This sophisticated Hunan restaurant has become somewhat of an institution among foreigners thanks to its exquisitely prepared dishes. Electrify your tongue with the chili-sprinkled ribs and open-faced fish. Finish with sweet, sticky banana balls. Milder eaters gravitate toward the equally delicious non-spicy menu offerings.
Tel: 86(21)6249 -5628 // 6247-0758
Add: 87 Fu ming Road, near ju lu Road. Shanghai
1618 west nan jing Road, near wan hang du lu.
Tel: 86(21) 6232-8377// 6232-8677
The financial district has little to choose from when it comes to quality sushi..Shoka’s is an exception. The ingredients are always fresh when I visit, the rolls are to die for, tried the crab Louie maki, and the rolls Royce. The owner with his crew are always quick to welcome me back. It’s the best sushi downtown, hands down!
Add: 98 Yanping Lu, near Xinzha Lu. Shanghai
The Appennini peninsula fertile land and copious products form the essence of the Italian excellent food, which is well known in the world for keeping the original ancient flavors. Marco, the Italian Chef Patron and Owner, has grown an inborn sensitivity and passion for food; he is, perse, a Master of Cuisine and an Epicure. Self confident about his professional skills, the Chef Patron, named his first restaurant in China after his own name. The restaurant presents a full bodied Italian nature, from the ingredients to the décor, which directly recall the ones of the mainland.
The rich flavors of the Italian cuisine, as well as the romantic foreign design of Da Marco, perfectly recall the original flavors. Today more than ever, because of the unchanged original flavors, this location attracts crowds of clients, and when the evening comes it seams that all Shanghai is gathered in this lively place. Moreover, Da Marco holds the outstanding reputation of “external kitchen for the Italian Consulate in Shanghai” for the excellent catering service.
Tel: 86(21) 6210-4495
Add: 103 East Zhu An Bang Road. Changning , shanghai.
165A Grand Gateway Square. NO 1 Hong qiao Road, xu jia hui.
A friend was visiting from the States, and since he is a vegetarian and this is his first time in China, I chose this place as an introduction to his Shanghai experience.
The decor of the restaurant is interesting and oriental. The menu is quite extensive, but in terms of vegetarian dishes there is not a lot to choose from, and some of the dishes are not always available.
We ordered a couple of dishes and they all tasted good, although some might find the size of these dishes to be on the small side.
It is worth noting that there is a minimum spending of 100RMB/ person, and they charge 5RMB each for the napkin and some additional amount for the tablecloth.
Overall, the experience was fair, but the steep bill at the end of the night means I will not be a regular.
PS. Do check out the bathroom when you are there.
Add : 164 Nanchang Lu. near Sinan Lu. Shanghai
I’ve been a fan of this place from day 1. But have to admit they had a rough year – I think I counted 3 different managers over the last 6 months or so. That had the weirdest situations at times, where you come in for breakfast and are told it’s too early to order ‘cuz he chef was not in yet. Or you saw half the staff lounging around and act as if they did not see you. But they rebounded – I am happy to say. I was surprised – pleasantly – to find Angelo (formerly Arch) in charge there. They have a new menu, and a lunch set offer that I have yet to see equaled anywhere else. Most other places see a lunch set as soup or salad and a main. Here you get soup AND salad AND main AND drinks AND a tiny little) dessert. Various dishes at various prices. The beef stroganof is good Staff is now much more attentive and ‘in line’. The afp garden still rocks, and the fact they are still there and swinging after 3 years in an over saturated market counts for something too
Add: No.16, Lane 351 Huashan Lu, near Changshu Lu. Shanghai
Malone’s American Cafe is proud to have been serving oth local and expatriate customers cold beer and tasty food for the last 15 years in Shanghai. We were not only the first foreign bar outside a five start hotel in modern Shanghai, but also stood the test of time. The interior of Malone’s is what you would expect of a neighboorhood pub in North Americal: lots of wood, 13TVS, 2 big secreen projectors, a 1st floor stage and a 2nd floor pool table. Malone’s offers the best in live music every night of the week with our award winning house band playing on the 1 st floor, backed up by our DJ. For a break from the party, go to the loft at Molone’s 3rd floor for the more laid back, acoustic sound of ged cuff.
Tel: 86(21) 6247-2400
Add: 255 Tong Ren Road, near Beijing lu. Shanghai
Set amidst busy commercial complexes and high prestige residential area, “The Kevin’s Thai Restaurant & Bar” offers cozy and quiet environment for you to dine at the authentic Thai cuisine restaurant and relax in the up-class Bar. A warm and charming management and staff provide the perfect blend of the old world ambience and contemporary comfort.
Situated in the heart of Shanghai city, the cool garden setting merged into an old building structure makes it a perfect place for those interested in full privacy, peaceful surrounding and to access WIFI (wireless internet) for free. It is popular among the expats and the local.
The Kevin’s Thai Restaurant & Bar was formed in the year 1997. The original building was built in 1923 by the Kuh family and has been preserved in its original structure till today. The Kuh family named their grandson “Kevin”, as they believed that their grandson had brought good luck to the family.
Tel: 86(21) 6248-8985 6248-6800
Add: 946 Changle Lu, Building 4,Jing An .near U ru mu qi Lu
This new restaurant run by Australian chef Craig Willis of Wagas fame is already so popular, you’ll need a reservation on a weekend evening. The cozy urban-style loft features hardwood floors, an open kitchen and soft Danish leather seats that are comfortably spaced out so that you can chat to your neighbors.
We received a few cheerful recommendations from a couple who planned to make Mr. Willis their regular neighborhood restaurant, even though they lived in Hongqiao. The menu itself i s straightforward and unintimidating, underscoring Willis’ insistence on fresh, simple food.
We began with butter soaked grilled scallops (¥78) served over curry lentils and topped with a smear of fruity, roasted tomato chutney. The scallops were succulent, but the real standouts were the flavorful lentils, with their meaty undertones and slices of verdant spinach. A small green salad (¥30) was chockfull of leafy greens in a light vinaigrette.
For mains we tried the grilled salmon (¥125) with asparagus and the Mr. Willis roast chicken (half for ¥115). The simple preparation of the salmon revealed the flavors of a generous slab of grilled fish alongside a scattering of crispy asparagus. We weren’t as impressed with the roast chicken. It was tender with a delightful crispy skin, but oil coated the plate and the light dipping sauce had a bitter aftertaste. The best part of the entrée was a medley of roasted pumpkins with herbs–a comforting taste of the fall with the sweet orange pumpkin singing with flavors.
We didn’t have room for the handful of heavenly-sounding desserts, but our by-the-glass Australian shiraz (¥65) was so delightfully lush that we had a second glass. The bustling yet laid-back environment, reasonable prices, and subtle but sublime food are guaranteed to put this new restaurant on the Shanghai food map.
Add : 3/F, 195 Anfu Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
Don’t remember which date but it was definately a weekend with full of people there. after 15 minutes drinking at bar, we\’ve been guided to a window seat which is the only one here:). all you can eat tapas seems to be a unique and inspired concept in Shanghai with a reasonable price but finally ordered the tasting menu from a common opinion of everybody.70% are French and my friends were enjoying the food for its both quality and quantity. I’m especially impressed by a french?Chinese?boy who is the manager of the restaurant (looks 22 age…so young), he plays skillfully with a decanter when I ordered the Gigondas, it’s a kind of performance you can see only in Paris and New York, after the short dialgue with him, I got known that he is a Chinese but who speaks perfect english with full of french accent! and used to work in south of france for a long time. being satisfied by a bottle which costs you at 300, I’m sure it is the only place you can find around the world. we will come back one day.
Tel: 86(21) 5175-9818
Add : 98 Yanping Road, near xin zha lu. Shanghai
Reviews: After a few years I still love this place. The food is consistant and tasty.The vegetables, BBQ and noodles are all great. The beer list is inspiring and the owner is a real nice and personable guy. Just wish they weren’t on Sherpas so I would actually have to go there..but oh well makes it convenient for my once a week fix.
Tel: 86(21) 5157-5510
Add: 56 Mao ming Nan lu, near jing xian lu.