There are hundreds of Western restaurants in Shanghai that appeal to every kind of person,occasion and budget. Here are some of the tasty treats on offer, complete with a range of different cuisines, flavours and atmospheres for you to try as the weather cools down and the dining atmosphere heats up in Shanghai.
1) The Cut – Steak and Fries View In Map
This restaurant is located at the IAPM Centre on Huaihai Lu. Most people never make it past the De Beers diamonds or Prada bags on the ground floor but it is worth the escalator rides to the top for The Cut. For those of you who have decision fatigue, The Cut has a very simple menu; choose from the 4 types of beef, choose how you want it cooked and then go to the salad bar. The salads are fresh and interesting and the fries are homemade! Lunch from 178 RMB and dinner from 218 RMB.
Add: 6F, IAPM Mall, 999 Huaihai Zhonglu, near Xiangyang Lu, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Tel: 6443 5136
Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00,daily
2) Bubba’s Texas Style Bar-b-que & SaloonView In Map
Head down to Bubba’s at the Cool Docks if you are in need of some comforting homely barbeque. As soon as you walk in the smells take you back to the South. The pulled pork sandwich would have to be the best in China and the ribs are cooked low and slow for the flavours of the apple wood to permeate the soft meat. Also a great place to catch up on College Football or NFL games.
Appetisers start from 45 RMB, sandwiches and burgers from 80 RMB, ribs and brisket from 120 RMB.
Add: 653 Waima Lu, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Tel: 5302 7588
Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00, daily
3) Liquid Laundry View In Map
Liquid Laundry is run by the owners of the Boxing Cat Brewery. This gastro pub has an edgy industrial feel and of course; a top-notch in-house craft brewery to match. The food varies from standard fares like pizza, to their more signature roasts of rotisserie chicken and pork belly.
Portions reflect prices, and the food is of high quality and super fresh. Have a drink at the bar before being seated and munch on some homemade bone-shaped treats for a bit of fun. Starters from 38 RMB, signature roasts cost around 120 RMB and sides will set you back at least 40 RMB. As this is this is also a brewery don’t pass up the in house beers starting at 40 RMB. Do book if you are planning to go on a weekend, holiday, or in a large group, as it gets very busy.
Add: Kwah Center, 2F, 1028 Huaihai Zhonglu, near Donghu Lu, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Tel: 6445 9589
Opening Hours: Weekdays 11:00-14:30 for lunch; 17:00-late for lunch, daily
4) W Bistro & Bar View In Map
Located in Xintiandi this Bistro has a warm and inviting feel to it with its dark wood décor. If you are dining here for lunch you are best to sit outside and enjoy the autumn air while this is still possible, but as the nights get colder, it will soon be time to move inside and get cozy. The menu is broad and appealing to all different taste buds as it has everything from steaks to southeast Asian noodle dishes. The lunch sets are great value and start at 48RMB including a salad and drink. Prices for mains start at 58 RMB, cocktails from 68RMB and beer from 45RMB.
Add: Suite L106, Xintiandi, 245 Madang Lu, near Zizhong Lu, Luwan District, Shanghai
Tel: 6323 2587
Opening Hours: 11:30-late, daily
5) KakaduView In Map
Set back off the road at The Bridge on Jianguo Lu is Kakadu, Shanghai’s only Australian themed restaurant. Owned by Australian natives it hosts a broad menu that features Barramundi straight from the pristine waters of the Top End of Australia, Australian lamb and beef and a few of the lesser known meats like crocodile or emu as well as pasta and pizza for the not-so-adventurous. Bundy Rum you may ask? Yes! So long as a group of home sick Aussies haven’t beaten you to it and drunk the bar dry.
Breakfast from 48 RMB daily, the Barramundi is just 114 RMB and the best value has to be the Sunday BBQ, all you can eat Australian beef for 128 RMB. Prices for beer start from 35 RMB and wine from 45 RMB.
Add: 8 Jianguo Zhonglu, near Chongqing Nanlu, Luwan District, Shanghai
Tel: 5468 0118
Opening Hours: 9:30-late, daily
6) SopranoView In Map
Need a good thin crust pizza? Head to Soprano. It has an unpretentious feel to it when you walk in and lots of cozy window seats so you can watch the world pass by as you eat in this popular part of Jing’an. There are some good pasta’s on the menu and it seems they understand the true meaning of al dente. It is well priced and casual because it is all about the food; starting from 65 RMB for pizzas and 78 RMB for a set lunch deal.
Add: 993 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu, Jing’an District, Shanghai
Tel: 6256 6500
Opening Hours: 11:30-14:30 and 17:30-23:30, Monday to Saturday
7) Efes View In Map
If you haven’t crossed the river and dined in Pudong because you think you have everything you need on the Western side of the city, think again. Efes is a Turkish restaurant worth making the journey for. It is a bit difficult to find but once you are there you will forget all about that lost feeling. (Just call the restaurant and they will walk you in whilst on the phone.)
The Hummus is the best you will find in Shanghai and if you are having trouble deciding on what to eat just go for the Mixed Kebab platter. Efes has its own brand of beer and Raki to compliment your meal. It is on the higher side for prices but the atmosphere and flavours of the food make it worth every RMB you spend there. Starters start at 45 RMB, mains at 120 RMB and drinks around the 30 RMB mark.
Add: 1F, Block B, Luijiazua 1885 Culture Center, 665 Shangcheng Lu, Pudong District, Shanghai
Tel: 5067 7716
Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00, daily
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