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    Hooters: Makes You Happy

    by rabbit06 Updated May 24, 2014

    World famous Hooters restaurant with feel good cute waitresses dancing.... Fantastic!
    Rabbit was very happy checking this Burger joint out with the culture that has made this restaurant famous worldwide. Shirley hit it off with the waitress who is also from Shanghai, but what a shame she is to old for our boys .......SHAME

    Favorite Dish: We had to try their world famous chicken wings served with celery and carrot sticks but sadly needed more seasoning, a little bland for us even though the beer was nicely chilled in a 500ml Hooters glass and it was still Happy Hour, two for one YA! Their "More Than A Mouthful" Burgers for 68rmb ($13.00 NZ) and 5rmb for any extra's such as bacon, mushrooms etc. Not badly priced for a Burger and chips but again, sadly Shirley's Bacon Burger was a little on the dry side which required more seasoning and Rabbit had the same with his Egg Burger. Speaking to the waitress the chef was Chinese and really needed some more training on these Burgers. We will send an email to Hooters and hopefully they will provide more training.

    Outside Inside menu wings Egg Burger
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    Big Bamboo: 60 rmb Burger and Beer Mondays!

    by rabbit06 Written May 23, 2014

    Big Bamboo are great restaurants in Shanghai when your hanging out for some western food and of course they do mouth watering Burgers! We were there for lunch and the restaurant was warm and inviting, which was so refreshing as it was so freezing cold outside. For lunch the place was half full so no need to book, the service was very friendly and attentive. Rabbit could have spent all day here, but places to go and things to do.....Bugger.

    Favorite Dish: Yes 60 rmb Burgers with a beer on Mondays or $12 NZ, now that's great value in my book!
    Shirley enjoyed her Bacon Mushroom with a healthy salad on the side, with Rabbit having to try out The Bamboo with chips on the side. Yes juicy, very satisfying and three or four beers later a fantastic lunch!

    Outside menu The Bamboo Yum Cute
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    Piro Restaurant & Bar: Another Gourmet Burger Restaurant

    by rabbit06 Updated Apr 22, 2014

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    Yes another gourmet Burger Restaurant offering a free beer with every lunch Burger served, so you guessed it, Rabbit had Shirley's pint as well...lucky!
    The Shanghai owners were living in America dealing art until the share market crash and returned home opening up this great little restaurant & bar some five years ago. It had taken them four years of hard work to finally make a decent profit, so good for them!
    Piro does not serve only western food, they have a good selection of Chinese food which seemed very popular with the lunch time dinners who were taking advantage of the set lunch specials. The place was nearly packed.
    After reading post's on the net about this place being pet friendly, well it sure was!

    Favorite Dish: Time out magazine Best Burger, yip would have to agree, big juicy Burgers, we both had the famous 7 oz Beef Burger topped with caramelized onion, lettuce, tomato & pickle with traditional BBQ sauce. Rabbit had fries on the side with Shirley having the healthier garden salad. Very satisfied with our lunch for 65rmb or $13.00 NZ each for a great Burger and Beer!

    Outside Inside Burger Menu Yum Pet Freindly
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    Bistro Burger: Burgers & Beers.....Oh Yes

    by rabbit06 Updated Apr 19, 2014

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    Rabbit was in Shanghai for a month on this trip, so some western food was much needed and that's when it started........Who has the best Burgers in Shanghai?
    The lunch special is good value @ 75rmb with a free beer, so of course Rabbit had Shirley's beer as well....Lucky!
    We also met executive chef Hugo Rodriguez who takes great pride in producing these mouth watering juicy burgers, swapped recipes and chatted about his competition, he certainly does his homework. Unfortunately he resigned from Bisto to start his own restaurant, so we wish him all the best and look forward to checking out his new place on our next visit.
    Hugo has taught the chef's to cook a great burger as can be seen on the 2013 award.
    It may pay to book if you have a group as the evenings can fill up fast, even during the week, but at lunch there is always a table or two.

    Favorite Dish: This is a nice little restaurant serving Rabbit's favorite the Aussie Burger with cheddar cheese, raw onion, lettuce, tomato, pickles, beetroot, fried egg and chips ( but would dispute it to be the Kiwi Burger! ) and Shirley...The Perfect Beef Burger with cheddar, mixed mushroom, bacon, fried egg and a salad on the side. This would have to be the best burger restaurant we ate at and not only once, even our boys and friends enjoyed eating here!

    Entrance Inside Great lunch special! Award winning! Kiwi burger?
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    Bali Laguna: Indonesian food in Jing'an Park

    by cheezecake_deli Updated Jan 23, 2014

    Housed in a villa-like building by a picturesque pond in Jing'an Park, Bali Laguna's location is difficult to fault. Tables are located indoors as well as outdoors by the pond, with views across to Jing'an Park. The Indonesian fare served is good though expensive, and it seems to be a popular place with dating couples.

    Peaceful surroundings...
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    Table No 1 at the Waterhouse on the Bund: Outstanding Food in Neat Hotel

    by rudysmom626 Written Dec 22, 2013

    I had wanted to try one of Jason Atherton's restaurants while in Asia, so Sammy and I decided to try his flagship, Table No 1 at the Waterhouse on the Bund hotel. First of all, the hotel is a really unique venue - a converted waterhouse - and while I know converted spaces are all the rage in hotels right now, this one seems quite random to have turned into a hotel - it's almost more like an event space. The manager let us up onto the roof, where during summer months they have a rooftop bar, and the view of the Bund is truly incredibly - so I would strongly suggest at least coming here for a drink if you are visiting Shanghai from March - Oct!

    We had their famous bread basket, which includes fresh baked bread along with olive oil, a rillette made with duck fat, and a seaweed tapenade (48 RMB, 8 USD), which was delicious. We also had the vegetable chips with vinegar foam (38 RMB, 7 USD), which were also delicious. We had to ask our server to slow down the kitchen though, as they brought our appetizers directly after the snacks - it was too much food too quickly.

    For our small plates, we had the Scallop Ceviche with Yuzu and Wasabi Dressing (78 RMB, 13 USD) - which was absurdly delicious. I also ordered the Marinated Hamachi, Prawn wiht Gazpacho Garnish (78 RMB, 13 USD) - and while it was good, it was nothing compared to the Scallop Ceviche and I wish I had ordered that!

    For our main dishes, Sammy got the Pan-Roasted Sole with Squid Ink Risotto and Garlic Butter (148 RMB, 25 USD). It looked beautiful. I got the Chicken dish, but looking at the menu online, I had planned to get the Seared Sea Bass, Broccolini and Spanish Rice (148 RMB, 25 USD), but for some reason, it was not available the night we were there. When we later mentioned going here to some of Sammy’s friends, they all commented on how rich the food was - I managed to eat a delicious meal and left totally stuffed, but not super rich - but there are also options to go really rich - like Pork Belly with Crispy Skin Cassoulet Beans or Aged Beef Sirloin with Pot Potatoes and Smoked Spring Onions.

    I have to mention the sides: we had the sauteed wild mushrooms (34 RMB, $5.50 USD), which were delicious and I wish we had ordered two of them… and the broccolini with chilli and almonds (34 RMB, $5.50), which was good but is one of my favorite sides at a restaurant here in LA and fell short by comparison.

    I didn’t have a cocktail, but Sammy had the Chilean Chardonnay (Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chardonnay por Escudo Rojo) at 75 RMB ($12.33 USD) per glass, which she said was quite good and refreshing.

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    Wang Bao He: Nice ambiance

    by solopes Updated Dec 22, 2013

    After being two weeks in China, we become nostalgic of our own food, and somewhat indisposed to appreciate what seems to be... more of the same. Being the last of our meals in China, it was supposed to be special, and... maybe... it was. But to distinguish their several different foods needs more time, and the chance to repeat meals often enough to feel what is common to each area.

    Arriving at home I must confess that I have no idea about the differences between Sichuan, Cantonese, or whatever (I think that, here and there, we were protected by the guides from spices and... odd food).

    I enjoyed the food in China, spicy or not, but I believe that it's about time to accept worldwide the advantages of fork and knife while dining.

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    Di Shui Dong 湘菜馆: Spicy Hunan Cusine

    by edelng Written Nov 27, 2013

    If you cannot take spicy food, it's advisable to choose another restaurant. On their walls, they hang a lot of awards. Also, it is quite crowded on a weekday night. It's a wonderful experience to taste Hunan spicy dishes.

    The entrance Stir-fry vegetables Egg plant with spicy fermented soybean paste Boiled Fish in spicy soy sauce 水煮鱼
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    The Grill 烧烤: The Grill in Grand Hyatt Shanghai - pass

    by crewrower Written Sep 30, 2013

    The specialty here is supposed seafood and steaks. I have to say that I am pretty loyal to Hyatt, which is why I tried this restaurant with my wife and her friend who was visiting from out-of-town (late September 2013). Nothing "bad" happened, but I won't be back. We were party of three, and ordered one of the surf and turf dishes (for two) - RMB780 I believe, and a tuna entre for about RMB260, and a cheap bottle of Tuscan wine for RMB440.

    None of the food had much taste at all. Many of the meats were tough. Also, the service was shockingly poor for a Hyatt. It was difficult to get someone to come take our order, and not once did anyone ask us how the meal was going or if we needed anything. A waiter did come by periodically to refill our wine glasses (but not our free water glasses).

    I'm not writing this review in any sort of frustration -- I had kind of seen the other reviews and wasn't expecting much. But for a total bill of RMB1702 (nearly US$300) for not much food, not tasty food, and essentially no service, I would not recommend this place. The only good part about the restaurant is that it's on a high floor so you get a view of the city, and they were able to take my reservation the same day (probably because The Grill isn't very popular....). If you want a good view of the city, there are other and better restaurants.

    Favorite Dish: None really. Tried the lobster, fish, lamb, steak and pork sausage. The pork was not bad. The rest was bad.

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    The House of Roosevelt Sky Bar: Poor service + high prices at the Sky Bar

    by MarvintheMartian Written Jul 2, 2013

    The House of Roosevelt: congers up a grand elegant venue with some style and grace. Whilst this may still be true of the floors below, the Roosevelt Sky bar is working on a different theme: a little tacky and following the Shanghai occasional habit of just being too expensive for what it is.
    My experience in June 2013 was that the wine was too expensive (glasses start from 80 RMB) with service which was slow and needed prompting. When pushed on why they add a service charge for poor service I only received an apology, certainly not a refund. I'll be avoiding this place until I hear some good reports again.

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    The Jing'an Restaurant: Don't miss Sunday Brunch at the Puli

    by MarvintheMartian Written Apr 1, 2013

    This is a decadent brunch with great champagne and some amazing food, from a buffet to an a la carte selection, this is one of the best chilled out Sunday brunch options in Shanghai.

    Great for a luxury lunch or dinner option too.

    Favorite Dish: Everything from the buffet areas

    Puli entrance
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    Hai Di Lao: great hotpot

    by npg Written Oct 28, 2012

    the food is great + ENGLISH MENU :-)
    this is part of a chain of hot pot restaurants.
    apparently quite famous in shanghai.
    the one i went to was huge and expect to wait to be seated during the dinner period.
    but they will sit you down at a small table first and serve free drinks plus nibbles.
    i am led to believe if you have to wait that women can get a free manicure. really!
    service is excellent and a treat is to get broad noodles made at your table.
    oh and you get to mix your own dipping sauce too :-)

    Favorite Dish: it's hot pot...what can i say lol :-)

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    Dakota: great atmosphere and food

    by npg Written Oct 28, 2012

    this restaurant oozed ambience. dimly lit with soft music. a great place to chill out or somewhere romantic.
    wine list was very nice.
    quality of food was excellent.

    it is also open for breakfast.

    after hours it turns into a small club.

    Favorite Dish: i had grilled norwegian salmon with a wine reduced sauce. superb.
    both fish and vegetables were well cooked - lots of flavour.

    dakota
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    gobou cafe: hidden gem of a cafe

    by npg Updated Oct 28, 2012

    sadly this cafe is now closed :-(
    this place is heaven in shanghai, modest and plain from the outside but a haven from the hustle and bustle on the inside. so relaxing with an earthly elegence.
    the coffee isn't real hot but it has a lot of flavour. true to the meaning of paying for the experience and ambience.
    it is small and cosy and intimate....you'll forget where you are.
    buy the english shanghai daily newspaper from the magazine stand near by and relax :-)

    shhhhhh you'll want to keep this place a secret ;-)

    Favorite Dish: the ambience

    almost to good to eat :-p
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    Cheng Huang Temple Street Food: 1000 kind of Street Foods

    by DaHongHua Written Mar 10, 2012

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    It is located in the Cheng Huang Temple area. There are many restaurant, range from Chinese, Japanese to Western. We choose to taste from street vendors and finally we enter the Old Cheng Huang Temple Chinese Dim Sum food court. Here, they serve more than 1000 kind of food that look nice and taste good. Not to miss.

    a norm for Chinese business - the golden signboard Deep fried king prawn wow ! they are all looks delicious if you have come a few rounds, hard to pick now Starbucks was here too!
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