The latest technological advance in SmartShanghai's ongoing war to stay on top of new venues opening up around town, The Radar is a weapon of mass diversion, pinpointing the buzzed about bars, clubs, and restaurants in Shanghai, giving you strictly the facts. Zip zap.


New club on The Bund, the North Bund to be exact. Hongkou on the rise. Sofas and bottles, but room for cocktails and dancing too.

Apr 16th 14, by SmSh


New club down in the prestigious Bund 18 building. Cocktails, opulence, a decent dancefloor, leather sofas and, of course, bottles.

Apr 3rd 14, by SmSh


It's finally open. Fancy, fashionable Chinese cuisine with Michelin cred comes via the UK. It's on the Bund, right where it belongs.

Apr 3rd 14, by Justin Fischer

T for Thai

The folks behind French restaurant Cuivre have opened themselves up a little Thai restaurant. And it's actually really good. Spicy...

Mar 11th 14, by Justin Fischer


Now softly open on Mengzi Lu, the newest concept from the folks behind Scarpetta. Shellfish towers and fine French bistro fare inside.

Feb 18th 14, by Justin Fischer


Inside the latest from the Jing'an Shangri-la. Fine charcuterie, handmade pastas, pedigreed pizzas and loads of other Mediterranean...

Jan 9th 14, by Justin Fischer


The latest addition to the ever-growing Jing'an district does pho and other Vietnamese eats that don't suck. It's about damn time.

Jan 8th 14, by Justin Fischer

Ruth's Chris Steak House

An American fine-dining institution finally makes it to the Mainland. Get ready for high-steaks dining with a little bit of Southern...

Dec 17th 13, by Justin Fischer


Sushi'O is getting into the yakitori business, and a new craft cocktail lounge is soon to follow. All things grilled and speared on...

Nov 20th 13, by Justin Fischer

Light & Salt

The team behind Bouquet move to Rockbund. Just your typical restaurant / cocktail lounge / bookstore / bespoke printing press concept.

Nov 14th 13, by Justin Fischer