Xīnjiāng Restaurant

Uyghur in Xujiahui & South Shanghai

The decor is full-on kitsch at this raucous upstairs Uighur restaurant, but you can feed an army on the whole roast lamb, or simply settle down to some tasty dàpánjī (a spicy stew of chicken, peppers and potatoes). There's also fresh yoghurt, plov (mutton pilaf), lamb kebabs, onion-laced tiger salad and naan; wash it all down with some Xīnjiāng black beer.

Service is prompt and good-humoured. Things start hopping come evening when the keyboard music kicks in and dancers start twirling.