Fafu is a Korean barbecue restaurant in Jing’an, Shanghai — KBBQ that’s almost as good as the ones in K-town. Opens till late.
lavic restaurant and bar Borsh & Kompot, Cages opens a second location at One East mall near West Bund, and O’Mills has another outpost in Xingfu Lu.
Spread is an all-day café bar in Jing’an that does tartines (open-faced sandwiches) and wines. It’s a bright, sunny space that’s also dog-friendly.
Loushang Hotpot (楼上火锅) is an upmarket Cantonese-style hotpot restaurant in Shanghai that specializes in fresh seafood. Oh, and it’s open until 4am.
RYE&CO steakhouse at Xintiandi Plaza has an amazing steak deal all throughout January. Get a 1kg USDA prime bone-in rib-eye for ¥488.
Beverage brand Shanghai Love opens a brick & mortar, automotive brand Genesis has a restaurant in Xintiandi, and Mediterranean restaurant SUR in Tianzifang.
Juke is an intimate 18-seater neighborhood eatery on Dongping Lu serving a chef-driven menu of Mediterranean food with Asian accents alongside wines.
A round-up of my favorite new restaurant openings in Shanghai from the past year, plus a shortlist of notable mentions. A good recap of 2021.
New restaurant openings in Shanghai include Atelier Izakaya 2.0, Cages One East, and Juke. Coming soon is Yaya’s, Michelin-backed projects, and more.
Time to put on your most fabulous retro outfits and dance the night away at The Ritz Bar & Lounge’s Boogie-Woogie New Year’s Eve party and countdown.