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!
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.
1189 Changning Lu, Raffles City, E01-Room 48/E02-Room 48, 1st Floor-2nd Floor, Changning District, Shanghai, China Map
This seafood restaurant in Raffles Changning serves fresh and high-quality seafood to those who have to endure a busy work days. The menu is made up of Thai classics, which is quite fitting as it is named after the Andaman Sea, which is right beside Thailand. From black tiger prawns to classic papaya salad and pad thai, Andaman brings the flavors of Thailand to Shanghai.
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.
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!)
158 Julu Lu, Luwan District, Shanghai, China, near Chengdu Nan Lu Map
This Caipirinha Bar is a friendly neighborhood bar and restaurant located in Found 158. With live Brazilian tunes playing, DJs playing classic Latin beats, delicious tapas, traditional Brazilian food that includes juicy steaks and a variety of cold beer on offer, it will feel like you’re dining beside Copacabana beach in Rio.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
South American Restaurant Bar located on Hengshan Lu
199 Hengshan Lu, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China, near Yongjia Lu Map
This Peruvian restaurant is a combination of South American flair and modern Shanghainese style. The impressive space revolves around a central patio area that is surrounded by a cocktail bar on one side and a private dining area on the other. The menu offers a mixture of seafood and meat dishes, with an emphasis on sharing. And in true Peruvian fashion, many of the drinks feature Pisco, a Peruvian brandy that is light but very rich in flavor. Besides the dinner, they also offer very tasty weekend brunch.
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.
291 Fumin Lu, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China, near Changle Lu Map
Occupying a prime spot on the Fumin Lu-Changle Lu interchange, Chicken & Egg is a casual roast chicken-focused eatery from the people behind Shanghai Brewery. Roasted chicken portions with sides are joined on the menu by the likes of avocado and eggs on toast and eggs en concote with bacon. Paired with some indulgent desserts and a pleasant outdoor terrace for warmer weather, Chicken & Egg is a popular destination for meals throughout the day and for brunch at weekends.
81 Changshu Lu, Jing'An District, Shanghai, China, near Julu Lu Map
Serving up deliciously golden brown and moist classic French rotisserie chicken on Changshu Road, DODU Rôtisserie Française has become a neighborhood staple. Like in France, their chickens are for take-away, but they also having a cozy seating area for those who want to have a simple meal there with a refreshing glass of wine or beer. Diners can also choose from a range of homemade sauces and a range of sides.
347 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China, near Fuxing Xi Lu Map
This restaurant and bar on the buzzing section of Wulumuqi Lu, between Fuxing and Wuyuan Lu, shares a name with but isn’t affiliated with the famous Italian markethall brand. Instead, the atmospheric space - located inside a former residential property with a pleasant conservatory out the back - serves up a broad range of eye-catching Mediterranean classics, pizzas and pastas along with fresh oysters and imported Australian meats. They also offer lunch sets and a special brunch menu as well as an extensive drinks list.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
86 Weifang Xi Lu, Pudong District, Shanghai, China, near Pucheng Lu Map
Get a taste of Spain at Gana Spanish Restaurant & Bar. The menu is full of your quintessential Spanish dishes with an emphasis on seafood. They are best known for their seafood paella, which is full of jumbo prawns, clams, mussels, you name it. They also have an nice outdoor patio perfect for alfresco dining on nice days.
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.
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.
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.
1st Floor, 333 Shenhong Lu, Cordis Shanghai Hongqiao, Minhang District, Shanghai, China, near Suhong Lu Map
This is the perfect venue to enjoy a nice morning coffee, afternoon snack, have a meeting or just meet up with some friends. Situated on the ground level of the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, this elegant space serves a range of coffees, teas, wines, liqueurs and other beverages. They also offer an assortment of savory and sweet foods, as well as an exquisite birdcage as part of its three-tier afternoon tea set.
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.
1105 Wuding Lu, Jing'An District, Shanghai, China, near Yanping Lu Map
This simple and inviting Portuguese restaurant and bar sells Iberian food along with an eclectic mix of other dishes that come from all around the world. They also have a nice selection of beers on tap and in bottles, as well as wines that you can get by the glass or bottle, all at affordable prices.
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.
18 Yuyuan Dong Lu, 1st Floor, Jing'An District, Shanghai, China, near Tongren Lu Map
This sports bar boasts tasty comfort food, fun bar games like darks and a long booze menu. They have a variety of foods on offer from quesadillas to beef lasagna to BBQ pork ribs and even tom yun goong soup. Pair off your meal with either a beer or one of their fun fluorescent cocktails.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
181 Taicang Lu, Luwan District, Shanghai, China, near Huangpi Nan Lu Map
Brought to you by the people behind the popular Shanghai Brewery chain, this smart outlet at Xintiandi naturally includes plenty of craft beers from the brand. Beyond that, the gastropub also offers an extensive cocktail list and a menu of hearty bar favourites and comfort foods such as fish ‘n’ chips, beer-battered onion rings, juicy burgers, German-style sausages and pasta dishes.
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.
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-end a la carte dishes. Wine, cocktails and mixed drinks are also available here.