Thu, April 22, 2010
Shanghai travel guide

Recommended Shanghai Cuisine restaurants

2010-04-22 10:01:54 GMT2010-04-22 18:01:54 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Shanghai Classical Hotel

Chinese name: 上海老饭店 (shàng hǎi lǎo fàn diàn)

Specialties: This restaurant, formerly known as Rongshun Restaurant, has been in operation since 1875. Being located near the Old Town God Temple, it attracts many tourists. The restaurant serves authentic and traditional Shanghai dishes, including Babao Duck, Fried Prawn and Ba Bao La Jiang.

Address: No.242, Fuyou Road, Huangpu District

Operating hours: 11:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 22:00

Average cost per person: CNY 100 - 150

Lu Bo Lang

Chinese name: 绿波廊 (lǜ bō láng)

Specialties: It is an old restaurant in the Old Town God Temple area. Being famous for its delicious Shanghai Benbang Cuisine and dim sums, the restaurant is favored by many foreign leaders and visitors. Steamed crab stuffed bun, crab bean curd and Mei Mao Su are its signature dishes.

Average cost per person: CNY 100 - 150

Operating hours: 11:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 22:00

Old Restaurant: No. 115, Yuyuan Road, Huangpu District

New Branch: No. 10, Wenchang Road, Huangpu District

Lao Zheng Xing Restaurant

Chinese name: 老正兴菜馆 (lǎo zhèng xīng cài guǎn)

Specialties: This is one of the oldest Shanghai Cuisine restaurants. With simple and elegant decoration as well as traditional Shanghai Benbang dishes, it is popular with senior Shanghainese. Fried prawn, stir-fried eel and Ba Bao La Jiang are recommended.

Address: No.556, Fuzhou Road, Huangpu District (near Middle Zhejiang Road)

Operating hours: 11:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 21:30

Average cost per person: CNY 70 - 100

Jinmao Club Shanghai Restaurant

Chinese name: 金茂俱乐部上海餐厅 (jīn mào jùlèbùshàng hǎi cān tīng)

Specialties: This is the highest Shanghai Benbang Cuisine restaurant, being located at the 86th floor. Dining day or night, diners get to appreciate the charming scenery of Pudong. It has a nice environment and there are many recommendable dishes such as shark fin and seafood soup.

Address: 86F, Jinmao Junyue Hotel, No.88, Century Avenue, Pudong New Area

Operating hours: 10:30 - 14:00, 17:30 - 22:00

Average cost per person: CNY 500 - 600

Wang Bao He Restaurant

Chinese name: 王宝和酒家 (wáng bǎo héjiǔ jiā)

Specialties: The time-honored Wang Bao He is an ideal restaurant to have crab banquet. It is usually crowded during the crab season in autumn. Dazha Crab, steamed crab stuffed bun and the yellow wine are worth trying.

Address: No. 603, Fuzhou Road, Huangpu District (near Middle Zhejiang Road)

Operating hours: 11:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 22:00

Average cost per person: CNY 200 - 350

Ming Xuan

Chinese name: 名轩 (míng xuān)

Specialties: This is a high-class restaurant with all its branches delicately decorated. It mainly deals with shark fin, abalone and crabs. Consequently, prices are a little steep.

Operating hours: 11:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 22:00

Average cost per person: CNY 500 - 700

Xuhui Branch: House 1, Anting Villa, No. 46, Anting Road, Xuhui District (near Yongjia Road)

Pudong Branch: No. 679, Shangcheng Road, Pudong New Area (the intersection with Century Avenue)

Radisson Branch: 3F, Radisson Hotel, No. 88, West Nanjing Road, Huangpu District (near Milddle Xizang Road)

Dongsen Branch: 4F, Dongsen Club, No. 777 Guyang Road, Changning District (near Mandarine City at South Shuicheng Road)

The Yongfoo Elite Restaurant

Chinese name: 雍福会 (yōng fúhuì)

Specialties: This restaurant is decorated with European motif which embodies old customs and flavor of Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s. The old fittings and ornaments in the restaurant captivate many celebrities, foreign officials and visitors. The food mainly focuses on delicate Shanghai Benbang dishes such as crab shark fin and Ba Bao La Jiang.

Address: former U.K. Consulate, No. 200, Yongfu Road, Xuhui District (near Middle Huaihai Road)

Operating hours: 11:00 - 24:00

Average cost per person: CNY 500 - 700

Whampoa Club

Chinese name: 黄浦会 (huáng pǔ huì)

Specialties: This is a famous luxury restaurant at the Bund. The chief chef in the restaurant adds many new ingredients to traditional Shanghai Cuisine to enhance the flavor of dishes. The smoked fish and the fried shrimp balls are recommended. The decor and the tableware are dainty. The service, on the other hand, is satisfying.

Address: 5F, No. 3, the Bund, No. 3, East Zhongshan 1st Road, Huangpu District (near Guangdong Road)

Operating hours: 11:30 - 14:30, 17:30 - 22:00

Average cost per person: CNY 500 - 600

Ye Olde Station Restaurant

Chinese name: 上海老站 (shàng hǎi lǎo zhàn)

Specialties: This restaurant is renowned for its two special old train carriage dining hall in its garden. One carriage is from the special train for Empress Dowager Cixi in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The other is a part of the special train for Soong Ching-ling, the wife of Mr. Sun Yat-sen. Dishes here have authentic Shanghai flavor.

Address: No. 201, North Caoxi Road, Xuhui District (near Nandan Road)

Operating hours: 10:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 22:00

Average cost per person: CNY 120 - 200

Xiao Nan Guo

Chinese name: 小南国 (xiǎo nán guó)

Specialties: Xiao Nan Guo is a renowned restaurant serving traditional Shanghai dishes. Vegetable salad, crab bean curd, drunken chicken and crackling dove are highly recommended dishes.

Operating hours: 11:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 23:00

Average cost per person: CNY 150 - 200

Shimao Riverside Garden Branch: inside Shimao Riverside Garden, No. 18, Lane 1, West Weifang Road, Pudong New Area (the intersection with Pucheng Road)

Luwan Branch: inside Ruijin Hotel, No. 118, Ruijin 2nd Road, Luwan District (near Middle Fuxing Road)

Changning Branch: No. 3337, Hongmei Road, Minhang District (near West Yan'an Road)

Morning Shanghai

Chinese name: 上海早晨 (shàng hǎi zǎo chén)

Specialties: The tasteful decor makes Morning Shanghai Restaurant a fine piece of artwork. Diners might feel that they are in an imperial European banquet hall as jazz music plays in the background and creative paintings and crystal lights adorned the interior. Shanghai Benbang and Haipai cuisines form the mainstream in this restaurant.

Average cost per person: CNY 150 - 200

Bund Branch: No. 1, Huangpu Road, Hongkou District (near Daming Road)

Operating hours: 11:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 22:00

Metro City Branch: B1F, Metro City, No. 1111, Zhaojiabang Road, Xuhui District (North Caoxi Road)

Operating hours: 10:00 - 13:30, 17:00 - 23:00

YèShanghai (The Night Shanghai Restaurant)

Chinese name: 夜上海 (yèshàng hǎi)

Specialties: It is Shanghai Cuisine restaurant with a nice environment in Xin Tian Di. Many Shanghai Benbang dishes here are delicious, including shrimp balls, sliced duck and drunken chicken.

Address: Unit 1, House 6, North Block, Xin Tian Di, No. 338, South Huangpi Road, Luwan District

Operating hours: 11:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30

Average cost per person: CNY 200 - 300

Cui Ting Xuan

Chinese name: 翠蜓轩 (cuìtíng xuān)

Specialties: This restaurant has a Southeast Asian style decor. Dishes served here are mainly improved Shanghai Haipai Cuisine. Diners may try the crab bean curd and baked fish here.

Address: 2F, Haili Building, No. 88, Dapu Road, Luwan District (the intersection with Xietu Road)

Operating hours: 11:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 22:00

Average cost per person: CNY 200

Jade Garden

Chinese name: 苏浙汇 (sū zhèhuì)

Specialties: This is a popular restaurant in Shanghai that serves mainly Shanghai Benbang dishes and food of Jiangsu and Zhejiang flavors. The braised fish and fried prawn are delicious.

Operating hours: 11:00 - 23:00

Average cost per person: CNY 140 - 200

Hongkou Branch: No. 895, Dalian Road, Hongkou District (near Feihong Road)

Xuhui Branch: 1-2F, Huatai Building, No. 388, Zhaojiabang Road, Xuhui District (near Taiyuan Road)

Luwan Branch: No. 127, South Maoming Road, Luwan District (near Middle Huaihai Road)

Dongfang Branch: No. 877, Dongfang Road, Pudong New Area (near Weifang Road)

Jing'an Branch: No .1121, Middle Yan'an Road, Jing'an District (near Changshu Road)

Xian Qiang Fang

Chinese name: 鲜墙房 (xiān qiáng fáng)

Specialties: This restaurant has the 1930s impression of Shanghai. The furnishings have the 'old' look to them and waiters wear old gown of the 1930s. Dishes are mainly local Shanghai specialties, including smoked duck, spicy chicken and seafood soup. Another feature of this restaurant is the Shanghai Opera and Suzhou Pingtan performance from 20:00 to 21:00.

Operating hours: 11:00 - 22:00

Average cost per person: CNY 150 - 300

Hongqiao Branch: No. 1468, Hongqiao Road, Changning District (near Gubei Road)

Pudong Branch: 4F, No. 660, Shangcheng Road, Pudong New Area (near North Nanquan Road)

Yong'an Hotel Branch: 4-5F, Yong'an Hotel No. 600, Jiujiang Road, Huangpu District (near Middle Zhejiang Road)

Zhizhen Restaurant

Chinese name: 致真酒家 (zhìzhēn jiǔ jiā)

Specialties: This restaurant serves both Shanghai and Cantonese dishes. Yuanbao prawn is worth trying. The dining environment is good and the Pudong Branch even has outdoor seats.

Operating hours: 11:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 22:00

Average cost per person: CNY 150 - 200

Pudong Branch: 7F, Shanghai Time Plaza, No. 500, Zhangyang Road, Pudong New Area (near South Pudong Road)

Changning Branch: 2 F, Maxdo Center, No. 8, Xingyi Road, Changning District (near Zunyi Road)

Hongkou Branch: No. 208, Siping Road, Hongkou District (the intersection with North Linping Road)

Lynn

Chinese name: 琳怡 (lín yí)

Specialties: Lynn has a very pleasant environment and is typically popular with foreigners. The signature dish Wuwei Rensheng is worth trying.

Address: 1F, Jing'an Gymnasium, No. 99-1, Xikang Road, Jing'an District

Operating hours: 10:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 22:30 (on weekdays); 11:30 - 15:00 (on weekends)

Average cost per person: CNY 150 - 200

Lang Yi Fang

Chinese name: 廊亦舫 (láng yìfǎng)

Specialties: The restaurant serves authentic Shanghai Benbang dishes at reasonable prices. The crab bean curd, smoked fish and Babao Duck are its signature dishes. Various snacks like Ge Dan Yuan Zi are appetizing. The branch at Super Brand Plaza has the advantaged point for viewing the scenery along the Huangpu River.

Address: 5F, Super Brand Plaza, No. 168, West Lujiazui Road, Pudong New Area (near West Yincheng Road)

Operating hours: 11:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 22:00

Average cost per person: CNY 100 - 150

1221

Specialties: With the decor resembling Chinese Restaurants in America, 1221 Restaurant is typically favored by foreigners. Shanghai dishes served here cater to the taste of westerners. The crispy duck and Ba Bao Meal are recommended.

Address: No. 1221, West Yan'an Road, Changning District (near Panyu Road)

Operating hours: 11:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 23:00

Average cost per person: CNY 100 - 180

Baochuan Restaurant

Chinese name: 宝船景观餐厅 (bǎo chuán jǐng guān cān tīng)

Specialties: Baochuan means precious ship. The two-story restaurant is designed like a magnificent ship by an American designer. Shanghai dishes served in this restaurant have been blended with Cantonese and Southeast Asian flavors. The tasty bouilli is a must when you dine here.

Address: No. 336, Qingyu Road, Putuo District

Operating hours: 11:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 21:00

Average cost per person: CNY 80 - 150

Baoluo Restaurant

Chinese name: 保罗酒楼 (bǎo luójiǔ lóu)

Specialties: The restaurant looks dull outside but exquisite and exciting inside. It serves Shanghai Benbang dishes. The steak, lima-bean paste and fried stuffed buns are recommended.

Address: No. 271, Fumin Road, Jing'an District (near Changle Road)

Operating hours: 10:00 - 6:00 (the next day)

Average cost per person: CNY 60 - 70

Restaurant 1931 (Good-Old-Time Restaurant)

Specialties: This restaurant tries to impress on the diners Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s. The horn gramophone, the old show bills and the waitresses in cheong-sams make one reminisces of the old times. Dishes here are tasty and the special salt soda is worth trying.

Address: No. 112, South Maoming Road, Luwan District (near Nanchang Road)

Operating hours: 11:00 - 1:00 (the next day)

Average cost per person: CNY 100

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