Shanghai Restaurant Guide

Western Restaurants in Shanghai

M on the Bund
M On The Bund, Shanghai Like most high-class western restaurants in China, M on the Bund will leave you a bit underwhelmed, but the views and atmosphere make it worthwhile.
The food is high quality but far from mind-blowing and the service isn’t quite up to par for a restaurant masquerading as fine dining. But there is enough at M on the Bund to recommend it. The terrace with views over the Bund and the Pudong skyline is a lovely place for pre-dinner drinks, and the ambience inside is suitably chic. The creative menu is western fused with middle eastern with starters around ¥100 and mains priced at ¥200-400. There’s a vast wine selection with a glass of wine from ¥55 and cocktails about ¥90, but for some reason the waiters might deny you the chance to peruse it because “it’s all in my head”.
Ph. (021) 6350 9988 Web: www.m-onthebund.com Open: 11:30-22:30
Address: 5 The Bund, 7th Floor (on the corner of Guangdong Lu) Subway: Nanjing Rd East
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Sasha’s Restaurant
Sashas Restaurant, Shanghai Housed in a beautiful two-storey mansion that belonged to the influential Soong family, Sasha’s is an essential restaurant to visit for the ambience alone.
It also boasts what must be the nicest beer garden in Shanghai. The food isn’t bad either. While there’s nothing particularly original on the menu, the meals are good quality. Main courses range from ¥80 for fish and chips up to ¥130 for sirloin steak while starters are around ¥45. Carlsberg and Stella Artois are on tap for ¥40 while cocktails start at ¥60. The weekday happy hour from 5pm-7pm makes all drinks half price. The second floor of the mansion houses Prime restaurant, intended to cater to lovers of steak. With its serene setting in the French Concession and solid service, Sasha’s is well worth a visit even if it’s only for a drink in the garden.
Ph. (021) 6474 6628 Web: www.sashas-shanghai.com Open: 11:00-1:00
Address: 11 Dongping Lu (on the corner of Hengshan Lu) Subway: Hengshan Rd
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Cafe Montmartre
Cafe Montmartre, Shanghai Cafe Montmartre is a tasteful French restaurant that serves a variety of snacks and light meals as well as more elaborate cuisine.
The best feature of Cafe Montmartre is the ambience – the understated charm of the Wulumuqi Lu location blends perfectly with its location in the French Concession. Grab a window table at this branch to enjoy a wonderful outlook onto the activity and color around the bustling intersection. Light meals, including excellent baguettes, cost around ¥30, pastas average ¥50 while main meals are mostly between ¥100-150. Portions are quite small but the presentation is beautiful and the meals are high quality. The only real downside to the Cafe Montmartre is the inattentive service, though the waitstaff are competent enough once you attract their attention.
Ph. (021) 5158 9377 Web: www.cafe-montmartre.com Open: 11:00-0:00
Address: 66-68 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu (on the corner with Changle Lu) Subway: Changshu Rd
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Gino’s Cafe
Ginos Cafe, Shanghai A budget restaurant with cheesy decor and adequate food, Gino’s Cafe is sort of like a classy fast food outlet.
But it does serve a purpose as a cheap, reliable place to chow down on some perfectly edible western food and Gino’s Cafe has no pretension to be anything more than it is. The menu features an abundance of pizzas and pastas at prices of around ¥40. Their set breakfasts for just ¥25 (including coffee) are particularly cheap, but the portions are very small and the coffee essentially tastes like flavored water. The staff speak little English but the clear English menu minimizes communication problems. Three branches in Shanghai (see www.gino.com.cn/2l/map.html for contact details).
Ph. (021) 6321 2205 Web: www.gino.com.cn
Address: 918 Huaihai Zhong Lu, 8th Floor (inside Parkson) Subway: Shanxi Nan Lu
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