Top 7 Famous Shanghai Restaurant You Should Visit !

Top 7 Famous Shanghai Restaurant You Should Visit !

NanXiang Steamed Bun Restaurant (南翔馒头店)

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NanXiang Steamed Bun Restaurant is a famous Chinese restaurant at Yuyuan Garden (豫园) that serves soup dumplings. The restaurant has three levels: Level one is for take-aways only, the queues are the longest, you can only order soup dumplings, and the dumplings are the cheapest. Level two is for dining in, but you can only order soup dumplings, and they are slightly more expensive than level one. Level three is for dining in, you can order a variety of food, the dumplings are the most expensive among the three levels, and there is a minimum charge of RMB80 per person.

NanXiang Steamed Bun Restaurant (南翔馒头店)
Address: YuYuan Garden, 85 YuYuan Lu (豫园, 85 豫园路)
Opening Hours: Daily 7am to 9pm
Phone Number: + 8621 63554206

Directions to NanXiang Steamed Bun Restaurant (南翔馒头店)
The restaurant is located at YuYuan Garden (豫园) inside the City God Temple (上海城隍庙). To get here, simply take the metro to Yuyuan Garden metro station on line 10 (light purple line). From the station, just walk 7 minutes to reach the restaurant.

Yang’s Dumpling (小杨生煎)

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Yang’s Dumpling is famous for its pan-fried dumplings. It is just across the street from Jia Jia Tang Bao. We ordered one plate of the pan-fried dumplings (铁板生煎包). The fried skin was crisp and crunchy to the bite, and the stock within the dumpling had a delicious savoury flavour. This is a must-try if you are in Shanghai!

Yang’s Dumpling (小杨生煎)
Address: 97 HuangHe Lu (97 黄河路)
Phone Number: +8621 53751793
Opening Hours: Daily 6.30am to 8.30pm

Directions to Yang’s Dumpling (小杨生煎)
This fried-dumpling store is a short ten-minute walk from People’s Square metro station.

QuanJuDe (全聚德)

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QuanJuDe

How could we go China and not try Peking Roast Duck? We got our roast duck fix at QuanJuDe (全聚德), located inside Purple Mountain Hotel (紫金山大酒店). This Chinese restaurant has a longstanding culinary heritage, with its first branch opened in Beijing in 1864. It is world-famous for its signature Peking Roast Duck dish.

A Chinese chef used his immaculate knife skills to carve the roast duck into fine slices right beside our table. It was like watching a live culinary performance! First, he gave us the thin and crispy duck skins, and told us we could eat it with the sugar provided. After a short while, he finished slicing the entire duck and the meat slices were served to us neatly on a plate. In true Beijing-style, we wrapped the meat with scallion and cucumber sticks in the crisp pancake skins, and dipped it in sweet bean sauce.

It tasted great! The meat was fresh and tender, and we slowly savoured it in our mouth, relishing the wonderful flavour. The vegetables added a refreshing taste.

QuanJuDe (全聚德)
Address: Purple Mountain Hotel, 778 DongFang Lu (紫金山大酒店, 778 东方路)
Phone Number: +8621 51017070
Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 2pm, 5pm to 9pm

Directions to QuanJuDe (全聚德)
To reach QuanJuDe, just take the metro to Century Avenue metro station on green line 2, and walk about 10 minutes to Purple Mountain Hotel (紫金山大酒店). The restaurant is located on the third level of the hotel.

Hai Di Lao (海底捞火锅)

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This is one of the most popular hotpot restaurants in China! If you go there without making reservation had to wait in the holding lounge area for about fifteen minutes. There was a large screen playing a movie here, and we were served with drinks and snacks. There were even board games to keep us occupied. This was top-notch service even before the actual meal – I wouldn’t mind spending more time in the comfortable lounge!

Hai Di Lao (海底捞火锅)
Address: Shanghai No.1 Department Store 5th Floor, 830 NanJing Lu (第一百货商店5层, 830 南京东路)
Opening Hours: Daily 10am to 3am
Phone Number: +8621 63617188, +8621 63617189

Directions to Hai Di Lao (海底捞火锅)
This Hai Di Lao branch is located at Shanghai No. 1 Department Store, which is a short three-minute walk from People’s Square metro station.

Tianzifang (田子坊)

Tianzifang beancurd

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This place is a must-visit if you are looking for some top-notch street food! Tianzifang is a vibrant enclave in the French Concession area that has managed to retain the rustic charm of old-Shanghai with its shikumen buildings and other traditional architectural structures. You will find MANY great street food here. We tried the famous 豆腐花 (literally translated as ‘beancurd flower’). This Chinese snack is essentially beancurd served with soy sauce, sesame oil, acetes, seaweeds and spring onions. The ingredients combined perfectly to form a savoury and delicious snack that had us swooning from the first mouthful.

Other than street food, there are a number of bistros and cafes here that serve really good food as well. You should spend at least half a day exploring this area!

Directions to Tianzifang (田子坊)
Tianzifang (田子坊) is a short 10-minute walk from Dapuqiao metro station.

Jia Jia Tang Bao (佳家汤包)

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Jia Jia Tang Bao is a modest restaurant located along an unassuming street in Shanghai that serves AWESOME soup dumplings. While waiting for our dumplings, we had a bowl of Seaweed Soup (紫菜蛋皮汤) for a very affordable 4 RMB.

You would be doing yourself a grave injustice if you did not visit this dumpling restaurant while in Shanghai!

Jia Jia Tang Bao (佳家汤包)
Address: 90 HuangHe Lu (90 黄河路)
Phone Number: +8621 63276878
Opening Hours: Daily 7am to 7.30pm

Directions to Jia Jia Tang Bao (佳家汤包)
This dumpling store is just a short ten-minute walk from People’s Square metro station.

Street Food and Cafe-Hopping at ZhuJiaJiao (朱家角)

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ZhuJiaJiao is a 1700-year old ancient water town located on the outskirts of Shanghai. Literally translated, the name of the town means “Zhu’s family corner”. We also tried the famous pig trotters of Zhujiajiao. The meat was tender and fresh, and the fats seemed to melt in my mouth.

Zhujiajiao is a great place to cafe-hop too! There are many quaint cafes and it is a great experience to chill out in one of the cafes along the riverbank. This place definitely has a much more rustic vibe compared to bustling downtown Shanghai!

 

 

 

Via eatandtravelwithus.com

 

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  • shalini
    September 6, 2017, 5:53 pm

    In Shangai you should must visit these restaurants.
    thanks for sharing .

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  • kanika
    September 7, 2017, 1:52 pm

    the pictures of the Shanghai restaurants are very beautiful .

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  • honey
    September 7, 2017, 7:57 pm

    Shanghai restaurants are very famous .
    Thanks for sharing these pictures.

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