Oysters ain’t cheap. And if you’re accustomed to $1 oysters, trust me, you won’t find those prices in Shanghai. Here are the best oyster deals at restaurants in Shanghai to help you enjoy these mollusks on a budget.
Best Oyster Deals in Shanghai
The Nest Oyster Deal
Address: 6/F, 130 Beijing Dong Lu, near Huqiu Lu 北京东路130号中实大厦6楼, 近虎丘路
Hours: Mon-Thu 5:30pm-1am, Fri 5:30pm-2am, Sat-Sun 11:30am-4pm, 5:30pm-1am
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The Nest is a popular gastrolounge on The Bund. The design-forward restaurant/bar/lounge prides itself on excellent cocktails and Nordic-inspired food. It may not be on the Bund proper, but their consistency in food, drink, and service maintain their large base of loyal clientele. Who’s going: business entertainment, date nights, and young professionals.
They have one of the longest running oyster deals in town, and as you can imagine, it gets rammed. Best to book a seat.
Monday & Sunday: Get a dozen oysters for ¥98.
Address: 1/F, Fengshengli, No. 18, 245 Maoming Bei Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu 茂名北路245弄18号1楼, 近南京西路
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CHARCOHOL is a gastrolounge in Shanghai that serves craft cocktails and global cuisine inspired by the charcoal grill. Drinks are courtesy of Cross Yu, a talented award-winning mixologist with showman flair to rival the city’s hardiest performers. Food is relatively new in comparison to what’s around town and signatures are original, inventive and memorable.
Every Monday, get a half-dozen oysters for ¥98 at CHARCOHOL. Add six Charco Mary shots (like a Bloody Mary) for ¥68. From 6pm to close.
Address: 226 Jinxian Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu 进贤路226号, 近陕西南路
Osteria is a rustic Italian trattoria and oyster house in Shanghai. It is one of the first restaurants to do freshly shucked imported oysters, serving a wide variety of more than 20 kinds of oysters at any given time. It’s operated by the same group behind C Pearl and The Plump Oyster.
Monday: Selected oysters ¥10 a piece.
Tuesday: 12 oysters for ¥199.
Thursday: All French oysters buy 2 get 2 free.
Friday: Get a seafood tower for ¥499. (Originally priced at ¥699.)
Saturday: French oysters buy-2-get-1 free.
Sunday: French Gillardeau oysters buy-one-get-one free.
Address: No. 107, 445 Jiangning Lu, near Wuding Lu 江宁路445号107, 近武定路
Hours: 11am-midnight, closed Mondays
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Perch is an easy-going cocktail bar slinging tasty bar snacks in Jing’an. Drinks are uncomplicated. Beer on tap, gin and tonics, and simple yet thoroughly enjoyable cocktails are on offer. It’s a friendly place to have a good time without breaking the bank. They also have a pet-friendly terrace.
Every Friday, get a half-dozen oysters for ¥98 or 12 oysters for ¥188. Add a bottle of prosecco for ¥100 with any oyster deal order.
The Plump Oyster
Address: Taikang Terrace, 3/F, No. 301, 171 Jianguo Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Lu 建国中路171号301室3楼, 近瑞金路
The Plump Oyster is a cozy late night oyster bar and lounge with a lovely terrace for al fresco dining. If you’re looking for oysters in Shanghai, The Plump Oyster has the most diverse selection in town. A food menu of western dishes supplement the oysters—deep-fried bar bites, pastas, and tomahawk steaks. It’s operated by the same group behind Osteria and C Pearl.
Monday: All oysters, scampi, and carabinero are buy-one-get-one free.
Tuesday: Get a seafood tower for ¥499. (Originally priced at ¥699.)
Wednesday: Get 12 oysters for ¥236.
Thursday: Buy 2 get 2 “oysters of the moment”.
Sunday: Selected oysters for ¥10 a piece.