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  • HIYA (The Shanghai EDITION)

    • Address
      27/F, Main Building, 199 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Henan Zhong Lu
      南京东路199号主楼27楼, 近河南中路
    • Phone
      5368 9531

    The final piece in the three-piece restaurant puzzle at Shanghai EDITION, Jason Atherton's brain child HIYA might look a bit Japanese but it's more like "inspired by" Japanese izakayas. "Inspired" because, despite having a very Japanese kitchen (headed up by... Read more

  • Xime

    • Address
      1/F, 989 Changle Lu, near Changshu Lu
      长乐路989号1楼, 近常熟路
    • Phone
      6422 5996

    Brough to us by Jun Nishio and Sam Norris (Wishbone), Xime is just well-thought out, no-pressure, Japanese comfort food and drinks. The space is divided into two, with the requisite... Read more

  • Ars & Delecto

    • Address
      222 Jinxian Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
      进贤路222号, 近陕西南路
    • Phone
      5679 9916

    It means "art and delight" in Latin. Coming from Tokyo F&B group Small Axe, the ones behind Bar Trench in Shibuya District (number 16 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018), this is a cafe-by-day and... Read more

  • Oha

    • Address
      23 Anfu Lu, by Changshu Lu
      安福路23号, 近常熟路
    • Phone
      136 2164 7680

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  • Jeju Izakaya

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      1095 Yuyuan Lu, near Fenggang Lu
      愚园路1095号, 近风冈路
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  • Ifuku (Taicang Lu)

    • Address
      58 Taicang Lu, near Shunchang Lu
      太仓路58号, 近顺昌路
    • Phone
      5386 7188

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  • Takumi Robataya & Sake (IFC Mall)

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    • Address
      4/F, 8 Shiji Da Dao, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      世纪大道8号4楼, 近陆家嘴环路
    • Phone
      5011 1677

    Upmarket Japanese robatayaki and sake bar in the IFC Mall specializing in robatayaki, grilled seasonal fish, meat and vegetables with sake pairing. Read more

  • Tori Ichi

    • Address
      509 Guyang Lu, near Yaohong Lu
      古羊路509号, 近姚虹路
    • Phone
      5477 3661

    Izakaya run by a Japanese couple. Read more

  • Kyushu's (Jiangsu Lu)

    • Address
      458 Jiangsu Lu, near Yuyuan Lu
      江苏路458号, 近愚园路
    • Phone
      6174 0717

    Japanese Izakaya. Often crowded but the dishes come fast. Read more

  • Most Izakaya

    • Address
      758 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu
      巨鹿路758号, 近富民路
    • Phone
      6266 8950

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  • Takumi Robataya & Sake (Jing'An Kerry Center)

    • Address
      3/F, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Tongren Lu
      南京西路1515号3楼, 近铜仁路
    • Phone
      6259 5177

    Upmarket Japanese robatayaki and sake bar in the JingAn Kerry Centre specializing in grilled seafoods, meats and vegetables with sake pairing. Read more

  • Sen Ryo

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    • Address
      IAPM Mall, Suite 419, 4/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
      淮海中路999号4楼419室, 近陕西南路
    • Phone
      5466 7806

    Sen Ryo is a mid-market Japanese chain serving a broad range of Japanese cuisine. The primary focus is sushi. A conveyor belt, erm, conveys sushi to patrons sitting at the sushi bar—color coded plates determine the price. A la carte sushi options are available on the... Read more

  • IZKY

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      Guoman Hotel, 1/F, Block 1, 388 Daduhe Lu, near Yungling Dong Lu
      大渡河路388号国盛中心1号座1楼, 近云岭东路
    • Phone
      6095 8888

    Izakaya and sake bar concept in the Guoman Hotel. Read more

  • Haru Kitchen

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    • Address
      66 Shanxi Bei Lu, near Weihai Lu
      陕西北路66号, 近威海路
    • Phone
      6272 7117, 181 2107 5277

    Haru is a Beatles-themed yakitori bar. The place is decked out in Fab Four paraphernalia and the soundtrack is classic tunes sung by the band itself or cheeky genre-crossing adaptations. The menu is roughly identical with specialities like grilled avocado, beef... Read more

  • Katsu

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    • Address
      2892 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Hongxu Lu
      延安西路2892号, 近虹许路
    • Phone
      6261 9970

    A unique little Izakaya among a Yan'an Xi Lu strip filled with them, with a menu stacked with quirky discoveries like deep-fried cheese, whale Sashimi and what they are famous for Sea Grapes. Read more

  • Kanpai

    • Address
      Grand Gateway, 5/F, 1 Hongqiao Lu, near Huashan Lu
      虹桥路1号5楼, 近华山路
    • Phone
      6417 2019

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  • Laowai Yokocho Avenue

    • Address
      1/F, 3337 Hongmei Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu
      虹梅路3337号1楼, 近延安西路
    • Phone
      6479 0561

    "Laowai Yokocho Avenue" is a kind of forlorn attempt at recreating a festive Japanese alleyway of restaurants, like Piss Alley in Tokyo. But it does offer MONSTER highballs in pint glasses, and a chance for a quirky meal and night out for groups of people bringing... Read more

  • Okaeri

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      B103, Lane 259 Jiashan Market, near Jianguo Xi Lu
      嘉善路259弄B103, 近建国路
    • Phone
      139 1686 4639

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  • Akatsuki (Hongqiao New Century Plaza)

    • Address
      2/F, Bldg C, Hongqiao New Century Plaza 48 Xingyi Lu, near Loushanguan Lu
      兴义路48号C座2楼, 近娄山关路
    • Phone
      6271 8837

    Welcoming Japanese izakaya on the second floor of a Gubei mall, with an interesting seafood-focused menu and reasonable prices (menus are in Japanese and Chinese only; no English here). Your main table-fellows are Japanese businessmen with bottles of Suntory, soda... Read more

  • Daikyugo

    • Address
      545 Anlong Lu, near Xianxia Lu
      安龙路545号, 近仙霞路
    • Phone
      6261 5505

    Yakitori-slinging izakaya that stays open until 5am, last orders at 4.30. Good fish, good sashimi. Try the aji tataki and shochu. The clientele are predominantly Japanese. Read more