Translated to "New Heaven and Earth", Xintiandi is the ritzy cultural hub in the heart of Shanghai, composed of restored traditional shikumen ("stone gate") houses on narrow alleys. Xintiandi is one of Shanghai's most popular tourist destinations and home to some of... Read more
Alter, short for "alternative," aims to bring high-end brands that are typically overlooked in the Chinese luxury market. Instead of Chanel or Fendi, the shop carries the likes of Robert Rodriguez, Helmut Lang, House of Harlow, Superfine and Victoria Beckham.... Read more
Sense 8 (or Yu Ba Xian) is a Cantonese restaurant that openly pays tribute to Hong Kong's famous old-school teahouse, Luk Yu. It serves some of Luk Yu's iconic dishes, and although the food is no match for the iconic Hong Kong tea house, if you're looking for an... Read more
Cozy/compact upstairs bar in Xintiandi, this one's a joint-effort from Shanghai's speakeasy-granddady Shingo Gokan and his longtime colleague/rival(?), Steve Schneider, who's famous for a host of bars in New York and Singapore, and makes drinks way faster than... Read more
That space that used to hold Xuan has been turned over to some fellows from ASL, who cut out the middle and built tables and seating around a central neon column and a DJ booth that's working nightly. They've turned it into a hip, happening boozy dining venue, not... Read more
Serial restaurateur Kelley Lee's popular American-style pub has a flagship in Xintiandi. On tap is a selection of Pilsners, lagers, stouts, and a rotating cast of others. The menu features Southern American comfort food with Southwest accents. As you'd expect for the... Read more
Iconic New York City burger chain gone international. What else do you want to know? Burgers, fries, shakes... you know. Read more
Green & Safe is a chain of specialty grocers and restaurants by the same folks who own organic hotpot chain Qimin. The retail side of the operation sells produce and meats grown and raised at the company's organic farm in nearby Kunshan as well as specialty items... Read more
Sleek, well-designed sequel to the popular Yongkang Lu Mexican restaurant and bar, with bright colors, luchador masks, and a big outdoor patio that should be busy and rowdy in the warmer months. The tequila heavy cocktails remain, but the food menu ditches the... Read more
Glam Singaporean, South East Asian and Cantonese food from a design powerhouse. The man behind it, Song Yuxin (also behind
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
Coming at you from the folks at Shanghai Brewery, The Refinery Gastrobar is like the box-art on a "My First Craft Beer Bar" assembly kit. It's got the converted red brick factory interior, it's got the American cuisine, it's got the craft beers from Shanghai Brewery... Read more
Also known as CM Feiyue, this chain of sneaker shops is the main retail outlet for the Shanghainese shoe brand that dates back to the 1920s. They've got a long history of being actually kind of all right shoes, a particular favorite among wushu practitioners. The... Read more
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
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
Upscale restaurant located in the famouse Xintiandi tourist precinct serving Shanghainese and Hong Kong dishes including Yum Cha or Dim Sum. 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. There's... 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
Located on the second floor of the Green & Safe in Xintiandi, the Bunker is a cocktail bar from the folks of the popular vending machine door speakeasy, Flask, that closed in May of 2016. They offer some signature cocktails from Flask as well as seasonal drinks and... 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
Tea shop spitting distance away from Xitiandi metro station. A grape and cheese flavoured tea is on offer, along with an assortment of animal-shaped pastries and biscuits. Very cutesy, expect selfies. Read more
Shanghai's flagship store of drone technology pioneers DJI. 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
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
Less a traditional hair salon (they won't cut your hair), Blow2 Bar is a blow dry bar, where stylists will wash, dry, treat, style and sculpt your hair. Maybe it's a special occasion? Maybe it's the night of the ball? Maybe you just feel like looking fabulous. It's... Read more
Upmarket, modern Sichuan restaurant on the third floor of Hubin Dao mall, serving excellent, unadulterated Sichuan classics and a long list of beers, wines, and cocktails (and possibly a hip hop soundtrack). On a nicer day, go for the outdoor patio overlooking... Read more
Beer bar/restaurant in Xintiandi that does live music nightly. It's a bit like a Shanghainese version of Paulaner. The beer is pretty drinkable and fresh though. They've also got a full range of liquors, wines, and food like pizza and steak. Some outdoor seating as... Read more
Part coffee shop, part streetwear and lifestyle shop, part events space, Doe has everything from sneakers and their own clothing line to Islay-scented candles. The space feels organic thanks to the wood, natural light, and plants, and it's great to walk in at noon on... 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