Mapplr’s favorite restaurants in Shanghai

For those of you who are visiting Shanghai around the time of the Beijing Olympics, you’ll be impressed by the number of excellent places to eat in the city. I have compiled a list of favorite restaurants based upon recommendations of friends living in Shanghai. Don’t miss my earlier post on Shanghai hotels.

French restaurants

A Future Perfect (French)
Huashan Lu Lane 351
Shanghai, China
No. 16, (in a lane just west of Changshu Lu)
+86 21 6247-8020

Franck’s Bistro (French brasserie)
Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu,
French Concession
near Hunan Lu
Shanghai, China
+86 158-2167-6767

La Grange (French)
794 Julu Lu,
Jing An near Fumin Lu
Shanghai, China
+86 21 6248-2185

Western Restaurants (expensive)

Jean George (Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s)
3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu 1
Shanghai, China
+86 21 6321-7733

Sens & Bund
Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu 18
6th floor (south of Nanjing Lu), Huangpu District (Downtown Shanghai)
Shanghai, China
+86 21 6323-9898

17 Guangdong Lù (Three on the Bund, 6th Floor)
Shanghai, China
+86 21 6321-9922

Jade on 36
36/F, Tower 2, 33 Fucheng Lu (Pudong)
Shanghai, China
+86 21 6882-8888
Fusion cuisine

Italian restaurant

Otto Restaurant and Wine Bar
85 Fumin Lu
Jing An near Yan’an Xi Lu
Shanghai, China
+86 21 6248-9186

Japanese restaurants

Shintori Null II
Julu Lu 803
West of Fumin Lu
Shanghai, China
+86 21 5404-5252

Haiku by Hatsune
28B Taojiang Lu
Shanghai, China
+86 21 6445 0021
Terrific sushi place near Hengshan Lu, in French Concession Area

Cool bar

The Glamour Bar
6/F, No.5 The Bund (entrance at 20 Guangdong Lu)
Shanghai, China
+86 21 6350 9988

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