Xibo is a smart casual Xinjiang restaurant in Shanghai. It is a long-standing favorite that serves a fantastically colorful range of ethnic Xinjiang dishes.
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.
Yunnan staple Slurp opens a casual eatery on Yanping Lu, an oden bar in the lane across The Cannery, and a French-Japanese bistro in Yongping Li.
Sichuan Flavor Studio (川味工作室) is a small private dining restaurant in Xuhui that serves the high caliber traditional Sichuan cuisine.
Tucked away on the sleepy part of Yanping Lu in Jing’an is Ronglek, a humble Yunnan restaurant specializes in dishes from Shangri-La and Xishuangbanna.
The Dining Room (Yue Xuan 悦轩) is a Chinese restaurant specializing in Jiangnan cuisine at Park Hyatt Shanghai. This is what modern Chinese food looks like.
Elixir Health Pot is a Taiwanese hotpot chain in Shanghai that specializes in healthy broths. Plus you get unlimited “tofu bread” and duck blood with every order.
Maolago is a restaurant and bar in Shanghai that serves contemporary Guizhou bar snacks, hotpot, wine and cocktails. Good for dates and adventurous palates.