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Showing off Shanghai: 6 Restaurants to Impress Out-of-Town Clients

When you need to wine and dine an important client in Shanghai, choosing the right restaurant or bar is key. From stunning rooftop views to authentic soup dumplings, here are our favorite spots to entertain out-of-town clients in the Pearl of the Orient. Read more>>

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New Imago Plaza: A Welcome Addition to Putou District HOT

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Shanghai’s northerly Putuo District hasn’t traditionally been the go-to spot for shopping. A little rough around the edges, it’s better known for tasty street food, budget hostels and hotels, and endless grey apartment blocks. However, with the recent ...... Read More>>

Quiet Charm: A Guide to Jinxian Lu HOT

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Tucked away between the better known streets of Shaanxi Lu and Maoming Lu lies a quirky little avenue full of art, fashion, and great food. Jinxian Lu provides the perfect place to stroll while shopping for those hard-to-find outfits and accessories. Stop ...... Read More>>

Best Places for Chocolate Desserts in Shanghai HOT

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Chocolate has long been the ingredient of choice for dessert fans. And why not? From stressed out women to hyperactive kids to pastry chefs, chocolate is one food that’s incredibly easy to enjoy. Liquid, solid, it doesn’t matter - it’s delicious in ...... Read More>>

Go West: On the Trail of Xinjiang Food HOT

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Most expats living in China realise pretty quickly that Chinese food is a lot more varied than the traditional kung pow chicken and sweet and sour pork that’s served in takeaways and restaurants back home. From the stodgy potato and meat stews of Dongbei ...... Read More>>

You Got to Roll with It: Sushi in Shanghai HOT

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Sushi is one of those things that you either love or hate. Some people balk at the thought of ingesting raw fish, while others delight in the pleasures of chilled fresh salmon. If you fall into the latter category, the chances are that you’ll be seeking ...... Read More>>

Shanghai Bites – Finding Good Local Food HOT

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In the grand scheme of things, Shanghainese food gets a bit of a raw deal. It’s not as fiery as Hunan cai, nor as tasty as Sichuan. It doesn’t have the bizarre ingredients of Guangdong food, and it’s not as memorable as Dongbei-style. Most people see it ...... Read More>>

Al Fresco Dining - Shanghai's Top 10 Outdoor Dining Spots HOT

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Shanghai's fickle weather keeps teasing its citizens with illusions that spring has finally arrived. The promise of sunshine and balmy breezes are inciting diners around the city to linger over long al fresco lunches and call ahead to reserve outdoor ...... Read More>>

Greek Restaurants in Shanghai HOT

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Juicy gyro kebabs, tasty tzatziki, spanakopita and souvlaki… Greek food is famous around the world for its Mediterranean flavours and unique spices. Ouzo and retsina are popular international drinks, and most cities have Greek eateries. Unfortunately, ...... Read More>>

New Restaurants in Shanghai This Spring HOT

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A new season means new openings around town, and this Spring, there’s a great new selection of restaurants to choose from. From Mexican spice through New York-style Italian, there’s plenty to tempt your palate. Here are some of the best new eateries in ...... Read More>>

Man, That's Hot: Where to Get Decent Sichuan Food in Shanghai HOT

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Living in Shanghai, we’re blessed with all kinds of food to choose from. Thanks to immigration to Shanghai from other parts of China, pretty much every region of the country is represented when it comes to cuisine. The mid-country province of Sichuan, best ...... Read More>>

Where to Find the Most Authentic Italian Coffee in Shanghai HOT

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Italian’s have a true passion for coffee. Therefore, when we think of coffee we’re likely to immediately think of Italy. Thankfully, it’s possible to find an authentic Italian café in Shanghai; great news given that coffee has already become such an ...... Read More>>

Western Breakfasts in Shanghai HOT

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When living in Shanghai, there are plenty of opportunities to try the local breakfast cuisine. But while that cabbage-filled pastry or steaming hot meat bun can be great when you’re on the go, sometimes you just want to hark back to the days of good ol’ ...... Read More>>

Cheap Date: Shanghai's Top 10 Bargain Eats HOT

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1. Munchies梦奇屋<br /> When you’ve got the munchies, head to… um, Munchies. With tie-dye clad staff, tasty American and Tex-Mex grub at low prices, and two cosy branches, it’s a cult favourite among thrifty Shanghai diners. The menu is gaudy, and ...... Read More>>

Tom Yum: Shanghai's Best Thai Restaurants HOT

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Thai food has to be one of the tastiest cuisines in the world. Steaming plates of pad thai, bowls of tom yam soup, dishes of fragrant green curry… mouth-watering stuff. Distinctive flavours – lemongrass, ginger, galangal, coconut – have made Thai food ...... Read More>>

Best Italian Food in Shanghai HOT

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Back in the West, Italian food is one of the most popular of cross-border cuisines. Along with Chinese and Indian restaurants, pizzerias and trattorias are a common sight in most European, North American, and Antipodean towns and cities. Luckily, for any ...... Read More>>

The Best of the Bund HOT

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Whether you are living in or simply visiting Shanghai, it is quite difficult not to experience the Bund. Want to eat at the most famous restaurants? Visit the Bund. Want to have a cocktail at the trendiest bars? Go to the Bund. Want to experience the most ...... Read More>>

Arriba!: Your Guide to Mexican Food in Shanghai HOT

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Whether you’re a Mexican expat yearning for a slice of home, or just a fan of burritos and a dash of tequila, you’re in luck. After years of under-representation, there’s no longer any shortage of Mexican restaurants, cantinas, and bars in Shanghai. ...... Read More>>

On The Hunt for a Burger in Shanghai HOT

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The humble hamburger. Much vaunted; much maligned. If you’re an expat in Shanghai, the onslaught of Chinese food can sometimes get a bit much. Of course, we’re always up for a decent dish of noodles, but there comes a time when you crave a slab of minced ...... Read More>>

Fall Flavour: Five New Restaurants in Shanghai HOT

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Perhaps the extended run of good weather Shanghai has enjoyed recently has tempted people away from their blueprints and out into the sun, but there’s not been too many bar openings of late. So instead we’re looking at five restaurants and cafes that ...... Read More>>

Stone-Walling: A Guide to the Best Bars and Restaurants in Xintiandi HOT


Xintiandi is one of Shanghai’s must-see sites. The renovated shikumen (stone-door) lanes offer a glimpse of Shanghai gone-by, and are teeming with boutique stores, upmarket restaurants and cool little cafés. Find out which are worth your time, with our ...... Read More>>

Delhi Belly: Indian Resturants in Shanghai HOT

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Indian restaurants are a bit like Irish bars: you’ll find one in pretty much every city you go to, from Sydney to San Salvador. Subcontinental cuisine is well known around the world thanks to its memorable flavours and dishes – samosas, creamy masalas, hot...... Read More>>

New in Shanghai: New Bars, Restaurants and Nightclubs HOT

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The Shanghai scene changes so fast that the cute little Italian place you go to on a Friday could be serving sushi by Saturday. Check out the latest dining, drinking and dancing hotspots, with our regular round-up of new bars, restaurants and clubs. ... Read More>>

Ooh La La! – French food and drink in Shanghai HOT

Shanghai is a very French city. Back in colonial times, the streets of Xuhui and Luwan sounded more like boulevards in Paris (Avenue Petain, Rue Lafayette, Avenue Joffre – now Hengshan Lu, Fuxing Zhong Lu, and Huaihai Zhong Lu) and the Gallic influence is ...... Read More>>

New in Shanghai: Recently Opened Bars and Restaurants HOT

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Looking for something new to do in Shanghai now that summer’s been and gone? Check out what’s new, and what you might have missed in the last few weeks, with our round-up of newly opened restaurants and bars. ... Read More>>

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