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  • Shen Yue Xuan

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Cantonese
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    • Address
      849 Huashan Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
      华山路849号, 近复兴西路
    • Phone
      6251 1166

    Shen Yue Xuan is a grand, sprawling villa set on the ground of a private garden (retired Party cadres only). Its idyllic location make it quite popular with locals as a wedding spot, but its Cantonese cooking is up there with the foodies as well. Dim sum here, with... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 COOK

    • Dining
    • Shopping
    • Dim Sum
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    • Address
      The Kerry Hotel, 1/F, 1388 Huamu Lu, near Fangdian Lu
      花木路1388号1楼, 近芳甸路
    • Phone
      6169 8888*6321

    International a la carte all-day dining restaurant with 11 theater kitchens serving fresh sushi shipped in from Tokyo three times weekly, street-style Malaysian food, all manner of Canto-style dim sum and more. There is also a "cheese cave" and a gourmet deli boutique. Read more

  • ZEN (Xintiandi)

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Cantonese
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    • Address
      Xintiandi, Block 2, Lane 123 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu
      兴业路123弄2号楼, 近马当路
    • Phone
      6385 6385

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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

  • 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

  • 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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  • 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

  • Tang Gong (Dongzhu'an Bang Lu)

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Cantonese
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    • Address
      1/F, Golden Bridge Garden, 103 Dong Zhu'anbang Lu, near Jiangsu Lu
      东渚安浜路1楼, 近江苏路
    • Phone
      6251 6148

    Cantonese chain, good for dim sum. Popular for their roast pigeon, durian puffs, shrimp dumplings, and white sesame pudding. Read more

  • Tang Gong (Changle Lu)

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Cantonese
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    • Address
      3-4/F, Jinjiang Dickson Center, 400 Changle Lu, near Maoming Nan Lu
      长乐路400号, 锦江迪生3-4楼 近茂名南路
    • Phone
      5466 6377

    Cantonese chain, good for dim sum. Popular for their roast pigeon, durian puffs, shrimp dumplings, and white sesame pudding. Read more

  • Fortune Garden (Yuyuan Lu)

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Cantonese
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    • Address
      Donghai Plaza, 1/F, Bldg 2, 18 Yuyuan Dong Lu, near Tongren Lu
      愚园东路18号, 东海广场2号楼1楼 近同仁路
    • Phone
      6247 1388

    Cantonese chain popular for their charcoal-roasted eel, durian cakes, sliced & iced abalone, and Canto-style roast pork. Read more

  • Yuan Yuan (Nanjing Xi Lu)

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Shanghainese
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    • Address
      4/F, Westgate Mall, 1038 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Jiangning Lu
      南京西路1038号, 梅龙镇广场4楼 近江宁路
    • Phone
      6272 6972

    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