In town for ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair? Check out Whitewaller‘s list of top places to eat and sip in the city.
Boasting three Michelin stars and a place on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, Paul Pairet’s Ultraviolet offers the ultimate memorable dining experience. With a single 10-seat table, guests will enjoy a 20-course avant-garde set menu, surrounded by lights, sounds, and immersive projection walls.
Whitewaller recommends: Booking your seat online.
Si Ji Xuan
Located in the Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai, Si Ji Xuan is a Michelin star-winning eatery specializing in authentic Shanghainese food. Open for lunch and dinner, guests can dine in an elegant, elevated atmosphere, enjoying specialty dishes like Macau barbecue pork belly, braised longsnout catfish, and an all-you-can-eat dim sum menu on the weekends.
Whitewaller recommends: Signing up for a dim sum-making class.
Yong Yi Ting
Offering a seasonal menu of Jiang Nan Chinese fare, the Mandarin Oriental’s Michelin-starred Yong Yi Ting greets guests with a modern take on traditional Chinese décor. Under the care of Shanghai-born Consulting Chef Tony Lu, the spot is accompanied by a wine cellar and eclectic list of wines.
Whitewaller recommends: Making use of the restaurant’s wine tasting room.
Helmed by Chef Jason Atherton, the Shanghai Tavern resides on the first floor of The Shanghai EDITION, inside the former Shanghai Power Company. Conceived as a contemporary European brasserie, the restaurant offers all-day dining menus and Art Deco-inspired interiors that reference the building’s history.
Whitewaller recommends: Reserving a table upstairs at Punch Room for a post-dinner nightcap.
The Langham hotel’s T’ang Court is a Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant serving some of Shanghai’s best classic Cantonese cuisine. Guests can dine in for lunch or dinner, choosing to order a-la-carte menu or from a selection of set menus.
Whitewaller recommends: Ordering the chef’s tasting menu.