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  • Imperial Treasure (Rockbund)

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      Room 402-403, 4/F, 99 Beijing Dong Lu, near Yuanmingyuan Lu
      北京东路99号4楼402-403室, 近圆明园路
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      5308 1188

    Known in Chinese as Yu Bao Xiang, Imperial Treasure is an quality Singapore-based chain specializing in the cuisine of Canton. Food offerings are what you'd expect—crispy skin pork, steamed fish, lots of roasted fowl. They do terrific dim sum, too. Read more

  • Jade Garden

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      Jing'an Kerry Centre (South Wing) 4/F, 1238 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Changde Lu
      延安中路1238号, 近常德路
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      5243 8088

    Not to be confused with the ubiquitous Jiangnan restaurant Jardin du Jade, Jade Garden is a Hong Kong-based Cantonese concept under the umbrella of the Maxim's Group. This marks the Cantonese restaurants first crack at the Shanghai market. The menu features an array... Read more

  • Lei Garden (IAPM)

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      IAPM Mall, 4/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Lu
      淮海中路999号4楼, 近陕西路路
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      5425 2283

    Lei Garden is a Hong Kong-based up-market Cantonese restaurant with Michelin cred under its belt. It's one of the best places for Cantonese dim sum, and the lines prove it. This is an upscale experience, with white tablecloths and waitresses in pantsuits, at a... Read more

  • Seventh Son (Kerry Centre)

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      Jing'an Kerry Centre, Tower 1, 2/F, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Tongren Lu
      南京西路1515号2楼1号楼, 近铜仁路
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      6266 3969

    Created after a family feud by Brother Seven from the Fook Lam Moon empire, Seventh Son is an upscale dim sum house that has become a force to be reckoned with in its own right. They are masters of the Cantonese dim sum classics, with nearly translucent shrimp... Read more

  • Lei Garden (IFC)

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      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
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      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)

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      Jiu Guang, 8/F, 1618 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Wuning Lu
      南京西路1618号8楼, 近华山路
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      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

  • Hakkasan

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      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
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      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

  • Din Tai Fung (IAPM)

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      IAPM Mall, 3/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
      淮海中路999号3楼, 近陕西南路
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      5466 8191

    Din Tai Fung is a Taiwanese chain, but don't hold it against them. Their versions of Chinese snack food -- dumplings, noodles, steamed buns, and simple vegetable dishes -- are impeccable, as is their highly-trained service. You pay for the luxury of all of this, of... Read more

  • Din Tai Fung (Kerry Centre Jing'an)

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      Kerry Centre Jing'An, N4-15, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu
      南京西路1515号嘉里中心N4-15, 近常德路
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      6217 8366

    Din Tai Fung is a Taiwanese chain, but don't hold it against them. Their versions of Chinese snack food -- dumplings, noodles, steamed buns, and simple vegetable dishes -- are impeccable, as is their highly-trained service. You pay for the luxury of all of this, of... Read more

  • Canton 8

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      457 Jumen Lu, near Runan Jie
      局门路457号, 近汝南街
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      3165 8198

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  • Shanghai Tang (Bund Finance Center)

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      5/F, Bldg 1, Bund Financial Center, 558 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Longtan Lu
      中山东二路558号1幢5楼, 近龙潭路
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      6378 7777

    High-end restaurant arm of the upscale Hong Kong fashion brand by the same name, this place serves Shanghainese, benbang and jiangzhe dishes in a stylish, posh interior. Read more

  • Canton Table

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      Three on the Bund, 5/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
      中山东一路3号5楼, 近广东路
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      6321 3737

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  • Sui Tang Li (The Middle House)

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      The Middle House Residences 2/F, 366 Shimen Yi Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
      石门一路366号2层, 近南京西路
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      3216 8068

    Hosted in the Residence Building of the Middle House Shanghai, Sui Tang Li is "contemporary Chinese with traditional elements" in both look and cuisine. The interior design features a screen wall inlaid with green glazed tiles, paired with an amber-colored glass show... Read more

  • Wei Jing Ge

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      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
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      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

  • Shen Yue Xuan

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      849 Huashan Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
      华山路849号, 近复兴西路
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      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

  • Starz Kitchen (Shanghai Centre)

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      1/F, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
      南京西路1376号1层, 近西康路
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      6289 8766

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  • Fu Chun Xiaolong

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      650 Yuyuan Lu, near Zhenning Lu
      愚园路650号, 近镇宁路
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      6252 5117

    The oldest outpost of a hyper-popular Shanghainese chain, drawing in crowds with, especially, xiaolongbao soup dumplings. The Fuchun school (which we made up) emphasizes the flavor of the pork, at the expense of basically everything else: these are ripe,... Read more

  • FULU

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      4/F, Bldg 1, 758 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu
      巨鹿路758弄1号4楼, 近富民路
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      6203 6977

    A loungey-style Cantonese eatery in the Julu 758 compound. Predominantly a dim sum spot which makes it popular at lunch time. Average spend per person is between 200-300rmb. Read more

  • 55 by The Group

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      55 Wulumuqi Nan Lu, near Hengshan Lu
      乌鲁木齐南路55号, 近衡山路
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      6428 9799

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  • Dragon Phoenix

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      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
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      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