Here is a list of the best places to eat in Shanghai. There are restaurants for every taste and occasion, you should definitely try them all! (click on the picture to have more infos).
Bon appétit 😉
Jia jia tang bao ¥
Authentic, tasty and very affordable xiao long bao. The place is small and can be crowded.
90 Huanghe Lu, near Fengyang Lu People’s Square 1/2/8 , Xinzha Lu 1 , Qufu Lu 12/8
Din tai fung ¥¥
This Taiwanese restaurant chain is very popular and has many venues in Shanghai. You should definitely try it.
1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, Jing’an Kerry Centre, Room N4-15, near Changde Lu Jing’an Temple 2/7
Grandmother Kitchen ¥¥
Grandmother is a good address to share a Chinese meal with your friends. The food is cheap and tasty.
70 Fuzhou Lu, near Sichuan Zhong Lu Nanjing Dong Lu 10/2 , People’s Square 1/2/8, Yuyuan Garden 10
You should go to the Xibo to have a real (west) Chinese experience.
83 Changshu Lu, Shenzhou Commercial Bldg, 3/F, near Julu Lu Changshu Lu 1/7 , Jing’an Temple 2/7
Best teppanyaki in town! The quality of the food is very good but not cheap. This is the perfect place for special events. Go for the 330rmb free flow and don’t forget to book.
28D Taojiang Lu, near Hengshan Lu Shanghai Library 10 , Changshu Lu 1/7 , Hengshan Lu 1
Coconut paradise ¥¥
The restaurant has really nice terrace. Price is around 100rmb for a meal but it’s worth it.
38 Fumin Lu, near Yan’an Zhong Lu Jing’an Temple 2/7 , Changshu Lu 1/7
Thai Gallery ¥¥
Eat thai food in the middle of the Jing’an Park. Nice place to go on sunny days.
189 Huashan Lu, Jing’an Park, Gate 3, near Nanjing Xi Lu Jing’an Temple 2/7 , Changshu Lu 1/7
Simply Thai ¥¥
This is a Thai restaurant chain. Usually located on malls, you will always find a Simply Thai in your area.
5C Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu Changshu Lu 1/7 , Hengshan Lu 1 , Shanghai Library 10 , Zhaojiabang Lu 7/9
Saigon Mama ¥¥
Two well located addresses for this viet restaurants. The place is modern, meals are fresh and affordable.
618 Xujiahui Lu, SML Center, Room 1F-A-09 Dapuqiao 9 , Madang Lu 9/13 , Jiashan Lu 9/12
The restaurant give you authentic tastes of Vietnam. The restaurant has two venues and is worth to try!
678 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Wuding Lu Changping Lu 7
Mr & Mrs Bund ¥¥¥
Perfect vue on the Bund for this sophisticated French restaurant. Go for the late diner menu available at the end of the week from 11pm. (250 to 300rmb menu)
18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Bund 18, 6/FTiantong Lu 12/10 , Nanjing Dong Lu 10/2
Very good French restaurant. Well furnished diner and brunch menu.
1502 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Wulumuqi Zhong Lu Shanghai Library 10 , Hengshan Lu 1 , Changshu Lu 1/7
O délice ¥¥
The restaurant serves Galettes and Crepes as well as other meals. Go for the Galettes if you miss french food.B1G1 Burger deal on Monday.
208 Xinle Lu, near Donghu Lu Jing’an Temple 7/2 , Changshu Lu 7/1
La crêperie ¥¥
Nice french atmosphere with various selection of Galettes. They have two restaurants.
1 Taojiang Lu, near Dongping Lu Hengshan Lu 1 , Changshu Lu , Shanghai Library 10
Dr wine ¥¥
Really good and affordable cheese and charcuterie platters. You also have other good french meal and wine.
177 Fumin Lu, near Julu Lu Jing’an Temple 7 2 , Changshu Lu 1 7 , Shaanxi Nan Lu 101
Nice place to have a glass of wine and finger foods with friends. Definitely one of the best rooftop in Shanghai.
1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, 5/F, near Julu Lu Shaanxi Nan Lu 10 1 , Jing’an Temple 2 7 , Changshu Lu 17
Certainly the best Italian in town. The food, location, and atmosphere make you forget the little pricey bill.
7 Yan’An Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Er Lu Yuyuan Garden 10 , Nanjing Dong Lu 2 10
Italian restaurant by the Chef Jean George. It is located on the Bund and offers some very tasty homemade pizzas and pastas.
3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Three on The Bund, 6/F, near Guangdong Lu Nanjing Dong Lu 10 2 , Yuyuan Garden 10
Good choice of Pizzas around 80rmb. You can order through Sherpa’s delivery.
77 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu Changshu Lu 1 7 , Jing’an Temple 2 7
Bella Napoli ¥¥
Very good and authentic Italian restaurant. Prices are reasonable and you have a great choice of good quality meals.
73 Nanhui Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu
Nanjing Xi Lu 2
Liquid Laundry ¥¥
Very trendy American gastro-pub that offers large choice of meals in a modern venue.
1028 Huaihai Zhong Lu, J-Sense, 2/F, near Donghu Lu Shaanxi Nan Lu 12 10 1 , Changshu Lu 1 7 , Huaihai Zhong Lu 13
Really cool spot in the middle of Tianzifang. Go on sunny day have a burger on the terrace or enjoy a tasty cocktail during Happy Hour.
Lane 210, Taikang Lu, Tianzifang, No 7, near Sinan Lu Dapuqiao 9 , Madang Lu 9
Another very cool place in Tianzifang with indoor and outdoor tables. We like the lunch deal with starter/meal/dessert and drinks at 68rmb.
169 Jianguo Zhong Lu,1/F, near Ruijin Er Lu Dapuqiao 9 , Jiashan Lu 9 12 , Madang Lu 913
Fat Cow ¥¥
A large choice of well-made burgers and American salads. There is a burger for every taste. Go for the B1G1 burger night on monday (be prepared to wait).
135 Yanping Lu, 1/F, Room 103, near Wuding Lu Changping Lu 7 , Jing’an Temple 2 7
Beef and liberty ¥¥
An alternative to fat cow burger with the same monday’s deal. Food is as good and you don’t have to take a drink 😉
1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai Centre, 1/F, Room 111, near Xikang Lu Jing’an Temple 2 7 , Nanjing Xi Lu 2
NYC Deli ¥¥
If you want a big meaty sandwich NYC Deli is exactly the place you need to go to.
103 Fujian Nan Lu, near Jinling Dong Lu Yuyuan Garden 10 , Dashijie 8 , People’s Square 1 2 8 , Nanjing Dong Lu 2 10
Very good spot if you want to have Mexican meals and enjoy the sun in a spacious terrace.
98 Shouning Lu, 6/F, near Xizang Nan Lu Dashijie 8 , Laoximen 8 10 , Huangpi Nan Lu 1 , Yuyuan Garden 10 , Xintiandi 10
Green and Safe ¥¥
It is a mix of a restaurant and a grocery store, offering good quality western and asian food. They are several venues of this concept in Shanghai.
6 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan LuShanghai Library 10 , Changshu Lu 1 7 , Hengshan Lu 1
Pure and Whole ¥¥
Large range of healthy vegetarian food at an affordable price. Special mention for the salads 😉
1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai Centre, 1/F, Room 104, near Xikang Lu Jing’an Temple 2 7 , Nanjing Xi Lu 2
Element Fresh ¥¥
Large choice of salads, juices and asian meals. There are many addresses in Shanghai ( the best is probably in xintiandi). Go for a brunch, a lunch or the monday B1G1 salad deal!
Lane 181, Taicang Lu, Xintiandi, No 2, Bldg 18, near Madang Lu Huangpi Nan Lu 1 , Xintiandi 10 13
Nice spot to take healthy meals. You can make your own salad in a trendy place.
185 Madang Lu, Xintiandi, near Zizhong Lu Xintiandi 10 , Huangpi Nan Lu 1
Bakery & Cafe
Pain chaud ¥
Perfect address to enjoy a good French Baguette, pain au chocolat or dessert. Price are not excessive.
31 Yongkang Lu, near Jiashan Lu Shaanxi Nan Lu 1 10 , Jiashan Lu 9 , Changshu Lu 1 7
French bakery, offering a large range of good quality desserts and coffees. Price are expensive but it’s a nice place to go after a walk on the Bund.
88 Yuanmingyuan Lu, Yifeng, 1/F, near Beijing Dong Lu Nanjing Dong Lu 2 10 , Tiantong Lu 10 12
Bread etc ¥
Cool spot to have an afternoon break or breakfast. They are offering dessert as well as salty meals.
500 Xiangyang Nan Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu Jiashan Lu 9 12 , Zhaojiabang Lu 7 9