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Shanghai Dining

Different Restaurants In Shanghai
Shanghai Style Restaurants Other Chinese-Style Restaurants In Shanghai Foreign Restaurants In Shanghai
More Diets Famous Snacks Street In Shanghai  

As the locals in Shanghai put it, 'Blessed are those born in Shanghai as they have the most chances to taste delicious food'. Shanghai Cuisine is not one of the Eight Major Cuisines of China but is a choice blend of the most appealing aspects of these other national styles of food. Also, Shanghai's chefs are always ready to adopt the best aspects of foreign cuisines and make them their own. Therefore, it may be safely said that you can enjoy all the best food from home and abroad for all budgets when in Shanghai.

Shanghai Style Restaurants in Shanghai

Old Shanghai Restaurant
Situated in Yu Garden, Old Shanghai Restaurant, also called “Rongshun Restaurant” is a famous restaurant in the local Shanghai culinary style. Dating back to Qing Dynasty, it is the oldest restaurant in local cuisine with more than 100 years old. Its name means the place Shanghai people often go to just like their own home. Most of its guests are Hongkong people, Occidental, Japanese as well as natives.

The design of the whole restaurant is elegance, warmth., but with reasonable price. It is well-known for cooking fish, shrimp, crab, eel, etc. In cooking, it pays more attention to the control of flames, rich flavor, original gravy and original taste. The dished are mellow and delicious, thick in gravy and bright in color. Through long time study and practice, it adopts different ways of cooking and creates many new tastes. Its specialties are Eight-Jeweled Duck, Braised meat preserved in femented rice in casserole, Red-cooked hilsa herring and Kousansi (the mixture of three kinds of shredded vegetables), Quick-fried shrimp, Bamboo shoot eel pasty, etc.
Address: No. 242, Fuyou Road
Open time: 11:00am-14:00pm, 17:00pm-:22:00pm
Bus Route: Bus No.1,24,64
Tel: 021-63282782

Xiaoshaoxing Restaurant
Specialized in serving one of the city’s delicacies-“Xiaoshaoxing Chicken”, the meat is fresh and tender, the chicken is specially & locally bred in Pudong area.
Address: No.685, Hualing Road
Tel: 021-66344477
Open time: 10:30-23:00
Bus route: Bus 17,49,123

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Different Chinese Styles in Shanghai

Chinese food has a profound history and culture. Due to the large area and multiple ethnic groups which the country has, different regions have their own cuisines and featured food. Dishes of different cuisines are varied in cooking method, appearance and taste. Additionally there are many distinctive Chinese snacks you may like to try when you visit the country. When you get tired of the local dishes and want variety, the following pieces will surely be good news for you. You can refer to the following links to know about all kinds of Chinese food in the city, including their characteristics, signature dishes and recommended restaurants. The introduction to the restaurants includes their features, locations, opening hours and average costs for your reference. Go to taste the flavors from all over China!

Anhui Beijing Guangdong Dongbei Guizhou Hunan
Jiangsu Sichuan Taiwan Uygur Yunnan Zhejiang

Foreign Restaurants in Shanghai

Japanese Food
Where are you from? Which kind of food do you like? It doesn't matter! You needn't to worry about dining in Shanghai. As an all-embracing pot of the world cultures, Shanghai is sure to have the delicacies from all over the world. Today there are many foreigners work, study or live in Shanghai. Many foreign tourists choose the city to be their must destination during their stay in China. Additionally more and more locals want to try foods from foreign countries and experience the exotic customs and cultures. Therefore a number of foreign restaurants emerged and became popular.

If you find yourself with a longing for food from your homeland, many foreign cuisines restaurants in the city offer you a wide range of choices. The following links providing you with detailed information on foreign foods in Shanghai is sure to get up your appetite. Cuisines from over 20 countries are introduced, including their features, signature delicacies and representative restaurants in Shanghai. If you want to go and have a try, the addresses, operating hours and average prices of the restaurants must be useful!

American German Brazlian Italian Spanish Indian
Japanese Thai Korean French    


More Diets

Sautéed Sponge Gourd,
Bamboo Fungus and Gingko
If you love both Chinese and western food and want various styles of delicacies at the same time, buffet dinner in Shanghai is sure to give you satisfaction. Maybe you are interested in trying typical Chinese hot pot; a large number of restaurants in the city serving different kinds of hot pot will not disappoint you. Missing the western steak and BBQ? Don' worry. The city's steakhouses and barbeque restaurants are excellent.

If you are on a tight timetable, fast food chain restaurants are to be found all over the city. These offer quality food at very reasonable prices. Vegetarian and Muslim restaurants are also available for diners who have special dietary requirements. Tired of common and dull dining experience? Many special restaurants in the city are for you to explore. If you want to have a leisurely afternoon, please do not hesitate to go to the bakeries, confectionaries, cafes and teahouses in the city. You are sure to enjoy yourself to the full!

Bread & Dessert Buffet Dinner Cafes Fast Food Hot Pot Muslim Food
Seafood Special Restaurant Steak House & BBQ Teahouses Vegetarian Diet  


Famous Snacks Street in Shanghai

Shanghai Chenghuang Temple Snack Street
“If you didn’t go to Chenghuang Temple, you actually haven’t gone to Shanghai.”, which is the witness of the status and infection of Chenghuang Temple in Shanghai. Located in the Middle Fangbang Road, It is high reputation as one of the famous snack streets of Shanghai. It collects all kinds of flavor snack of Shanghai including: Characteristic Snack in Lubolang, Vegetable Stuffed Bun in Songyuelou, Pigeon-egg Dumpling in Sweet-scented osmanthus Hall, Eight-treasures rice pudding in Songyuelou, Nanxiang Xiaolongbao (Steamed Pork Dumplings), Ninbo Rice Ball, Wine Dumpling, Spiced Beans,etc. It is highly boasted the Snack Kindom.

Qibao Old Snack Street
In the center of the town, there is an old street named Qibao Old street, with a length of 360 meters. The street is divided into two parts by a bridge: the South Part and the North Part and the south street is called “a snack street”. In this bustling street gathers all kinds of delicious snacks from different places of China: the dumpling with pork from Wuxi; Sichuan taste and various bakings. However, the most famous popular food is the cakes and pastries and most of the snacks include colorful as well as appetizing snacks such as dried bean curd served in Lotus Leaves, roasted sweet potatoes, sugar coated haws, and smoked toads.

Wujiang Snack Street
Wujiang Road, by the Nanjing Road, is a short, twistly alleyway packed with fiercely competitive shops selling snacks and small meals. Very cheap but very Chinese, it is really a good choice to visit here and enjoy the testable foods. Here you can enjoy not only the famous snacks from Zhejiang province or Shanghai but also many delicious foods from the other parts of China. For example, Xiaoyang Shengjian (the fried steamed bread and steamed buns with stuffing) is Shanghai’s most famous purvey of its kind. Guotie (fried dumpling), baked foods, Hong Kong-style crystal cake, Guangzhou-style congee and noodles in Luyuan Restaurant are all very popular.

Yellow River Snack Street
Situated in the north side of the People Square and near the Nanjing Road, Yellow River Snack Street has an assembly of good but fairly expensive seafood restaurants in the Chinese style. Besides, there are a hundreds of different sizes of restaurants specialized in Shanghai food in this not-so-long Road. It is said: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”, so the foods here are cater to the taste of Shanghai people, which are very popular. A majority of the restaurants here offers the local food, the price probably ranging from 40RMB to 60RMB. In addition, Hong Kong tea also could be available in this street and a lot of food restaurants have received favorable reports.

Guling Snack Street
Located between the Nanjing West Road and Beijing Road, Guling Snack Street is a characteristic street gathering dining and leisure. Entering Guling Road, Guyuelongshan Wine Shop will greet firstly, which provides Yue Opera and Beijing Opera performance together with the tea in a cheap price. Along the street, there are Master Jin Wonton Shop, Dama Dumpling, Kun Mountain Aozao Shop, etc.

Yunnan Snack Street
Yunnan Road is where the most authentic-and cheapest-street snacks are served from dark to dawn. Its Shanghai specialties include Steamed buns cooked on small bamboo steamers, Pan-fried buns stuffed with pork, Fried bean curd and vermicelli soup, Won ton stuffed with shrimp meat, and Duck and Chicken blood soup, Nian Cake with Spare-ribs, Nanxiang Xiaolongbao (Steamed Pork Dumplings). In addition, Beijing Roast Duck, Xiaojinling Brine Duck, Tianjin Goubuli Steamed Dumpling, Shandong Boiled Dumpling also make you mouthwater.

Zhapu Road Snack Street
It is the well-known cate street in Hongkou, collecting restaurants, wine houses of different taste from all the parts of China. You can take Bus No.100, 848 stop at Zhapu Road Terminus; No.63,563,stop at Wusong Road Terminus; No.61 stop at Tiantong Road Terminus


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