Lu
      南京西路688号1楼, 近青海路
    • Phone
      156 1870 6378

    A Taizhou seafood restaurant and a subbrand of Xin Rong Ji. Its signature Huangyu Mian (yellow croaker noodles) costs 128RMB. Read more

  • Yongfu Mini

    • Dining
    • Pudong
    • L+ Mall
    • Address
      9/F, 899 Pudong Nan Lu, near Shangcheng Lu
      浦东南路899号9层, 近商城路
    • Phone
      5081 2795

    This is Ningbo powerhouse Yongfu's casual dining sub-brand. It shares a few signature dishes as its big brother brand, but offer a smaller quantity and slightly cheaper price. Yongfu Mini looks very much like a mid-range Chinese restaurant in comparison, the decor is... Read more

  • Taste of Dadong (LuOne)

    • Dining
    • Peking Duck
    • Huangpu
    • $
    • $
    • $
    • $
    • $
    • Address
      5/F, 268 Xujiahui Lu, near Madang Lu
      徐家汇路268号5层, 近马当路
    • Phone
      6377 7817

    Dadong's casual dining chain. This is the first one in Shanghai. It's family-friendly and popular among nearby white collars. With about 1/4 of what Dadong offers, including Dong's signature dishes, plus some creative twists and homey vibes. Here, their specialty... Read more

  • Akimbo Cafe Lab

    • Dining
    • Cafes
    • Jing'an
    • Address
      1018 Yuyuan Lu, near Jiangsu Lu
      愚园路1018号, 近江苏路
    • Phone

    A three-bay wide "net red" coffeeshop on Yuyuan Lu. The sign, merch and coffee trays read "since 2016" (a very respectable lifespan for a coffeeshop in Shanghai) but this branch of the popular coffeeshop from Shenzhen has only been open since October 2018. It's... Read more

  • Starbucks Reserve Bakery Café

    • Dining
    • Cafes
    • Desserts
    • Address
      1/F, Grand Gateway, 1 Hongqiao Lu, near Huashan Lu
      虹桥路1号港汇恒隆广场1楼, 近华山路
    • Phone
      3424 9077

    The Starbucks Reserve Bakery Café is the firm's first such store in China, featuring fresh Italian Princi food. It offers its premium coffees, freshly prepared food from its Princi bakery and alcoholic drinks from a "mixology bar". Expect cornetti sandwiches,... Read more

  • Huang Men Lao Zao

    • Dining
    • Hot Pot
    • Xuhui
    • Address
      2/F, 268 Zhaojiabang Lu, near Jiashan Lu
      肇嘉浜路268号2楼,近嘉善路
    • Phone
      6437 5577

    Classic hotpot restaurant opposite Jiashan Lu metro station. Read more

  • Cages (Jiangning Lu)

    • Dining
    • American
    • Burger
    • Address
      3/F, 428 Jiangning Lu, near Wuding Lu
      江宁路428号3楼, 近武定路
    • Phone
      5299 5273

    The new Cages is absolutely massive. More than just batting cages, they also have squash courts, a full field for five-a-side soccer and dodgeball, an area for professional darts, a private space for events, more TV screens than a Best Buy, and just everything else... Read more

  • Brut Eatery (Yuyuan Lu)

    • Dining
    • Shopping
    • Cafes
    • Address
      698 Yuyuan Lu, near Zhenning Lu
      愚园路698号, 近镇宁路
    • Phone
      199 2149 1514

    The cafe offshoot of the furniture store by the same name. Brut Cake Cafe's a popular spot for coffees, desserts, and sitting in groups of trendy-looking people. They've got a condensed menu of breakfast-lunch items with interesting (and mostly successful) twists.... Read more

  • Temporarily closed

    Wagas (Pudong Xinmei)

    • Dining
    • Cafes
    • Salads
    • $
    • $
    • $
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    • $
    • Address
      Xinmei Union Square, 1/F, 999 Pudong Nan Lu, near Shangcheng Lu
      浦东南路999号, 新梅联合大厦, 近商城路
    • Phone
      5134 1075

    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

  • Temporarily closed

    Hillbilly Tea

    • Dining
    • American
    • Xuhui
    • Address
      Taikang Terrace, Room 203, Bldg 1, 171 Jianguo Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu
      建国中路171弄1号楼203室, 近瑞金二路
    • Phone
      3356 1315

    This is the Shanghai branch of a hip tea "cafe" from Louisville, Kentucky. The focus is proprietary tea blends and tea-infused spirits. Supplementing that is a menu of southern-style grub like pulled pork with cornbread pancakes or shrimp and grits. Read more

  • Temporarily closed

    Wagas (Central Plaza)

    • Dining
    • Cafes
    • Australian
    • $
    • $
    • $
    • $
    • $
    • Address
      Central Plaza, 1/F, 227 Huangpi Bei Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
      黄陂北路227号, 近南京西路
    • Phone
      3330 0691

    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

  • Temporarily closed

    Nanxiang Mantou (Yu Garden)

    • Dining
    • Shanghainese
    • Xiao Long Bao
    • $
    • $
    • $
    • $
    • $
    • Address
      85 Yuyuan Lu, near Jiuqu Qiao
      豫园路85号, 近九曲桥
    • Phone
      6355 4206

    This restaurant in the middle of the Yu Garden Bazaar has garnered a reputation in guidebooks for being the place to try to try the famed Shanghai delicacy xiao long bao, or soup dumplings. Truth be told, if you're willing to veer off the gringo trail,... Read more

  • Temporarily Closed

    Limbo

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Bars
    • Address
      1394 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Dingxi Lu
      延安西路1394号, 近定西路
    • Phone
      6241 8925

    Chill mid-range sports bar in Changning that serves solid wings, burgers, sandwiches, and Caribbean food. Most food is between 40-80rmb, and their kitchen stays open until 2am daily. They also have live music or a DJ most nights of the week, including a jam on Sunday... Read more

  • Closed for renovation

    Grill Room

    • Dining
    • BBQ & Steaks
    • Hotel Restaurant
    • Address
      Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel, 1/F, 1108 Meihua Lu, near Fangdian Lu
      梅花路1108号1楼, 近芳甸路
    • Phone
      3858 0888

    The Grill Room in the Jumeirah Himalyas Hotel is an upmarket restaurant serving prime cuts of steak. Read more

  • Closed for renovations.

    Maya (Huaihai Lu)

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Bars
    • Address
      3/F, 1329 Huaihai Lu, near Changshu Lu
      淮海路1329号3楼, 近常熟路
    • Phone
      6445 8897

    Not to be confused with the Mexican restaurant, this is a big spangly Chinese club without much going for it. Read more

  • Temporarily closed

    Hai Jin Zi

    • Dining
    • Shanghainese
    • (Collection) Shanghainese Classics
    • Address
      240 Jinxian Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
      进贤路240号, 近陕西南路
    • Phone
      6255 0371

    One of a handful of homestyle Shanghainese joints still fighting it out on gentrified Jinxian Lu. Good for the fried-spring onion pork chop (congxiang dapai), soy sauce duck (jiangya), and other sweet & oily local classics. Read more

  • closed for renovations

    Xin Dau Ji

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Cantonese
    • $
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    • $
    • $
    • $
    • Address
      47 Xinle Lu, near Xiangyang Lu
      新乐路47号, 近襄阳路
    • Phone
      5403 5777

    Hong Kong-based Cantonese restaurant boasting some Michelin acclaim back home. The food quality is solid, but the Shanghai branch doesn't warrant the Michelin hype. Expect a broad selection of stir-fried and roasted meats, steamed fish and dim sum. Read more

  • Temporarily closed

    The LunchBox & The WineBox

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Wine Bar
    • $
    • $
    • $
    • $
    • $
    • Address
      200 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
      太仓路200号, 近马当路
    • Phone
      188 1750 0050

    Mild mannered Cafe by day, and wine bar by night. From 7am-5pm, this location is The LunchBox — a spiffy quick-serve cafe that's marketed to the young and creative set. The menu offers a range of made-to-order sandwiches salads and pastas as well as smoothies and... Read more