Outdoor Dining Guide

Have your meal under the beautiful sky of Shanghai when you reserve at one of these locations!


Classic American Diner in Former French Concession

204 Xinle Lu,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
near Donghu Lu Map

This American-style diner has quickly become a French Concession staple, for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner - even more so with two locations: Xinle Lu and Xiangyang Nan Lu. With a fun menu full of diner classics like biscuits and gravy, pancakes, burgers and sandwiches, sprinkled with unique dishes like Korean fried chicken, kimchi fried rice with Chinese sausage and a Sichuan spiced sausage egg and cheese muffin, you are sure to leave feeling very content. And with premium ice cream shop Gracie’s right there, you’ve got dessert covered as well!

Menu

Spanish Restaurant located on Tianping Lu

Lane 320, Tianping Lu, No 20, 1-2nd Floor,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China,
near Hengshan Lu Map

This eatery serves mainly Spanish food but with a unique twist to best appeal to local tastes. The extensive menu features many traditional Spanish staples, like Iberico ham and gazpacho, that are presented with an element that make it more accessible and interesting to the local audience. The design is also very lively with bright, modern murals and artwork decorating the walls.

Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Tapas

Authentic Italian flavours using the freshest ingredients in Lujiazui

1st Floor, La Villa, No.165 Lujiazui Huan Lu
Pudong District, Shanghai, China Map

Italian trattoria from the same team behind Latina. Pizza is the true standout, and they also have some excellent lunch deals that are perfect for this Lujiazui branch.

Set Lunch, Food Menu, Drinks Menu



Spanish Restaurant located on Hengshan Lu

844 Hengshan Lu,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
near Tianping Lu Map

Enjoy Spanish cuisine - and an impressive variety of whiskeys - in a sleek setting in the southwest corner of the former French Concession, right alongside Shanghai's beautiful Xujiahui Park.

Brunch, Set Lunch Menu, Salad & Tapas, Dinner & Dessert

South American Restaurant located on Wukang Lu

378 Wukang Lu, Ferguson Lane, 8th Floor,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
near Tai’an Lu Map

Azul is one of Shanghai's best restaurants. Get the full Ferguson Lane experience with a brunch or dinner on Azul's famous rooftop terrace.

Brunch Menu, Lunch Menu , Dinner Menu

Spanish Restaurant Bar located in People's Park manmade lake

231 Nanjing Xi Lu, People's Park manmade lake,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China,
near Huangpi Bei Lu Map

This Moroccan-styled lounge is a Shanghai icon. Sitting in the middle of a pond in the center of People’s Park, Barbarossa offers a tranquil dining setting in the heart of downtown. Though heavily Moroccan themed, with Arabic decor and style throughout, the food menu has broadened to include Southeast Asian and Mediterranean flavors. You can also enjoy a wide range of cocktails, hookahs, good music and cool ambiance when dining here.

Menu



Authentic Southern Italian fare in a charming red brick house

No. 4, Lane 946 Changle Lu,
Jingan District, Shanghai, China,
near Wulumuqi Zhong Lu Map

Well-executed Neapolitan classics in a cozy and romantic former French Concession lane with patio seating available. Perfect for a family dinner or romantic evening over a bottle of wine.

Antipasti, Pasta, Pizza, Main courses, Dessert

One of Shanghai's most popular burger spots

Suite 111, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, The Shanghai Centre,
Jingan District, Shanghai, China Map

Beef & Liberty is one of Shanghai's best spots for burgers. Bargain hunters will love their 1-for-1 Monday night burger deal and meat lovers will appreciate their dedication to high-quality burgers. (And there's delicious salads and meat-alternative burgers!)

Food, Drinks

Internationally recognized microbrewery near Huai Hai Middle Lu

Unit 26A Sinan Mansions,
519-521 Fuxing Zhong Lu,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China,
near Sinan Lu Map

Delicious and greasy (in a great way) American comfort food that can pretty much help any hangover. Does a top-notch burger and has a great selection of beers with some solid seasonal brews, plus the 3-8pm Friday-Sunday happy hour helps.

A La Carte, Brunch, Beer List, Other Drinks



Internationally recognized microbrewery in Former French Concession

No. 82 West Fu Xing Lu,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China,
near Yongfu Lu Map

Shanghai's go-to spot for a pint of locally brewed craft beers. Sample their rotating selection and if you're peckish, we recommend their spicy chicken wings. Also an ideal spot for brunch.

A La Carte, Brunch, Beer List, Other Drinks

Spanish Restaurant located on Yongjia Lu in Surpass Court

570 Yongjia Lu, Surpass Court, Room 311,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
near Yueyang Lu Map

Stop by for a delightful selection of food, drink - including some especially delicious cocktails - regular specials and most delightful of all, one of Shanghai's premiere patios, right in the middle of the former French Concession.

Brunch, Appetizers, Mains

Gourmet burger restaurant on Fumin Lu

Room 4A, 1st Floor, 291 Fumin Lu,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China,
near Changle Lu Map

If you're craving a classic American burger and milkshake, look no further. This is one of Shanghai's best.

Food, Drinks



American Restaurant Bar located on Taicang Lu

Lane 181, Taicang Lu, Xintiandi, Unit 10-12,
Luwan District, Shanghai, China,
near Madang Lu Map

With a mix of modern American classics and Asian-inspired dishes - such as ribs and steak, and lobster banh mi sandwiches - this contemporary American restaurant is all about high quality and rich flavors. The space, located in the middle of Xintiandi, gives off a sultry feel, with a dimly lit first floor and live band on stage. There is also an outdoor terrace right beside the Xintiandi fountain, which is sure to make any evening special. There is also a second floor, which also has a terrace and is only open in the evenings, that has semi-private dining rooms and a chef’s table across the open kitchen.

Menu

French Bar Restaurant located on Dagu Lu

386 Dagu Lu,
Jing'An District, Shanghai, China,
near Chengdu North Lu Map

This quaint and cozy French cafe has three locations in downtown Shanghai (Julu lu, Dagu lu and Wuding lu) due to its growing popularity amongst foreigners and locals alike. In addition to coffee and tea, their drinks menu boasts an extensive list of reasonably priced beer, cocktails and wine, with also excellent happy hour prices. They also store a variety of imported Belgian beer, as well. Their Dagu lu and Wuding Lu locations both boast great outdoor spaces for nice al fresco drinking.

French Bar Restaurant located on Julu Lu

158 Julu Lu,
Luwan District, Shanghai, China,
near Ruijin Lu Map



Modern European Restaurant located on Yan'an Dong lu

7 Yan'an Dong lu, Bldg A, The Eight Art Hotel, 1st Floor,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China,
near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu Map

Lunch Set, Salad, Afternoon Tea Set, Art Sketchpad, Dinner Set, Dinner, Drinks

Southeast Asian Restaurant on Fumin Lu

38 Fumin Lu,
Jing'An District,Shanghai, China,
near Yan'An Zhong Lu Map

This Thai eatery has earned its reputation as one of Shanghai's best. It's prime location just south of Jing'an temple, romantic candlelit courtyard and long menu of well-executed Southeast Asian classics make it a favorite among locals, expats and tourists alike.

Full Menu

Thai cuisine on Wukang Lu

378 Wukang Lu, 2nd Floor, Ferguson Lane,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China,
near Tai'An Lu Map

Full Menu



International cuisine bar and restaurant just down the street from Xujiahui Park

132 Anting Lu,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China,
near Jianguo Xi Lu Map

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

Dinner Menu

Mediterranean Restaurant located at Lujiazui

665 Shangcheng Lu,1st Floor, Block B (In the garden), Lujiazui 1885 Culture Center,
Pudong District, Shanghai, China,
near Nanquan Bei Lu Map

Go back in time to the Ottoman Empire at Efes, a Turkish restaurant right in the heart of Pudong. Located among some of the tallest buildings in the world, Efes maintains true to its traditional Turkish roots while embracing its contemporary setting by serving a modern twist on Turkish classics and healthy Mediterranean cuisine. Their chargrilled kebabs with a glass of Raki are sure to make you feel like you’re dining in Istanbul.

Mexican Restaurant Bar located on Julu Lu

158 Julu Lu, Found 158, Room 5137,
Luwan District, Shanghai, China,
near Ruijin Yi Lu Map

Decorated with vivid paintings of luchadors and glistening glass bottles of Mexican tequilas and mescals, walking into El Santo is like walking into a little local cantina in Mexico. This modern Mexican cantina and bar serves up mighty tasty drinks, from frozen margaritas and micheladas to tequila and mescal shots. And to round out these drinks, there’s a food menu that includes some Mexican favorites, such as burritos, tacos and other sharing plates available to order.

Menu, Drinklist



American Restaurant located on Nanjing Xi Lu

1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai Centre, 1st Floor, Room 112,
Jing'An District, Shanghai, China,
near Xikang Lu Map

Element Fresh is one of Shanghai’s first healthy American restaurants to enter the city. Quite popular amongst locals and foreigners alike, this chain serves a variety of healthy sandwiches, salads, smoothies, wraps and in rather large portions. This location in Shanghai Centre is two levels - the first being very similar to the first and original outlet, and the second being more lounge-like.

American Restaurant located at Disneytown on Shendi Xi Lu

Lane 255, Shendi Xi Lu, Disneytown, No 655, Room 806.1,
Pudong District, Shanghai, China
near Xiuyan Lu Map

Element Fresh is one of Shanghai’s first healthy American restaurants to enter the city. Quite popular amongst locals and foreigners alike, this chain serves a variety of healthy sandwiches, salads, smoothies, wraps and in rather large portions. This location in Disney Town offers a rooftop terrace where you can watch the magical evening fireworks.

Brunch

Spanish Restaurant Bar located in Xintiandi

Lane 181, Taicang Lu, Xintiandi, No 22, 1st Floor, Room 3,
Luwan District, Shanghai, China,
near Huangpi Nan Lu Map

This Contemporary Spanish tapas restaurant is part of a global family, with other locations in Madrid, Ibiza and Bogota. Styled in a playful manner with just as playful and inventive food, Estado Puro is true to it’s name: pure state. The menu boasts a variety of modern interpretations of classic Spanish tapas dishes, such as foie gras between two spiced pieces of bread, chicken wings and ajilimojili hot sauce, and chicken and seafood paella.

Menu



Italian Restaurant Bar located on Fumin Lu

291 Fumin Lu, Wujin Century Building,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China,
near Changle Lu Map

This relaxed and casual eatery offers a healthy range of drinks and food. With multiple beers on draft, wine by the glass and innovative cocktails, along with cold cuts and cheese platters, salads, wraps and other upscale pub grub, this is a great place to hang with friends over a drink or two, especially if you land a table in their outdoor seating area.

Food, Drinks

Italian restaurant located near Jing'An Temple

1601 Nanjing Xi Lu, 1st Floor, Réel,
Jing'An District, Shanghai, China,
near Changde Lu Map

Craig Willis's cafe & wine bar concept in Reel that serves up some refined flavors in a relaxed setting perfect for a work lunch or dinner date. You can expect Australian/Mediterranean cuisine reflective of Willis's background, and we'd say that brunch is always a good option at Henkes.

Brunch (Subjected to Changes), Dinner (Subjected to Changes)

British Restaurant Bar located on Julu Lu

158 Julu Lu, Found 158, Room 5137,
Luwan District, Shanghai, China,
near Ruijin Yi Lu Map

This new beer bar and seafood eatery located in the heart of the charming French Concession, operated by The Camel Group, not only offers fish and chips, but also has poke bowls, burgers, salads and craft beers on the menu. And for dessert, you can order fried Mars/Snickers bars, which is a very sweet and decadent way to wrap up any meal.

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North American Restaurant & Bar located at Xintiandi

181 Taicang Lu, Xintiandi, Building 5,
Luwan District, Shanghai, China,
near Madang Lu Map

A long-standing expat favorite, Kabb delivers what we like to call the 'business-casual' of standard American fare - think elevated sandwiches, salads, pastas, and burgers. Perfect for when you're craving some solidly filling and scrumptious western dishes, including a well-known brunch. The Xintiandi location has an excellent patio space, perfect for a late-summer evening.

Brunch Menu, Afternoon Tea Menu, Appetizer, Salad , Pasta and Rice, Grill menu

French Restaurant located Changle Lu

570 Changle Lu,
Jing'An District, Shanghai, China,
near Xiangyang Bei Lu Map

Dinner Menu

Modern European Restaurant located on Huaihai Zhong Lu

1690 Huaihai Zhong Lu,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China,
near Hunan Lu Map

This relaxed cafe and bar is decorated in a bohemian style and has a large patio, and a cigar, whisky and cocktail bar on the second floor. Other than your standard cafe bites and brews, they also offer more substantial dishes with a Mediterranean flare, which includes but not limited to shrimp salad, fried calamari, and seabass and squid ink rice with strips of chorizo.

Menu, Afternoon Tea



Mediterranean restaurant located along Anfu Lu

195 Anfu Lu, 3rd Floor,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China,
near Wulumuqi Zhong Lu Map

Mushroom Soup, Squid Ink Fettuccini, Pizza Bianco

Brunch (Subjected to Changes), Dinner (Subjected to Changes)

Turkish Restaurant located on Julu Lu

158 Julu Lu, Datong Mill, 1st Floor, Room 5140-5142,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China,
near Ruijin Yi Lu Map

Sitting in the heart of the city, Pera offers a beautiful Turkish and Mediterranean decor and atmosphere while enjoying delicious food and drinks either in or outside. And as a new concept in Shanghai, the menu at Pera boasts an assortment of seafood along with traditional Turkish dishes that gives you a true taste of Turkey. On the weekends, the restaurant is filled with the sounds of the Mediterranean, which elevates the already exciting dining experience.

Menu

Mexican Bar located in Pudong

855 Biyun Lu,
Pudong District, Shanghai, China,
near Huangyang Lu Map

Introducing Shanghai to 'Authentic Mexican Cuisine' with a focus on Seafood, signature tacos and many other signature dishes. Learn the history of these classic dishes while you enjoy great Latin music and Shanghai’s only cocktail menu where every tequila drink is made with 100% Agave. Try the Millionaire Margarita…You’ll never forget it.

Brunch , Lunch, Set Dinner, A La Carte



Micro-brewery and Gastropub in Former French Concession

20 Donghu Lu,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China,
near Huaihai Lu Map

The microbrewery's third and most distinctive spot, their Donghu Lu branch goes art-deco and all out with inspired cocktails in addition to their solid beer list. The food is way more creative than your average pub fare, and they surprise with a delicious and affordable brunch on the weekends.

Modern European restaurant located in the former French Concession

11 Dongping Lu, 2nd Floor,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China,
near Hengshan Lu Map

This former French Concession mainstay sprawls across three historic floors and a beautiful patio. Bring along your friends and family for one of Shanghai's most famous brunches, or catch a romantic evening drink on a clear Shanghai night.

Happy Hour, Menu, Brunch

French Restaurant located on Julu Lu

158 Julu Lu,
Luwan District, Shanghai, China,
near Chengdu Nan Lu Map

This French bistro and lounge in Found 158 offers a menu full of classic French bistro dishes with some innovative adjustments to make it more appealing to a larger audience. Some dishes include seared ratatouille and even foie gras ice cream. In the late evenings, you can also come and enjoy a drink at their long bar with some snacks.

Menu, Drinklist



Italian cuisine restaurant in Jing'An District

600 Huashan Lu,
Jing'An District, Shanghai, China,
near Wulumuqi Zhong Lu Map

Severino Bassani has been in Shanghai since 2004, and his passion for Italian food shows at Seve, where he delivers authentic cuisine that reminds us what top-notch Italian fare can actually taste like. A bit south of Jing'an Temple next door to the Shanghai Theater Academy, Seve is on a beautiful stretch of Huashan Road with a cozy ambience inside to match. Expect classic Italian dishes prepared with care and fresh ingredients, generous portions, and perhaps most importantly pizzas to write home about.

Menu

American Barbecue Restaurant located in Hongqiao

Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, 8 LaoWai Entertainment Street,
Minhang District, Shanghai, China,
near Huaguang Lu Map

Introducing Shanghai to 'Authentic Mexican Cuisine' with a focus on Seafood, signature tacos and many other signature dishes. Learn the history of these classic dishes while you enjoy great Latin music and Shanghai’s only cocktail menu where every tequila drink is made with 100% Agave. Try the Millionaire Margarita…You’ll never forget it.

Menu

Lobster and Steak restaurant in Xuhui

110 Fenyang Lu,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China,
near Fuxing Zhong Lu Map

This surf and turf spot moved from Jing’an to the Former French Concession, on the calm and charming street of Fenyang Road. It’s a great place to get your meat and seafood fix for an affordable price, especially with high quality Australian prime steak and live lobsters flown in daily direct from Nova Scotia, Canada. And with 18 craft beers on tap - international and local brews - and outdoor seating, Bull & Claw has the restaurant trifecta: good food, good drinks, good ambiance.

Menu



American Bar & Restaurant in Chamtime on Zuchongzhi Lu

1239 Zuchongzhi Lu, Chamtime, Building 10, Room 1W37,
Pudong District, Shanghai, China
near Jinke Lu Map

Enjoy a bite of Americana! Get your burger, fries and cheese cheese fix, or enjoy a lighter lunch of soups, salads or sandwiches. Convenient for business lunches or a night out with family or friends.

Menu (1), Menu (2), Menu (3)

American Bar & Restaurant near Lujiazui

16 Fucheng Lu,
Pudong District, Shanghai, China
near Huayuanshiqiao Lu Map

Enjoy a bite of Americana under the bright lights of Lujiazui. Plenty of outdoor seating, burgers, fries and cheese will please those looking for Western decadence, and a wide selection of sandwiches and salads will satisfy the light lunch crowd.

Menu (1), Menu (2), Menu (3)

Healthy and mindful dining on Jianguo Xi Lu

357 Jianguo Xi Lu, 1st Floor, The Living Room by Octave,
Luwan District, Shanghai, China,
near Taiyuan Lu Map

This dining concept by healthy living group Octave Group makes mindful eating easy. Well executed and fresh dishes are described in detail on the menu. It's an ideal option for those with dietary restrictions like diabetes, gluten intolerance, vegetarian and vegan preferences - and it's all genuinely delicious!



American Restaurant and Bar located on Donghu Lu

7 Donghu Lu,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China,
near Huaihai Zhong Lu Map

A bit hidden from the main road, The Parrot is a small but feisty club that serves up a variety of inventive drinks, funky tunes and lots of good times. The drinks menu is short and sweet, with some refreshing spritzes, cocktails and draft beers. And for food, they have pizza and are working on adding some other things to nosh on as well.

Menu, Bottle Menu

Mexican restaurant and bar located in the former French Concession

11 Dongping Lu,
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China,
near Hengshan lu Map

A night out at Zapata's is a Shanghai right of passage. Round up your closest lady friends, don your dancing shoes and head to Zapata's (in)famous Wednesday ladies night. Or stop by on a more subdued night to share a bucket of Coronas with a few friends.

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Fusion Restaurant located in Xintiandi

Lane 181, Taicang Lu, Xintiandi, No 2, Bldg 18,
Luwan District, Shanghai, China,
near Madang Lu Map

This more upscale version of Element Fresh sits in the heart of Shanghai in the vibrant Xintiandi. The menu, which is very similar to Element Fresh, offers fresh and healthy sandwiches, salads and juices. Additionally, they offer a seasonal menu that changes monthly, as well as three-course meals which can be paired with wine and high-en a la carte dishes. Wine, cocktails and mixed drinks are also available here.

Brunch, Afternoon Tea