1. HE Japanese Restaurant, Wanda Reign on the Bund

HE Japanese Restaurant has a bold manifesto, melding classical Japanese culinary traditions with avant-garde visual forms which, although not groundbreaking in Tokyo, is a bona fide stunner in Shanghai. 

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What to order 

Sushi, sashimi and that million-dollar night view.

2. Sir Elly’s, The Peninsula Shanghai 

A melange of cutting edge flavours are artfully assembled onto the plates of chef Hans Zahner in this freshly minted Michelin one-star establishment. 

What to order 

Roasted scallops and Sardinian fregola (pasta).

3. Acqua, Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai 

Robust Mediterranean flavours are elegantly presented with modern accents in this bright and cheerful sophisticated restaurant. 

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What to order 

Zesty antipasto and beef carpaccio with shaved black truffles 


4. Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire, Capella Shanghai Jian Ye Li 

Michelin three-star chef Pierre Gagnaire’s first outing in Shanghai is a fashionable bistro set in a historic Shikumen enclave specialising in light and casual French cuisine. 

What to order 

Rossini beef fillet and fresh French oysters. 


5. JW’s California Grill, JW Marriott Shanghai at Tomorrow Square 

Delectable entrées complement excellent prime cuts in this award-winning grill and steak house. 

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What to order 

Grilled abalone with asparagus and wagyu sirloin.

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