Shanghai has thousands of restaurants with the finest cuisines from all over the world, the best (secret) cocktailbars and great rooftops to wine & dine while watching the city from above. Eating, drinking and dancing is almost the main thing to do in Shanghai. That’s why we made you the ultimate guide for the best places to have coffee, lunch, dinner, drinks and to dance the night away.


Azul serves meanly sublime Spanish, South American, and Mediterranean tapas and delicious desserts. Next to great food is the ultimate location. Perched atop Ferguson Lanes new eight-story annex, it boasts a rooftop with breathtaking views of the Puxi skyline.
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Shanghai China hotspots
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Address: Ferguson Lane, Wukang Road 378, 8F (Rooftop), Xuhui District, Shanghai
Chinese Address: 武康路378号8楼, 近泰安路

Xixi Bistro
Has a hip restaurant downstairs, a cocktail bar on the first floor (follow the dragon upstairs) and a pleasant garden in the backyard. The food is mostly classic Chinese dishes like jiaozi, fried rice, and noodles, upgraded with contemporary ingredients and hints of Western influence. The Italian owners know their wine!
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Address: 89 Wuyuan Lu, 
near Changshu Lu
Chinese address: 五原路89号, 近常熟路

Sichuan Citizen
Great Chinese place and food, with a good price quality ratio. Try the basil cocktail!

Address: 30 Donghu Lu,
near Huaihai Lu
Chinese address: 东湖路30号, 近淮海中路

Din Tai Fang
A Taiwanese chain, but don’t hold it against them. They make dillicious Chinese dumplings and have great service.
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Address: Shanghai Center, 1/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
Chinese address:南京西路1376号 上海商城1楼, 近西康路

Nepali Kitchen
Great curries, kormas, samosas and resh-baked naans.
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Address: 819 Julu Lu,
near Fumin Lu
Chinese address: 巨鹿路819号, 近富民路

Great Japanese food and very affordable!
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Address: 295 Wuyi Lu, near Dingxi Lu
Chinese address: 武夷路295号, 近定西路

Fruit-infused proseccos, Italian-inspired cocktails, a wide selection of wines and great Italian bites on the Bund.
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Address: 6/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu,
near Guangdong Lu
Chinese Address: 中山东一路3号6楼, 近广东路

Mr & Mrs Bund
Sophisticated, classy yet a relaxed, modern French eatery on the Bund.
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Address: Bund 18,
6/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu,
near Nanjing Dong Lu
Chinese address中山东一路18号6楼, 近南京东路

Zhong Plaza
In Zhong Plaza are various eateries and bars. It is in general a good place for food and drinks.

Address: Zhong PLaza, 99 Taixing Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
Chinese address: 泰兴路99号楼, 近南京路

Hai by Goga
Hai by Goga has a great roofterrace with sweeping skyline views and good Californian style food. Happy hour from 5pm to 7pm, Monday thru Friday.
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Address:7/F, 1 Yueyang Lu,
near Dongping Lu
Chinese address: 岳阳路1号7楼, 近东平路

Ginger by the Park
Great food with inspiration from Southeast Asia, Japan and the Mediterranean.
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Address: 91 Xingguo Lu, 
near Hunan Lu
Chinese address: 兴国路91号, 近湖南路

LA Pho
The best pho you can have in Shanghai.
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Address: Star Live Mall,
B113, B1/F, 1665 Hongqiao Lu,
near Shuicheng Lu
Chinese address: 虹桥路1665号B1-B113, 近水城路


Baker & Spice
Serves every  kind of danish you might possibly want, has excellent coffee and, surprisingly, also wine. Pleasant wooden furnishing.
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Address: Shanghai Centre, 1/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
Chinese address: 南京西路1376号, 上海商城1楼室, 近西康路

Hunter Gatherer
Affordable and organic, healthy food and great coffee. Nice roofterrace and clean and modern decorated. Tip: Make your own organic peanut butter!
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Address: 308 Anfu Lu,
near Wukang Lu
Chinese address: 安福路308号, 近武康路

Sweet cafe with good coffee and the possibility to change your book for a new one.
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Address: 77 Fenyang Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
Chinese address: 汾阳路77号, 近复兴西路

Spread the Bagel
Fresh juices, great bagels, cookies & brownies.
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Address: 611 Nanchang Lu, 
near Xiangyang Lu
Chinese address: 南昌路611号, 近襄阳路

Egg serves a simple, tastefull all-day breakfast with items like avocado toast and baked cinnamon toast. The bright, small café is owned by the people behind Shanghai Supper Club.
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Address: 12 Xiangyang Bei Lu,
near Julu Lu
Chinese Address:
襄阳北路12号, 近巨鹿路

Raw Plus
Set your own organic lunch set with a healthy smoothie and very important: great coffee with soy milk!

Address: 35 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Jinxian Lu
Chinese address: 陕西南路35号, 近进贤路

Element Fresh (Kwah Centre)
Serves mainly shakes and sandwiches. It is good and healthy food made with fresh ingredients in a clean, bright, well designed setting.  Always nice: they have a great rooftop.
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Address: KWah Centre, 
4/F, 1028 Huaihai Zhong Lu,
entrance on Donghu Lu
Chinese address: 淮海中路1028号, 嘉华房4/5F, 近襄阳路,

Italian spirits, a decent selection of imported cheese, panini’s and salads. Funkadeli has a daily happy hour from 4-8pm.
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Address: 46 Yongkang Lu,
near Jiashan Lu
Chinese address:永康路46号, 近嘉善路

Is a chain, but they serve good, healthy food like smoothies, salads and wraps.
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Address: Citic Square, B/F, 1168 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Jiangning Lu
Chinese address: 南京西路1168号B楼, 近江宁路

Affordable, healthy and organic sandwich, soup and salad shop.
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Address: 185 Madang Lu,
near Zizhong Lu
Chinese address: 马当路185号, 近自忠路

Cocktails & drinks

A great cocktail bar, with the best Bloody Mary in town! Yuan has a daily happy hour from 4pm-8pm.
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Shanghai China hotspots
Shanghai China hotspots

Address: Room 2, 1/F, 
17 Xiangyang Bei Lu,
near Julu Lu
Chinese address: 襄阳北路17号1楼2室, 近巨鹿路

Speak low
Speak low is a secret cocktail bar run by Japanese guys. This excellent cocktail bar is hidden behind a bookshelf, it has a great vibe, professional shakers and is definitely worth a visit.
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Address: 579 Fuxing Zhong Lu,
near Ruijin Er Lu
Chinese address: 复兴中路579号, 近瑞金二路

Bar Constellation (Xinle Lu)
Roaring 20’s vibe cocktail bar. Chique atmosphere and matching unbelievable cocktails! The bartenders are true alchemists.
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Address: 86 Xinle Lu, 
near Xiangyang Bei Lu
Chinese address: 新乐路86号, 近襄阳北路

A hip and young crowd gathers every evening at this wine and cocktail bar with tasteful bites. The bar has a rooftop to die for with a great view over French Concession.
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Address: 5/F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu,
near Julu Lu
Chinese address: 襄阳北路1号5楼, 近巨鹿路

Excellent wine tasting room and great deals when buying more bottles.
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Address: 88A Wuyuan Lu,
near Wulumuqi Lu
Chinese address:五原路88-A号, 近乌鲁木齐路

Secret cocktailbar behind a soda machine. Exceptional cocktails.
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Address: 432 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
Chinese address: 陕西南路432号, 近复兴中路

Voila vola
Champagne, wine, oysters & éclairs.
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Address: 1/F, 284 Anfu RD, Shanghai

Dr. Wine
Two-floor good wine bar/lounge.
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Address:177 Fumin Lu,
near Julu Lu
Chinese address: 富民路177号, 近巨鹿路

The Nest
The Nest specializes in vodka-based cocktails and high-end bar food like oysters.
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Address: 6/F, 130 Beijing Dong Lu,
near Huqiu Lu
Chinese address:北京东路130号中实大厦6楼, 近虎丘路

El Ocho
Great cocktail bar from the team that is also behind the excellent Spanish restaurant El Willy.
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Address: Zhong Plaza,
3/F, 99 Taixing Lu,
near Nanjing Xi Lu
Chinese address: 泰兴路99号3楼, 近南京西路

VUE (Bar)
Excellent bar for a drink at sunset to see the lights turn on at the Bund.
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Address: Hyatt on the Bund, 
32-33/F, 199 Huangpu Lu,
near Wuchang Lu
Chinese Address:黄浦路199号, 外滩茂悦大酒店32-33楼 近武昌路

A Moroccan style bar, in the middle of People’s Park in the middle of a pond. Cocktails, dinner & DJ’s.
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Address: Inside People’s Park,
231 Nanjing Xi Lu,
near Huangpi Nan Lu 
(Entrance between Starbucks and Shanghai Art Museum)
Chinese address: 南京西路231号, 人民公园内 近黄陂南路

The Apartment
A New York style loft cocktailbar & club with a nice rooftop patio.
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Address: 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, 
near Fuxing Xi Lu
Chinese address: 永福路47号3楼, 近复兴西路


Bar Rouge
The most famous club of Shanghai with a great rooftop on the Bund-side.

Address: Bund 18,
7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu,
near Nanjing Dong Lu
Chinese address:中山东一路18号外滩18号7楼

Le Baron
Popular Parisian club that also has venues in Paris, New York, Tokyo, and London.

Address: 7F, 20 Donghu Lu,
near Huaihai Lu
Chinese address: 东湖路20号7楼, 近淮海中路

A popular club dedicated to house, disco and techno.

Address: 46 Yueyang Lu, 
near Dongping Lu
Chinese address: 岳阳路46号, 近东平路

Underground dance, house and electro club.

Address: 115 Xingfu Lu,
near Fahuazhen Lu
Chinese address: 幸福路115号, 近法华镇路

The Shelter provides an underground stage for local electronic DJs and new international, alternative dance acts.

Address: Basement of 
5 Yongfu Lu,
near Fuxing Xi Lu
Chinese address:永福路5号, 近复兴西路

One of the most chique clubs in Shanghai. M1nt is on the top floor of a skyscraper near the Bund and affords nice views over the city. Classic: inside are shark tanks and much more luxurious décor.

Address: 24/F, 318 Fuzhou Lu,
near Shandong Zhong Lu
Chinese address:福州路318号24楼, 近山东路

Great vodka cocktails and disco music.

Address: Donghu Hotel South Wing,
7 Donghu Lu, 
above Cinderella KTV
Chinese address:东湖宾馆, 东湖路7号

Amber Lounge
After club – crazy people, doesn’t get busy until 4 in the morning

Address: 3/F, 370 Huashan Lu,
near Wulumuqi Lu
Chinese address:华山路370号3楼, 近乌鲁木齐路

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