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Visiting Shanghai? Here’s Your Go-To Guide for Food

Find the best food and restaurants while travelling in China and during your visit to Shanghai with Spoonhunt. Here's our guide for the must eat restaurants in 上海.

· Food Guide,shanghai,Travel

Shanghai, a former fishing village, is now an international metropolis and one of the most dynamic cities worldwide with lots of attractions and an incredible food scene.

When you visit Shanghai, it’s very likely to find yourself in some of Shanghai’s tourist hotspots such as The Bund, Jing’an Temple and Old French Concession and there you’ll come across plenty of restaurants for every taste. Here are a few restaurants that you can dine in, at some of the most popular places in Shanghai.

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The Bund 外滩 (wàitān)

The Bund in Shanghai at night. Find restaurants around 外滩 with Spoonhunt.

Best Shanghainese Restaurant

Best Shanghainese Restaurant near the Bund Xindalu China Kitchen 新大陆中国厨房. Find it on Spoonhunt.

Xindalu China Kitchen 新大陆中国厨房

Spoonhunt ID: 1282328

Address: 199 Huangpu Rd, Hyatt on The Bund 虹口区 黄浦路199号上海外滩茂悦大酒店东楼大堂(近武昌路)

Price Per Person: 250RMB

Xindalu is located on the north side of the Bund. Even though it's a Shanghainese restaurant it's famous for its Peking Duck and definitely worth trying if you haven't had it before or just missing the good taste of a duck roasted to perfection.

Best Chinese Restaurant

Best Chinese restaurants in Shanghai near the Bund is Lost Heaven 花马天堂云南餐厅. Find it on Spoonhunt

Lost Heaven 花马天堂云南餐厅

Spoonhunt ID: 1276888​

Address: 17 Yan'An Dong Rd, near South Sichuan Rd 黄浦区 延安东路17号甲(近四川南路)

Price Per Person: 175RMB

Lost Heaven serves delicious Yunnan Cuisine in their beautifully decorated restaurant. The whole concept of this place, from the food to the drinks and the presentation is well thought through and the perfect place to take a date, parents or guest to an impressive dinner.

Best Western Restaurant

Cake from Goodfellas, the best Western Restaurant near the Bund in Shanghai. Travel to China to find it on Spoonhunt.


Spoonhunt ID: 1277112​

Address: 7 Yan'An Dong Rd, near Zhongshan Dong Rd黄浦区 延安东路7号外滩(中山东二路外滩)

Price Per Person: 200RMB

One of the most popular Italian restaurants in Shanghai, which offers authentic Italian dishes and a nice view. Perfect place to take a date or just to dine in with friends. Popular dishes are the Tuna Tartar, Ravioli and Risotto.

Best Cafe

The Press by Inno Coffee in Shanghai near the Bund. Best Cafe around. Travel to China and use Spoonhunt to find it.

The Press by Inno Coffee

Spoonhunt ID: 374755​

Address: 309 Hankou Rd, near Shandong Zhong Lu 黄浦区 汉口路309号申报馆1楼A1-03(山东中路口)

Price Per Person: 50RMB

Located in the building, which once was home to China's daily newspaper Shen Bao, The Press not only pays tribute through its name but also through their vintage furnishing inside. The cafe is ideal for working or just relaxing with a nice coffee.

West Nanjing Road南京西路 (nánjīngxīlù)

West Nanjing Road 南京西路 in Shanghai at night.

Best Dim Sum Restaurant

Best Dim Sum Chain in Shanghai Xinwang 新旺菜餐厅 on Spoonhunt

Xinwang 新旺菜餐厅

Spoonhunt ID: 374691

Address: 310 Hankou Rd, near Shandong Rd 黄浦区 山东中路311号黄浦市民健身中心A-1(近汉口路)

Price Per Person: 75RMB

Xinwang is a chain restaurants which serves authentic cantonese food. The interior is bright and modern. The menu includes Dim Sum like BBQ Pork Bun, Pineapple Bun and other signature cantonese dishes like Wonton Noodles.

Best Xinjiang Restaurant

Yeshari 耶里夏丽新疆餐厅 is the best Xinjiang restaurant in Shanghai on Spoonhunt

Yershari 耶里夏丽新疆餐厅

Spoonhunt ID: 370517​

Address: 819 Nanjing Dong Rd, Brillance Shimao International Plaza 黄浦区 南京东路819号百联世茂7楼(近西藏中路)

Price Per Person: 75RMB

Yershari is a chain restaurant focused on Xinjiang cuisine, where all dishes are Halal and suitable for muslims. Most of the locations have a entertainment program featuring traditional music and dances in the evening.

Best Western Restaurant

Tock's Montreal Deli Sandwiches best in Shanghai. Find it on Spoonhunt.

Tock’s: A Montreal Deli

Spoonhunt ID: 374726​

Address: 221 Henan Zhong Rd, near Fuzhou Lu 黄浦区 河南中路221号(近福州路)

Price Per Person: 100 RMB

A great place to get your daily dose of comfort food and protein. They are famous for their sandwiches packed with house-smoked meat and their poutine. The Owner is from Montreal and often smokes the meat himself.

Best Cafe

Innisfree Cafe Green Matcha one of the best cafes in Shanghai, China. Find it on Spoonhunt.

Innisfree Cafe

Spoonhunt ID: 8324972

Address: 299 Nanjind Dong Rd, near Henan Zhong Rd 黄浦区 南京东路299号宏伊国际广场内(南京东路地铁站)

Price Per Person: 50RMB

This is an Innisfree shop and cafe in one where you can buy all kinds of cosmetics from the famous Korean skincare brand Innisfree and also indulge in their delicious drinks and cakes. The Cafe is perfect for everyone who loves korean skincare products, matcha flavored foods and all the guys, who want to take a break while their female companions check out all the products.

Jing'An Temple 静安寺 (jìng'ānsì)

Jing'An Temple 静安寺 in Shanghai

Best Chinese Chain Restaurant

Grandma's Home 外婆家 is the best Chinese chain restaurant in Shanghai. Find it on Spoonhunt.

Grandma’s Home 外婆家

Spoonhunt ID: 395590​

Address: Floor 5, 157 Chang Shou Lu, Putuo District 普陀区长寿路157号巴黎春天5楼

Price Per Person: 50RMB

Grandma's Home is a chain restaurant which serves delicious Zhejiang dishes. The portions are quite big and cheap. Their signature dish Mapo Tofu is only 3RMB, so definitely worth trying. Perfect place to go with a big group of people and sharing food Chinese style.

Best Chinese Restaurant

Ten Ten Hunan Bistro 十食湘 in Shanghai. Best Chinese restaurant on Spoonhunt.

Ten Ten Hunan Bistro 十食湘

Spoonhunt ID: 377124

Address: 1601 Nanjing Xi Rd, 2/F, near Changde Rd 静安区 南京西路1601号芮欧百货2楼(近常德路)

Price Per Person:200RMB

Ten Ten Hunan Bistro serves tasty Hunan dishes with a light twist, in a delightfully decorated interior. The service is really pleasant and family friendly. A very well recommended dish are the spiced ribs, so make sure to try it if you can.

Best Western Restaurant

Best Western Restaurant near Jingan temple Shanghai is Beef & Liberty for their burgers.

Beef & Liberty 尚牛社会

Spoonhunt ID: 1278650​

Address: 1376 Nanjing Xi Rd, Shanghai Centre 静安区 南京西路1376号上海商城西峰111号商铺

Price Per Person: 125RMB

Beef & Liberty is one of Shanghais most popular places to get burgers. They have a good variety of burgers and only use grass-fed, hormone-free Australian beef for the patties. Visit on a Monday to get the Buy One Get One Free deal.

Best Cafe

Baker and Spice Cafe near Jingan Temple on Spoonhunt.

Baker & Spice

Spoonhunt ID: 1278946​

Address: 1376 Nanjing Xi Rd, Shanghai Centre 静安区 南京西路1376号118室东塔(近西康路)

Price Per Person: 60RMB

Baker and Spice is a chain bakery which offers a bunch of different breads, sandwiches, pastries, salads and drinks. It's a great place to get breakfast, lunch or just for a coffee and a snack. They also have pretty decent cakes e.g. the Carrot cake is a must try.

French Concession 上海法租界 (shànghǎi fǎ zūjiē)

French Concession in Shanghai

Best Chinese Restaurant

Di Shui Dong is one of the best Chinese restaurants in Shanghai on Spoonhunt.

Di Shui Dong 滴水洞

Spoonhunt ID: 1982343​

Address: 5 Dongping Rd, near Hengshan Rd 徐汇区 东平路5号B座(近岳阳路)

Price Per Person: 100RMB

Di Shui Dong is a Hunan style restaurant which serves delicious spicy food. It's a great place to bring big groups or foreign friends to dine in. Some of the most recommended dishes are for sure their cumin ribs, mapo tofu and the spicy fish.

Best Dim Sum Restaurant

Cha's Restaurant 查餐厅 in Shanghai is a great Dim Sum place on Spoonhunt.

Cha’s Restaurant 查餐厅

Spoonhunt ID: 1277758​

Address: 30-4 Sinan Rd, near Huaihai Zhong Rd 黄浦区 思南路30号(淮海中路南昌路间)

Price Per Person: 80RMB

Cha's is a popular Cantonese restaurant among locals and expats because of their consistent great taste and quality. A go to place for everyone seeking authentic cantonese food for reasonable prices. Recommended dishes are the pineapple bun, hong kong milk tea and char siu.

Best Western Restaurant

Brothers Kebab 兄弟烤肉店

Spoonhunt ID: 8324814​

Address: 247-7 Wulumuqi Mid Road, Near Wuyuan Road 徐汇区 乌鲁木齐中路247-7号, 近五原路

Price Per Person: 50 RMB

Brothers Kebab is providing the most multicultural of doner kebabs, so think of it as an educational experience rather than a moment of pigging out at 2am when you dive into that pita shawarma.

Best Cafe and Bakery

Farine is the best cafe and bakery in the French Concession on Spoonhunt.


Spoonhunt ID: 412493​

Address: 378 Wukang Rd, near Tai’an Rd 徐汇区 武康路378号1楼(近泰安路)

Price Per Person: 70RMB

They offer a bunch of different types of baked goods from western bread, rich tartes, delisious sandwiches to light and fluffy pastries. Farine is good for breakfast or just for a coffee and dessert break during sunny or rainy days.

Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔 (dōngfāng míngzhūtǎ)

Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔 in Shanghai.

Best Xiaolongbao Restaurant

Din Tai Fung 鼎泰丰 in Shanghai has the best Xiaolongbao Soup Dumplings on Spoonhunt.

Din Tai Fung 鼎泰丰

Spoonhunt ID: 1961004​

Address: 100 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu 浦东新区 世纪大道100号环球金融中心3楼(近东泰路)

Price Per Person: 150RMB

Din Tai Fung is probably the most famous restaurant which specializes in xiaolongbao worldwide. The chain restaurant, originally from Taiwan, has now spread across the globe and that for a reason. Their food is insanely good and you should try it when you have the chance to. Don’t only get their xiaolongbao but also get the other dishes on the menu.

Best Dim Sum Restaurant

Lei Garden 利苑 is one of the best Dim Sum restaurants in Shanghai on Spoonhunt.

Lei Garden 利苑

Spoonhunt ID: 374297​

Address: 8 Century Avenue, IFC Mall 浦东新区 世纪大道8号上海国金中心3楼L3–17&18(近陆家嘴东路)

Price Per Person: 175RMB

Lei Garden is a chain restaurant from Hong Kong, which serves a variety of dishes. They are most popular for their Dim Sum, but they also offer Chinese specialties such as shark fin and bird’s nest soup. If you are craving for different kinds of good quality Dim Sum, this is the place to go.

Best Western/Healthy Restaurant

The best healthy restaurant in Shanghai is Sproutworks 豆苗工坊 on Spoonhunt.

Sproutworks 豆苗工坊

Spoonhunt ID: 374307​

Address: 168 Lujiazui Xu Rd, Super Brand Mall 浦东新区 陆家嘴西路168号正大广场B2楼(陆家嘴地铁站)

Price Per Person: 60RMB

If you are looking for something more healthy Sproutworks is the right place to go. There you can choose from a huge variety of healthy dishes, such as quinoa, kale, salads, different kinds of protein etc., and mix them as you like. Definitely check out their lunch offer.

Best Bakery

Miss Ma 马小姐 in Shanghai is a great bakery on Spoonhunt.

Miss Ma 马小姐

Spoonhunt ID: 1993671

Address: 100 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Rd 浦东新区 世纪大道100号环球金融中心3楼310室(陆家嘴地铁站)

Price Per Person: 60 RMB

This little gem is great for every sweet tooth, who wants to enjoy sweet treats without feeling guilty. The macarons and cake rolls here are colored with natural ingredients made from vegetables. Sounds probably weird to some but it’s definitely totally delicious.

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