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    Dim Sum in Shanghai.

    by Guantanamera Written Sep 28, 2003

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    I had a dinner at the excellent dim sum restaurant in central Shanghai, pictured here in an exterior night view... I'm not sure the name of the place in English but they had fantastic dim sum, with an impressive selection of tasty options...! The interior decor had an interesting bamboo motif... If you can find it, I highly recommend it... Head south on Xizang Lu alongside People's Park and take the first right just after the park... The restaurant is somewhere close to that area...

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    1221: 1221

    by imstress Written Dec 28, 2004

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    The decor is modern and stylish and the menu offers a mix of traditional and innovative Shanghainese cuisine that is very tasty.

    Favorite Dish: Try the 'la la ji ding' or spicy cold chicken noodles or any other of their fabulous cold appetizers. An unique dish is the stir fried beef with deep fried dough sticks, a mix of crispy and soft textures.

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    Cloud9: Be on Cloud9 when u visit Grand Hyatt at Jin Mao

    by imstress Written Dec 28, 2004

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    Cloud9 at the Grand Hyatt at Jin Mao Tower.
    Do go with lovely friends to keep you company and to chat and have some fun together.

    The view up there is awesome!
    tasty desserts and ice cream.
    the portion is big so do share your what you have ordered.

    ask for window seats or be at Level 88 enjoying your romantic moments.

    thanks to MaosRedArmy and we2364 for sharing this unforgettable moment with me!

    Favorite Dish: Excellent Desserts!
    minimum spending of RMB110++ per person.

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    Fei teng yu tang: Sicheuan My favorite dish!

    by jessicafeeling Written Aug 4, 2004

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    yes I have to say it is unfair for people who dislike spicy food, since I haven`t put some other type BUT I`ll try my best to do it! give me time and I`ll arrange that=)

    Favorite Dish: xiao long xia!!=D well not sure which word could be used in english since never found it! it looks like lobster, so we called it--lil lobster! LOL but well I bet you will love it...even not lobster but it is DELICIOUS!

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    Ye Olde Station: An historical restaurant...

    by cheezecake_deli Written Sep 23, 2006

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    Ye Olde Station (Shanghai Lao Zhan) is situated in an old villa in Xujiahui. The interior has been preserved with original fixtures, and seating is arranged in the many rooms of the villa, with a main dining room and several private rooms. Seating is also available in a train carriage located in the garden of the villa - this was the carriage originally used by Song Qingling, wife of the founder of the Republic of China, for travels throughout the country.

    The food served is traditional Shanghainese - and excellent! The menu is quite exhaustive and every sort of Shanghainese dishes seems to be available. As it is the norm with Shanghainese cuisine, cold dishes are particularly strong. Prices are reasonable, and there is a minimum charge if you book a private room (varies depending on size). Reservation is recommended.

    Favorite Dish: The classic Shanghainese dishes, though simple, are the best.

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    Yong He Dou Jiang: Yong He Dou Jiang - Beancurd

    by imstress Updated Mar 14, 2006

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    Have you tasted salted bean curd?
    Simply delicious!

    Instead of the usual sweeten beancurd why not give the salted ones a try. The bencurds are served in a small wooden bucket. You will have to eat from it.

    Order You Tiao (fried fritters) or soya bean drink to go along with your food.

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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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    Yin Shui Tang: fall in love with nice food..;-)

    by jessicafeeling Updated Sep 3, 2004

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    not bad. yes, enviorment. and, food, yes not typical chinese food, kinda combination, and creation. I like some ideas here, but not all. =) the important is, since you don`t really care about food so much if it is fairly okay, and the enviorment is great. bring your loving one here, you may get agreement with marry her.;-P

    Favorite Dish: hmmm, there is a dish, named iced mango, not bad, and also longjin tea with chicken sth mixed(forgot the name of it, kinda poetic tho ;-P)

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    Best Food Court: Local food - fresh and plentiful

    by lindyz Written Oct 4, 2009

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    We stumbled across this Food Court accidentally (on a shopping expedition of course!). It is situated on busy Fuzhou Road and tucked away from the road a bit, so a little bid hard to find, but it is well worth the effort.

    Basically it is a chinese food court specialising in all things local and fresh. They cook your food right there and then in front of you, I like that in a food court. We went here 3 times in total, in fact we could have eaten here every meal in Shanghai as it was that good. I brought home a menu with pictures but didnt realise it was entirely in Chinese.

    First time I ate a Prawn curry rice dish at a cost of only 18rmb = about $3AUD. It was absolutely delicious, just the right amount of curry for my palate. Second time I had a chicken dish with vegies and an egg, whilst it was still very yummy, just a tad too much chilli for me - and they said it had no la!!! Third meal I ate here was a beff noodle dish and it was super-scrumptious at a cost of only 15rmb = about $3AUD. This was our last meal in Shanghai before our plane flew out and it was a lovely way to end our time in such a fascinating city.

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    Tables @ The Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel: Great buffet!!

    by rabbit06 Updated Jan 14, 2010

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    Very pleasant, help yourself and eat what you prefer....i like this!!!!!!

    Favorite Dish: A great combination of Shanghai and Western foods with plenty of seafood, which had my taste buds going, followed up by hot beef from the cavery once the chef ( lol ) understood what i wanted, thank's to Shirley.....Yummy!!!!!!

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    China Flower Restaurant and Bar: Local tasty food!

    by rabbit06 Updated Jan 20, 2010

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    Would have to say typically Shanghai in presentation and ambience. Our waitress was very polite and helful ( enough for a tip ) Shirley's brother and cousin are freinds with the owner and come here at least once a week, think that's their " drinking night " .....very nice!!!

    Favorite Dish: The river crab ( see Susan's pic ), but the whole crab's are tasty and of cource the beef was just so delicious!
    Just have to keep on eating!!

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    Japanese Teppanyaki (Da Yu): All-you-can-eat Japanese food here

    by simcard Updated Jul 27, 2009

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    You pay 150RMB/person for all-u-can-eat and drink, which includes hibachi and sushi, tons of seafood too(shrimp, cod, salmon, sashimi, etc). It is a lot of fun to sit around the big table with the food being cooked right in front of you.. and get to know other people and chat about shanghai!!

    Favorite Dish: Sashimi, shrimp, Clam..

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    Boonna Cafe: Bohemian Bliss!

    by HooptheWorld Written Feb 27, 2007

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    A cozy and colorful cafe with locals and expats and tourists, the feeling is relaxed and there is that ineffable sophisticated feel here...just what a cafe should be! The food is good too: the sandwiches are delicious as is the unique "pancake" with bananas and the brownies are wonderful too....the staff is good...it is, in short, a quintessential cafe with a Shanghai touch. They do not rush you out and are very relaxed about giving you your bill; at night people hang-out and some play Go. Also,they have a bookshelf with some interesting books. It is rare to find a cafe like this anywhere in the world...that kind of sweet feeling place like Berkeley had at one time, or New York or Montreal...alive and well in Shanghai.

    Favorite Dish: Love the homemade brownies and the tea is excellent. Great coffee too: they will make it as strong or weak as you prefer.

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    Da Papa Mario's Pizzeria: Best Pizza in the World

    by lindyz Written Oct 4, 2009

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    When we were on Da gu Road shopping for dvd's we came across two of the best finds in Shanghai. No. 1 was a Dragonfly Health Retreat, same as the one we had used many times in Beijing. No. 2 was Papa Mario's Pizzeria. I can honestly say that it is the best Pizza I have ever tasted - it was cooked to perfection. And Papa Mario was rather chuffed that we liked his pizza so much, he then insisted on a photo shoot!

    Tracy and I shared the bill which came to just under 100rmb including drinks = about $8AUD each.

    Favorite Dish: We ate a large ham and mushroom pizza called "Proscuito de funghi" and it was just perfect, with a crisp base and just the right amount of toppings. Well done - Papa Mario!

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    LLYH: not your regular fast food place (great!)

    by marielexoteria Updated Dec 7, 2009

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    After checking in on our hostel, we wanted to have something to eat before going out to the sights and we found this place right next to our hostel. The first impression is that this is an equivalent of any given fast food place.

    English menus and the staff speaks some English.

    Favorite Dish: We ordered some noodles, guava juice and rice with sausages, eggs and vegetables. We got our food right away and it was delicious. I remember that the sausages had a somewhat sweet aftertaste and it was interesting for me. They had big portions but we managed to eat most of it. The total bill was 45 RMB.

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