Méilóngzhèn Jiǔjiā

Chinese in Jing'an

This esteemed lǎozihào ('old name') restaurant has been serving delighted diners since the 1930s. The menu mixes Sìchuān and Shanghainese tastes and ranges from the pricey (crab with tofu) to the more reasonable (fish slices with tangerine peel). The rooms once housed the Shanghai Communist Party headquarters, but are now bedecked in wood carvings, huge palace lamps and photos of foreign dignitaries.