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  • The Captain

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      6/F, 37 Fuzhou Lu, near Sichuan Zhong Lu
      福州路37号6楼, 近四川中路
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      6323 7869

    Hidden on the roof of Captain's Hostel, The Captain sportingly provides a cheaper alternative to some of its neighboring bars along The Bund. Comes with a roof terrace and a very nifty view. Nautical-themed decor and a drinks menu averaging in the 70rmb range. Food... Read more

  • Lost Heaven (Bund)

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      17 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Sichuan Nan Lu
      延安东路17号, 近四川南路
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      6330 0967

    This is the flagship location of Yunnan restaurant Lost Heaven. They do relatively authentic Yunaan food, and if you wanna do pre- or post-dinner drinks they have a really nice terrace on the roof. Prices are reasonable for the location and views. Definitely a good... Read more

  • Sichuan Citizen

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      2/F, 378 Wukang Lu, near Tai'an Lu
      武康路378号2楼, 近泰安路
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      5404 1235

    Sichuan Citizen is the Sichanese restaurant/cocktail bar/tea house expansion of the popular Citizen Cafe. After the original building on Donghu Lu was reclaimed, it moved to Ferguson Lane in mid 2018. The new location is brighter and roomier, and now it has a... Read more

  • Barbarossa

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      Inside People's Park, 2/F, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu (Entrance between Starbucks and Shanghai Art Museum)
      南京西路231号2楼, 人民公园内 近黄陂南路
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      6318 0220

    Barbarossa is a Shanghai icon: a Moroccan-styled lounge, in the middle of a pond in the middle of People's Park. It attracts a steady crowd for cocktails, hookahs, dinner, DJs, and its serene, oasis atmosphere. After an extended closure in 2018, it reopened, though... Read more

  • Coconut Paradise (Fumin Lu)

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      38 Fumin Lu, near Yan'an Zhong Lu
      富民路38号, 近延安中路
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      6248 1998

    A renovated French-style villa with spacious enclosed garden houses one of Shanghai's most popular Thai eateries. Like its sister restaurant Lost Heaven the dim, candle... Read more

  • Guyi (Fumin Lu)

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      89 Fumin Lu, near Julu Lu
      富民路89号, 近巨鹿路
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      6249 5628

    Guyi is an institution of a Hunan restaurant in Shanghai, among both foreigners and locals, for its upscale environment and excellent fiery food, unaffected by local tastes. It's a step up from almost all other Hunan restaurants in Shanghai, and though quality has... Read more

  • Oriental Pearl Sky Revolving Restaurant

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      Inside the Oriental Pearl Tower, Fenghe Le, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      缝合路, 近陆家嘴环路
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      5879 8888

    Chinese and Western buffet, wedding-like atmosphere, pink and purple lights, and a rotating perch at a table inside the middle ball of the Pearl Tower. Food's passable, not more, but that's not the point anyway. Dinner runs 280rmb per person, without drinks, and... 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
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      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

  • Lotus Eatery (Putuo)

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      1378 Meichuan Lu, near Zhenguang Lu
      梅川路1378号, 近真光路
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      6210 0768

    Northside outpost of super popular Yunnan restaurant Lotus Eatery. It's a cheap, family-run restaurant serving dishes featuring wild mushrooms, pickled vegetables, BBQ, flowers, the odd insect or two, and other standbys like Yunnan-style fried goat cheese. Beer is... Read more

  • Yu Garden Food Court

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      69 Jiuxiaochang Lu, near Xiangge Lu
      旧校场路69号, 近香阁路
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      186 1652 2005

    Located on the famous tourist attraction Yu Garden, with a seating capacity of 500 seats and more than 20 food stalls, this is a foodcourt that's hard to miss. A combination of street food and Jiangnan regional cuisine under one roof, they offer a multitude of dining... Read more

  • Lao Beijing

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      1 Henan Nan Lu, near Yan'an Dong Lu
      河南南路1号, 近延安东路
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      6373 4515

    Lao Beijing is a grand old Peking duck restaurant. The dining room is large, the hostesses are tarted up in costume, and the place smells of wood smoke. This location, down near the Bund, is great for tourists staying at the Westin and people looking for dinner... Read more

  • Element Fresh (Shanghai Centre)

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      Shanghai Centre, 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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      6279 8682

    The first and original outlet, this newly refurbished rendition of Element Fresh has a lounge-like second floor but is otherwise the same. Open kitchen, healthy sandwiches / salads / smoothies, int'l environment, a touch pricey. And extremely popular. 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
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      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

  • Shanghai Old Station

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      201 Caoxi Bei Lu, near Zhaojiabang Lu
      漕溪北路201号, 近肇嘉浜路
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      6427 2233

    Traditional Shanghainese cuisine featuring old Shanghai museum like atmosphere, including an original old train. Read more

  • Element Fresh (SWFC)

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      Shanghai World Financial Center 2/F, 100 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu
      世纪大道100号2楼, 近东泰路
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      6877 4001

    Chain of restaurants and one of the longest running with quality ingredients and good service. One of the mainstays in Shanghai. This one has both indoor and outdoor seating areas. Read more

  • Element Fresh (Gubei)

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      2088 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Yili Lu
      延安西路2088号, 近伊犁路
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      6083 7436

    Chain of restaurants and one of the longest running with quality ingredients and good service. One of the mainstays in Shanghai. Read more

  • Little Swan (Jiaozhou Lu)

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      687 Jiaozhou Lu, near Changping Lu
      胶州路687号, 近昌平路
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      6217 9897

    Chongqing is considered by most people to be the ancestral home of the fiery, chili-studded style of hot pot, and it's from Chongqing that the Little Swan originates. They seem to be popular with tour groups, for whom they tone down the spice. This location has the... Read more

  • Quan Ju De (Huaihai Zhong Lu)

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      4/F, 780 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Yi Lu
      淮海中路780号4楼, 近瑞金一路
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      6418 1577

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  • Down Home Kitchen

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      Bldg15, 48 Yu Yao Lu, New Factories
      余姚路48号, 近海防路和西康路
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      5213 5277

    Owned by a local celebrity, Down Home Kitchen provides good quality and value for money Shanghainese dishes, coupled with old Shanghai theme makes for a memorable Shanghai experience. Set within the New Factories, this venue is a good starting point for a big night... Read more

  • Shanghai Zao Chen (Bund)

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      1 Huangpu Lu, near Daming Lu
      黄浦路1号, 近大名路
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      6309 1846

    Also known by its English name "Morning Shanghai," this Shanghainese restaurant in the Historic Astor House hotel specializes in the cuisine of Shanghai and the greater Yangtze River Delta. Expect rich braised dishes like Dongpo pork, Shanghai-style smoked meats, and... Read more

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