A Guide to Doing Thanksgiving in Shanghai

Events, What's New — By Lauren Johnson on November 8, 2010 at 6:00 am

Thankfully, Shanghai has many options for your Thanksgiving holiday dinner. From family-centered events complete with traditional food to all-night parties complete with all-you-can-drink specials, Shanghai has it all.

Malone’s American Café expertly represents the holiday with a proper thanksgiving dinner. A whole turkey, ham, and all the sides you’ve come to love over the years for 300RMB, including wine. This Thanksgiving extravaganza has been going on for 16 years and sells out quickly. Call to reserve a table asap.

If you find Malone’s already booked, why not head to a Chinese celebration at I Love Shanghai? For 250RMB you’ll get a lovely turkey dinner with all the expected sides, and more importantly after dinner you’ll find free-flow booze in the lounge. Not exactly a family way to celebrate, but if you are young and single in Shanghai over the holidays, this may be the party for you.

The Shanghai Marriott Hotel in Hongqiao is doing a Thanksgiving special for 468RMB a person (198RMB child) featuring turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, and all the additional traditional sides and deserts. The price seems high, but it comes with free-flow house wines and a complementary eggnog. If you are in the mood to have Thanksgiving at home, they offer a take-away option for a bit more. Call 6237 6000 ext. 6657 for information and booking.

Laris is offering an elite Thanksgiving dinner with foie gras, pain epice and honey gastrique, along with the more pronounceable turkey, stuffing and desserts. A three course option costs 360RMB while the seven course full costs 620RMB.

Zapata’s has decided to get in on the American holiday fun and offer a Thanksgiving gumbo, turkey and roast vegitables for 198RMB a person. Special group deals available. Book your Mexican-infused Thanksgiving early.

City Diner hosts a lovely and filling all-you-can-eat buffet on Thanksgiving for 199RMB a person, kids under 12 for 50RMB. Live music and sports on the big screen. If you are looking for a relaxed place to chill over the holiday, this may be your spot. No reservations required.

If you feel like expanding your travels while in China, consider spending Thanksgiving in Beijing and learn How to Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Capital.


Tags: celebrate, City Diner, event, holiday, how to, I Love Shanghai, Laris, malone's american cafe, Marriott Hotel, Thanksgiving, Zapatas

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