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Shanghai to eat

July 27, 2016

My birthday is slowly coming again and I have to decide where to go to celebrate with my friends. If it happens to you to stay in Shanghai for a while this can be a useful list of dining places where you can have a pleasant evening with someone else. Have a look and leave a comment if you can suggest any other places to go. Thank you and see you in my next post!


  1. Haidilao Hotpot

If you wanna try a typical Chinese food restaurant chain you should definitely go for Haidilao. The service is incredible and if you have to wait for a long line there is a special room with free snacks and traditional Chinese games and they can also do your nails or a neck massage! The place has average prices, usually for a dinner should be around 100 to 200 RMB each.


  1. Sushi O

Address 21-23 Yongkang Lu, near Jiashan Lu 永康路21-23号, 近嘉善路

If you are a sushi lover, that’s the place that you have to try at least once here in Shanghai! The rolls are quite expensive compared to other small restaurants in China, but they are big and the taste is very good, specializes in California-style rolls. There is also a lunch set with sashimi and rice and other typical Japanese food.

sushi o 1


  1. Dr Wine

Address 177 Fumin Lu, near Julu Lu 富民路177号, 近巨鹿路

Wanna take your date to a nice place? Well, this is the place! Two floor restaurants with a good variety of western food and wine and the environment is intimate and dark.

dr wine

  1. Dr Beer

Address 83 Fumin Lu,  near Yan’an Lu富民路83号, 近延安路
Very close to Dr Wine. This is a place to go with friends for a easy beer together. They also have special tables with beer taps.


  1. Porto Matto

Address 2/F, 83 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu常熟路83号2楼, 近巨鹿路

Italian food restaurant, where I have been twice for a birthday party and a dinner with friends. The environment is very friendly and the owner is Italian. You can eat a well done and tasty spaghetti or pizza. Have a look!


porto-matto-italian-restaurant (1)

  1. Bella Napoli

Address Lane 946 Changle Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu 长乐路946弄, 近乌鲁木齐路

Italian restaurant, where I haven’t been yet but my friends told me that is nice and tasty.


  1. Da Marco

Address 1/F, Golden Bridge Garden, 103 Dong Zhu’anbang Lu near Jiangsu Lu 东渚安浜路103号1楼, 近江苏路

Italian restaurant, where I have been for a birthday party. Nice environment and tasty pizza with fresh basil and mozzarella. The restaurant was a very famous location in Shanghai a few years ago.


  1. Lost Heaven

Address 38 Gaoyou Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu 高邮路38号, 近复兴西路

Chinese restaurant, specializing in the cuisine of China’s Yunnan province. Very good place for a date with a particular and exotic environment, atmospheric music and dim, flickering candlelight.

lost heaven

  1. Element fresh

This is another chain restaurant that you can easily find around Shanghai. Extremely popular for fresh salads and sandwiches. They also have a nice variety of healthy smoothies. A touch pricey.



  1. Mercato

Address 6/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu 中山东一路3号6楼, 近广东路

Very expensive and extremely fascinating restaurant with the presence of the celebrity chef Jean Georges Vongerichten. Italian taste restaurant which propose woodfire oven pizzas, burrata cheese with sea salt or homemade rigatoni with meatballs.


  1. Le Cafe des Stagiaires

Address 54-56 Yongkang Lu, near Xiangyang Lu 永康路54-56号, 近襄阳路

Yongkang road is a nice place with lots of bars one near each other, where you can have a casual drink after work with your coworkers. Very reasonably price for imported beers as well as cocktails and wine.

Cafe, Bar


  1. Shanghai Brewery (Hengshan Lu)

Address 15 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu 东平路15号, 近衡山路

Believe me when I say that they have actually very tasty American style hamburgers! Special price on Tuesday: two hamburgers at the price of one!

Shanghai Brewery


  1. VUE Bar

Address Hyatt on the Bund, 32-33/F, 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu黄浦路199号, 外滩茂悦大酒店32-33楼 近武昌路

If you wanna impress your date with an impressive view of the Bund of Shanghai, well there is no place rather to be than Vue Bar. Entrance fee with a drink included is 100 RMB.


Vue Bar with jacuzzi, Hyatt on the Bund Hotel, at the back the skyline of Pudong, Shanghai, China

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