Sunday, November 01, 2009

Shanghai Addresses

  • New Harbour Service Apartments
    - 88 Yongshou Road, Huangpu - Tel: 021 6355 1889
    Service apartment building, just a stone's throw away from the Dashijie subway station (line 8), 10 minutes walk from People's Square, Xintiandi and the Bund. Average service and great location, clean and convenient. Internet access & breakfasts are add-on's.

  • Laris Restaurant
    - 6/F Three on the Bund, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (by Guangdong Lu), Tel: 021 6321 9922
    If there was one to choose from... this would be the one. Along the Bund on the 6th floor of one of the most trendy buildings in Shanghai, Laris is a fantastic place mixing gold and marble with live classical music as ambiance. The lunch/brunch offers 4-course delicacies with great mix of taste and comfort. From all the amazing dishes that come your way, make some room for the dessert in which Laris excels.

  • M-On-The-Bund
    - 7/F No. 5 on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Tel: 021 6350 9988
    Next building to Laris exists another sweet place for lunch. This time at an outside terrace where great 3 courses come and go, competing with the great view over the Bund. A definite place to go at least once in your Shanghai trip.

  • Jean-Georges Restaurant
    - 4/F Three on the Bund, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (by Guangdong Lu), Tel: 021 6321 7733
    The sister restaurant from NYC is a trendy place to be seen while eating and enjoying yourself. Same building as Laris.

  • Xin Ji Shi Restaurant
    - No 9 Xintiandi North Block, Lane 181 Tai Cang Lu (near Madang Lu), Tel: 021 6439 2656
    The Grandmother's Pork is a must-have, slowly cooked, tender, Shanghai tasty in a raised clay pot with handles.

  • South Beauty 881
    - 881 Yan’An Road, by Shaanxi Road (opposite Shanghai Exhibition Centre)
    South Beauty is a large chain of restaurants, and South Beauty 881 is in an old house setting with renovated old-style architecture. Most of the dishes are very spicy cuisine from Sichuan. The cuisine at South Beauty 881 is slightly above average, as is the service, but in trendy settings.

  • Din Tai Fung
    - Shop 11A, Building 6, Xintiandi South Block, 2/F of a large mall
    Although part of a large Taiwanese chain, Din Tai Fung Shanghai makes Shanghai’s best xiao long bao, soupy pork nuggets, wonton soup, braised bamboo shoots and sweet-smokey fried fish. Don't forget to ask for the Shanghai's signature dish, the Hairy Crab when in season (late September - November).

  • Tsui Wah Restaurant
    - No. 291 Fumin Lu (near Donghu Lu), French Concession, Tel: 021 6170 1282
    The first restaurant of the Hong Kong Tsui Wah chain to land in Shanghai has decided to settle into the French Concession. Tsui Wah is known to specialize in "Cantonese café cuisine", including dishes like fried crispy egg noodles, thick toast with condensed milk and yeung chow fried rice. Average food with average price in a trendy neighborhood.

  • Element Fresh
    - 1/F Shanghai Center, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu (near Xikang Lu), Tel: 021 6279 8682
    Large chain in a modern food category for time-sensitive business people. Open kitchen, healthy sandwiches and salads.

  • T8 Restaurant & Bar
    - No. 8 Xintiandi North Block, Lane 181 Tai Cang Lu (near Madang Lu), Tel: 021 6355 8999
    Contemporary dishes with Asian twists at Western prices, only if you have money to spare.

  • The Kitchen Salvatore Cuomo
    - 2967 Bin Jiang Da Dao (near Fenghe Lu) on the Pudong riverfront, Tel: 021 5054 1265
    Celebrity chef's Italian food by the river in Pudong, beneath the Pearl Tower.

  • Bali Laguna
    - 189 Huashan Lu, inside Jing'an Park (near Yanan Lu), Tel:
    021 6248 6970
    Indonesian food inside a neighborhood park
  • Paul
    - 6 Dongping Lu (near Hengshan Lu), French Concession, Tel: 021 5465 9131
    The French boulangerie, now a global chain, has seven Shanghai shops at the time of this web-print. A French croissant in the French Concession could only be a good morning start.

  • Mesa & Manifesto
    - 748 Julu Lu (near Fumin Lu), French Concession, Tel: 021 6289 9108
    Listed as one of Shanghai’s finest restaurants, native Australian executive chef Steve Baker proposes a Western Island in an Asian Ocean. Nice deck for when it's sunny.

  • Stellas' Cafe
    - N 17, 248 Lane, Taikang Lu, Luwan
    Artsy brunch in an Artsy location for late Sunday.

  • Room 28 (Roomtwentyeight)
    - URBN Hotel, 183 Jiao Zhou Lu (near Beijing Lu)
    Roomtwentyeight is a restaurant located in the lobby level of URBN hotel, serving international cuisine with an emphasis on "home-style" favorites.
  • Kathleen's 5
    - inside People's Square
    Wonderful setting in a colonial clock tower building overlooking People's Square and Nanjing Lu.

  • Barbarossa
    - inside People's Square
    Great middle eastern ambiance in a close and quiet place in Shanghai People's Square busy center. A nice place to rest before or after a new step in crazy Shanghai.

  • No 88 Bar
    - 701 Yongjia Lu, French Concession
    The place to go right now and better to go before midnight, otherwise you will stay outside... because it's packed especially during the weekend.

  • Bar Rouge
    - 7/F Bund 18, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
    The place to see the skyscrapers of Pudong across the river at night, directly across the river from the Pearl Tower.

  • 3.Top
    - 47 Xinle Lu (near Xiangyang Lu), French Concession
    This small, low-lit rectangular bar is one of the well-kept secrets of the city for a cosy lunch

  • "Cloud 9", Grand Hyatt Shanghai
    - 86/F Jin Mao Tower, 88 Century Boulevard (a.k.a. Shi Ji Da Dao), Pudong
    Highest view over the city. Expensive watered down cocktail for an expensive view of Pudong and the city.

  • Vue Bar, Hyatt on the Bund Shanghai
    - 32-33/F Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huangpu Lu
    Located on the 32nd and 33rd floors of the hotel’s West Tower, Vue Bar has the best view of the city (both Pudong skyscrapers and the Bund), with day beds, comfy tables and a jacuzzi on the terrace. If you don't have a bathing suit, you can always buy one from the menu.
  • Source
    - 158 Xin Le Lu, French Concession
    One of the hundreds of design shop in the French Concession to spend some time in on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

  • Shanghai Tang
    - 15 Xintiandi North Block
    A flashy, colorful Chinese clothing and accessories retail, with retro and modern cuts. The Shanghai from the 40's movies can be seen. Must spend some time to be inspired from it all, even if you can't afford it.
  • The Bund
  • Shanghai Urbanism Museum
  • Yu Yuan Garden
  • French Concession
  • Shanghai World Trade Center
  • Pearl Tower
  • Tai Kang Lu
  • Shikumen Alleys
  • Maglev Fast Train to/from Pudong Airport
  • Nanjing Shopping Street
  • Xintiandi Night Dinner/Drinks
  • People's Square
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[[Recommended Hotels]]
  • The Metropole
    - No.180 Jiangxi Middle Road, Huangpu District

  • The Phoenix in Shanghai
    - 17 Yunnan (South) road, Shanghai

  • Mingtown Etour International Youth Hostel
    - No.55, Jiangyin Road, Huangpu District, 200003, Shanghai
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