Dining

  • Xin Ji Shi (Shanghainese)
    • Spread over two floors , serving classical Shanghainese dishes and very popular, particularly at weekends when you might have to queue. Part of a chain through Shanghai.
  • Din Tai Fung (Taiwanese dumplings)
    • This restaurant makes highly rated xiao long bao; soupy pork nuggets that are Shanghai’s signature snack. Also on its menu are basics like wonton soup, braised bamboo shoots and sweet-smoky fried fish. It’s in a basement under an athletic club.
  • Fountain (Fusion food)
    • This is a contemporary minimalist style bistro which features a mix of cuisines, French, Asian and Mediterranean. Char-grilled burgers, steaks, rotisserie chicken, salads, tapas and an oyster bar offer a vigorous and unusual range of items.
  • Mint
    • A Bar with a Bund view. The bar and the dance floor can get crowded. Mint introduced hip hop to Shanghai. It is cutting edge in dance taste and a hot spot for younger expats and locals. It has a very nice terrace and view for breathers.
  • M on the Bund 7/Floor 5 on the Bund
    • Opened in 1999 from the original in Hong Kong, it serves high quality Euro-Asian fusion backed by a good bar and a terrace with a splendid view. Regarded as the birthplace of the Shanghai international restaurant scene.
  • Luna, 138 Jiugulou Dajie
    • A live band and a laid back atmosphere. There are good wines, Italian food, cream coloured couches and a tree in the entrance area.
  • Racks Pool and Bar
    • A combination pool hall and bar lounge with dark and sleek decor, Racks is an impressive space with a mechanical bull by the DJ booth Racks is located across the bridge from the G-Plus nightclub at the south end of Xintiandi.