Shanghai - Night Out


I have summarized in this post all the restaurants I recommend for dinner, pubs/lounge bars for a drink and discos for an amazing night out! Shanghai is a really lively city during the night and you will certainly be spoiled for choice!


Thai Cuisine: 
Coconut Paradise38 Fumin Rd, Tel: 62481998

Japanese Cuisine: 
- Haiku: you can find it in three different areas: Taojiang Lu, Jinquiao and IFC Mall.

Chinese Cuisine:
- Lost Haven: Yypical Yumen cuisine, China north-west area. Spicy cuisine, rich in ginger and truffle . Charming furniture and atmosphere! There are two restaurants in town: 38 Gao You Road (in the French Concession) and 17 Yan An E. Road (in the Bund).

- Din Tai Fung: it's a great Taiwanese chain, there are more than 10 restaurants in the city.

- Crystal Jade: together with the previous restaurant, it offers excellent dumpling and dim sum!


- El Coctel: 47 Yongfu Lu Unit 202, next to Fuxing Xi Lu
Among the best cocktails in town, quiet setting with soft lighting, it feels like being at friend's house.

- Rouge Bar: 7 Floor, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road
Definitely an amazing view, the terrace between the skyscrapers is breathtaking!

- Flair: Shanghai IFC, 8 Century Avenue, Lujiazui, Pudong

- New Heights: Huangpu, Zhongshan East 1st Rd, 3


- Mint: M1NT Tower 318 Fuzhou Road

- Myst: No.1123, Yanan Middle Road

- The Apartment: No.47 Yongfu Road, French Concession

Enjoy! :-)

Shanghai - Tianzifang, Pudong & The M1NT


Let's start another day in this amazing city! We first visit the district of Dapuqiao and in particular the Tianzifang, an area among Sinan Road, Taikang Road, Second Ruijing Road and Jianguo Middle Road.You can take the metro to reach this area and get off at Dapuqiao stop.The Tianzifang is a kind of market that is articulated within numerous alleyways. The shops were originally artisan shops and I recommend you to get lost in the alleys and, if it's lunch time, to stop at one of the many restaurants. For example, I've been to Teddy Bear and found it very nice (ask specifically to have lunch on the little terrace on the top). Alternatively, there is a very good thai restaurant, Tai Thai Cuisine & Lounge.Concerning the shopping in the Tianzifang, you can buy typical objects such as chopsticks, hand-painted fans, tea sets or the classic qipao, the traditional chinese women dress of Shanghai. I've bought one of them in black and white at the Shanghai Han Ming Industrial.

Then we head to the district of Pudong, the area opposite the Bund where you can see the famous skyscrapers. For lunch we stop at Element Fresh in Lu Jia Zui inside the "Super Brand Mall". It is a chain that offers fresh and tasty salads and sandwiches, perfect for those who want to get away for a moment from the oriental cuisine!In the afternoon we visit the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, which is located at the base of the Oriental Pearl Tower. In my opinion there is nothing special but it's fun to walk inside the shark tunnels! Next to the aquarium there are two other museums: a museum of insects, the Wilde Natural Insect Kingdom and a museum on the sexuality of China, the China Sex Culture Exhibition.If the weather is nice and not foggy, I highly recommend you to climb on top of the "corkscrew", the Shanghai World Financial Centre, and stop at the bar for a drink with a view!

In the evening, after a super dinner at the thai restaurant Coconut Paradise, we go dancing at M1NT, one of the most famous nightclubs in the city!
Check out here the list on the best Shanghai nightlife! ;-)