โ€œShanghai portrays a unique blend of old history and futurism; with its skyline and immense architectural landmarks lining the Bund to the rickety charm of the Old Town and the leafy backstreets of the former French Concession. Its truly a city that just begs for gastronomic wandering.โ€

Off the beaten path guide to


Places to See

Shanghai Sculpture Park

10AM to 9PM
500 Beijing W Rd, Jing'an District, China
Scenic area with a beach on a lake surrounded by hills

Wansheng Bird & Flower Market

10AM to 9PM
Huang Jia Que Lu, Laoximen, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Pet stores specialising in exotic small animals

Yu Garden

10AM to 9PM
279 Yuyuan Old St, Huangpu, Shanghai, China, 200000
Garden and marketplace originally constructed by the Ming dynasty

Jing'an Temple

7:30AM to 5PM
1686 Nanjing W Rd, Jing An Si, Jing'an District, Shanghai, China
Buddhist place of workship offering a peaceful atmosphere

Former French Concession

10AM to 6PM
Taikang Rd, Dapuqiao, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Historic area with tree-lined avenues & Tudor houses

Disney Resort

10AM to 9PM
222 Hubin Rd, Huangpu, China, 200021
Amusement park offering modern day attractions for all ages

Natural History Museum

10AM to 6PM
Jing'an District, China
Scientific exhibits, technology and dinosaur fossils!

Urban Planning Exhibition Center

10AM to 6PM
100 Renmin Ave, Ren Min Guang Chang, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Interactive museum showcasing the city's glory

Rockbund Art Museum

10AM to 6PM
20 Huqiu Rd, Huangpu, Shanghai, China, 200085
Contemporary art museum with a rooftop view over the river

Places to Eat

D.O.C. Gastronomia

12 to 10:30PM
5 Dongping Rd, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
Italian restaurant serving wood fired thin-crust pizza

Mardi Gras

Permanently closed
Changning District, China
Traditional French bistro with an outdoor courtyard and a wine bar

Lost Heaven

12 to 10:30PM
17 Yan'an E Rd, Wai Tan, Huangpu, Shanghai, China, 200002
Elegant restaurant serving Burmese and Chinese Yunan cuisine

Southern Barbarian

12 to 10:30PM
56 Maoming S Rd, Huangpu, Shanghai, China, 200023
Chinese BBQ restaurant with a selection of Belgian beers

Ginger by the Park

12 to 10:30PM
91ๅท Xingguo Road
Modern Brunch and Dinner restaurant with an outdoor terrace

$ Table No. 1

Permanently closed
Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Innovative restaurant serving modern European cuisine

$ Mercato

12 to 10:30PM
6/F, Three on the Bund, No.3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai
Italian restaurant serving pizzas with a view


12 to 10:30PM
185 Madang Rd, New World, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Light and healthy fast food meals restaurant

Ye Li Xiz Li Xinjiang

12 to 10:30PM
No.918 Dongfang Road, Shanghai China
Halal restaurant serving Chinese North-Western cuisine


12 to 10:30PM
407 Shaanxi N Rd, Jing'an District, Shanghai, China
Organic Chinese restaurant located in Reel Mall serving delicious hot pot

Guyi Hunan

12 to 10:30PM
87 Fumin Rd, Jing'an District, Shanghai, China
Famous spot serving spicy Chinese Hunan cuisine and hot pot

Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet

12 to 10:30PM
Waitan, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Restaurant with a sense-enhancing dining experience

The Commune Social

12 to 10:30PM
511 Jiangning Rd, Jing'an District, Shanghai, China
Trendy Tapas restaurant serving innovative dishes


Permanently closed
Xuhui District, China
Bakery serving a selection of bread and cakes

T for Thai

Permanently closed
1502 Huaihai Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
Restaurant serving Thai food in a casual atmosphere

That One Place

2 to 10:30PM
281 Maotai Rd, Tian Shan, Changning District, Shanghai, China, 200336
Dive bar offering beers, pizzas and moonshine


11AM to 2:30PM | 5 to 11PM
18 Zhongshan East 1st Rd, Nan Jing Dong Lu, Huangpu, Shanghai, China, 200125
Contemporary Cantonese restaurant offering great dining and views

Sichuan Citizen

2 to 10:30PM
30ๅท-4 Donghu Rd, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
Busy Chinese restaurant serving spicy chilli dishes and cocktails


2 to 10:30PM
568 Julu Rd, Jing'an District, Shanghai, China
Mexican restaurant serving tasty food in an enjoyable atmosphere


5 to 10:30PM
568 Julu Rd, Jing'an District, Shanghai, China
Authentic Mexican restaurant with great service in a cozy atmosphere

Places to Drink


Permanently closed
3 Zhongshan East 1st Rd, Waitan, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Cocktail bar serving tapas with Latin American flavour

Senator Saloon

12 to 10:30PM
98 Wuyuan Rd, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China, 200003
Prohibition themed speakeasy bar serving quality whiskeys


12 to 10:30PM
851 Kaixuan Rd, Changning District, Shanghai, China
Underground live music venue with weekly gigs


12 to 10:30PM
11 Nanjing W Rd, Nanjing West Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Moroccan cocktail lounge by a pond serving sheesha and drinks


12 to 10:30PM
้˜ฟ็‰›ๅซ‚, 318 Fuzhou Rd, Huangpu, Shanghai, China, 200001
Night club offering bottle service, a large shark tank and live performances

Cโ€™s Bar

12 to 10:30PM
China, Shanghai, Changning District, ๅฎš่ฅฟ่ทฏ685ๅท
Dive bar offering cheap booze and wild interiors with great service

The Park Tavern

12 to 10:30PM
840 Hengshan Rd, Xu Jia Hui, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
British pub streaming live rugby and serving shepherds pies

The Shed

12 to 10:30PM
Jing'an District, China
Sports bar serving beer, schnitzels and chicken wings


12 to 10:30PM
China, Shanghai, Xuhui District, Yongjia Rd, 570ๅท่ถŠ็•Œยทๆฐธๅ˜‰ๅบญ4ๅทๆฅผ1ๅฑ‚413
Old Hollywood and newly renovated after party club with VIP tables until late

Funky Monkey

12 to 10:30PM
807 Zhaojiabang Rd, Xujiahui, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
Local bar serving great drinks and playing contemporary music


12 to 10:30PM
11 Dongping Rd, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
Mexican themed cocktail bar hosting live sport events until late


12 to 10:30PM
China, Shanghai, Jing'an District, Xiangyang N Rd, 15ๅทๅฑ‚
Rooftop wine bar with an always buzzing with people atmosphere

Places to Network

Places to Shop

Mary Ching

10AM to 6PM
Luxury collection of stilletos, leather and pashminas

Shang Xia

10AM to 6PM
233 Huaihai Road, Huaihai Road East Section, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Chinese design and craftsmanship store for the art of living

Dong Liang

10AM to 6PM
184 Fumin Rd, Jing'an District, Shanghai, China
Retail multibrand fashion store with exquisite designers

Piling Palang

10AM to 6PM
183 Anfu Rd, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
Traditional cermamic and paper products for the house

Urban Tribe

10AM to 6PM
China, Shanghai, Huangpu, Songshan Rd, 105ๅท-1
Minimalistic traditional Chinese handicrafts store

Brut Cake

10AM to 6PM
232 Anfu Rd, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
Unique fabric and clay furniture design store


10AM to 6PM
China, Shanghai, Changning District, Jiashan Rd, 98ๅท
Ceramic store focusing on well designed dining accessories

Shanghai Tang

10AM to 6PM
129 Maoming S Rd, Huaihai Road Middle Section, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Boutique luxury fashion store with a modern touch

Philippe le Bac

10AM to 6PM
78 Xinle Rd, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
French fashion retail store specialising in Cashmere


10AM to 6PM
78 Xinle Rd, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
Upscale Store selling modern handbags and clutches


10AM to 6PM
439 Wukang Rd, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China, 200031
Home accessory store focusing on modern porcelain designs

K11 Art Mall

10AM to 6PM
300 Huaihai Road, Huai Hai Lu Dong Duan, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
Shopping mall featuring high-end western brands

Qipu Lu Market

10AM to 6PM
Qipu Rd, ้—ธๅŒ—ๅŒบ Shanghai, China
Wholesale and bargain market for clothes

Huaihai Lu

10AM to 6PM
Shanghai, China
Upmarket shopping street featuring international and local brand stores

Nanjing Road

10AM to 6PM
Nanjing Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Famous shopping road known for its fashion stores and fake markets



5:30PM to 1AM
China, Shanghai, Pudong, Century Ave, 8ๅทLG2ๅฑ‚LG2-47
Cosy and luxurious spa offering massage retreats to refresh yourself!

8 ยฝ Otto e Mezzo Bombana

5:30PM to 1AM
Xiejin Building, Yuanmingyuan Rd, Waitan, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Upscale Italian restaurant with a view

Vue Bar

5:30PM to 1AM
199 Huangpu Rd, Hongkou District, Shanghai, China, 200080
Rooftop bar with a hot tub and views over Shanghai

Bar Rouge

5 to 10:30PM
China, Shanghai Shi, ้ป„ๆตฆๅŒบ Nan Jing Dong Lu, ไธญๅฑฑไธœไธ€่ทฏ18ๅท
Rooftop club with a terrace offering VIP tables and views over the bund

Salon De Ning

5 to 10:30PM
Waitan, Huangpu, China
Speakeasy upside-down themed cocktail lounge

The House of Roosevelt

5 to 10:30PM
27 Zhongshan East 1st Rd, Waitan, Huangpu, Shanghai, China, 200002
Restaurant offering a great view over the Shanghai skyline

Watch Out

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Any restaurant or bar that feels very touristy, as nicer ones maybe just around the corner