Shanghai Outings: Multinational cuisines

Shanghai is a metropolis city that offers different kind of multinational dishes. Besides the amazing Chinese food, you can get the chance to enjoy the typical English breakfast, the Mediterranean Turkish lunch or the romantic French dinner. Everyone should at least try one different cuisine in Shanghai.

Turkish cuisine
You will feel like being in a restaurant in Turkey, because Turkish culture is is strong at Pasha. The combination of wonderful atmosphere, friendly service and delicious food creates an amazing place for real Turkish dinning in Shanghai. Good recommendation by our staff.

Address: Shop 1, 8 Ruijin Yi Road, near Changle oad, Huangpu district
土耳其风味烧烤 黄浦区瑞金一路8号1铺, 近长乐路

Kebab KingKebab King
First impressions are important and at this Turkish restaurant you can be sure that as soon as you sit down, one of the Turkish-Australian owners comes right over, welcomes you and suggests a few dishes from the extensive and affordable menu of dips, kebabs, grilled meats and Turkish pide. Later, another owner comes by, with another smile and another warm greeting. You will feel very comfortable at Kebab King, even before the first dish arrives.

Address: 8 Ruijin Road, near Julu Road
瑞金路8号, 近巨鹿路

Do you want to feel like at home and not worry about fine dining etiquette? Try Anadolu, one of the best Turkish restaurants in Shanghai – you don’t need to a wear a tux to get a get a good kebab here. Although Anadolu’s decor is may not be flashy – the lamb, hummus and pita are all good quality for value. Expect to dine with crowds of slickly-dressed
middle easterners most nights of the week

Address: 4-6 Hengshan Road, near Wulumuqi Road
衡山路4-7号, 近乌鲁木齐路

Chinese cuisine

Lei GardenLei Garden
When you need a Chinese cuisine stunner for the boss or clients, this is it. This celebrated, fine Cantonese dining institution was founded in 1973 in Hong Kong and was awarded a Michelin star in 2009 – though the star was cut in the 2010 list. Shanghai’s first branch (number 18 overall), located in the swanky IFC Mall, lays on the opulence, from chandeliers that seem to cover the entire ceiling to a phalanx of waitstaff in satin shirts.

Address: L3, IFC Mall, 8 Century Avenue, Shanghai, China (Lujiazui)

Spicy JointSpicy Joint
The queues at all branches of this spicy restaurant chain are legendary, and well-deserved: it’s some of the best cheap Sichuan in town and a perennial Time Out favourite. Food is marginally better at the Jinling Lu branch, but for the best food quality to wait ratio, head to Huaihai Zhong Rd. or Caoxi Bei Rd. for late evening.

Address: Third Floor, K Wah Centre, 1028 Huaihai Zhong Road, near
Donghu Road,Xuhui district
徐汇区淮海中路1028号嘉华中心嘉华坊3楼, 近东湖路

Japanese cuisine
Wildly popular and eminently affordable, this izakaya does a brisk business in crispy gyoza, yakitori, and other snacks that make you want to guzzle down their beer, sake, and shochu. Their beef tongue comes highly recommended.

Address: 242 Ruijin Road, near Julu Road

Haiku is a slick and stylish California-style Japanese restaurant and sushi bar. It is wildly popular among the expat set. Don’t even think about coming here without a reservation. By 7pm it’s booked solid.

Address :28B Taojiang Road, near Hengshan Road
桃江路28号-乙, 近衡山路

Sushi OyamaSushi Oyama
Sushi Oyama is an exquisite Japanese sushi restaurant that offers a multi-course “omakase,” or chef’s choice, menu that changes nightly for reservation-only guests. All their seafood is imported directly from Tokyo and Nagasaki.

Address: 2/F, 20 Donghu Road, near Huaihai Road, 东湖路20号2楼, 近淮海路

All-you-can-eat in a range of variations, from 138-198rmb per person. Uminoschi is the cleanest of all the teppanyaki restaurants on Donghu Lu, and there’s street-side parking right outside. Dishes come in small portions — great for those who want to try everything on the menu.

Address: 169 Xinle Road near Donghu Road
新乐路169号, 近东湖路

Italian cuisine
Italian kitchen 26
Italian kitchen 26

The owner says he opened Italian Kitchen not just because he loves Italian food but also because in Shanghai, unlike in Japan, it’s hard to find ‘real food’ – beyond noodles or bar food – late at night; which means he’ll be serving his full menu until 2am.

Address: 23 Anfu Lu, near Changshu Lu, Xuhui district

Bella NapoliBella Napoli
The cosy Bella Napoli serves quality Italian classics, from an excellent tomato and mozzarella salad to its 15 stone-fired pizzas, all made with a chunky, fresh tomato sauce



Address: Bldg 4, 946 Changle Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu, Xuhui district

Danieli's Italian Restaurant
Danieli’s Italian Restaurant
Enjoy the panorama of glittering Pudong while feasting on modern Italian cuisine. Located inside the Hongta Luxury Collection Shanghai Hotel, Danieli’s combines epicurean excellence with a laid-back ambiance. The restaurant caters mostly to wealthy gourmands who are willing to trek to the outskirts of the city, but the views alone are worth it. Perfect for feeling like the king (or queen) of the world.

Address: 39/F of The Hongta Hotel, 889 Dongfang Road

The Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel houses a variety of venues that offer exquisite cuisines and popular drinks. Perched on the top floor, Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant offers panoramic views of the city. Chefs focus their efforts on finding the freshest ingredients and applying authentic Italian techniques to create wholesome specialties.

Address:27 F, Sheraton Shanghai Honqiao Hotel, 5 Zuniy Road, Changning
district 东方路889号上海红塔豪华精选酒店39层

French cuisine
Close your eyes and you could be in Paris, as many French expats attend regularly so it must be good! You should venture in with some friends and you will notice it is a fine establishment with a good selection of complimentary wines. The menu is what you would expect. Overall an easy place for a good meal. There are many French restaurants in Shanghai but this is worthwhile with either friends or if you’re on business.

Address: 376 Wukang Lu, near Taian Lu, Xuhui district

Mr & Mrs BundMr & Mrs Bund
A “Modern French Eatery” by Shanghai-famous chef Paul Pairet. Mr and Mrs Bund endeavors to be Shanghai’s first late night dining restaurant. It’s on the Bund so expect it to be classy yet relaxed, without sacrificing an ounce of chic. Serving global French favourites through Pairet’s looking glass. Service is family-style, recast for a modern table, and the wine list includes 32 wines by the glass.

Address: 18 Zhongshan East 1st Road, on the Bund

Hotel’s all day dining outlet, helmed by three Michelin star chef from Paris. The menu is modern French with a lunch buffet that is restocked from every Monday to Friday, featuring salad, seafood and fruit and other delicious morsels. The desserts are especially good here, and the weekday lunch sets surprisingly reasonable, around 218rmb +15% for a main course and the buffet, or 178rmb +15% for just the buffet. Weekly Sunday brunch is available  11:30am – 3pm

Address: Four Seasons Hotel Pudong,1/F, 210 Shiji Dadao
世纪大道210号1楼, 近浦城路

American cuisine
Blue Frog
Blue Frog
The Blue Frog pub/restaurant chain has been around in Shanghai for over ten years. The menu is basically unfussy American-style food — burgers, pastas, salads, sandwiches. To drink is a reasonable selection of beers (both bottled and tap). Its daily four-hour happy hour and it’s two-for-one burger Mondays have made it a popular haunt among expats

Address: Daning Life Hub, Block 6, 1918 Gonghe Xin Lu
共和新路1918号, 大宁国际商业广场6栋102-103A, 近大宁路

Bistro BurgerBistro Burger
Bistro Burger is a gourmet burger concept from Eduardo Vargas, with a range of Craft beers, spiked milkshakes, and burgers of all persuasions

Address: A Mansion, 1/F, 291 Fumin Road, near Changle Road
富民路291号1楼, 近长乐路

Described as an ‘American Cafe’, Malone’s is home to the most extensive burger menu in the city. Smack in the middle of Tongren Lu just around the corner from the Shanghai Center, Malone’s is usually packed with expats and the out of town business crowd. Upstairs plays host to a Filipino cover band most nights, an extensive bar can satisfy any thirst, and the outdoor seating is quite appreciated during the warmer months.

Address: 255 Tongren Road, near Nanjing Xi Road
铜仁路255号, 近南京西路

Boxing Cat BreweryBoxing Cat Brewery
A project from serial restaurateur Kelley Lee, Boxing Cat is an American-style brew pub featuring Pilsners, lagers, stouts and a rotating cast of others. The menu features southern Mexican comfort food with Southwest accents. There is also a small outdoor terrace area.


Address: 82 Fuxing Xi Road, near Yongfu Road
复兴路82号, 近永福路

German cuisine
Papa's Bierstube
Papa’s Bierstube
This German bierstube remains a popular eatery on Hong Mei Entertainment Street. With Hofbrau and Weihenstephaner available of draught, fans of German beer will be able to wet their whiskers, and they also have a varied German menu featuring all your favorite classics.

Address: No 22-24 Hongmei Entertainment Street, Lane 3338 Hongmei
Road, near Yan’an Road
虹梅路3338号虹梅休闲街22-24号, 近延安西路

Shanghai BereweryShanghai Brewery
Shanghai brewery is pub and sports bar that brews its own beers with names like North Star IPA, Hongmei Hefeweizen, and Peoples’s Pilsner. Also on offer, a menu featuring pizzas, burgers, salads, sandwiches and German fare.
Address: Lane 3338 Hongmei Road, near Yan’an Road
虹梅路3338号, 虹梅休闲街21号, 近延安西路

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