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  • Lost Heaven (Bund)

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      17 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Sichuan Nan Lu
      延安东路17号, 近四川南路
    • Phone
      6330 0967

    This is the flagship location of Yunnan restaurant Lost Heaven. They do relatively authentic Yunaan food, and if you wanna do pre- or post-dinner drinks they have a really nice terrace on the roof. Prices are reasonable for the location and views. Definitely a good... Read more

  • Lost Heaven (Gaoyou Lu)

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      38 Gaoyou Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
      高邮路38号, 近复兴西路
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      6433 5126

    Specializing in the tribal cuisine of China's Yunnan province, Lost Heaven has all the makings of a proper date restaurant: exotic cuisine, enchanted decor, atmospheric music and dim, flickering candlelight. Read more

  • Jesse (Tianping Lu)

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      41 Tianping Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      天平路41号, 近淮海中路
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      6282 9260

    This is the "old" Jesse restaurant, the shabby but clean cornerstone restaurant of Shanghainese cooking that has since spawned a chain of "new" Jesse restaurants -- Xin Jishi -- in all corners of Shanghai. The original is still the best by far, with unfussy but... Read more

  • Din Tai Fung (Xintiandi)

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      Xintiandi, South Block Plaza, 2/F, Lane 123 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu
      新天地南里广场2楼, 兴业路123弄, 近马当路
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      6385 8378

    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 (Shanghai Centre)

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      Shanghai Center, 1/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
      南京西路1376号 上海商城1楼, 近西康路
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      6289 9182

    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

  • Da Dong (Reel Mall)

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      Reel Mall, 5/F, 1601 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu
      南京西路1601号越洋广场5楼, 近常德路
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      3253 2299

    This Beijing roast duck restaurant is quite a big deal up in the big smoke. Celebrity chef / owner Dong Zhenxiang's proprietary roasting technique has earned the Da Dong a sterling reputation. But in spite of a voluminous tome of a menu, that's about all that Da Dong... 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

  • Guyi (Fumin Lu)

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      89 Fumin Lu, near Julu Lu
      富民路89号, 近巨鹿路
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      6249 5628

    Guyi is an institution of a Hunan restaurant in Shanghai, among both foreigners and locals, for its upscale environment and excellent fiery food, unaffected by local tastes. It's a step up from almost all other Hunan restaurants in Shanghai, and though quality has... Read more

  • Wei Xiang Zhai

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      14 Yandang Lu, near Huaihai Lu
      雁荡路14号, 近淮海路
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      5383 9032

    Shabby and run down Wei Xiang Zhai has been slinging cheap, tasty sesame sauce noodles for decades. Pay no mind to the grubby walls. Just look at every table. You'll see bowls of noodles smothered in spicy, creamy sesame sauce. This is the specialty here. Do yourself... 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

  • Brut Eatery (Zhaojiabang Lu)

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      238 Zhaojiaobang Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
      肇嘉浜路238号, 近陕西南路
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      6408 6783

    Known in some circles as “Brut Cake Café”, this café from husband-wife duo Jun Wu and Priscilla Young is a crowd-favorite. After the popularity of their Jing’an restaurant, they decided... Read more

  • Southern Barbarian (Jinxian Lu)

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      Ju'Roshine Life Arts Space, 2/F, 169 Jinxian Lu, near Maoming Nan Lu
      进贤路169号2楼, 近茂名南路
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      5157 5510

    Southern Barbarian is a casual, somewhat bohemian restaurant that specializes in the exotic and diverse cuisine of China's Yunnan province. Dishes feature ingredients like goat cheese, fresh herbs, tropical flowers, and chili peppers. For the more adventurous, there... 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

  • Oha

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

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  • Dining Room

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      Park Hyatt Shanghai, 87/F, 100 Shiji Dadao, near Dongtai Lu
      上海柏悦酒店, 世纪大道100号87楼, 近东泰路
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      3855 1428

    Hard to believe that the Park Hyatt Shanghai didn't had a dedicated Chinese restaurant until 2019. That's this one, in the space on the 87th floor that used to be The Dining Room. They kept the English name, but in Chinese it's called Yue Xuan. Yang Chao, the young,... Read more

  • Da Dong (IAPM)

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      IAPM 6–7/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Xiangyang Lu
      淮海中路999号6–7楼, 近襄阳路
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      5466 5758

    This Beijing roast duck restaurant is quite a big deal up in the big smoke. Celebrity chef/owner Dong Zhenxiang's proprietary roasting technique has earned the Da Dong a sterling reputation. But in spite of a voluminous tome of a menu, that's about all that Da Dong... Read more

  • Din Tai Fung (SWFC)

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      Shanghai World Financial Center, 3/F, 100 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu
      世纪大道100号3楼, 近东泰路
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      6877 6886

    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

  • Xindalu China Kitchen

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      Hyatt on the Bund, 1/F, 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu
      黄浦路199号, 外滩茂悦大酒店1楼, 近武昌路
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      6393 1234 ext 6318

    Hyatt on the Bund's upscale Chinese restaurant has a sleek and modern decor. The menu focuses largely on cuisine from China's lower Yangtze region. So expect lots of light delicate flavors. Their beggar's chicken and Beijing Duck are not to be missed. Read more

  • YUE 1525

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      Penta Hotel, 2/F, 1525 Dingxi Lu, near Changning Lu
      定西路1525号, 近长宁路
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      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

  • Ding Te Le

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      No. 22, 494 Huaihai Lu, near Yandang Lu
      淮海中路494弄22号, 近雁荡路
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      5103 6275

    Ding Te Le is a humble little noodle and congee shop tucked in an alley off of Huaihai Lu. A popular place among locals, the menu here features a variety of noodles and congees in homemade stocks. Their deep-fried pork chop and their yellow croaker noodles come... Read more