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  • Crystal Jade (Nanjing Xi Lu)

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Cantonese
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    • Address
      Westgate Mall, 7/F, 1038 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Jiangning Lu
      南京西路1038号 梅龙镇广场7楼, 近江宁路
    • Phone
      5228 1133

    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

  • Lei Garden (IFC)

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Cantonese
    • $
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    • Address
      IFC Pudong, 3/F, 8 Shiji Da Dao, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      世纪大道8号, 国金中心IFC商场3楼, 近陆家嘴环路
    • Phone
      5106 1688

    Lei Garden is a Hong Kong-based up-market Cantonese restaurant with Michelin cred under its belt. The menu comprises exquisite Cantonese classics with a focus on fresh seafood. The place also does a brisk business in weekend yum cha. Read more

  • Royal China (Nanjing Xi Lu)

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Cantonese
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    • Address
      Jiu Guang, 8/F, 1618 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Wuning Lu
      南京西路1618号8楼, 近华山路
    • Phone
      6288 3063

    Royal China is known both in Shanghai and London for its dim sum. It's a gawdy affair, with gold-colored pizza shapes stuck to the walls on the eight floor of a mall, but is consistently and fully packed for its roast pork and goose, steamed shrimp dumplings, coconut... Read more

  • Tim's Kitchen

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Cantonese
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    • Address
      Plaza 66, 5/F, 1266 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Shanxi Bei Lu
      南京西路1266号 恒隆广场5楼, 今陕西北路
    • Phone
      6288 8181

    Tao Hua Yuan, or, as it's transliterated, Tim's Kitchen, is an upmarket restaurant coming from Hong Kong and Macau decorated with two Michelin stars. Environs are consummately contemporary, with clean lines and a blossoming peach tree as the centerpiece. Service is... Read more

  • Bi Feng Tang (Dapu Lu)

    • Dining
    • Cantonese
    • Xuhui
    • $
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    • Address
      1/F, Golden Magnolia Plaza, 1 Dapu Lu, by Xujiahui Lu
      打浦路1号 金玉兰广场1楼, 近徐家汇
    • Phone
      5396 1328

    Contemporary Cantonese restaurant with a few Sichuan dishes here and there. For a more intimate dining experience, there are six private dining rooms and two semi private dining areas. Read more

  • Dragon Phoenix

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Cantonese
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    • Address
      Fairmont Peace Hotel, 8/F, 20 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      南京东路20号, 上海和平飯店8楼 近中山东一路
    • Phone
      6321 6888 ext 6880

    Dragon Phoenix is the Chinese option in the historic Fairmont Peace Hotel. Like the rest of the hotel, the decor is lavish and vivid, and it's dripping with chinoiserie—screens, fans, tray ceilings with golden flourish. Expect a menu of top-dollar items like abalone,... Read more

  • Ming Court

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Shanghainese
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    • Address
      B1/F, 333 Shenhong Lu, near Shaohong Lu
      申虹路333号B1楼, 近绍虹路
    • Phone
      5263 9618

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  • Bi Feng Tang (Gubei)

    • Dining
    • Cantonese
    • Late Night Dining
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    • Address
      1/F, 37 Shuicheng Nan Lu, near Guyang Lu
      水城南路37号万科广场1楼, 近古羊路
    • Phone
      6208 6388

    This is a chain of affordable Cantonese restaurants that dot the city. It's a popular option for the late-night munchies. Expect a fairly standard selection of dim sum, roasted items, stir-fries, soups and other Canto staples. Quality is fair to middling. Read more

  • Marlin Bay

    • Dining
    • BBQ & Steaks
    • South-East Asian
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    • Address
      Shanghai Yacht Club, 1162 Waima Lu, near Duojia Lu
      外马路1162号, 近多稼路
    • Phone
      400 114 0011

    Located inside the Shanghai Yacht Club on the South Bund, Marlin Bay serves a variety of Asian and Western staples for Shanghai's sea-faring set. The main draw is the riverfront views. Read more

  • Bi Feng Tang (Haining Lu)

    • Dining
    • Cantonese
    • Bi Feng Tang
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    • Address
      358 Haining Lu, near Wusong Lu
      海宁路358号, 近吴淞路
    • Phone
      6393 5568

    Contemporary Cantonese restaurant with a few Sichuan dishes here and there. For a more intimate dining experience, there are six private dining rooms and two semi private dining areas. Read more

  • Canton

    • Dining
    • Cantonese
    • Impress Guests
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    • Address
      Grand Hyatt, Jin Mao Tower, 55/F, 88 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu
      世纪大道88号 金茂大厦55楼, 近东泰路
    • Phone
      5047 8838

    The Grand Hyatt's Cantonese restaurant offers 360-degree views of the city from the 55th floor of the Jin Mao Tower. Cuisine is decidedly up-market with several private dining rooms. Read more

  • Si Ji Xuan

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Cantonese
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    • Address
      The Four Seasons Hotel, 2/F, 500 Weihai Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
      四季酒店, 威海路500号2楼, 近石门一路
    • Phone
      6256 8888 X 1889

    Si Ji Xuan is the Chinese option in the Four Seasons Hotel. The interior is about as dated as the rest of the building, but the place does a booming dim sum business on the weekends for a very reasonable 158rmb+15% per person. Great value for money. Be sure to book... Read more