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Top Choice Vegetarian in West Shànghǎi

Fú Hé Huì

The most recent venture from owner Fang Yuan and chef Tony Lu, the Shànghǎi team behind Fu 1015, Fu 1088 and Fu 1039, this is the standout in an amazing bunch. Set in an elegant private room, the strictly vegetarian…
Top Choice Shanghai in West Shànghǎi

Fu 1039

Set in a three-storey 1913 villa, Fu attains an old-fashioned charm. Foodies who appreciate sophisticated surroundings and Shanghainese food on par with the decor, take note – Fu is a must. The succulent standards w…
Top Choice Live Music in West Shànghǎi

Yùyīntáng

Small enough to feel intimate, but big enough for a sometimes pulsating atmosphere, Yùyīntáng has long been one of the top places in the city to see live music. Any Shànghǎi rock band worth its amps plays here, but …
Top Choice Village in West Shànghǎi

Qībǎo

If you tire of Shànghǎi's incessant quest for modernity, this tiny town is only a hop, skip and metro ride away. An ancient settlement that prospered during the Ming and Qing dynasties, it is littered with tradition…
Top Choice Shanghai in West Shànghǎi

1221

No one has a bad thing to say about this dapper expat favourite, and rightly so: it has never let its standards dip over the years. Meat dishes start at ¥58 for the beef and yóutiáo (dough strips), and the plentiful…
Top Choice Dumplings in West Shànghǎi

Bǎinián Lóngpáo

This tiny spot at the foot of Qībǎo’s main bridge has as many dumpling makers in the kitchen as it does seats. But pay no mind to the cramped premises, as these are by far and away the best xiǎolóngbāo ('little stea…
Top Choice Drinks in West Shànghǎi

Tiānshān Tea City

Running low on loose-leaf oolong and aged pū'ēr cakes? This three-storey sprawl is hands down the largest collection of tea shops in the city. Taste-test a few to see what you like before you purchase. You probably …
Craft Beer in West Shànghǎi

Beer Lady

Originally a modest convenience store opened by a local Shanghainese woman, Mrs Zhang, this 24-hour drinking hole now stocks around 200 varieties of craft beer. The shelves are lined with numerous international brew…
Craft Beer in West Shànghǎi

Beer Lady – Kaixuan Road

Beer Lady’s sister joint and Mrs Zhang's second beer venture: this Kaixuan Rd location is bigger, better and stocks even more bottled good stuff (3000 varieties of beer, supposedly). The space is decidedly more bar …
Amusement Park in West Shànghǎi

Legoland Discovery Centre

Plans are in the works for Shànghǎi's own Legoland, but until then the Discovery Centre is more than enough to keep Lego fans happy. Opened to the public in April 2016, this mini amusement park is strictly for kids,…