Sōngyuèlóu

Chinese in Shanghai Old City

Dating to 1910, this place has cheap eats, such as wonton (馄饨汤; húntún tāng; ¥10), and veggie options, including tofu masquerading as meat (such as black-pepper beef noodle soup, ¥35). Upstairs has an English menu, spotless tablecloths and a price hike. Downstairs is a Mandarin-only, busy, canteen-style affair where you order first, get a receipt and share tables.

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