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1221 is a shanghainese restaurant and favorite of expats, foreigners and tourists. A particularly unique feature is their eight treasures" tea service, deftly poured from long spouted teapots.
a: 1221 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Panyu Lu
t: +86 21 6213 6585
Cha's is a faithful recreation of a Hong Kong cha canting, basically a Cantonese diner, from the 1950's, right down to the old-time Hong Kong public lavatory signs, the tiled floor, and the aluminum tables. Food is traditional Reservations are not possible, expect long waits.
a: 1/F, 30 Sinan Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
t: +86 21 6093 2062
a: Novel Place B/F, 133 Tianyaoqiao Lu, near Xingeng Lu
t: +86 21 3461 5618
Crystal Jade is a chain from Singapore that's consistently packed for its combination of stylish decor and Cantonese cooking. Dim sum, in particular, is wildly popular. Most people go for the crispy pork belly, the roast pork, shrimp dumplings, mango pudding, and even xiao long bao. Xintiandi's store is the flagship, and often considered the best. Reservations are essential.
a: Building 6, Floor 2, Shop 12a, Xintiandi South Block, Shanghai
t: +86 21 6835 8752
di shui dong
Many believe this is one of the best Chinese eateries in town, for the food is not only very good, but also very cheap.
a: 2/F, 56 Maoming Nan Lu
t: +86 21 6253 2689
din tai fung
Din Tai Fung is an award-winning restaurant originating in Taiwan, specializing in xiaolongbao (small steamed buns). DinTaiFung established its reputation and have been highly praised by the media including being selected as one of the top ten restaurants in the world by the “New York Times”.
a: Building 6, Floor 2, Shop 11a, Xintiandi South Block, Shanghai
t: +86 21 6385 8378
This is the "old" Jishi restaurant, the shabby but clean cornerstone restaurant of Shanghainese home cooking. Seating is cramped and reservations are absolutely essential.
a: 41 Tianping Lu, near Huaihai Xi Lu
t: +86 21 6282 9260
jia jia tang bao
Those who love local street food, you must go Jia Jia Tang Bao. The décor of Jia Jia Tang Bao is very simple, with decades-old formica tables and simple metal chairs, but crowded and packed with people everyday. Recommend to go early. They only make a certain amount per day and will close once they sell out of everything.
a: Huanghe Lu (near Nanjing Xi Lu), Shanghai, China (People's Square)
t: +86 21 6327 6878
Specializing in the tribal cuisine of China's Yunnan province: exotic cuisine, enchanted decor, atmospheric music and dim, flickering candlelight.
a: 38 Gaoyou Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
t: +86 21 6433 5126
a: 17 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Sichuan Nan Lu
t: +86 21 6330 0967
nanxiang mantou (yu garden)
This restaurant is in the middle of the Yu Garden, well known as the place to try the famed Shanghai delicacy xiao long bao, or soup dumplings. On the ground floor, there is take-away option that attracts long queues. You can go upstairs where they offer to more price tiers.
a: 85 Yuyuan Lu, near Jiuqu Qiao
t: +86 216355 4206
This Hong Kong-based chain of eateries offers staple Cantonese dishes as well as a mixed bag of Italian, steak and other Western dishes. The homemade fish balls are recommended, and there's a small Cantonese-style bakery at the entrance selling coconut pastries, egg tarts, pineapple buns, etc.
a: A Mansion, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu
t: +86 21 6170 1282
a: Novel Place 1/F, 131 Tianyaoqiao Lu, near Xingeng Lu
t: +86 21 6427 8550
Upscale restaurant located in the famous Xintiandi serving Shanghainese and Hong Kong dishes.
a: North Block, Lan 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
t: +86 21 6311 2323
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