Méilǒngzhèn Jiǔjiā

Chinese in Jing'an

This esteemed lǎozihào ('old name') lane-house restaurant has been serving delighted diners since the 1930s. The iPad menu mixes Sichuan and Shanghainese tastes, and ranges from the pricey seasoned lamb chops to the more reasonable noodle dishes. The rooms once housed the Shanghai Communist Party headquarters, but are now clad in wood carvings, intricate ceiling panels and photos of foreign dignitaries.