This cinema in a Xintiandi mall is where stars often come to walk the red carpet for Hollywood premieres. George Clooney was here in 2015. They show English and Chinese movies in big rooms with jewel toned velvet decor. Tickets are 100rmb or 110rmb for 3D. On... Read more
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
Crystal Jade is a chain from Singapore that's consistently packed for its combination of stylish decor and Cantonese cooking. Dim sum, in particular, is wildly popular. Most people go for the crispy pork belly, the roast pork, shrimp dumplings, mango pudding, and... Read more
The general agreement is that Simply Thai is just okay. Slightly pricey, the food tastes average, looks average, and is sized average. Service is slow and not particularly helpful. Admittedly, the good experiences at Simply Thai outnumber the bad, so it is worth a... Read more
Paulaner is the most successful German restaurant chain in Shanghai and boasts multiple grandiose outlets on both sides of the Huangpu, including one in Xintiandi (although that one's mainly for tourists). All your standard German dishes are available herein. Read more
Upscale restaurant located in the famouse Xintiandi tourist precinct serving Shanghainese and Hong Kong dishes including Yum Cha or Dim Sum. Read more
Situated in Xintiandi, Va Bene is an up-market Italian eatery that takes a two-pronged approach with its menu. One half of it is classic Italian pastas and mains. The other half takes a more experimental, bordering on molecular approach. Read more
A late night favorite in Shanghai. Identically coiffed female servers weave about the tables of this bustling restaurant carrying Taiwanese cuisine to Chinese twenty-somethings. The dessert list also particularly expansive and quite popular. Try the mango ice. Read more
This is a slightly more upscale version of the popular fresh, healthy sandwiches, juices and sets chain. The menu is the same but they also have a seasonal menu that changes monthly offering three-course meals paired with wine and a couple of high-end a la carte... Read more
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
Located in the elegant and lively Xintiandi district, the 28-storey luxury The Langham Shanghai Xintiandi is the flagship Langham property in China and features 357 elegant rooms including 41 suites. Its Cantonese restaurant T'ang Court was the only restaurant to... Read more
Sprawling basement-level Japanese plaza centered a grocery store with specialty meats, fish, organic produce, and Japanese imports. Also sells a variety of prepared Japanese foods. Read more
Upscale Singaporean inspired eatery, formerly boasting celebrity Chef Justin Quek creating the menu. Read more
This is actually a Hong Kong brand, but it draws on an olde Shanghai aesthetic. Shanghai Tang was founded in 1994 and is one of the most successful early luxury brands from China. This is their lavish Xintiandi store. Head in for pricy fashion in bright colors. Read more
A small quaint place set inside the smaller lanes in xintiandi offers quality martinis. If you're looking for a quiet and stylist bar for a drink and chat away from the tourists, DR bar offers the best solution. Frequented by creative types. Read more
Hai Pai is a casual up-market restaurant on the first floor of the Hyatt's Andaz Hotel in Xintiandi. The menu is contemporary Shanghai cuisine with specialties including deep-fried carp fillet, crispy eel, wok-fried river shrimps with Longjing tea leaves, slow-cooked... Read more
Big, flashy local nightclub that replaced G+ in Xintiandi. It's run by Sino Group, who have several other venues in town like MYST, The 7th Floor, S2, and many more. If you've been to those clubs, this is similar but with a slightly more futuristic vibe. Expect... Read more
Bazaar is an upscale supermarket concept specializing in imported gourmet foods. Read more
The only Vidal Sassoon school in Asia. Hairdressers are teachers from the school, so must be reserved ahead of time. Prices range from 250rmb to 1250rmb. Read more
XTD elevated is the place to enjoy al fresco grill dining with BBQ dinner fired with premium hard wood charcoal, in anintimate and relaxing terrace setting. Service is attentive and unpretentious. Read more
This is a tiny little place in Xintiandi which aims to capture what life was like 100 years ago in a traditional Shikumen house. There are about five rooms decked out with antiques and period furniture and they do give you some idea what life was like for those who... Read more
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Sometimes the city just has these little bits and pieces of news from the F&B world that you want to know but don’t belong anywhere. They are F&B crumbs. We’ve cleared the table and wadded them up for you. This week, it's mostly a bunch of places that have been forever in the making; Nanxiang Mantou , SUPERHUMAN , Sunflour on Anfu and Pierogi Ladies . Read more...
Shanghai's favorite cocktail man has gone from critical darling ( Speak Low ) to critical darling ( Sober Company ), and he's just revealed his latest project. According to
Tripping balls for the season. SmSh got a “making of” photo tour of Xintiandi’s incredible interactive snow globe Christmas installation. Read more...
More than a charity fundraiser, the "Power Tribe" event features workshops and talks from leaders at Naked Hub XTD this Sunday . Speakers include Read more...
An exhibition opens in Xintiandi today purporting to show a portrait of one Lisa Gherardini -- by none other than Leonardo da Vinci. The featured piece in multimedia exhibition Earlier Mona Lisa , the affair racks up the evidence and backstory that some experts claim prove the painting’s authenticity. Several of those... Read more...
Nice day for an ice cream...crowned with pieces of gold. Xintiandi just got this new high-end ice cream lounge called Prée , with "smart technology" and alleged recipies from "a very low profile three-star Michelin chef". The cream gets made fresh on site, with black truffles, bourbon, roasted cherries, and other pieces of... Read more...
SUP, golddiggers. Guess who's coming to Xintiandi Friday night. It's your boy George Clooney. Supposedly he will arrive around 7pm tonight to walk the red carpet for the premiere of the new Disney film Tomorrowland , a kid-friendly adventure flick with some sci-fi elements, at UME... Read more...
That's right. The popular soup and salad shop has finally opened its Xintiandi branch .
They opened their doors today. And, well, it's pretty much exactly like the original Sproutworks and the