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Best dinner deals in Shanghai

If you’re obsessed and deeply in love with food, you’re at the right place.

Also, if you’ve been leaving in Shanghai for more than 3 days you may have noticed that there are food places literally at every corner and even more and it can be sometimes hard to choose the best option for your dinner.

What about having all the nice dinner deals in Shanghai gathered in one place? Ta-daaa here it is!

Ranked by days of the weeks, you’ll find the best deals of each day and for everyone tastes!


Fat Cow (Buy one get one on burgers)

Primarily known for their 100% Australian beef burgers, Fat Cow burgers come dressed, topped and slathered with a host of options ranging from the standard cheeseburger, cheekily named the Cowabunga (RMB70), to the Tex-Mex tinged Raging Bull (RMB82) with beef chili, jalapenos, and cheddar cheese.

Every Monday, from 5-10pm, their burgers are buy-1-get-1-free (Starting at 70rmb)

1/F, 135 Yanping Lu, near Wuding Lu
延平路1351, 近武定路

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Beef and Liberty (Buy one get one on burgers)

The buy-one-get-one-free burger deal runs from 3 pm until they close. They’ve got several burger options including beef, lamb, and chicken. They also have a vegan option. Prices start around 70rmb.

Shanghai Centre, Rm 111, 1/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu

南京西路1376, 上海商城1, 近西康路

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Blue Frog (Buy one get one on burgers)

Buy a drink and get buy-one-get-one-free on burgers, available at all Blue Frog locations. They’ve also got nice margaritas and a buy one get one free happy hour on those from 4-8pm

138 Huaihai Zhong Lu, Infinity Plaza, 1/F, Room 118, near Longmen Lu 

淮海中路138号无限度广场1118, 近龙门路

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Al’s Dinner (Buy one get one on burgers)

At Al’s Dinner, it’s Buy one Get one free on all burgers from 5 pm to closing. And if you’ve still got room, there’s also ice cream.

204 Xinle Lu, near Donghu Lu 

新乐路204, 近东湖路

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Cafe des Stagiaires 3 (All-you-can-eat mussels and fries – 98RMB)

f you’ve got a hankering for garlicky fresh mussels and crisp fries after a long, arduous Monday in the office, head to Le Café des Stagiaires 3 every Monday from 7 pm.

158 Julu Lu, Datong Mill, 1/F, near Ruijin Yi Lu  巨鹿路158号大同坊1, 近瑞金一路

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Kaiba (88RMB pizzas + beer)

Good deal on for pizza if you’re looking for a break from burgers every Monday at all the Kaiba locations: 88rmb for a pizza and one craft beer from 5 pm to 10 pm.

479 Wuding Lu, near Shaanxi Bei Lu 

武定路479, 近陕西北路

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Must Grill (Buy on get one on burgers)

This wine bar has two-for-one gourmet burgers for 88-118rmb every single Tuesday from 6-10pm.

That’s really worth it for the beasts of burgers like the “American Dream,” with double cheese, pulled pork, bacon and peppers, or “The Baa Baa” topped with fried goat cheese. They’ve also got chicken and vegan tofu burgers.

1/F, Bldg 2, 881 Wuding Lu, near Changde Lu

武定路8812号楼1, 近常德路

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Bordertown (Free-flow tacos – 100RMB)

Hit taco Tuesdays hard at Tex-Mex joint Bordertown with all-you-can-eat real Texan-sized tacos from 6.30-9.30pm Deal items are only limited to the classic tacos. That’s vegetarian, pork carnitas, beef barbacoa, chicken, or chorizo, on a tortilla with fresh pico de gallo, chipotle salsa, shredded lettuce, cilantro, sour cream, fresh queso, and pickled jalapenos. 

393 Weihai Lu


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Zapata’s (Taco Tuesdays – 88RMB)

88RMB gets you an all you can eat taco buffet on Tuesdays at Zapata’s. Add 50RMB to get free flow selected draft or soft drinks or margaritas.

5 Hengshan Lu, near Dongping Lu

徐汇区衡山路5, 近东平路

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Cantina Agave (Taco Tuesdays – 100RMB)

Every Tuesday, the authentic Mexican eatery offers an all-you-can-eat deal for RMB100, running from 11:30am-10: 30 pm. It really allows you to eat all the tacos you can.

The happy hour runs from 4pm-8pm, kicking off buy-one-get-one-free margaritas, house pours, house wine, sangria, and Coronas. It’s one of their busiest days and it’s guaranteed to be packed.

A Mansion, 291 Fumin Lu


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Bar Centrale (Pasta and Basta – 40RMB)

All Wednesday evening they’re doing pasta and Basta at Jing’an’s Bar Centrale. All pasta at only 40rmb.

135 Yanping Lu, near Wuding Lu

延平路135, 近武定路

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Boxing cat Brewery (Cheat Wednesdays Burger Deal)

Buy-one-get-one burgers (in restaurant only) every Wednesday all night long at Boxing Cat Sinan Mansion and Yongfu Lu.

Brewed beer sampler set is 75rmb; a brewed beer pint is 35rmb; a pitcher is 100rmb; house liquors and wine are 35rmb — all available for special prices until 8pm.

82 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu

复兴路82, 近永福路

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Sasha’s (Wednesday Steak Night)

Buy any steak from the Sasha’s menu and get second one for free. Conditions: No takeaway or doggie bags. Subject to availability on the night, please reserve to ensure availability 6474 6628. Available from 6pm

11 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu

东平路11, 近衡山路

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Pizza Taxi ( All You Can Eat Pizza Deal – 98RMB)

Every Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm, Pizza Taxi does an all-you-can-eat pizza deal for 98rmb. Option is to pay an additional 38rmb for free-flow beer and wine.

447 Wusheng Lu, near Huangpi Bei Lu

武胜路447, 近黄陂北路

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Mayita (Taco Wednesday – 88RMB)

Popular modern Mexican restaurant MAYITA has a taco deal every Wednesday, offering a sampler of five mini tacos from the menu plus one mystery taco for RMB88.

98 Shouning Lu, 6/F, near Xizang Nan Lu 

寿宁路986楼辉盛庭国际公寓, 近西藏南路

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Crocus (Pizza Night – 58RMB)

Every Thursday night, Crocus bar and restaurant cuts the prices on their line of Italian flour-imported pizzas — 58rmb for Margherita, Vegetarian, Diavola, Prosciutto and Funghi, and more. Available 4pm to midnight.

18 Yuyuan Zhi Lu, near Wulumuqi Bei Lu

愚园支路18, 近乌鲁木齐北

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Must Grill (All-you-can-eat tapas, beef and fries – 168RMB)

Start the weekend early at French-inflected casual dining spot MUST Grill on Thursday with a free-flow food option that includes a selection of tapas, beef and fries from 7-10pm.

1/F, Bldg 2, 881 Wuding Lu, near Changde Lu

武定路8812号楼1, 近常德路

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Bar Centrale (Burrata Special Thursdays – 50RMB)

Every Thursday night at Jing’an favorite Bar Centrale, they’re serving up burratas for 50rmb. Chose from parma ham, truffle, or bottarga. Available from 5pm.

135 Yanping Lu, near Wuding Lu

延平路135, 近武定路

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Shanghai Slim’s (All you can eat BBQ Ribs – 228RMB)

Every Thursday, Shanghai Slim’s does all-you-can-eat BBQ ribs with sides for RMB228. See how many racks you can put away!

Bldg. 26D, Sinan Mansions, Lane 523, Fuxing Zhong Lu


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The Hop Project (Free grilled cheese sandwich)

Really? FREE grilled cheese sandwiches? Yes. That’s right.

The Hop Project is giving free grilled cheese sandwiches from Co Cheese for an hour, from 6:30-7:30pm every Monday to Thursday. All you have to do is buy some beers.

372 Dagu Lu, near Chengdu Bei Lu
大沽路372, 近成都北路

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Pentalounge (Sassy Saturday Brunch Buffet – 108RMB)

Pentalounge has the best bargain brunch Shanghai has ever known. For 108RMB/person, it combines a main, ordered a la carte, with an all-you-can-eat buffet bar of sides and sweets.

It also comes with a booze option: additional CNY50+ for free flow draft beer, house wines and soft drinks.

You can also enjoy this amazing buffet during the lazy Sunday brunch for 148RMB/person.

Pentahotel, 1525 Dingxi Lu, near Changning Lu
定西路1525, 近长宁路

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The Cannery  (Weekend brunch – 198RMB)

Gastrolounge The Cannery does a weekend brunch where you can pick and choose three dishes from the menu for RMB198. It also comes with a welcome drink, a mini Bloody Mary. Additional dishes are RMB68 each.

Rm. 106, Bldg. 1, 1107 Yuyuan Lu


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Nest (Brunch and Beyond – 198RMB)

The Nest has a great value brunch every Sunday, offering three courses for RMB198, plus a free welcome drink. The selection has Nordic influences with plenty of smoked salmon and seafood dishes.

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Bar Centrale (Double trouble)

Big pizza night every Sunday night at Bar Centrale. Pizza is buy-one-get-one-free every Sunday from 5pm. This is a popular one. Expect a crowd rounding out their weekend

135 Yanping Lu, near Wuding Lu

延平路135, 近武定路

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Le Saleya (Free-flow raclette – 240RMB)

Feel like in the Swiss Alps every Sunday evening with a free-flow raclette at Saleya. When done Swiss style, they heat the wheel of semi-hard cheese and scrape the melty bit onto cold cuts and potatoes – both of which are included in the all-you-can-eat deal as well as a salad of your choice.

570 Changle Lu, near Xiangyang Bei Lu
长乐路570, 近襄阳北路

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Forget about your ID card, get a WeChat account!

Wallets are on the way to belong to the past in China thanks to WeChat.

In few months, the Chinese will no longer have to worry about having their identity cards with them, as long as they have a WeChat account (and basically, almost every Chinese has one!)

What is WeChat?

For those who are not really familiar with WeChat, it’s a Chinese multi-purpose social media mobile application software which has been developed by Tencent in 2011.


WeChat users can do almost everything through this app, including play games, pay bills, make video calls, order food, read the news, book a doctor appointment, and more. It’s basically China’s version of Facebook, but way more developed.

Today the app gathers almost 1 billion users with 60% of them who are daily active on the social platform.

In a country were Facebook, Instagram and Google aren’t part of the daily landscape, WeChat is a major actor in the Chinese digital ecosystem.

Program pilot launched in Guangdong 

The first WeChat ID card was issued during a ceremony held in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong province, a few weeks ago. The service is on trial in Guangdong first and is expected to be launched nationwide during January.

First Wechat ID card in Guangzhou

The virtual identity card will function the same way as the traditional identity card issued by the state.

WeChat users will have to enter their names and ID numbers before logging in to the government network through a facial-recognition function to access an electronic copy of their ID card. Citizens can then display the “network card” on their phones to book accommodation and flights, among other transactions.

Tech giants’ war


This program was born from a common project between the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau, Tencent, China Construction Bank and 9 other anonymous institutions.

The WeChat ID program could give Tencent a significant advantage on the tech war against his historical rival Alibaba. Thanks to the program, Tencent could easily gather a lot of data on its users and re-use it again for marketing purposes.

With the crazy project, WeChat is set to become even more indispensable in the daily lives of many Chinese consumers and confirm his renown of one of the world’s most powerful apps.

If the series Black Mirror already pictured a similar future in some episodes, the consequences of such a program on the users’ private life can raise some debates.


Source: China Daily


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Retail revolution: car vending machines in China

Buying a car becoming as easy as buying a can of Coke, sounds amazing, right?
Well, that’s a crazy experience you’ll be able to enjoy very soon in China.

Indeed, China’s online shopping giant Alibaba announced recently that they will open several Tmall cat-shaped vending machines dedicated to cars in 2018.

Alibaba car vending machine

This project has been funded regarding Alibaba’s strategy to integrate its online sales platforms with offline retail.
In fact, the e-commerce company recently invested around 3$ billion in the hypermarket operator Sun Art, but this new project is one of the best examples of its strategy to date.

Alibaba said it will open two stores in January, one in Shanghai and the other in Nanjing, to begin. The plan is then to open dozens more outlets across China through the year.

Concretely, how does it work?

First, you have to use your phone to scan any car you’d like to test, and potentially buy thanks to Alibaba’s Taobao app.

Once the app recognized the vehicle, you can select it and pick a color of your choice.
Then, you’ll have to enter some basic information, take a selfie and schedule a test drive if the vehicle is available.

According to your status in the Alibaba Membership program, you may have to pay a caution if you’re not a Super Member.

Once at one of the Test-Drive Centers, your identity is verified by facial recognition (thanks to the selfie taken before). After that, you’re able to pick up your vehicle for a test drive, up to three days or buy it directly.

To prevent the potential abuses of the system, users are limited to one test drive of each model with no more than five test drives in the first two months of the program.

Alibaba car vending machines

An innovative car buying experience

“Our thinking behind the Car Vending Machine is focused on helping users solve certain problems they face in the car-buying process. To do that, we are building a physical, experiential store that offers staffless car pickup through facial-recognition, three-day ‘deep’ test-drives, and a one-stop-shop that displays all mainstream brands at once,” declared Huan Lu, marketing director of Tmall’s automotive division.

Vending machine car showrooms, although really futurist and innovative, aren’t really a new concept. In fact, one has been launched in Singapore this year, and other projects in Germany and Nashville (USA) have been established for some time.

This new move will definitely help Alibaba in his retail industry reshaping strategy, and it’s just the beginning.


Source: TechinAsia