This stupendous tower seizes the Shànghǎi zeitgeist with dramatic aplomb. Resembling a sci-fi corporation headquarters, the...
Designed by Hungarian architect Ladislaus Hudec and erected as a bank in 1934, the Park Hotel was Shànghǎi’s tallest building until the...
Shànghǎi Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Shànghǎi)
This nonprofit museum collection has an all-glass home to maximise natural sunlight when it cuts through the clouds, a tip-top location...
Set back in People’s Park alongside a pond, Barbarossa is all about escapism. Forget Shànghǎi, this is Morocco channelled by Hollywood...
Kebabs on the Grille
This handy branch of the excellent north Indian restaurant offers fantastic-value set lunches and a diverse menu of authentic Indian...
445 West Nanjing Rd; 南京西路445号 · interesting places nearby
Shànghǎi's second-oldest vegetarian restaurant (opened in 1922), Gōngdélín never fails to perplex Western vegetarians – almost everything on the menu is prepared to resemble meat, down to sinewy textures and bony chunks. Don’t worry though, the beef with shacha sauce and the sesame chicken rolls are actually made of tofu, no matter how convincing they look.
The interior is a blend of stone and wood with Venetian blinds, honeycombed lamps and a couple of Buddhist statues thrown in for good fortune.