Dining at Shanghai River is like attending a jam-packed Asian-style banquet brimming with an array of food. Fried eel arrive in hot stone bowls, whole fish adorn overstuffed plates, while smaller dishes of crispy pot stickers, prawns with candied walnuts, Szechuan smoked duck and soup dumplings fly by.
If you’ve never been here before or aren’t well-versed in any of the Chinese languages, it’s best to just point at something you like the look of on one of the other (always crowded) revolving tables. Dining here is as much an experience as a feast, yet still manages to feel refined despite the restaurant’s massive popularity. Servers dart around like culinary athletes, but remain calm and friendly. Book ahead.