Restaurants in China

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Crystal Jade is the real deal. The Singapore chain has many locations around the city. The Xintiandi flagship is constantly packed with a sophisticated... Read More

The lonely expat from Italy needn’t look far for a taste of the homeland, since this Causeway Bay restaurant brings in fresh ingredients from Rome... Read More

The convivial atmosphere and tender duck pancakes make it one of the top places to try Beijing's most famous dish, peking duck. Read More

For an authentic Peking Duck experience, locals swear by Dadong, just a 10-minute walk from Chaoyang Park Beach. After a complex process of inflating... Read More

Hidden among the back alleys of Beijing and within the Dongcheng neighborhood, the Dali Courtyard offers a quaint outdoor setting and authentic... Read More

De Xin Guan is nestled in between People’s Square and The Bund. This mid-sized eatery is a more comfortable and sanitized version of a hole-in-the-wall... Read More

A 400-year-old institution on the same pedestrian thoroughfare, where the specialty is a rich braised ham with honey glaze. Read More

With two locations in the heart of the city, Di Shui Dong is a longtime favorite for Shanghai locals and expats. It’s not exactly known for its polished... Read More

The chief attraction at this venerable Taiwanese chain is the xiaolongbao—small, delicately-wrapped dumplings filled with hot soup. The restaurant is a... Read More

Diehard street foodies might groan when they read this suggestion. Some argue that Din Tai Fung lost some of its local flavor and street cred as it... Read More

Ubiquitous chain with English menus and solid xiao long bao. Various locations. Read More

To a college student, “hot pot” might mean its ramen night again. But in Asia, it takes on an entirely different meaning: Ding Ding Xiang... Read More

Four Seasons devotes itself to the hearty staple of the northern (Dongbei) diet: big, rustic dumplings. In the modestly decorated restaurant, cheerful... Read More

This Mongolian hotpot restaurant takes open kitchen to the whole new level, putting the diners in charge of adding ingredients to the simmering pot at... Read More

Dr. Wine is a bit crowded and noisy, but that’s part of the appeal; this is, after all, Shanghai’s favorite wine bar. The ambience is cozy yet modern,... Read More

Dai Jianjun is one of the country's most obsessive locavore chefs: his 10-course dinners, served in eight wooden pavilions in a landscaped garden, raise... Read More

Part restaurant and part nightclub, Dragon-i draws a seemingly endless parade of models and A-list celebrities, with past guests including David Beckham... Read More

Housed in a former factory compound in Sanlitun, Duck de Chine marries French and Chinese cuisines in chic industrial wood-and-concrete surroundings... Read More

A refreshing alternative to the city’s ubiquitous Chinese restaurants, this small café serves traditional Cuban fare in the Changning... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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