Restaurants in China

Inside the PuLi Hotel and Spa, this restaurant oozes chic sophistication with its light and airy surroundings, and quality ingredients.

The sister restaurant to the Hong Kong eatery of the same name (which has three Michelin stars), the sophisticated, fine dining Italian is located within the Rockbund development, offering slightly obstructed views of the Bund and the financial district of Lujiazui.

This new venue sits nestled in the tree-lined streets of up-and-coming Wuyuan Road, in the heart of the Former French Concession. The story goes that Madame Xixi was a 1920s Shanghainese woman with a coterie of international friends who influenced her cooking.

Part of the Shanghai-based Spanish chef Willy Trullas Moreno's El Willy group, this is a Bund-side flagship venue with views that spread out toward the city's financial district, Lujiazui.

Widely popular with locals, this venue was the original restaurant that propelled the Jesse brand into the successful chain it is today. Arguably the best of their newer and flashier restaurants, Old Jesse occupies a cozy two-story home that make reservations essential.

Perched on the Pudong side of the Huangpu River, this restaurant, helmed by Spanish chef Daniel Negreira, previously of Taiwan's El Toro and DN Innovación, offers high-concet European fine dining with unobstructed views of the historic Bund architecture.

Jason Atherton's second project in the city (after Table No.

Nestled in The Waterhouse at South Bund, this restaurant is stewarded by Jason Atherton, the famed British chef.

This famed Shanghai Bund-side dining location offers excellent Yunnanese, Tibetan, Burmese, and Thai cuisine in a luxurious, yet authentic, environment. The beautiful ethnic décor and wait staff's uniforms offer additional insight into the culture behind the exotic food.

A fantastic, Bund-side, vegetarian restaurant, the venue aims to create food and services that are healthy and don't tax the environment.

With a premier Bund-side location, this restaurant, part of the award-winning brand's chain of international venues, offers Michelin-starred Cantonese cuisine (crispy duck with caviar, Chilean sea bass in Chinese honey).

High-end Shanghainese fare from chef and restaurateur Tony Lu, the restaurant is placed number 16 on the list of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2015. Don't miss the marinated hairy crab with yellow rice wine, or the chef's abalone tarts with sea cucumber.

A popular Parisian bistro that boasts it's fine dining in a comfortable, brasserie-style environment. The owner, Marseille-born Franck Pécol, impresses his guests with high quality fare that places a strong emphasis on seasonal ingredients.

A traditional Chinese family restaurant that can trace its roots to the Qing Dynasty, this is a much-celebrated spot in the city. Go here for fine Chinese dining, with expert attention paid to taste and detail.

Chef Paul Pairet's brainchild and number three in 2015's Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, this multi-sensory dining experience involves 20 avant-garde courses and must be booked well in advance. They accept only 10 guests per night, and a seat will set you back around $600.