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Best Restaurants Shanghai - WorldTop7 offers a unique choice of the best Restaurants Shanghai, China.

Restaurants in Shanghai - What's a vacation without excellent food, delicious cocktails or fine wine in a good restaurant? Such evenings create memories. WorldTop7 offers a selection of the best restaurants in Shanghai. And because we know how different tastes are we cover all of the different restaurant styles!

Whether a sushi restaurant in Shanghai, an American steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, a Thai eatery or exotic Cajun cuisine - the lovers of culinary delights come fully at their expense and find lots of insider tips. Our restaurant tips in Shanghai are by locals (which should know where it tastes best!), celebrities, globetrotters and business people. And if you've eaten in one of these restaurants in Shanghai where cuisine, service and atmosphere was unbeatable and you want to tell everybody - that's what WorldTop7 stands for! Restaurants in Shanghai with the x-factor!

The demands in terms of restaurant style are naturally very varied and WorldTop7 is happy to assist. Whether it is a small, cozy bistro in Shanghai with delicious and authentic food for surprisingly little money or a completely styled Michelin-star restaurant in Shanghai where movie stars and models have diner - here you find everything from inexpensive to expensive, from grunge to classy, from traditional to macro kitchen!

But not only for your vacation, also for your business lunch or business dinner in Shanghai you can find exactly the right place to eat. Thus, business become pleasure in no time!

100 Century Avenue - 100 Century Avenue Shanghai - all info, facts & rates100 Century Avenue

100 Century Avenue Restaurant at the Park Hyatt, perched on the 91st-93rd floors of the World Financial Centre in Pudong Shanghai, is currently the world’s highest restaurant and bar but that is...

100 Century Avenue Restaurant at the Park Hyatt, perched on the 91st-93rd floors of the World Financial Centre in Pudong Shanghai, is currently the world’s highest restaurant and bar but that is not its only allure, it is also a superb Asian Fusion restaurant having 7 show kitchens, 2 hip bars (Shanghainese and Western), and 3 function rooms. This sophisticated eatery is ideal for impressing dates and clients but plenty of tourists who want to avoid the long queue to the top of the building often have drinks and snacks at the bar. The open kitchens feature Cantonese, Japanese, Western Steakhouse, Chinese wok, and other oriental preparations while the bar and cellar offers 750 wine labels, 200 types of whiskeys and various types of cocktails.  People mostly come for the astounding views but they come back because of the outstanding food, drinks and service.

 

100 Century Avenue is open daily serving breakfast (6 – 10:30 am), lunch (11:30 am – 2:30 pm), and dinner (5:30 – 10:30 pm). Make sure to reserve days in advance. Two for one drinks are offered at the bar from 2- 6 pm.

Style: Highest Restaurant and Bar Around the World

Area: Lujiazui

92F, No.100 Century Avenue, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China

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Din Tai Fung - Din Tai Fung Shanghai - all info, facts & ratesDin Tai Fung

Famous Taiwanese restaurant chain serves the "xiao long bao" (pork dumplings) and many noodle dishes; plain decor; popular lunch place

Famous Taiwanese restaurant chain serves the "xiao long bao" (pork dumplings) and many noodle dishes; plain decor; popular lunch place

Style: Dumpling Paradise

Area: Luwan

Level 2, House 6, Xintiandi Nanli, Ln. 123 Xingye Rd, Luwan District, Shanghai, China

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Jean Georges Shanghai - Jean Georges Shanghai Shanghai - all info, facts & ratesJean Georges Shanghai

Jean-Georges Vongerichten introduces his version of French cuisine with an Asian touch to Shanghai; eel and elephant skin leathers, low-lit and very chic; check out the bar as well

Jean-Georges Vongerichten introduces his version of French cuisine with an Asian touch to Shanghai; eel and elephant skin leathers, low-lit and very chic; check out the bar as well

Style: French High Class

Area: Huangpu

3号 Zhongshan East 1st Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China

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Jia Jia Tang Bao - Jia Jia Tang Bao Shanghai - all info, facts & ratesJia Jia Tang Bao

Jia Jia Tang Bao, located in the trendy Fengyang Lu shopping district, is a stalwart dumpling restaurant (xiaolongbao) that needs no virtual introduction. Its reputation, largely influenced by word of...

Jia Jia Tang Bao, located in the trendy Fengyang Lu shopping district, is a stalwart dumpling restaurant (xiaolongbao) that needs no virtual introduction. Its reputation, largely influenced by word of mouth, means this diminutive dumpling canteen has little need to self-promote via online social networking channels, or for that matter, within Shanghai's glossy city guides. Founded in 1905, this superb neighborhood gem, situated on bustling Huanghe Street, has been delighting locals with bamboo-steamed pork specials for well over a Century. Today, Jia Jia Tang Bao is staffed by five friendly, native ladies, whose frenzied chatter, attentiveness and delicious fayre will make you feel right at home!

The canteen offers both a fixed and revolving specials menu, dominated by variations of soup and pork ball dumplings. Servings range from 12-24 dumpling balls – not all that filling given that they are characteristically small, light and wrapped in only a thin sheath of pastry. Folded dumplings are made from scratch, so a wait of up to 20 minutes is generally expected. That being said, you''ll be doing yourself a favour if you rock up before 2pm, since Jia Jia Tang Bao's acclaimed pork and shrimp variety are wont to sell out quickly. Be sure to try the succulent pork and crab dumplings with wasabi sauce – a delicious alternative to the fried variety sold at Yang's across the street!

Style: Stalwart Xiaolongbao Lunch Canteen

Area: Fengyang Lu

90 Huanghe Road, Fengyang Lu, Shanghai

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Jin Lu-The Chinoise Story - Jin Lu-The Chinoise Story Shanghai - all info, facts & ratesJin Lu-The Chinoise Story

Jin Lu-The Chinoise Story is a high-class restaurant specializing in modernized Shanghainese Cuisine, situated in the 5 star Jin Jiang Hotel. The restaurant décor is out of this world elegant. All...

Jin Lu-The Chinoise Story is a high-class restaurant specializing in modernized Shanghainese Cuisine, situated in the 5 star Jin Jiang Hotel. The restaurant décor is out of this world elegant. All five private dining areas have their own stylish flare while the main dining area has an understatedly modish black and white theme. The ambiance is truly luxurious and soothing. This is the best place to impress a date or business clients.

World renowned celebrity Chef Susur Lee creates fabulous seasonal menu featuring freshest and top quality ingredients to create delectable dishes that look like paintings on a plate canvass. Traditional Shanghainese and Cantonese dishes are given the most modern interpretations while keeping the essential authentic flavours.
Chinoise Story is open daily for lunch 11:30 am-3 pm and dinner 5:30-11 pm. Bookings are advised. Come in smart casual attire.

Style: Ultra-chic Café at Jin Jiang Hotel

Area: French Concession District

Jin Jiang Hotel, 59 Maoming Nan Lu, Shanghai, China

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Lan Xin Restaurant - Lan Xin Restaurant Shanghai - all info, facts & ratesLan Xin Restaurant

Situated on the trendy Jinxian Road in Luwan District, bijou Lan Xin Restaurant is barely distinguishable among the ramshackle shop fronts and trendy nail bars. The unimpressive white facade and thickset...

Situated on the trendy Jinxian Road in Luwan District, bijou Lan Xin Restaurant is barely distinguishable among the ramshackle shop fronts and trendy nail bars. The unimpressive white facade and thickset pleated curtains do little to herald the presence of this homely Shanghainese eatery, which has garnered an excellent reputation for its pork and bamboo soup, Tanc Cu Ying Si (pickled vegetables with black fungus) and braised duck. More akin to a traditional Shanghainese family diner than a restaurant, Lan Xin is small, narrow and barren, save for the cheerfulness of its yellow walls and a few scattered nicknacks. Booking a day or two in advance is advisable since Lan Xin only has 5 tables and a capacity for about 18-20 people – at a squeeze.

Lan Xin specialises in traditional Shanghainese cuisine that in all honesty, can be found anywhere. The difference here is that most dishes stay true to the traditional recipe, and are cooked using fresh, organic ingredients sourced locally. Hong Shao Rou is a popular, yet simple dish of fatty pork cuts in a sweet, dark red marinade, enhanced by the sweetness braised green peppers. Jiang Ya (braised duck leg) is equally sweet, yet benefits from the addition of soy sauce which gives it that little extra bite. The hand-printed menu doesn't include pictures, and nor do the staff speak English, so if you are looking for something vegetarian, you're best bet is to enlist the help of a fellow diner – they're usually more than willing to impart a few recommendations!

Style: Home-style Traditional Shanghainese

Area: Luwan

Jinxian Road 130, Luwan, Shanghai, China

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Lost Heaven - Lost Heaven Shanghai - all info, facts & ratesLost Heaven

Trendy & busy Yunnan folk cuisine with Thai and Burmese influence; over 140 dishes on the menu; the decor correlates with the food, very Thai influenced; try the curry; chilled-out lounge upstairs;...

Trendy & busy Yunnan folk cuisine with Thai and Burmese influence; over 140 dishes on the menu; the decor correlates with the food, very Thai influenced; try the curry; chilled-out lounge upstairs; perfect fro business dinner or a romantic night out. Make sure to reserve a table in advance. Second branch in Xuhui area.

Style: Trendy Yunnanese with Business partners

Area: The Bund

No.17 Yan'an E.Rd, Shanghai, China

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Mr and Mrs Bund - Mr and Mrs Bund Shanghai - all info, facts & ratesMr and Mrs Bund

The sleek and stylish Mr and Mrs Bund restaurant by chef Paul Piaret is famous for serving delectable French Cuisine in an avant-garde setting with gorgeous views. The red and black themed interiors are...

The sleek and stylish Mr and Mrs Bund restaurant by chef Paul Piaret is famous for serving delectable French Cuisine in an avant-garde setting with gorgeous views. The red and black themed interiors are stunning and the view from the 6th floor of the Bund is astounding especially at night. The family style dining area promotes socializing with locals and the many foreigners that seem to frequent the eatery especially on late nights since it is one of the few establishments that are open past midnight. The huge menu offers 250 mouthwatering dishes and 32 variants of fine wines to choose from. Fancy truffle and foie gras dishes are frequent diner favourites. Pot au feu, beef cheek bourguignon, and steak au poivre are some of the many notable dishes. Late night promotion includes a buy 1 get a free 2nd drink of any alcoholic beverage on Tuesday to Saturday nights from 11pm onwards.

 

Mr and Mrs Bund is open for lunch on weekdays (11:30 am – 2 pm), for dinner Sun-Thurs (6 – 10:30 pm), and for nightcaps Tue-Sat (10:30 – 2 am; ’til 4 am on Fri/Sat).

 

Regarding the annual S. Pellegrino list Mr and Mrs Bund  belongs to the "World's 50 Best Restaurants 2013"  


 

Style: Avant-garde Fine Dining at the Bund

Area: The Bund

6th floor, Bund 18, 18 Zhongshan East 1st Rd, Shanghai, China

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People's 7 - People's 7 Shanghai - all info, facts & ratesPeople's 7

People’s 7 in the Shanghai French Concession is a whimsical and upscale lounge bar and restaurant that offers contemporary Asian Fusion Cuisine and a cool hang out spot for locals and foreigners...

People’s 7 in the Shanghai French Concession is a whimsical and upscale lounge bar and restaurant that offers contemporary Asian Fusion Cuisine and a cool hang out spot for locals and foreigners alike. The entrance itself does not have a sign and is puzzle like; diners would need to input the code given while calling for a table reservation. The interiors whimsical and contemporary in design. The lounge and bar area occupy the first two levels and the restaurant is located by the floor patio surrounded by bamboo trees. Sliced duck salad, drunk chicken with crab and scallions, very long spring rolls, and cold Sichuan pork dish are notable menu items.

 

People’s 7 is open daily for lunch (11.30 am – 2 pm) and dinner (6 pm - 12 midnight).
 

Style: Fantastic & Crazy Nouvelle Fusion Cuisine

Area: Jing An

805 Julu Road, near Fumin Road, Shanghai, China

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Pin Chuan - Pin Chuan Shanghai - all info, facts & ratesPin Chuan

Pin Chuan restaurant in Shanghai first opened their Taojiang Road location in 2002 and established a second eatery in Plaza 66 later on. The stylish restaurant specializes in Sichuan fare and is quite...

Pin Chuan restaurant in Shanghai first opened their Taojiang Road location in 2002 and established a second eatery in Plaza 66 later on. The stylish restaurant specializes in Sichuan fare and is quite famous with foreigners because of the accommodating English speaking staff and clearly labeled English menu. Chengdu style chicken, crispy and juicy roasted pork belly, stir fried crab, crispy chicken with peppercorns and chillies, and smoked duck are some of the many tasty specialty dishes on their vast menu. Their dim sum offerings are also delicious. An impressive international wine list is also on offer.

 

Making reservations is advised and delivery is also available. Pin Chuan is open daily for lunch and dinner. Open - Mon-Sun: 11:00am-2:00pm  and 5:00pm-11:00pm; Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm


 

Style: Sophisticated Sichuan Restaurant

Area: Jing An

No.1266 Nanjing W.Rd, Plaza 66, Floor 5, Shanghai, China

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Shintori - Shintori Shanghai - all info, facts & ratesShintori

"Shintori" is huge, set in a industrial warehouse; minimalist Japanese style; two dining levels and a open kitchen; no sign at the entrance; have a drink pre- or post-dinner at the "People...

"Shintori" is huge, set in a industrial warehouse; minimalist Japanese style; two dining levels and a open kitchen; no sign at the entrance; have a drink pre- or post-dinner at the "People 7" bar; Get a table upstairs

Style: Industrial Japanese

Area: French Concession District

803号 Julu Road, Jing'an, Shanghai, China

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Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet - Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet Shanghai - all info, facts & ratesUltraviolet by Paul Pairet

A theatrical extravaganza of sequential dishes and multi-sensory experiences, Paul Pairet's futuristic Ultraviolet Restaurant turns the very idea of conceptual dining on its head. The room, a blank...

A theatrical extravaganza of sequential dishes and multi-sensory experiences, Paul Pairet's futuristic Ultraviolet Restaurant turns the very idea of conceptual dining on its head. The room, a blank canvas devoid of emotive artwork and distracting views, hides a wealth of high-end projectors, lighting rigs and wind machines vital to the table show, scheduled to begin at exactly 7.30 pm. After the initial six month wait, guests meet at a predefined 'pick-up' point, and are subsequently bundled into black vans for  transportation to an undisclosed warehouse location at the heart of Shanghai.

Guests are led in semi-darkness to a single solitary table, flanked by five chairs on either side. Once seated, the immersive culinary theatre is brought to life by the amusingly ironic opening sequence to Stanley Kubrick's “2001: A Space Odyssey”. Led by an extravagant “Avant-Garde” menu of 20 courses, the dining area is transformed into a 360-degree theatre of projections, including a billowing tornado of smoke and cigar ash (timed to coincide with your first bite into a foie gras cigarette), and Pop Rock Oysters, teemed with a 60's wallpaper of music icons, brand names and 20th Century inventions. Paired with the tangy aromas of cigar smoke, earth and ocean breezes, Pairet creates a modal experience of “psycho-tasting” that could very well challenge the future of fine dining as we know it.

Style: Futuristic Multi-Sensory Restaurant In Secret Warehouse

Area: Central Shanghai

Hidden Warehouse in Shanghai

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Whampoa Club Shanghai - Whampoa Club Shanghai Shanghai - all info, facts & ratesWhampoa Club Shanghai

Fresh and creative Chinese food from different regions compiled by Jereme Leung; spectacular view; new branch opened in Beijing (23a Financial Street, Xicheng district, Beijing)

Fresh and creative Chinese food from different regions compiled by Jereme Leung; spectacular view; new branch opened in Beijing (23a Financial Street, Xicheng district, Beijing)

Style: Modern Chinese

Area: Huangpu

No.3 The Bund 3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai, China

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Xindalu - Xindalu Shanghai - all info, facts & ratesXindalu

Stylish eatery in the Hyatt on the Bund; specialised in northern cuisine; great "Peking duck" roasted in a brick oven

Stylish eatery in the Hyatt on the Bund; specialised in northern cuisine; great "Peking duck" roasted in a brick oven

Style: Peking Duck In Shanghai

Area: Hongkou

199号 Huangpu Road Hongkou, Shanghai, China

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Yme Casa - Yme Casa Shanghai - all info, facts & ratesYme Casa

Yme Casa Restaurant, in someone’s house lovely food cool decor situated  in the old French Concession area is a very modern and stylish 1930’s themed eatery that serves local...

Yme Casa Restaurant, in someone’s house lovely food cool decor situated  in the old French Concession area is a very modern and stylish 1930’s themed eatery that serves local Shanghainese fare in a very posh setting. Stained glass windows, dark wood antique furniture, lovely chandelier, drapes with flower patterns, and other trinkets from the past make the restaurant a truly unique location. The chef and owner draws inspiration from fresh ingredients that are sourced daily.  Meals are comprised of hot and cold dishes, rice, and fruits for dessert. The pork and tofu soup, steamed salmon with vegetables, and abalone dish are frequent diner favourites.
Yme Casa is open for lunch 11 am – 2 pm and dinner 6-11 pm daily. Bookings are a must because the restaurant can only seat 22 people at a time.
 

Style: Sophisticated Home-style Local Fare

Area: French Concession District

108 Wuyuan Road, Shanghai, China

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