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Shanghai restaurants

The Shanghai dining scene is China's most international, and its restaurants also present an enticing spectrum of Chinese regional cuisines. From Yunnan mushrooms to backstreet xiaolongbao dumpling kiosks to molecular gastronomy, Shanghai has something for all tastes. Rapid growth means the restaurant industry remains fluid, however, with a high rate of openings and closures. As in most of China, mealtimes tend to be early, so it's best to be at your table before 8 pm—if you want to eat later, call ahead or risk a closed door.

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12 Chairs, Shanghai

Prolific Greek-Australian chef/restaurateur David Laris has turned his attentions to that cherished preserve of the Shanghai restaurant, the private dining...more

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Bao Luo, Shanghai

Marked only by a tiny "BL" on a red neon sign, this brightly lit, bi-level French Concession dim sum joint is so popular that locals will wait hours for a...more

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Crystal Jade, Shanghai

Spilling over the second floor of Xintiandi's modern mall, this busy restaurant packs a crowd on weekend mornings, with families flocking to chat and chew over...more

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Goga, Shanghai

Admirer Howard Ing calls Goga—the tiny restaurant named after San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge—"a no-frills establishment that's all about the...more

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Hamilton House, Shanghai

Occupying the ground floor of a 1930s Art Deco tower, this French brasserie and bar pays homage to Shanghai's stylistic history. The subtle Deco...more

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Jia Jia Tang Bao, Shanghai

In a town that loves steamed dumplings, some of the best are served at this humble joint. Follow the queue of locals to indulge in Shanghai's signature dish,...more

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Lost Heaven, Shanghai

Dark, moody, and sleekly sophisticated, Lost Heaven serves a rich fusion of regional Yunnanese and Burmese cuisines with a noticeable Thai kick. The...more

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Mr. & Mrs. Bund, Shanghai

French chef Paul Pairet enjoyed huge success with his playful molecular gastronomy at Pudong Shangri-La's Jade on 36. He then jumped the Huangpu River to go...more

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T8 Restaurant & Bar, Shanghai

T8 is nestled in a 19th-century Shikumen home, gated by stone arcs and adorned with Asian antiques, but despite the old-school touches, this restaurant and...more

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Three on the Bund, Shanghai

Featuring a grand Beaux Arts exterior and postmodern interior, this seven-floor structure—built in 1916—rejuvenated the historic Bund with its 2004...more

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Information may have changed since date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.



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