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  • 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

  • Crystal Jade (Xintiandi)

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • South-East Asian
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    • Address
      Xintiandi, South Block Plaza, 2/F, 123 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu
      新天地南里广场, 兴业路123弄2楼, 近马当路
    • Phone
      6385 8752

    Crystal Jade is a chain from Singapore that's consistently packed for its combination of stylish decor and Cantonese cooking. Dim sum, in particular, is wildly popular. Most people go for the crispy pork belly, the roast pork, shrimp dumplings, mango pudding, and... Read more

  • Lynn

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Shanghainese
    • $
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    • Address
      99 Xikang Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
      西康路99号, 近南京西路
    • Phone
      6247 0101

    Lynn is a contemporary, and quite stylish, Shanghainese restaurant with Cantonese leanings. Popular with a thirtysomething crowd of locals, expats, and tourists, particularly for an 88rmb, all-you-can-eat dim sum deal on the weekends. Read more

  • Ye Shanghai

    • Dining
    • Shanghainese
    • Cantonese
    • $
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    • Address
      Xintiandi, North Block, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
      太仓路181号, 新天地北里, 近马当路
    • Phone
      6311 2323

    Upscale restaurant located in the famouse Xintiandi tourist precinct serving Shanghainese and Hong Kong dishes including Yum Cha or Dim Sum. Read more

  • Wei Jing Ge

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Cantonese
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    • Address
      Waldorf Astoria, Heritage Building, 5/F, 2 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
      上海外滩华尔道夫酒店 中山东一路2号5楼, 近广东路
    • Phone
      6322 9988

    Wei Jing Ge is the Waldorf Astoria's Chinese option, serving regional delicacies from Shanghai, Cantonese, Sichuan and Huai Yang cuisines. The restaurant also features a wine cellar of some 500 bottles of wine, each handpicked by the resident sommelier, in addition... Read more

  • Yuan Yuan (Xingguo Lu)

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Shanghainese
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    • Address
      201 Xingguo Lu, near Tai'an Lu
      兴国路201号, 近泰安路
    • Phone
      6433 9123

    Upscale Shanghainese food for upscale people. They have a particularly good reputation for the red-braised pork belly -- hongshao rou -- a stone-cold Shanghainese classic. The rest is, frankly, mediocre. Read more

  • Cha's

    • Dining
    • Cafes
    • Cantonese
    • $
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    • Address
      1/F, 30 Sinan Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      思南路30号1楼, 近淮海中路
    • Phone
      6093 2062

    Cha is a faithful recreation of a Hong Kong cha canting -- basically a Cantonese diner -- from the 1950's, right down to the old-time music, the old-time Hong Kong public lavatory signs, and the green-and-white tiled floor. Food is similarly traditional. Very popular... Read more

  • Xin Hua Cheng Seafood Hot Pot

    • Dining
    • Seafood
    • Cantonese
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    • Address
      58 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
      东湖路58号, 近淮海中路
    • Phone
      5467 0336

    Xin Hua Cheng, or New Flower City, is a fancy Cantonese hot pot place, where the entitled dip abalone, garoupa, lobster, and other expensive kinds of seafood into mild broths. Lots of businessmen here. Read more

  • Grandma's Kitchen (Nanjing Xi Lu)

    • Dining
    • Cantonese
    • Jing'an
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    • Address
      Lane 1213 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Shanxi Bei Lu
      南京西路1213弄, 近陕西北路
    • Phone
      6279 2929

    This is a popular option for locals largely for its reasonable prices. The food is your standard selection of Cantonese cuisine, like salty and soy chicken, turnip cakes, casseroles. Most of it is decent enough, certainly not remarkable. Read more

  • Xinwang

    • Dining
    • Cantonese
    • Late Night Dining
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    • Address
      175 Changle Lu, near Maoming Lu
      长乐路175号, 近茂名路
    • Phone
      6415 5056

    Xinwang is a popular cha canting chain. The menu comprises mostly Hong Kong greasy spoon staples -- stir-fries, casseroles, turnip cakes and assorted dim sum, pineapple buns and milk tea. Great for late night dining. Good for late night dining. Read more

  • Hengshan Cafe (Hengshan Lu)

    • Dining
    • Cantonese
    • Popular Chinese
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    • Address
      308 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu
      衡山路308号, 近吴兴路
    • Phone
      6471 7127

    Hong Kong style comfort food and value for money. This place is always busy particularly at dinner times. Originating on Hengshan Lu, now expanded to other areas. Open til 4am this is one of a handful of places in Shanghai to get a late night fill. Read more

  • Yisheng Yue Wei (Eason Restaurant)

    • Dining
    • Cantonese
    • Xuhui
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    • Address
      132 Yongkang Lu, near Xiangyang Lu
      永康路132号, 近襄阳路
    • Phone
      6473 5602

    Yisheng (or in its Anglicized form "Eason") is a small, cozy, cheap and cheerful Cantonese restaurant. Rather than the extravagant exotica the cuisine of this province is better known for, Yisheng does the more rustic home-style variety. The focus is on simple... Read more