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  • Raw

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      2/F, 98 Yanping Lu, near Xinzha Lu
      延平路98号2楼, 近新闸路
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      5175 9818

    Nice looking grill and bar on Yanping Lu, serving wood-cooked cuts of South American meats and some raw dishes like a Chilean Wagyu beef tartare, Icelandic codfish ceviche, and an "Egg at 63°". Food looks sharp, and you're probably paying 200-400rmb per person,... Read more

  • RAC (Anfu Lu)

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      Bldg 14, 332 Anfu Lu, near Wukang Lu
      安福路322号14幢, 近武康路
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      n/a

    A few of the people behind Far West, of Farine, have set up a new creperie/wine bar called RAC Bar behind their street-front coffee stall, RAC Coffee. They're slinging a couple of throwbacks to the Far West menu, notably sweet crepes, savory galettes... Read more

  • Moka Bros (Xiangyang Bei Lu)

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      1/F, 108 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Xinle Lu
      襄阳北路108号1楼, 近新乐路
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      3669 6090

    Straight outta Sanlitun Beijing, Moka Bros is a well-honed, market-tested power (and poke and smoothie) bowls, wraps, sandwiches, smoothies, juices, coffee, wine, breakfast, brunch place, with a clear identity and personality, great design, consistent service, and... Read more

  • POP American Brasserie

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      Three on the Bund, 7/F, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      广东路17号, 外滩三号7楼, 近中山东一路
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      6321 0909

    POP is the new concept to replace New Heights. It's an American-inspired brasserie that totally looks the part — red button leather booths, tray ceilings, tones of copper and tan. The menu is mostly approachable comfort cuisine like braised short ribs, duck leg... Read more

  • Ginger

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      91 Xingguo Lu, near Hunan Lu
      兴国路91号, 近湖南路
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      3406 0599

    Once boasting three branches around town, Ginger has consolidated and regrouped on Xingguo Lu. The space is a gem. Cozy and compact, it sits perched over a small park complete with wizened old men practicing their tai chi and playing chess and stuff -- very... Read more

  • Lost Heaven (Gaoyou Lu)

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      38 Gaoyou Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
      高邮路38号, 近复兴西路
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      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

  • Cotton's (Anting Lu)

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      132 Anting Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu
      安亭路132号, 近建国西路
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      6433 7995

    Cotton's chilled-out villa atmosphere is also the place to go if you're not used to Chinese food and don't plan on becoming acclimated. They've done a good job of creating a pretty spot where foreigners can feel like they are in any city. The old outdoor dining area... Read more

  • Bella Napoli (Changle Lu)

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      Lane 946 Changle Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
      长乐路946弄, 近乌鲁木齐路
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      6248 8985

    Bella Napoli is an institution, already several years past its first decade in Shanghai. It is busy almost every night of the week, in every type of weather, from cold and rainy Tuesday evenings to hot summer weekend nights. The crowds are here for simple and... Read more

  • Gemma

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      20 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      东湖路20号, 近淮海中路
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      3356 5118

    Gemma is a spiffy Italian pizzeria that serves a menu of Italian favorites, with a selection of Neapolitan-style pizzas, homemade pastas (they have their own pasta room), salads, antipasti, homemade gelato and a list of French and Italian wines. Read more

  • el Willy (Bund 22)

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      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
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      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

  • RAC II (Shaanxi Nan Lu)

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      55 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      陕西南路55号, 近淮海中路
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      136 3659 5172

    Second branch of the popular creperie and wine bar on Anfu Lu, tucked into a leafy, renovated lanehouse. Downstairs is more of a coffee bar. Sit-down seating is upstairs. Unlike the other one, there's no outdoor seating here, except a couple counter seats on the... Read more

  • Lost Heaven Silk Road

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      758 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu
      巨鹿路758号, 近富民路
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      6266 9816

    Massive, beautiful Western China fusion restaurant from the folks behind popular Yunnan chain Lost Heaven, in the old watch factory on Julu Lu that once housed Mesa & Manifesto. Painters from Thailand and West China spent months painting the 400+ capacity space to... Read more

  • Cantina Agave (Fumin Lu)

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      A Mansion, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu
      富民路291号, 近长乐路
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      6170 1310

    Great tacos, long list of tequila and frozen margaritas, as well as a salsa bar with eight salsas available. The space is small and gets quite busy late at night and on weekends when the weather is good. Read more

  • Shintori

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      803 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu
      巨鹿路803号, 近富民路
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      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

  • Jesse (Tianping Lu)

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      41 Tianping Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      天平路41号, 近淮海中路
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      6282 9260

    This is the "old" Jesse restaurant, the shabby but clean cornerstone restaurant of Shanghainese cooking that has since spawned a chain of "new" Jesse restaurants -- Xin Jishi -- in all corners of Shanghai. The original is still the best by far, with unfussy but... Read more

  • Atto Primo

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      Bund 5, 2/F, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      广东路20号2楼, 近中山东一路
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      6328 0271

    Fine Italian dining on the Bund, and the first ever high-end venture / experiment by Yum! Brands, a corporation better known for its fast-food chains KFC and Pizza Hut. An expansive menu spans many regions of the boot, with the kind of down-to-earth, casual fare... Read more

  • Maya

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      Grand Plaza Club House, 2/F, 568 Julu Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
      巨鹿路568弄 四方新城俱乐部2楼, 近陕西南路
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      6289 6889

    Maya is a popular, upscale Mexican restaurant whose slightly odd location on the second-floor of an apartment clubhouse is a reminder that good food trumps weird locations. The cooking is contemporary Mexican, with a few concessions like tacos and quesadillas, but if... Read more

  • El Bodegon (Changshu Lu)

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      4/F, 83 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu
      常熟路83号4楼, 近巨鹿路
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      5465 1275

    A casual Argentinian steakhouse with a focus grilled steaks and Peruvian ceviches, tiraditos, and antichuchos. They have the best value steaks in town here with quality cuts including 200g rib-eyes, striploins, and rump steaks going from 95rmb and 300g steaks from... Read more

  • Birds of Paradise

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      98 Yanping Lu, near Wuding Lu
      延平路98号, 近武定路
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      6260 7587

    This modern tiki bar is basically what happens when Austin Hu (Heritage) and Yao Lu (Union Trading... Read more

  • Tacolicious

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      1 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
      岳阳路1号, 近东平路
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      137 6406 0741

    Taco venture from Saira and Thijs of BYFO, Adrian of Joe'ss Pizza and Logan of Logan's Punch. offering double-shell tacos (hard shell inside, soft shell outside) in meat/vegetarian/vegan options. The menu consist of the classics like shrimp, chicken and steak asado,... Read more