Off-the-Beaten-Path Dining Guide

Looking for Shanghai restaurants off-the-beaten-path? Choose one of these hidden gems below to book today!


Authentic Indonesian Cuisine in Jingan

B1/Floor-555 Nanjing Xi Lu
Jingan District, Shanghai, China
near Chengdu Bei Lu Map

If you're not familiar with Indonesian food, it's time to get acquainted. Find this hidden gem somewhere between Jing'an and People's Square - and order everything on the menu. A must-try for fans of Southeast Asian cuisine.

Fusion Restaurant located in Hotel Indigo on The Bund

585 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, Hotel Indigo The Bund, 29th-31st Floor,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China,
near Dongmen Lu Map

Stroll just a bit further south along the main stretch of The Bund to find this upscale steakhouse in one of our favorite river-side hotels, The Indigo. Go for a cut of the crowd pleasing tomahawk, or perhaps for some well-crafted rooftop cocktails with one of the best views in the city.

French bistro classics in Luwan

29-31, Mengzi Lu,
Luwan District, Shanghai, China,
near Madang Lu Map

Coquille deserves its title as one of Shanghai's best French restaurants. Food critics, food bloggers and casual foodies alike have nothing but praise to sing for this Shanghai favorite.



International cuisine bar and restaurant located in the Jiaotong Uni neighborhood

294 Xinhua Lu,
Changning District, Shanghai, China,
near Xianghuaqiao Lu Map

This lovely historic villa provides the perfect back-drop to a romantic drink or meal, complete with candle-lit patio and water feature. Or, stop by on a weekend morning for a Bloody Mary brunch with a group of friends.

French restaurant located in People's Square

A1-05, 309 Hankou Lu,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China,
near Shandong Zhong Lu Map

Find incredible value for excellent quality at this little French bistro in downtown Shanghai not far from People's Square. As the name promises, expect some delicious foie gras.

Japanese restaurant located in Disney Town

Lane 255 Shendi Xi Lu, Unit 815-820, Disney Town,
Pudong District, Shanghai, China Map

Enjoy Shanghai's premier California-style Japanese restaurant before or after an exciting day at Disney's latest and greatest new park right here in Shanghai.



Creative European restaurant and cocktail bar on the Bund

200 Huangpu Lu, 4th Floor, The Bund,
Hongkou District, Shanghai, China,
near Qingpu Lu Map

You may know them from Kathleen's 5, but if you haven't been to their Bund restaurant then you're missing out on one of the best views in Shanghai. Expect an abundance of Asian-inspired seafood and steak dishes, in addition to a very solid cocktail list.

Authentic Mexican Restaurant & Bar in Peoples' Square

98 Shouning Rd, 6th Floor, Fraser Residence Building,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China Map

Mayita offers a many of the same delicious dishes that its older sibling Maya has, with the addition of a stunning terrace with sweeping views of downtown Shanghai.

Rustic Italian eatery in Luwan

33 Mengzi Lu,
Luwan District, Shanghai, China,
near Xujiahui Lu Map

From the owners of nearby Coquille comes a high-quality take on classic Italian. Pick any of the pastas, pizzas, meats or seafood and you'll leave more than satisfied. A standout in a crowded Italian food scene, you really can't go wrong with this menu.



Modern European gastronomy in The Bund

1-3 Maojiayuan Lu, The Bund,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China,
near Zhongshan Nan Lu Map

Table No. 1 is a casual restaurant that offers a refreshing look at contemporary European cuisine in a cosy, convivial atmosphere.

The interior is elegant, contemporary and sophisticated, finished in grey brick, wood and polished bronze, with fashionable pendant lights. For private dining, the restaurant has a separate intimate space with seating for up to 10 guests. Table No.1 is located within historic Shiliupu, once Shanghai’s most bustling shipyard, and conveniently located in the South Bund.

Chef de Cuisine Christopher Pitts helms the kitchen and menus are highlighted by fresh, seasonal and natural flavors, featuring top-quality ingredients.

Xinjiang Restaurant located on Zhaojiabang Lu

680 Zhaojiabang Lu, Bldg 2,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China,
near Wulumuqi Nan Lu Map

Stop by this Shanghai favorite for a family style Xinjiang meal that won't break the bank - but it will leave you feeling full and happy.