Top 5 to visit while in Shanghai

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  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Xuhui

    Cuisine:Latin American

    811 Hengshan Lu Inside Xujiahui Park Shanghai Xuhui District
    +86 21 8621 6431
    The European architecture harks back to the early twentieth century, so this is the perfect setting for a restaurant serving modern Spanish food. Traditional fare is available too, often creatively brought up to date. The restaurant is well lit thanks to the windows that stretch the length of the dining room. In the evening, it has a slightly less European feel, but the mansion house setting retai ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Xuhui


    No. 508 Jiashan Lu Shop 1107-1108, Highstreet Loft near Zhaojiabang Lu Shanghai Xuhui District
    +86 21 5465-6005
    Something of a trendy hotspot, this venue is enhanced by Thai silks and wood panelling with lotus motifs. Authenticity is added with some communal seating that is made up of benches and long tables for large parties. Priding itself on cuisine that lacks artificial additives, many of the herbal ingredients at this venue are imported, as are some of the ideas. It is said that some of the food is ins ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Xuhui

    Cuisine:Vietnamese Pho

    129 Yan'an Xi Lu near Huashan Lu, Metro Line 2 Jingan Temple Station Shanghai Xuhui District
    +86 21 6248 7386
    The venue is a little out of the way, but it’s worth the trip. The curries are coconut heavy, and the chicken is enhanced with lime. These are good things, and it only gets better. You’ll find peanut dips alongside spring rolls that you’ll want to swim in. Pho dishes include a vegetable pho for the health conscious, as well as a range of salads. People who like and know their food come here, and i ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Xuhui

    Cuisine:Japanese, Japanese Soba/Udon, Japanese Sushi

    28B Taojiang Lu near Hengshan Lu, Metro Line 1 Hengshan Lu Exit 3 Shanghai Xuhui District
    +86 21 6445 0021
    Floor to ceiling windows overlooking gardens dominate the décor of Haiku by Hatsune. The chain also has a branch in China’s capital, and those who’ve visited it are delighted to find a venue in Shanghai too. This Japanese joint is the best in town and has something to stimulate all your senses. Top quality food, service and casual chic dominate this double level, must-try venue with a massive vari ... read more >
  • Categories: Night Life,  Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Xuhui

    Cuisine:Latin American, Mexican

    291 Fumin Lu, Suite 01 A-2 near Changle Lu Shanghai Xuhui District
    +86 21 6170 1310
    The selection of tequilas isn’t what’s of primary importance in a Mexican restaurant, but the range offered here is still impressive, with fifty kinds of the spirit available on the drinks list, as well as exotic concoctions such as passion fruit margarita. The range of Mexican food extends to tacos, burritos, nachos and quesadillas. Fillings and other assorted dishes may feature beef, fish and po ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Xuhui

    Cuisine:Chinese Noodles

    580 Tianyaoqiao Lu 3/F, near Xietu Lu Shanghai Xuhui District

    Local Language Address: 天钥桥路580号3楼星游城

    +86 21 6161-9787
    Urban meets ancient – that’s the proud mixture that South Memory exudes. Experience both Chinese culture and culinary expertise at this contemporary restaurant. Authentic, traditional Hunan dishes are sure to challenge those feisty taste buds. From cold dishes made up of radish skin or cucumber, to their noodles and main dishes, one is expected to either ask for more steamed rice or cry for ice-co ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Xuhui

    Cuisine:Chinese Beijing/Roast Duck, Chinese Shanghainese

    41 Tianping Lu Shanghai Xuhui District 200030
    +86 21 6282 9260
    Jesse is a Shanghai chic and sleek restaurant that serves delicious local fare. Their most popular dish is the red dates stuffed with glutinous rice. Most everyone will tell you that the best type of this dish they've ever had is housed at Jesse. You can supplement this dish with other featured dishes such as the marinated crab and their soy sauce stewed pork and yet you'll still be craving more r ... read more >