5 Best Restaurants In Shanghai, China, That Will Give You Next-Level Dining Experience

Shanghai has many different cuisines to offer from the most affordable street food to the best Michelin star restaurants.
Shanghai has many different cuisines to offer from the most affordable street food to the best Michelin star restaurants. (Photo: Tine Steiss/Flickr)

Tourists will not only enjoy the beautiful sites in Shanghai, China but the food as well. This city has a lot of different cuisines to offer from the most affordable street food to the best Michelin-starred restaurants. So if you want to take your dining experience to the next level, here are the best five places you will surely enjoy to eat in Shanghai.


Ultraviolet has three Michelins star because of its high-concept, experimental, and experiential dining experience. This restaurant will take you to the whole new level of dining experience from the moment you enter its doors to the time you will be taken to a secret location of a windowless room with a long table fit for 10 people.

You will be immersed in a multi-sensory feast with the unique taste and combinations of each meal. The place's background is filled will music, good aroma, and images projected on the walls. Of course, its main attraction is its food composed of 20 different courses of culinary alchemy that will satisfy your hunger.

Lost Heaven

According to the Culture Trip, Lost Heaven is a gem among the variety of restaurants in Shanghai. It's known for Yunnan province cuisine that mostly focuses on cooking food with spice and mushrooms. This place is adorned with folk decors, hinting the traditional taste of its menu.

Yunnanese food is a fusion of Chinese, Thai, Lao, and Burmese food. Its cuisine also has cheese and flower ingredients, which are rare in other Chinese cookeries. Since it opened in 2006, it started to be known for carrying Yunnan cuisines and culture in Shanghai.

Canton Disco

Canton Disco is from Hong Kong's Black Sheep Restaurants but is now in China as part of the newly-opened boutique luxury hotel The Shanghai Edition. This place is a traditional Cantonese restaurant that serves roast meats and live seafood cooked with regional spices and ingredients.

Just like its name, Canton Disco is a loud and lively nightclub-like space inspired by the legendary '80s and '90s Hong Kong club night. Ho Lee Fook's Jowett Yu handles its menu, so diners will be assured that their food is good.

Sui Tang Li

Sui Tang Li is another go-to place for everyone who wants to drink and dine at the same time. It is the latest addition to Shanghai's social scene, per the Hollywood Reporter.

It is a contemporary Chinese restaurant that serves elevated Cantonese and other regional cuisines that fit its luxurious surroundings. Although dining here comes with a high price, it will surely be worth it.

Shanghai Tavern

Shanghai Tavern is an all-day brasserie that serves modern British comfort food prepared by the globe-trotting, Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton. When Atherton closed his restaurants in Hong Kong and Singapore, he moved to Shanghai to focus on serving the best Asian food here.

This place can be found inside the ground floor of the Shanghai Power Company Building. The restaurant has interiors that give the nod to the Art Deco heritage, while Atherton's native Britain profoundly inspires its food.

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