Hot List

Shenshan Laowu

Yangpu ¥200-299 for two
This restaurant in the Yangpu District serves countryside cooking of Anhui Province in a semi-authentic space.

Best Chinese Restaurants in Shanghai

Xindalu China Kitchen

Hongkou ¥400-600 for two
This is Shanghai’s premier spot for Beijing duck. Each bird is fired with red dates and green apple wood in special Beijing-style ovens, so the restaurant’s spec...
Check It Out The Perfect Catch

Sichuan Court

Jing An ¥400-600 for two
The city's highest Sichuan restaurant offers an upscale dining experience. Tang Dynasty stone horses, Qing robes and quzhen melodies create a distinctively Chines...
Check It Out 25% Off

Lost Heaven Yunnan Folk Cuisine > Xuhui

Xuhui ¥200-299 for two
The menu is a culinary anthropologist’s fantasy of tasty Yunan minority dishes, amidst the kind of exemplary setting you would expect from these owners, who also ...
Check It Out 10% Off


Huaihai Zhong Lu ¥100-199 for two
This unpretentious eatery is always mobbed. The décor is a tad 1970s, but the food is evergreen. Indulge on the sweet cruellers stuffed with shrimp and then lesse...
Features Great value 

Orchard CRC Restaurant and Pub

Jing An ¥100-199 for two
This Singaporean restaurant is our favorite spot for chai tow kway (savory carrot cake), hokkien mee (seafood vermicelli) and of course, chicken rice. The orange-...

South Beauty > Yan'an Zhong Lu

Jing An ¥200-299 for two
Sleek and modern Sichuan restaurant serving fantastic, fiery food like dan dan noodles and a tongue-numbing tofu.

Din Tai Fung > Shanghai Centre

¥200-299 for two
This restaurant's popularity and reputation for delicious Taiwanese cuisine is well deserved. The tender, juicy crab roe-filled dumplings are accompanied by a tas...
Features No smoking 

Din Tai Fung > Xingye Lu

Xintiandi ¥200-299 for two
A favorite to expats and locals alike, this Taiwanese eatery serves simple and tasty dishes in a bright and staff-friendly environment ready to please.


Jing An ¥100-199 for two
Co-owned by a member of the Xibo ethnic minority from Yili, Xinjiang, this restaurant features the lighter, fresher vegetable-oriented recipes of the Xibo kitchen...

Pin Chuan > Taojiang Lu

Former French Concession ¥100-199 for two
This pleasant restaurant offers a wide range of uniquely altered Sichuan dishes, including Chengdu-style chicken, poached beef and steamed fish, all drenched in d...
Check It Out 10% off & More

Di Shui Dong > Maoming Nan Lu

Luwan ¥100-199 for two
Get ready to roll your sleeves up at this budget favorite. Challenge your taste buds with suan dou jiao (beans sauteed with hot peppers and minced meat).
Features Great value 

Gu Yi > Fumin Lu

Huaihai Zhong Lu Less than ¥99 for two
This Hunan heavyweight draws in expatriate crowds with its famous spicy ribs, sticky banana balls and chili-soaked chicken served in a sophisticated atmosphere.

Ji Heng > Guyang lu

Gubei/Hongqiao Less than ¥99 for two
With hearty dishes like the half tendon, half meat noodles, this Taiwanese noodle shop offers authenticity at low prices. The gravy tofu, strongly recommended by ...

Din Tai Fung > Peace Square

Gubei/Hongqiao ¥200-299 for two
A favorite to expats and locals alike, this Taiwanese eatery serves simple and tasty dishes in a bright and staff-friendly environment ready to please.

Southern Barbarian

Huaihai Zhong Lu ¥100-199 for two
Try the well-done classics like chicken wings or go for the eel and mint noodles at this easygoing Yunnan restaurant with a do-it-yourself barbeque on the second ...

Spicy Plus

Nanjing Xi Lu ¥200-299 for two
This restaurant in Jing'an puts a contemporary and lighter touch on the traditional bold and spicy flavors of Sichuan food. It focuses on dishes from Zigong where...

Shile-Xiao Shan Qing Chinese Fine Dining

Traditional Chinese culinary art meets contemporary aesthetics. Here, fresh ingredients are used to prepare an authentic Chinese meal. The three-floored space inc...

Bellagio > [CLOSED] Xikang Lu

Nanjing Xi Lu ¥100-199 for two
It's hard to go wrong at this sleek-yet-affordable Taiwanese eatery, open late and keeping southern expats happy with plates of shrimp with cruellers or mountains...

Lotus Eatery > Yangzhai Lu

Changning ¥100-199 for two
This homey Yunnanese eatery aims to put out good, authentic fare at uber-affordable prices. They've got both spicy and non-spicy dishes and a selection of the man...

Dong Bei Ren (Manchurian Special Flavor Jiaozi ...

Gubei/Hongqiao Less than ¥99 for two
Singing and clapping waitresses serve hearty dumplings and countryside cuisine. Don't miss the sweet and sour fish (huolong yu), which comes with its own special ...