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    • Shintori

      • Dining
      • Japanese
      • Sushi
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      • Address
        803 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu
        巨鹿路803号, 近富民路
      • Phone
        5404 5252

      This massive, minimalist warehouse of a Japanese restaurant is easy to miss; look for an unmarked doorway in the gray wall and follow the bamboo-lined path beyond. Shintori has remained immensely popular since opening in 2002, more for its hip decor and vibe -- lofty... Read more

    • Bar Rouge

      • Nightlife
      • Bars
      • Clubs
      • Address
        Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu
        中山东一路18号外滩18号7楼, 近南京东路
      • Phone
        6339 1199

      Open since 2004, Bar Rouge is the most famous club in Shanghai, and sets the standard for Bund nightlife with its terrace view, classy, sleek interiors and iconic French-Shanghai identity. Bar Rouge kicks off the weekend early with themed parties on Thursdays and... Read more

    • Jade on 36

      • Nightlife
      • Dining
      • Bars
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        Pudong Shangri-La, 36/F, Grand Tower, 33 Fu Cheng Lu, near Lujiazui Xi Lu
        浦东香格里拉酒店, 富城路33号36楼, 近陆家嘴西路
      • Phone
        6882 8888 ext 6888

      Jade on 36 is the flagship restaurant and bar of the luxe Shangri-La Hotel group's flagship hotel. Once a rarefied fine dining experience, Jade has recently made inroads to a broader audience with a more affordable and diverse menu. It modish, drawing inspiration... Read more

    • People 7

      • Nightlife
      • Bars
      • Lounge
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      • Address
        805 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu
        巨鹿路805号, 近富民路
      • Phone
        5404 0707

      People 7 is a large, low-key lounge and restaurant with a full Asian-fusion food menu. It's on the pricy side but the place is nicely designed, with visual tricks scattered around to beguile guests. Just finding the way to open the front door is a puzzle in itself. Read more

    • Mercato

      • Dining
      • Italian
      • Fine Dining
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      • Address
        6/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
        中山东一路3号6楼, 近广东路
      • Phone
        6321 9922

      Celebrity chef Jean Georges Vongerichten charts new territory for his dining empire with his first ever Italian concept. Simple pleasures like woodfire oven pizzas, burrata cheese with sea salt or homemade rigatoni with meatballs dominate the menu. But he throws in... Read more

    • 881 South Beauty (Yan'an Lu)

      • Dining
      • Sichuan
      • Fine Dining
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      • Address
        881 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Tongren Lu, opposite Shanghai Exhibition Center
        延安中路881号, 近铜仁路
      • Phone
        6247 5878

      The South Beauty chain's formula of dressed-up Sichuan food in plush surroundings has made them a China-wide success. This highway-side location exemplifies their emphasis on style and surroundings - an imposing colonial mansion with a heavy bar that would make a... Read more

    • Jia Shanghai

      • Hotels
      • Boutique Hotels
      • Design Standout
      • Address
        931 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Taixing Lu
        南京西路931号, 近泰兴路
      • Phone
        6217 9000

      Jia Shanghai offers luxurious accommodations within minutes of many of the main sights in Shanghai: Nanjing road; People's Square; the Shanghai Museum; and the Bund. All 55 rooms are equipped with kitchenettes, and if you don't feel like cooking yourself they also... Read more

    • The Commune Social

      • Nightlife
      • Dining
      • Fusion
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      • Address
        511 Jiangning Lu, near Kangding Lu
        江宁路511号, 近康定路
      • Phone
        6047 7638

      The second restaurant in town to bear the Jason Atherton brand on its masthead. The Commune Social is a contemporary tapas, dessert and cocktail bar. The cuisine seems largely informed by former Gordon Ramsay Lieutenant Jason Atherton's frequent flier miles log.... Read more

    • el Willy (Bund 22)

      • Dining
      • Spanish
      • Design Standout
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      • Address
        South Bund 22, 5/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Xinyong'an Lu
        中山东二路22号5楼, 近新永安路
      • Phone
        5404 5757

      This is the newly-relocated mid-range Spanish restaurant by "Willy" Trullas Moreno. Willy's cooking is more contemporary than traditional Spanish--he does "juicy rice", not traditional paella -- but stops well short of molecular fine dining. In a nod to the local... Read more

    • Cuivre

      • Dining
      • French
      • Fine Dining
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      • Address
        1502 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
        淮海中路1502号, 近乌鲁木齐路
      • Phone
        6437 4219

      Simple country-style southern French bistro with a modern take which speaks through both its decor and menu, dishes are pared down and straightforward, yet generously portioned. Read more

    • 1933

      • Arts
      • Design Standout
      • 1933
      • Address
        3F, 611 Liyang Lu, near Haining Lu (Adjacent to the Kowloon Hotel -- taxis know it as jiulong binguan)
        溧阳路611号, 近海宁路
      • Phone
        6501 1933

      1933 transforms an old art deco abattoir into a creative hub hosting restaurants, creative retail, design companies, artists, galleries and design and exhibition spaces across four heritage-listed building. Read more

    • URBN Boutique Hotel Shanghai

      • Hotels
      • Travel
      • Boutique Hotels
      • Address
        183 Jiaozhou Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu
        胶州路183号, 近北京西路
      • Phone
        5153 4600

      The URBN hotel brings its appeal through being environmentally friendly whilst maintaining modern architecture and design. With only 26 rooms this hotel is one of the smallest in town and yet is indisputably unique with its reused wood and bamboo infrastructure. It's... Read more

    • Long Bar (Waldorf-Astoria)

      • Nightlife
      • Dining
      • Bars
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        Waldorf Astoria, Heritage Building, Lobby Level 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
        上海外滩华尔道夫酒店 中山东一路2号, 近广东路
      • Phone
        6322 9988

      Inspired by the iconic Waldorf Astoria in New York -- and, indeed, also of the Hilton empire -- the Long Bar at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai is a throw-back to both Shanghai's and New York's early 20th century cultural heritage: art deco and jazz. This classy lounge... Read more

    • Paramount

      • Nightlife
      • Dining
      • (Collections) Shanghainese Classics
      • Address
        218 Yuyuan Lu, near Wanhangdu Lu
        愚园路218号, 近万航渡路
      • Phone
        6249 8866

      This place was Shanghai's landmark for entertainment back in the '30s & '40s. As an Art Deco style historical dancehall/nightclub, it went through a few renovations and reopened to the public in April 2017. The renewed Paramount is a modern replica of the original... Read more

    • Salon de Ning

      • Nightlife
      • Bars
      • Design Standout
      • Address
        The Peninsula, B/F, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu (Entrance on Beijing Dong Lu)
        中山东一路32号B楼, 近北京东路
      • Phone
        2327 6731

      Modeled on a private salon of an eclectic old lady of colonial renown. Over-the-top decor of four semi-private rooms facing a stage. Each room has its own completely unique decor -- the submarine, the upside-down room, the cinema room, and blue room. Live band, DJ,... Read more

    • Villa Le Bec

      • Dining
      • French
      • Wine Bar
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      • Address
        321 Xinhua Lu, near Dingxi Lu
        新华路321号, 近定西路
      • Phone
        6241 9100

      This multi-concept restaurant by French celeb chef Nicolas le Bec occupies a century-old villa on tree-lined Xinhua Lu. As of now its first phase, Bistro 321 le Bec is the only portion that is open for business. Offerings are expertly done French classics with Asian... Read more

    • The Waterhouse

      • Hotels
      • Travel
      • Boutique Hotels
      • Address
        The Cool Docks, 1-3 Maojiayuan Lu, near Zhongshan Nan Lu
        毛家园路1-3号1楼, 近中山南路
      • Phone
        6080 2988

      Nineteen-room boutique hotel on the South Bund, designed by Neri & Hu, once home to Table No. 1 but now housing Oxalis instead. Read more

    • Ultraviolet

      • Dining
      • Fusion
      • French
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        Online booking only
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      Ultraviolet is an avant garde dining concept by resident molecular madman Paul Pairet. 10 -- and only 10 -- diners arrive at Mr & Mrs Bund for an aperitif before they are spirited away to an undisclosed location. There they are taken to a single table in a white room... 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 PuLi

      • Hotels
      • Travel
      • Luxury Hotels
      • Address
        1 Changde Lu, near Yan'an Lu
        常德路 1号, 近延安路
      • Phone
        3203 9999

      The Puli is both a hotel and spa, which makes it ideal for those looking for a bit of pampering. Being only a few minutes walk from Jing'An Temple, it has additional appeal in being closely situated to transport links and top attractions. Read more

    • Andaz (Xintiandi)

      • Hotels
      • Boutique Hotels
      • Luxury Hotels
      • Address
        88 Songshan Lu, near Taicang Lu
        嵩山路88号1楼, 近太仓路
      • Phone
        2310 1234

      Andaz Shanghai is the first Andaz property in Asia Pacific and the sixth hotel to open under the new Andaz brand operated by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. Located in Xintiandi, the hotel features 307 spacious guest rooms and suite. Read more

    • The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong

      • Hotels
      • Travel
      • Luxury Hotels
      • Address
        8 Shiji Dadao, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
        世纪大道8号, 近陆家嘴环路
      • Phone
        2020 1888

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    • Tomatito

      • Dining
      • Spanish
      • Design Standout
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      • Address
        Zhangyuan 99, 2/F, 99 Taixing Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
        泰兴路99号2楼, 近南京路
      • Phone
        6259 8671

      The latest concept from Willy Trullas Moreno, Tomatito is a casual, colorful and quirky Spanish tapas bar. The menu comprises mostly Spanish classics, like pork and chicken croquetas, patatas bravas, tortillas and albondigas all done with Willy's personal touch, of... Read more

    • The 1515 West Chophouse & Bar

      • Nightlife
      • Dining
      • Bars
      • Address
        Jing'An Shangri-la, 4/F, 1218 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Tongren Lu
        延安中路1218号4楼, 近铜仁路
      • Phone
        2203 8889

      The Jing'an Shangri-La's spare-no-expense steakhouse concept follows a "farm to table" ethos with artisan-produced steaks and chops and other creative cuisine. The menu riffs off of film production terms with section names like "Cold Open" and "Act One, Scene One."... Read more

    • Coquille

      • Dining
      • French
      • Seafood
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      • Address
        29–31 Mengzi Lu, near Xujiahui Lu
        蒙自路29–31号, 近徐家汇路 `
      • Phone
        3376 8127

      Coquille is the sophomore effort of John Liu, the investment-banker-turned-restaurateur behind the wildly popular Italian trattoria Scarpetta, which is right next door. This time, the concept is a French seafood bistro. Liu and Co. have built a classically beautiful... Read more

    • Dutch Design Workspace

      • Office Buildings
      • Design Standout
      • Jing'an
      • Address
        Room 8508, 5/F, 687 Dongdaming Lu, near Xinjian Lu
        东大名路687号五楼8508室, 近新建路
      • Phone
        6075 1010

      The Dutch Design Workspace is a serviced office space that mostly caters to creative types. They have personal workstations, studio space, meeting rooms and an event lounge for larger groups. DDWS also hold regular events and talks at their open offices, such as the... Read more

    • Lab

      • Nightlife
      • Bars
      • Wine Bar
      • Address
        1093 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu
        武定路1093号, 近胶州路
      • Phone
        6255 1195

      This cocktail bar specializes in whisky and what you can do with it. It's an elegant, split-level space, with walls covered with bottles and cheeky quotes about booze. The menu starts with about a dozen pages of single malts and blends, but is back up by a page of... Read more

    • The Nest

      • Nightlife
      • Dining
      • Fusion
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      • Address
        6/F, 130 Beijing Dong Lu, near Huqiu Lu
        北京东路130号中实大厦6楼, 近虎丘路
      • Phone
        6308 7669

      Super popular bar / restaurant / lounge by nightclub brand Muse Group and Grey Goose vodka, right by the Rockbund Art Museum. Good design, good drinks, great food. They specialize in vodka-based cocktails (60-80rmb) and high-end bar food like oysters and steaks.... Read more

    • Lapis Casa

      • Hotels
      • Travel
      • Boutique Hotels
      • Address
        68 Taicang Lu, near Songshan Lu
        太仓路68号, 近松山路
      • Phone
        5382 1600

      Sometimes described as Shanghai's most 'charming hotel', Lapis Casa is a real addition to the city's hotel scene. This boutique hotel has a very traditional feel to it with a lot of the decor inspired by the decadent days of Shanghai in the early 20th century, and... Read more

    • Pronto

      • Nightlife
      • Dining
      • Bars
      • Address
        SML Center, E-01, 1/F, 618 Xujiahui Lu, near Ruijin Lu
        徐家汇路618号日月光中心广场1楼E-01, 近瑞金路
      • Phone
        6339 2508

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