East Nanjing Road
Linking the Bund with People’s Square is East Nanjing Rd, once known as Nanking Rd. The first department stores in China opened here in...
Exclusive penthouse-style club with knockout views and snazzy fusion food but not a lot of dance space. Dress to impress or you’ll get...
This rip-roarin’ Canto-style cafe unashamedly darts all over the culinary map from fiery Sichuanese and Hong Kong curries to Cantonese...
Basement, Hóngyī Plaza, 299 East Nanjing Rd; 南京东路299号宏伊国际广场地下一层 · interesting places nearby
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Japanese-style noodle king Ajisen still works wonders and also rules the world of glossy photo menus. Snappy, clean and done by the numbers; there’s something endlessly gratifying about Ajisen’s formula of black-clad, bandana and jeans-wearing staff, and the (rich, spicy) food is perennially on the money.
Ajisen is possibly the most popular chain in Shànghǎi, with more than 100 locations around town. Large cups of dàmàichá tea are served free; pay up front.