When in Rome, do as the Romans do! In Asia, why not sample the local Asian cuisine? From Delicious local Shanghai food to broader Chinese food, to nearby Japanese, Thai and Korean cuisines, Shanghai has a great range of Asian delicacies to please any international palate.
For Northern Chinese cuisine, Dongbei Ren is the best pace in town. This is also an ideal place for a large group as they have separate rooms for large parties and delicious foods to please the whole groupe.
Di Shu Dong represents Yunan food, spicy, local and light-- there is always a wait at this low-key joint. Especially delicious are the vegetable dishes, and the $2 beers that accompany a hearty spicy meal oh so perfectly.
For a slight step up, Crystal Jade is a beautiful setting for Asian food where you'll have your choice of noodles, barbecued meats, dumplings and other Asian favorites.
Mei Long Zhen represents the typical Chinese meal, from the staple to vegetable and meat dishes, its like eating at a local family's home.
For vegetarians, the Gongdelin Restaurant is a surprisingly popular option. The buffet is massive, and you'll find yourself thinking going without meat is a delicious option.
For sushi, Oyama is a great place for authentic Japanese. You'll also find Japanese cuisine at Sumo Sushi, a more affordable sushi option for those on a shoestring.
Excellent Thai can be found at Baan Thai, where you'll get the noodle dishes you love with vegetarian sides and delicious sauces and drinks.
1 Shanxi Nan Road
Traditional Northern Chinese cuisine with austere atmosphere and fun service... read more
2/F, 56 Maoming Nan Lu
Near Changle Lu
Traditional spicy Hunan cuisine, famous with locals and businessmen... read more
2-7 2nd Floor, 123 Xin Ye Lu, South Block Xintiandi
Near Madang Lu
Authentic Cantonese delights famous with locals and tourists for the friendly atmosphere... read more
12-20 Shuicheng Road
Peace Square (near Hongqiao Road)
For the love of Taiwanese Xiaolongbao!... read more
Nan Jing West Road
Building 22, Lane 1081
Best Shanghai cuisine in China, hands down!...
445 Nan Jing West Road
Popular vegan spot for anyone with like-minded eating habits... read more
20 Donghu Lu, 2F
Near Huaihai Lu
Sushi done perfectly, prices that wont make you cry... read more
737 Ding Xi Lu
Yan'An Lu and Xin Hua Lu
Popular spicy Sichuan cuisine that will leave your tongue numb... read more
1479 Fuxing Zhong Lu
Fine Curry in unimpressive decor... read more