Dining solo in Shanghai
Am newbie here. Will be in Shanghai for 3 days from tonight - yep, so last-minute help is much required.
Any suggestions/recommendations for a solo diner? I saw another thread - but most people only proffered suggestions in Taipei.
As it's quite imminent, any prompt suggestions will be much appreciated.
Go to Din Tai Fung for Xio Long Bao (soup dumplings). Many around where you are- Also, find Yang's Dumplings- these are fried soup dumplings....to die and go to heaven. Have fun!!
I'm replying to hope this thread will get bumped up and some response! I am the one who posted the question about dining alone in Shanghai and Taipei last year, I am actually headed back to Shanghai next week and have the same question. It's really challenging!
I know and like DTF, but we now have one in Seattle, so I'd like to try something I can't get at home. I especially like Sichuanese food, but will try almost anything. Anyone have any suggestions? I can't bear the blank looks I get when I try to arrange a solo seat in a Shanghai restaurant. Food court is OK as long as the food is good.
People who live in Shanghai or spend time there -- what do you do when you need to go out by yourself for dinner? Especially desirable - places near my hotel in Xujiahui (near Gateway mall), but I am happy to travel, too.
Hallo, I'm travelling to Shanghai on business since the last 10 years, and I never ever had a problem anywhere in Shanghai to dine alone. I very often go out by myself, and it is really no problem for solo woman traveller. I have been in food markets, and normal chinese restaurants, and in high end chinese restaurants, and in european restaurants. And I never had a single problem, though I don't speak chinese.
I live in Xujiahui and eat alone frequently, never a problem (just don't get to order as much). There are a lot of good restaurants at the Metro/Meiluo mall, particularly the Korean and Vietnamese restaurants, plus down Zhaojiabang and elsewhere. Tianping Lu still has a bit of its once legendary street food left, and take it up to Guangyuan for a lot of options, particularly Richard's (Shanghai-style "Western" food) and a really good Xiaolongbao stand right next to it.