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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!

    Nice Entrance Tastes Nice Tofu & Pork Looks Good! Shark's Fin Soup!
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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.....!!!

    The Entrance OMG!! Hot Seafood Soup with Mushrooms Sushi...Yum!
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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!!!!!

    from the outside! the menu....yum....!!!!! omg...!!!!!!!! let drinks anyone?
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    Little Huia: a taste of New Zealand

    by rabbit06 Updated Sep 15, 2011

    We read about this restaurant in the New Zealand Herald, found it online and just had to check it out on our next visit to Shanghai when Rabbit's stomach was in need of some home grown western food.

    Favorite Dish: As this was lunch Shirley had to try the New Zealand Clam Chowder with Rabbit being a very good Kiwi just had to have the Big Breakfast. Shirley enjoyed every yummy spoonfull of hers and Rabbit's stomach thanked him on every mouthful, delicious with a few Tsingtao's! ......fantastic lunch, we will have to check out their dinner menu next time.

    Outside Inside Big Breakfast! This is very Kiwi! Oh the Chowder!
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    Xian De Lai (Yandang Brunch): Old Shanghai Fast Food

    by cal6060 Written Aug 15, 2011

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    We were hungry and saw this Chinese fast food restaurant. They have a standard menu with either noodle or rice with pork chop together with drink and fruit. It is around Y15 per person. They also have Chinese desert. I like this place, I will come back to this restaurant again.

    In Chinese: 鲜得来 (13 雁荡路)

    Favorite Dish: Pork Chop & Noodle.

    Xian De Lai (Yandang Brunch), Shanghai Xian De Lai (Yandang Brunch), Shanghai Xian De Lai (Yandang Brunch), Shanghai
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    Toriyasu: Hidden Japanese Restaurant in Zhongshan Park area

    by MarvintheMartian Written Jul 17, 2011

    This wonderful little yakitori is very well hidden in the Zhongshan Park area as detailed below. It's like one of those friendly homely places you find in Japan with very authentic food. Between 6 - 10pm you will have to book ahead as this place gets busy everyday. However, if you've exhausted the usual places to go and eat, then this off the beaten path option is a real gem!

    Written in the Smart Shanghai website:
    Toriyasu is a superb Japanese yakitori restaurant that elevates grilled chicken skewers to a study in detail and perfection. Packed with salarymen and the occasional couple on a date. It's tough to find. Walk north on Huichuan Lu (from Changning Lu, with the hotel to your left) and look for a slatted wood facade with a hobbit-sized entrance. Reservations are necessary and it's important to remember it's cash-only.

    Favorite Dish: All the food on sticks, whether it's fish, meat or veg. Also try the Miso Aubergene (egg plant), sizzling beef and cold soba noodles.

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    Zheng Yi Pin: Korean Town Cuisine

    by MarvintheMartian Written Jul 17, 2011

    Shanghai has a selection of amazing Korean restaurants. The best are in the "Korean town" area out towards Gubei, Longbei and Hongqiao. This is certainly off the beaten path and can take anything from 30 mins to an hour to get there from downtown depending on traffic. Although you can also get a metro.

    My favourite is Zheng Yi Pin at Jinhui Nan Lu by Hongquan Lu. It's a Korean Bbq and has a picture menu. Staff are very helpful, but little English is spoken. Once you've ordered then a lot of little complimentary dishes soon come along. Each time there is something different.

    Phone 21 3432 2735. Reservations are normally required, in fact I've never been able to go just on a whim.

    Favorite Dish: Beef and pork is good. They will cook it for you. The rice cake with spicy seafood (dok pogi?) is excellent. Kimchi, of course.

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    YongFoo Elite: YongFoo Elite

    by klj&a Written Jul 13, 2011

    My understanding is this place used to be the consolate for England and Vietnam in the past. It then became a private club, hence the name. A few years ago it became a normal restaurant. You can't see it from the street, but the garden, exterior of the building and interior is amazing. Try going in the evening when the lights are lit up but you can still explore the garden. The garden furniture are authentic and something you don't see everyday. The meal is of course expensive and unfortunately just average, but the decor is worth it. They unfortunately do not allow you to take pictures for some reason.

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    Haiku: Haiku

    by klj&a Updated Jul 13, 2011

    It's good for sushi fix, but it's not great. It has a ton of rolls that have odd combinations with crazy names, but not for the sushi pureologist. The place was packed and reservations are needed. It has two levels. The service was rather slow. The most entertaining thing about the restaurant is the video they have running on the TV that shows how to suck up to your boss, go drinking after work, fold origami and ask for forgiveness in Japanese culture. Pretty comical.

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    Jade 36 inside the Shangri-la Hotel Pudong: Great spot for a special night !!!!

    by jlanza29 Updated May 30, 2011

    From the minute you arrive, wow is the word that comes to your mind. Located on the 36th floor of the Shangri-la Hotel in Pudong facing Puxi waterfront. The atmosphere is ultra hip, ultra cool !!! The cuisine is French with a new world twist. The view are to die for, not the highest in Pudong but unobstructed might be the word for it, any closer to the river and you might fall in !!!!!

    We had diver's scallops with caviar !!!! WOW !!!! And a desert that was a chocolate cake of some type that was out of this world !!!!!!

    Prices are as high as other high end restaurants in Shanghai, we paid 1500 RMB about $250 US for dinner... that said, it's a place for a special night.

    The service was perfect, but when you make reservations make sure you tell them if you want non smoking ... we didn't and since the place was packed they couldn't accommodate us, it wasn't horrible but wished we would have gotten a non smoking table.

    HIGHLY Recommend it !!!!!!!!!!

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  • Grand Taj: Classic Indian Cuisine in Shanghai!

    by jonasei Written May 29, 2011

    We were greeted at the door by a man who appeared to be the manager, then shown to a table by one of the staff. This was a good start, as many restaurants in Shanghai have a real problem with customer service. Our water glasses were always refilled, with staff looking after us throughout the meal.

    The menu at the Grand Taj is really extensive, so at first we had trouble deciding what to order. We decided to go with some of the standards - Tandoori Chicken, Vegetable Biryani, and a Chicken Coconut Curry, which was awesome! The restaurant prides itself on serving South Indian Cuisine as well as the more common Northern Style, so at the managers recommendation we also tried the Chicken Chettinad, and a "Mysore Masala Dosa", which is a pancake or crepe made from ground rice and lentils, and stuffed with potatoes and spices. Now I'm a believer and plan on going back again for more.

    The ambiance at the restaurant is pleasant, but not overbearing. There is an interesting collection of musical instruments on one wall. They have a large private area as well for special events, or perhaps business meetings. An inexpensive lunch buffet is offered on weekdays.

    Favorite Dish: The food here is all well prepared, even basics like the vegetable curry from the lunch buffet is excellent. For me though, the real winner was the dosa, and I'm looking forward to coming back and trying some of the other varieties, as well as its South Indian cousins Idly and Uthappam.

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    Barbarosa Lounge and Restaurant: Arabian feast

    by lindyz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This was yet another place that Chris took us to, that we would have never even known it existed. In the middle of the Peoples Park you will find this Restaurant, the Barbarosa. The setting is beautiful, gardens, water features and in the middle of Shanghai, you could be absolutely anywhere in the world. You are a world away from the traffic and chaos that is "Shanghai".

    Any meal you order here comes complete with a light salad, bread and soup, so you realy are getting a 3 course meal for the price of one. And the prices were extremely reasonable, so I would urge you to seek out the Barbarosa - although I cannot exactly give you directions to find it, apart from to say that it is in the middle of Peoples Park and next to the Art Museum.

    I ordered a very yummy chicken salad, Tracy had smoked turkey foccacia and Chris had grilled eggplant foccacia. The bill came to a total of 347rmb including 2 Tsingtaos and 1 Evian water, and Tracy and I split the bill between us. So, for around 100rmb you can have yourself a healthy and delicious Arabic style meal in perfect surroundings in the heart of Shanghai. Chris also took me upstairs, there are 3 levels to this place. A separate function area on the 1st floor and a roof-top area up the top. Chris said he has been to a few parties here and had a ball!

    Barbarosa is VERY HIGHLY recommended.

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    M1NT: Hip Setting, Incredible Views

    by smelly_kelly Updated Apr 4, 2011

    I have been to the lounge section of this restaurant before for cocktails and loved it, but had never been in for dinner, as I thought it would be too pricey. But they have a new 3 course summer grill menu that we decided to try the other night, and it was fabulous. For 350 CNY/RMB you can choose from 1 of 4 options each for starter, main course and side. Price also includes a tasting platter of 4 different desserts and coffee or tea. We were there on a Friday night and I had not made reservations but we were early enough to get a table anyway. Staff were very friendly, almost a bit too attentive for my comfort sometimes. I had pork dumplings starter, grilled lamb cutlets, and grilled asparagus side. Husband had crispy squid starter, grilled tuna, and spinach with wasabi. Everything was perfectly prepared with lovely presentation. Timing was good between courses, and our main waiter was good at recommending some wines to go with our choices. We had a table for 2 by the window and views are amazing! Love to sit and watch the lights sparkle along the Bund. In all, it was a wonderful experience and getting the bill at the end did not hurt. Will be back.

    Favorite Dish: Crispy Squid. OMG I LOVE this dish! I have never ordered squid as I thought I hated it, but apparently I don't. I could not stop eating this. The coating is crispy and crumbly, not oily. Squid inside tender, not rubbery. Hint of lime flavour, plus the sweet chili dipping sauce was a gorgeous flavour combination.

    Lounge Bar at M1NT Shanghai View from lounge at M1NT Shanghai View from our table, M1NT Restaurant, Shanghai
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    Atanu Bar and Restaurant: Panoramic views of The Bund!

    by SWFC_Fan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Atanu Bar and Restaurant is located on the upper floors of the historic 1907 Signal Tower, towards the southern end of the Bund. It is located above the modest Bund Museum which occupies the ground floor of the building and through which you must pass to reach Atanu.

    A wooden spiral staircase leads up from the museum to a cosy little bar and dining area. I had a quick look at the food menu and it included a variety of meat dishes (beef, lamb, pork…) and typical “pub food” (soups, salads, steaks, seafood, desserts), but prices were pretty high by Shanghai standards.

    I had no intention of eating there – I was there with the sole intention of enjoying a drink on the rooftop terrace and taking panoramic photographs of the Bund, the Huangpu River and the impressive Pudong skyline. The Atanu bar is a great place from which to do this.

    So, I ordered a bottle of Tsingtao beer (expensively priced at 40 Yuan / 3.50 GBP for a small 296ml bottle) from the bar and made my way up another flight of stairs to the rooftop. The bar was practically empty on the afternoon that I visited (it’s busier by night), so I sat at one of the wooden tables overlooking the Bund, snapped lots of photos of the impressive views and enjoyed my cold beer in the sun.

    Atanu offers an extensive and varied drinks menu, ranging from soft drinks, fruit juices, tea and coffee to spirits, cocktails and wines. As well as bottled Tsingtao beer, you will find Guinness and Carlsberg on draught. Just be warned that prices are expensive right across the menu – you’re paying for the great views…and they are worth it!

    More info can be found HERE.

    Atanu Bar and Restaurant’s rooftop terrace offers unbeatable views of the Bund and the Pudong skyline. Food and drinks are very costly by Shanghai standards, but a one-off visit to admire the views is highly recommended!

    Atanu Bar, 1907 Signal Tower, The Bund On the rooftop terrace at Atanu Bar Outdoor seating with a view - Atanu Bar, Shanghai Outdoor seating with a view - Atanu Bar, Shanghai The Bund, viewed from Atanu Bar's rooftop

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    Face: Perfect Thai food in Shanghai! Plus a good bar!

    by Malinka Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The place is located in the beautiful historical area and serves as a local meeting point for foreigners and chinese alike. the building consists of 2 restaurants: Hazara ( North Indian Frontier Cuisine), La Na Thai (Classical Thai Cuisine) and a Face Bar.
    Both restaurants have beautiful interior. The service is one of the best i have seen in China. You can have good wine too.
    Face Bar has variety of coctail and happy-hour time. atmostphere -backpackers and chinese students, relaxed and fun.

    Favorite Dish: They provide absolutely delicious Thai starters for free!

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