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    • 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

    • Jia Jia Tangbao

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        90 Huanghe Lu, near Beijing Lu
        黄河路90号, 近北京路
      • Phone
        6327 6878

      Jia Jia Tangbao is an institution for Shanghai's own steamed soup dumpling, the xiaolongbao. Hole-in-the-wall location, plastic-stool ambiance, long lines, and an impeccable reputation for their made-to-order soup dumplings. Closing time is arbitrary -- when they... Read more

    • Dong Tai Xiang (Chongqing Bei Lu)

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        188 Chongqing Bei Lu, near Dagu Lu
        重庆北路188号, 近大沽路
      • Phone
        6359 5808

      Dirt-cheap, dead-simple but exceedingly good (and popular) Shanghainese eatery. Their specialty is shengjianbao and spring onion noodles, which they dish out to a steady stream of customers twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. This is the finest outlet in the... 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

    • Pearl

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        Shanghai Marriott Hotel Changfeng Park, 158 Daduhe Lu, near Guangfu Xi Lu
        大渡河路158号, 近光伏西路
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        2215 6850

      Pearl Chinese Restaurant features the big three of Chinese Cuisine, in Cantonese, Sichuan and Shanghainese. 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

    • Xixi Bistro

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        No. 16, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
        太仓路181弄16号, 近马当路
      • Phone
        6321 8861

      A neighborhood Italian-Chinese fusion quasi-fine dining experience doing food that's just as weird as the original shut down in 2016. Accessible via spiral staircase in the Xintiandi walking area, it's three spots in one; downstairs reception contains a Tiki bar,... Read more

    • Dong Tai Xiang (Shaanxi Nan Lu)

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        309 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu
        陕西南路309号, 近建国西路
      • Phone
        5456 1330

      Dirt-cheap, dead-simple but exceedingly good (and popular) Shanghainese eatery. Their specialty is shengjianbao and spring onion noodles, which they dish out to a steady stream of customers seven days a week. As good a spot for post-boozer dumplings as it is for a... Read more

    • Wei Xiang Zhai

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        14 Yandang Lu, near Huaihai Lu
        雁荡路14号, 近淮海路
      • Phone
        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 (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
      • Phone
        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

    • Jian Guo 328

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        328 Jiangguo Xi Lu, near Xiangyang Nan Lu
        建国西路328号, 近襄阳南路
      • Phone
        6471 3819

      This Taiwanese owners of this Shanghainese restaurant solemnly swear not to use MSG or low quality swill oil in their cooking, which has garnered lots of from resident foodies. Standout performers on the menu include their fried duck leg, the hongshao rou, and their... Read more

    • Fu Chun Xiaolong

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        650 Yuyuan Lu, near Zhenning Lu
        愚园路650号, 近镇宁路
      • Phone
        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

    • Ye Shanghai

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        Xintiandi, North Block, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
        太仓路181号, 新天地北里, 近马当路
      • Phone
        6311 2323

      Upscale restaurant located in the famouse Xintiandi tourist precinct serving Shanghainese and Hong Kong dishes including Yum Cha or Dim Sum. Read more

    • Nanxiang Mantou (Yu Garden)

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        85 Yuyuan Lu, near Jiuqu Qiao
        豫园路85号, 近九曲桥
      • Phone
        6355 4206

      This restaurant in the middle of the Yu Garden Bazaar has garnered a reputation in guidebooks for being the place to try to try the famed Shanghai delicacy xiao long bao, or soup dumplings. Truth be told, if you're willing to veer off the gringo trail,... Read more

    • 1221

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        1221 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Panyu Lu
        延安西路1221号, 近番禺路
      • Phone
        6213 6585

      1221 is how most foreigners in Shanghai get acquainted with the city's distinct cuisine. On offer here is heaping portions of Shanghai staples like "lion's head" meatballs and stir-fried shrimps. A particularly unique feature is their eight treasures" tea service,... 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
      • Phone
        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

    • Lin Long Fang

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        10 Jianguo Dong Lu, near Zhaozhou Lu
        建国东路10号, 近肇周路
      • Phone
        6386 7021

      One of Shanghai's best-kept secrets, this is famed Jia Jia Tangbao's lesser known sister restaurant. It's more or less identical to Jia Jia and the dumplings are every bit as good. Read more

    • Masse

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        1/F, Bldg A3, 800 Changde Lu, near Changping Lu
        常德路800号A3栋1楼, 近昌平路
      • Phone
        3255 3368

      Old time favorite Masse has reopened at Changde Lu, with a new look and a menu filled with South East Asian inspired comfort food and bar chow. The vibe is still relaxed and friendly, music is original and space plentiful – with a dedicated dining area, patio seats... Read more

    • Fu 1039

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        1039 Yuyuan Lu, near Jiangsu Lu
        愚园路1039号, 近江苏路
      • Phone
        5237 1878

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    • Wai Po Jia (IAPM Mall)

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        IAPM Mall B/2, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
        淮海中路999号LG2-231, 近陕西南路
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        5466 1202

      Wai Po Jia, or Grandma's House as it's known in English, is wildly popular with the locals. It's for good reason, too. It's a handsome restaurant with a slick contemporary decor and reasonably hip music in the background. Service is remarkably prompt and friendly by... Read more

    • RIVIERA SHANGHAI

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        505 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Longtan Lu
        中山东二路505号, 近龙潭路
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        3331 3777

      This upmarket Bund eatery offers traditional Japanese cuisine prepared by a Tokyo transplant as well as refined Suzhou fare. Open seating is available on the first floor. The second floor is devoted entirely to private dining rooms. On the third floor there is a... Read more

    • MOOSE (Xinhua Lu)

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        No.1, Lane 119 Xinhua Lu, near Panyu Lu
        新华路119弄1号, 近番禺路
      • Phone
        6205 5058

      One-Michelin-starred Shanghainese restaurant. The decor is elegant and expensive. It has private rooms on the second and third floor. Read more

    • Yang's Fry Dumpling (Wujiang Lu)

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        54-60 Wujiang Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
        吴江路54-60号, 近南京西路
      • Phone
        6136 1391

      The Yang's Fry chain is, if not the originator, then clearly the benchmark for Shanghai's homegrown pan-fried pork dumpling, the shengjian bao. They're a stone-cold Shanghainese street food classic, and a cousin to Shanghai's more famous soup dumpling, the... Read more

    • Fu 1088

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        375 Zhenning Lu, near Yuyuan Lu
        镇宁路375号, 近愚园路
      • Phone
        5239 7878

      Like Shanghai itself, Fu 1088 is modern, experimental and forward thinking but hasn't lost touch with it's roots. Contemporary Chinese cuisine with Western influences is served in a stately, classic, tucked away villa on the edge of Jing'an District. Read more

    • Xie Zun Yuan

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        No. 21, Lane 889 Julu Lu, near Changshu Lu
        巨鹿路889弄21号, 近常熟路
      • Phone
        5465 5155

      A glassed-in restaurant dedicated to hairy crabs, it's fairly sedate for ten months of the year (though hairy crabs never truly go out of season) but explodes into activity around the start of October, putting out stools on the sidewalk to accommodate the long lines.... Read more

    • Taoyuan Village (Taizhou Lu)

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        405 Taizhou Lu, near Yuyao Lu
        泰州路405号, 近余姚路
      • Phone
        6277 7917

      Taiwanese-breakfast inspired chain that specializes in shao bing, a flaky, crispy sandwich filled with egg, "bacon", and lettuce. Nice environment here, but the food leaves much to be desired. Not as good as a street breakfast, and about five times more expensive.... Read more

    • Exquisite Bocuse

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        3-4/F, 1601 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu
        南京西路1601号芮欧百货3-4楼, 近常德路
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        6472 1717

      Beautiful Cantonese restaurant in Reel Mall, designed by Jaya Ibrahim, the Indo-British star architect behind the Puli Hotel, and the Amanfayun and Fuchun in Hangzhou. Few other places in Shanghai can make you feel like you’ve left behind the racket of the city, and... Read more

    • Bao Luo

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        271 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu
        富民路271号, 近长乐路
      • Phone
        5403 7239

      Bao Luo or Paul (it's English nickname you won't see this on the sign) is always packed with locals and expatriates. Value for money here is its biggest selling point, the food is not the best, for the cost it's not too bad. It's a good place to start in China if... Read more

    • Shanghai City Bistro

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        Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre, 3/F, 555 Xizang Zhong Lu, near Fengyang Lu
        西藏中路555号3楼, 近凤阳路
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        2312 9888

      Shanghai City Bistro is the all-day dining option in the Shanghai Marriott City Centre. Expect the usual spread of international fare like Italian pastas, Chinese dumplings, carvery stations, soups, and desserts. It's convenient food for a clientele that is largely... Read more

    • 1945 Chinese Tavern

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        169 Yuanmingyuan Lu, near Nan Suzhou Lu
        圆明园路169号, 近南苏州路
      • Phone
        6330 8053

      This Rockbund cocktail lounge is an unapologetic and sincere ode to huangjiu and Chinese spirits in general, from a group of enthusiasts that includes Gordon Zhang of Speak Low. For the uninitiated,... Read more

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