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Shanghai Help with Restaurant Recommendation

tjunmin Mar 19, 2013 07:13 PM

First I'd like to thank you all for the great information shared on this board.

In Shanghai, based on the information on this board, we decided to have dinner at Jesse and Fu 1039. For lunch we are planning to go to Jia Jia Tang Bao, Yang's Fried Dumplings and Din Tai Fung.

We need one more suggestion for dinner. We are having a really hard time trying to find a good restaurant to have dinner on our 3rd night in Shanghai. We are staying at the WA on the Bund. A good restaurant in the area would be nice, but we are willing to take transit or a cab for a good meal. What are you recommendations?

Thanks in advance!

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    klyeoh RE: tjunmin Mar 20, 2013 12:03 AM

    "...really hard time trying to find a good restaurant to have dinner on our 3rd night in Shanghai."?! My problem is finding *enough* time to fit in all the restaurant I wanted to try each time I'm in Singapore :-D

    One restaurant near where you're staying which comes to my mind is Paul Pairet's Mr & Mrs Bund:

    I'm a fan of his ever since his 'Jade on 36' days at the Pudong Shangri-la.

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      tjunmin RE: klyeoh Mar 20, 2013 10:40 AM

      Thanks for your suggestion, klyeoh!

      Any recommendation for a Shanghainese style restaurant?

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        klyeoh RE: tjunmin Mar 20, 2013 10:26 PM

        Confession: Despite numerous visits to Shanghai and having dined in a *lot* of local eateries, both catering to local as well as expat/foreign diners, I must admit that I'm not a big fan of Shanghainese cuisine. My favorite 'xiao long bao' spot in Shanghai, for instance, is a toss-up between Singapore-owned Crystal Jade and Taiwanese-owned Din Tai Fung - but not any of the many homegrown Shanghainese ones.

        But I'm a history buff, and loved places with a sense of tradition and a story to tell. So, for a taste of Shanghainese cuisine, I'd normally go to:


        Lu Bo Lang:

        Ye Olde Station:

        Wang Bao He:

        Shanghai Lao Fandian:

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          tjunmin RE: klyeoh Mar 20, 2013 11:10 PM

          Thanks again for your helpful recommendations, klyeoh!

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      tjunmin RE: tjunmin Mar 20, 2013 05:38 PM

      I'm considering Lost Haven on Gaoyou Lu. Is this a good option?

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        shanghaipartdeux RE: tjunmin Mar 28, 2013 08:59 AM

        Yes, this is a good option if you've never had Yunnan food before. Its a midrange (in terms of cost) restaurant with nice ambience. Great for groups or a date.

        You can also try the Lost Heaven on the Bund which is a five minute walk from your hotel. I think the food is better at the Gaoyou Lu location, but the rooftop bar is really quite nice at the bund location.

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        Steve RE: tjunmin Mar 21, 2013 06:06 PM

        I had an excellent meal at Hengshan Cafe in the French Concession, though this was 3 years ago. Turbot with fresh chilies, roast goose, shallot root salad, and sauteed morning glory leaves.

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          tjunmin RE: Steve Mar 22, 2013 06:16 AM

          Thanks for the suggestion, Steve!

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