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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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...
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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...
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.
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 ...
Xibo > Changshu Lu

Xibo > Changshu Lu

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

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...

[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...
Orchard CRC Restaurant and Pub

Orchard CRC Restaurant and Pub

Jing AnChinese ¥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-...
Southern Barbarian

Southern Barbarian

Huaihai Zhong LuChinese ¥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 ...
Mahota Kitchen > Huaihai Xi Lu

Mahota Kitchen > Huaihai Xi Lu

This airy hot pot restaurant, which also happens to double as gourmet grocery store, offers healthy meals using their own organically grown goods. The big promise...
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.
Lost Heaven Yunnan Folk Cuisine > The Bund

Lost Heaven Yunnan Folk Cuisine > The Bund

The Bund ¥200-299 for two
The owners of Coconut Paradise have worked their magic again. Except for the occasional bland jungle-forage dish, this exotic menu will bring you delights from et...
Shile-Xiao Shan Qing Chinese Fine Dining

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...
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...
Features Great value 
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.
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