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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
      • Phone
        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
      • Phone
        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
      • Phone
        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

    • Jia Jia Tangbao

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        90 Huanghe Lu, near Beijing Lu
        黄河路90号, 近北京路
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        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

    • 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
      • Phone
        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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Wai Po Jia (818 Mall)

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        13/F, 818 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
        南京西路818号13楼, 近石门一路
      • Phone
        5239 7225

      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
      • Phone
        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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Fu 1039

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

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    • 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

    • 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
      • Phone
        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

    • Great World (Da Shi Jie)

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        1 Xizang Nan Lu, near Yan'an Dong Lu
        西藏南路1号, 近延安东路
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      Four floors of ICH -- intangible cultural heritage scattered around the venue. Showcasing historical objects from not just Shanghai, but around China. It also has a big stage in the center, a few stages/ theaters on each floor. Events such as traditional opera,... Read more

    • Fu 1088

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        375 Zhenning Lu, near Yuyuan Lu
        镇宁路375号, 近愚园路
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        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

    • Paradise Dynasty (IFC)

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        3/F, 8 Shiji Dadao, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
        世纪大道8号3楼, 近陆家嘴环路
      • Phone
        5834 2291

      Singapore-based dim sum and dumpling restaurant known for it's colorful Xiaolongbao stuffed with unconventional fillings like foie gras, truffles, sesame and Sichuan peppercorn. 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
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        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

    • Bao Luo

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        271 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu
        富民路271号, 近长乐路
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        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

    • Paradise Dynasty (IAPM)

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        6/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Xiangyang Nan Lu
        淮海中路999号6楼, 近襄阳南路
      • Phone
        5425 2035

      Singapore-based dim sum and dumpling restaurant known for it's colorful Xiaolongbao stuffed with unconventional fillings like foie gras, truffles, sesame and Sichuan peppercorn. Read more

    • Maggie Chan's Shanghai Dumplings

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        220 Sichuan Zhong Lu, near Fuzhou Lu
        四川中路220号, 近福州路
      • Phone
        6329 2996

      A Xiaolongbao spot near the Bund. They offer xiaolongbao with various styles of stuffings, including but not limited to peanuts, salted egg, hot chili and truffle. They also offer fried rice, noddles and soups. Read more

    • Eileen

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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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        5757 7717

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    • Yuan Yuan (Xingguo Lu)

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        201 Xingguo Lu, near Tai'an Lu
        兴国路201号, 近泰安路
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        6433 9123

      Upscale Shanghainese food for upscale people. They have a particularly good reputation for the red-braised pork belly -- hongshao rou -- a stone-cold Shanghainese classic. The rest is, frankly, mediocre. Read more

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