Places to eat in Shanghai

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    Xinwang Restaurant: Hong Kong meets Shanghai

    by rabbit06 Updated Jan 6, 2012

    Quick and convenient or we were eating here late?...lol

    Favorite Dish: Yes you can get many Canton style dishes here, but eating a late dinner with locals was a little one sided tending for their Shanghainese taste buds but not to worry the chilli fish was delicious!

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    Heji Xiaocai Restaurant: Great Shanghai Food!

    by rabbit06 Updated Dec 12, 2011

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    A very large restaurant with which we were lucky enough to have one of the many private rooms. Certainly has a very nice China feel here and the staff were very good, especially when rabbit turned up a little late looking for his room....does anyone speak Engrish??? LMAO

    Favorite Dish: Very Shanghainese food here which Shirley just loves eating from jelly fish, bamboo, eel, fish, assorted salads, frog, tofu, buns, some plates that rabbit did not know lol, but the ginger beef was the winner!!

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    Colabo Deli: Carlsburg on Tap......Fantastic!

    by rabbit06 Updated Dec 4, 2011

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    Nice restaurant with it's indoor outdoor flow but the air conditioning was more refreshing inside away from the high Shanghai humidity. Plenty of Italian and Western food here, there is something for everyone.

    Favorite Dish: Had a very nice afternoon, lost count of how many Carlsburg's but Shirley just loved the coffee and cheese cake!

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    Aroma @ Hyatt on the Bund: Freshly Shucked Oysters!

    by rabbit06 Updated Nov 22, 2011

    Favorite Dish: Very pleasant buffet dinning experience with a fantastic selection of different foods! We started with fresh tuna from the sushi bar but then Rabbit found two chefs shucking fresh oysters....wow and after eighteen decided to go onto the scallops from then onto hot meats including lamb chops and sausages. There is plenty of Western foods on offer with equally Chinese for Shirley......but make sure you leave room for the desert bar, just heavenly!

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    Fun Shun Seafood Restaurant: Very Shanghai!

    by rabbit06 Updated Nov 20, 2011

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    A little dated, nothing a little paper and paint would fix along with new carpet!

    Favorite Dish: Very typical local food from shrimps, red pork, chicken, fish, salads, jelly fish and veg but the winner was........ the lettuce wraps ......fantastic!

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    Simply Thai: Fantastic Thai Cuisine

    by roamer61 Written Nov 8, 2011

    This outstanding restaurant serves classic Thai Cuisine. Their menu is extensive and its entrance is on a side street in the French Concession. You may have to look ata map or ask to find it. You can sit indoors or out.

    Favorite Dish: I ordered Som Tam, Green Papaya Salad. Dish is with shredded papaya, carrots, long beans, peanuts and dried shrimp all mixed together in a spicy thai dressing. Its very hot, but you can ask to be less so if you desire. It was outrageously delicious.

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    Venexia: Fine Italian Cuisine

    by roamer61 Written Nov 7, 2011

    This excellent Italian Restaurant in the old city near the Crowne Plaza Shanghai serves delicious food for either lunch or dinner including pizzas and pasta. Thogh its location might be a bit off the beaten path, it is definitely worth seeking it out.
    They have an ala carte menu and a pre-fixe menu, which is an excellent deal as it includes a free beverage and 2 or 3 courses. Luciano Palasciano is the Sales Manager.

    Favorite Dish: The Octopus Salad with Lemon and Greens is delicious and the pasta with seafood is great as well. I highly recommend both of these dishes.

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    Wow!City: Hot Pot

    by rabbit06 Updated Oct 31, 2011

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    This restaurant is very new, clean, nice decor and friendly staff. A pleasant enjoyable dinning experience without any pressure, sit back and relax away from the fast-pace of Shanghai. Think this was not a byo beers, so keep yours under the table!

    Favorite Dish: This is a Hot Pot buffet style, you pick your own food and sauces. Some food Rabbit did not know...haha, stayed safe on lamb and beef slices plus some shelfish and seafood. Shirley tucked into most on offer and still had room for deserts from their wonderful selection, Rabbit forgot to leave any room.....bugga!

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    Top Choice Restaurant and Bar: American Hamburgers!

    by rabbit06 Updated Oct 29, 2011

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    We spent an enjoyable afternoon here kicking back with quite a few Tsingtao's which is Rabbit's favourite hobby...just fantastic! Arriving before the lunch service we were seated outside taking in the many sights of The Cool Docks and later moving inside to a window booth seat where it was a lot cooler with the air conditioning and even some western music...!!

    Favorite Dish: Well if your homesick they not only serve up American style hamburgers but for the weight conscience a variety of salads. The winner here would be the Cheese Cake, they pride themselves on this and Rabbit lost count .....lmao!

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    Shanghai Slim's: Steak Lobster Seafood

    by rabbit06 Updated Oct 28, 2011

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    Apart from local staff you would think your in a western restaurant when reading the menu and making yourselves comfortable with a few beers. Outside is also very popular with locals who like to be seen out in public. Plenty of leather and timber to give this place a plush, elegant relaxed atmosphere which Rabbit could have settled in for a serious session...lol

    Favorite Dish: Well not only did we have an American joining us for dinner this evening but Connie who just loves eating steak and travels to the USA regulary to get her fix! Shirley went for one of the Lobster dishes which was rich and tastey! Rabbit of course ordering the Prime Steak and Mash following his new found American freind, but maybe a smaller portion as those Americans can certanley tuck away HUGE amounts of beef which this restaurant has become famous for!!

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    Yue Lai Restaurant: Shanghai Food!

    by rabbit06 Updated Oct 28, 2011

    Huanghe Rd in Shanghai is a famous restaurant street with many to choose from! Yue Lai was packed with people, this restaurant must be so popular? Perhaps only for the pricing or maybe the touts outside inviting all and everyone inside. We got jammed in a table upstairs under a small fan that was the aircon...lol If you ignored the rubbish laying around, closed your eyes when in the bathrooms this could be OK. Anyway we had a great catch up with some very old freinds here for an evening meal, with quite a few beers which made for a memorable evening.

    Favorite Dish: Don't get Rabbit wrong as he has been out the back of some terrible restaurants and seen the unspeakable but suggested Shirley mention this to her food hygiene police freinds! Depite all, the food was not that bad, very typical Shangainese which we enjoyed along with all the other diners in the restaurant, although mainly locals.

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    Hongqiao 6: Cantonese...Yum!

    by rabbit06 Updated Oct 9, 2011

    A lovely three floor restaurant with nice gardens and an interior that is certainly very Chinese. We enjoyed a private room upstairs which has air con and balcony...lucky! The sevice was too good, Rabbit never had an empty glass and it was only lunch....omg!

    Favorite Dish: We came away full but ginger beef was the stand out with the taro dish very very tasty! Well worth a visit, we will have to come back to this one!

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    LuLu Restaurant: Classic Shanghai Style Cuisine

    by rabbit06 Updated Oct 2, 2011

    This restaurant is one of four or five in Shanghai. It is a very modern, trendy, upmarket restaurant and was a pleasure to lunch in. Very good service, nice view from our window table, large pleasant interior and on a little observation cater's a lot for the buisiness people lunching.

    Favorite Dish: Classic Shanghai Style Cuisine is printed on the business card and most of it was. But what Shirley loved was everythig...lol! Check out the shark's fin soup in a hollowed mango ....delicious!

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    Silver Spur: Mouth Watering Seafood!

    by rabbit06 Updated Oct 1, 2011

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    Very Traditional Japanese, take your shoes off and put your provided slippers on, sit in a sunken table in a private room and be well looked after by the curtious staff. A truly memorable dinning experience!

    Favorite Dish: From all the different cuts of fresh Tuna to Sushi or even the Steak Tartare, all of the food here is very delicious and Rabbit wants to go back.....!!!

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    Tsui Wah Restaurant: Lamb Rack.......omg!!!!!

    by rabbit06 Updated Sep 25, 2011

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    What a great find, this Hong Kong chain of restaurants now has two branches in Shanghai and if you are from down under this is a must visit! The decor is slightly modern/plain, tidy with plenty of room, but the food makes up for any faults. The pricing for local type dishes keeps the customers coming back and if your into something more to your own tastes, Rabbit found his here and will be coming back for more! The service is not bad and there are plenty of staff to look after all your drink requirements...lol

    Favorite Dish: Lamb rack (chops) from New Zealand, what a score! Export quality lamb cooked to perfection and only as Rabbit knows, as he cooks this for his darling most weekends with mash, gravy and hot veg ....omg...... just fantastic!!!!!!!!! Shirley's twins also tucked into them and Connie, we will be coming back with you next time!!!!!

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