Best Chinese Restaurants in Shanghai

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...
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Din Tai Fung > Xingye Lu

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.

[CLOSED] Nanling Restaurant

Xuhui ¥100-199 for two
Take a trip to the past in this former opera house that is now a Yangzhou restaurant. Fresh seafood dishes and the roast duck are a must-try.

My Kitchen

Former French Concession Less than ¥99 for two
This former French Concession staple provides hearty Chinese cuisine in a small but intimate and friendly setting. Among favorites are their chosen eggplant dishe...
Hai Di Lao Huoguo  > Dapu Lu

Hai Di Lao Huoguo > Dapu Lu

Luwan ¥100-199 for two
This hot pot chain is one of the most popular in town and is well-known for its service. There are long lines, but they offer manicures, shoe shines and games of ...
Lotus Eatery > Yangzhai Lu

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...
Gu Yi > Fumin Lu

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.
Xindalu China Kitchen

Xindalu China Kitchen

Hongkou ¥400-600 for two Book Online
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...
Charmant

Charmant

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...
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Hakkasan

Hakkasan

This popular upmarket contemporary Chinese restaurant based out of London has arrived at Bund 18.
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Lost Heaven Yunnan Folk Cuisine > Xuhui

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 ...
Ji Heng > Guyang lu

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

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.
Sichuan Court

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...
Deng Ji Chuan Cai

Deng Ji Chuan Cai

Changning Less than ¥99 for two
Beneath the colorful rainbow of peppers and chilis, these Sichuan dishes exude a myriad of flavors that add depth to what would otherwise be a run-of-the-mill exp...
Fortune Cookie

Fortune Cookie

Jing An ¥100-199 for two
This restaurant serving American-Chinese food (kung pao chicken, sweet and sour pork) was opened by two Cornell Hospitality School grads; one of the two owners, F...

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...
Di Shui Dong > Maoming Nan Lu

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).
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Dolar Shop > Cloud Nine Shopping Mall

Dolar Shop > Cloud Nine Shopping Mall

Zhongshan Park ¥100-199 for two
Hot pot meets haute couture at this steamy establishment. Patrons gets their very own (mini) steamboat, plus a choice of soup base and the chance to concoct your ...

Dongbei Four Seasons Dumpling King

Jing An Less than ¥99 for two
This outwardly average Dongbei eatery doles out a handful of dishes we haven’t found anywhere else. Try the Fengshou Jiang Qiezi -- stir fried eggplant slices ser...
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