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  • 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
    • Phone
      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

  • Oha

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      23 Anfu Lu, by Changshu Lu
      安福路23号, 近常熟路
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      136 2164 7680

    Tiny counter restaurant with 20-something seats and a bold, experimental menu of Guizhou-influenced western food by group chef Blake Thornley. Belongs to the restaurant group behind Pass Residence, Dead Poet and Bar No. 3. Strong focus on natural wines. Read more

  • Lost Heaven (Gaoyou Lu)

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      38 Gaoyou Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
      高邮路38号, 近复兴西路
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      6433 5126

    Specializing in the tribal cuisine of China's Yunnan province, Lost Heaven has all the makings of a proper date restaurant: exotic cuisine, enchanted decor, atmospheric music and dim, flickering candlelight. Read more

  • Wujie (Thames Town)

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      No. 912, Lane 900 Sanxin Bei Lu, near Kente Da Jie
      三新北路900弄912号,近肯特大街
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      5777 0898

    Thames Town location of the Michelin Star Chinese restaurant Wujie. Not close to a metro station - taxi or other transport may be needed. 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

  • Din Tai Fung (Jing'an Kerry Center)

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      Kerry Centre Jing'An, 4/F, North Block, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu
      南京西路1515号嘉里中心北区4楼, 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

  • Din Tai Fung (IAPM)

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      IAPM Mall, 3/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
      淮海中路999号3楼, 近陕西南路
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      5466 8191

    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

  • Grain

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      678 Changle Lu, near Fumin Lu
      长乐路678号, 近富民路
    • Phone
      136 5182 6497

    Convenient jianbing shop on the border between Jing'an and Xuhui. Has a slightly more sanitized vibe than some of your roadside jianbing spots, although you pay a little more for the privilege. Grain is a safe option if you've wanted to try jianbing for a while but... 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

  • 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

  • Da Dong (Reel Mall)

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      Reel Mall, 5/F, 1601 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu
      南京西路1601号越洋广场5楼, 近常德路
    • Phone
      3253 2299

    This Beijing roast duck restaurant is quite a big deal up in the big smoke. Celebrity chef / owner Dong Zhenxiang's proprietary roasting technique has earned the Da Dong a sterling reputation. But in spite of a voluminous tome of a menu, that's about all that Da Dong... Read more

  • Southern Barbarian (Jinxian Lu)

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      Ju'Roshine Life Arts Space, 2/F, 169 Jinxian Lu, near Maoming Nan Lu
      进贤路169号2楼, 近茂名南路
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      5157 5510

    Southern Barbarian is a casual, somewhat bohemian restaurant that specializes in the exotic and diverse cuisine of China's Yunnan province. Dishes feature ingredients like goat cheese, fresh herbs, tropical flowers, and chili peppers. For the more adventurous, there... Read more

  • Spicy Moment (The Bund)

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      8-9/F, 33 Sichuan Zhong Lu, near Guangdong Lu
      四川中路33号8-9楼, 近广东路
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      6352 0775

    The second venue off shoot after its popularity. Dishes are homestyle and creative in the 40-50rmb range, with lots of noodles, and the interior is contemporary and minimal, without being pretentious. Inexpensive, good food in a slightly more refined environment than... Read more

  • Da Dong (IAPM)

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      IAPM 6–7/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Xiangyang Lu
      淮海中路999号6–7楼, 近襄阳路
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      5466 5758

    This Beijing roast duck restaurant is quite a big deal up in the big smoke. Celebrity chef/owner Dong Zhenxiang's proprietary roasting technique has earned the Da Dong a sterling reputation. But in spite of a voluminous tome of a menu, that's about all that Da Dong... Read more

  • 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

  • Brut Eatery (Fangdian Lu)

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      1/F, No. 30, Lane 199 Fangdian Lu, near Yingchun Lu
      芳甸路199弄30号1层, 近迎春路
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      5078 2797‬‬

    Brut Eatery number 3 is the furniture store slash cafe/diner's first store in Pudong. They've got a forest theme, and a specially designed kids' corner to keep the little ones occupied. Plus, they've got brunch available all-day everyday, and an expanded dinner menu... Read more

  • Jade Garden

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      Jing'an Kerry Centre (South Wing) 4/F, 1238 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Changde Lu
      延安中路1238号, 近常德路
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      5243 8088

    Not to be confused with the ubiquitous Jiangnan restaurant Jardin du Jade, Jade Garden is a Hong Kong-based Cantonese concept under the umbrella of the Maxim's Group. This marks the Cantonese restaurants first crack at the Shanghai market. The menu features an array... Read more

  • Wei Xiang Zhai

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

  • Maiya Rice Canteen

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      1/F, Anken Air, No. 181, Lane 465 Zhenning Lu, near Xinzha Lu
      镇宁路465弄181号安垦Air 1楼, 近新闸路
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      152 1674 4023

    Maiya Rice Canteen is a celebration of all things "local," serving up modern takes on East Asian comfort food and rice-based beverages, as well as acting as a community center for artists and community events. Read more

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