Shanghai Old Villa Restaurants

Da Gong Guan Restaurant dagongguan

Built in 1920`s, this elegant house was designed by a French designer. Now it was reconstructed to become a restaurant. The original pattern was fully preserved. The local style dishes are carefully selected and meticulously prepared here.

Add: 7 Donghu Rd.

Tel: +86 21 6415 7777

Open: 11:00 – 23:00

Fu 1039 Restaurant 1039

It is a restaurant offering local-style dishes. In every room of this 3-story house, there is western style furniture of the old times in Shanghai. It serves old Shanghai dishes.

Add: 1039 Yuyuan Rd.

Tel: +86 21 5237 1878

Open: 11:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 23:00

Guilin Garden 1931 Guilin Garden 1931

Guilin Garden was the private residences of Huang Jinrong -Shanghai`s most powerful mob boss of the 1920s and 1930s. It includes five major architectures with Luck, Wealth, Longevity, Happiness and Immortal themes. Food on offer in Guilin Garden is fine dining Chinese-style, with much of the ingredients imported. This is a good choice for business dinner, birthday feast, wedding, product launch, family celebration and other events.

Add: 188 Caobao Rd. (inside Guilin Park)

Tel: +86 21 6451 5098

Open: 11:00 – 23:00

Issimo Issimo

Issimo serves truly authentic Italian cuisine. The new bar area at Issimo, with its comfortable leather seating, serves sensational cocktails, draught beers, regional Italian wines and iconic selections from around the world. Two private rooms at the rear of the dining room offer flexible seating spaces for dinner or cocktail parties of up to 34. For private events, Issimo can cater up to 100 for dinner and 200 for cocktails.

Add: 2/F, 931 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Taixing Lu

Tel: +86 21 3302 4997

Open: 11:00-23:00

Jean Georges Restaurant Jean_Georges_Restaurant

The bar and lounge space revolves around a promenade from which both the stunning vista of the Bund and the elegant dining space are in full view. The contemporary French cuisine is generally well executed.

Add: 4/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, the Bund, near Guangdong Lu, Huangpu District, Shanghai

Tel: +86 21 6323 3355

Open: 11:30am-2:30pm, 6pm-11pm

Kee Club Kee_Club

This private dining restaurant in the new Shanghai sister club of the original members-only club in Hong Kong serves an eclectic selection of contemporary French, Mediterranean and Japanese style tapas. The annual membership price is RMB8,000 at this venue that promises to deliver you into the good graces of high society.

Add: 791 Huai Hai Road Middle

Tel: +86 21 3395 0888

Open: Mon-Fri: 11:00-14:30; Sat-Sun: 11:30-15:00, 18:00-22:00

La Villa Rouge La Villa Rouge

Set up in 1921, this was the China Record Factory in 1954. The restaurant now serves Italian dishes. On the walls are photos of movie stars of that time.

Add: 811 Hengshan Rd.

Tel: +86 21 6431 9811

Open: 11:30 – 21:00

Long Bar Long_Bar

Long Bar offers a wide range of spirits, including a good selection of cocktails as well as Waldorf Astoria classics done in the original way. An extensive choice of single malt whiskies and beers is available. With one end of the bar enjoying the stunning view of the Bund Promenade, you can also move to the rhythm and blues brought to you by regular entertainers and the resident deejay. Jazz music adds to the soul of this truly classic bar.

Add: Waldorf Astoria, Heritage Building, Lobby Level 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu

Tel: +86 21 6322 9988

Open: Mon – Sat: 16:00pm – 1:00am past midnight Sun: 14:00pm – 1:00am past midnight

Mardi Gras Mardi_Gras

A French bistro with a European-trained Japanese chef at the helm, this handsome restaurant is set in a beautiful courtyard. They offer a modest array of French fare, from the classic French onion soup and bouillabaisse to steak and lemon tart at higher end prices.

Add: 372 Xingguo Road

Tel: +86 21 6280 7598

Open: 12:00-23:30

Mr.&Mrs. Bund MrMrsBund

A “Modern French Eatery” by Shanghai-famous chef Paul Pairet. Mr and Mrs Bund endeavors to be Shanghai’s first late night dining restaurant. It’s on the Bund so expect it to be classy yet relaxed, without sacrificing an ounce of chic. Serving global French favorites through Pairet’s looking glass. Service is family-style, recast for a modern table, and the wine list includes 32 wines by the glass.

Add: Bund 18, 6/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu

Tel: +86 21 6323 9898

Open: Lunch: Mon-Fri, 11.30am-2pm Dinner: Tue-Sat, 6.30pm-4am Sun-Mon, 6.30pm-10.30pm

Noble House Restaurant Noble_House_Restaurant

The living room at the first floor gives people the inexpressible comfort and elegance, which completely feels like home. There are 12 private rooms on the second and third floors, each of which is permeated with the history of old Shanghai, and Continental furniture fully highlights the noble and elegant style and taste to a maximum extent.

Add: Building1, No.46, Anting Road Xuhui District

Tel: +86 21 6433 3666

Open: 11:30-14:00, 17:00-22:00

Paulaner Brauhaus Paulaner Brauhaus

Built in 1920, it is a house of French-style. It was a private house before 1949. The local people called it “White Mansion”.

Add: 150 Fenyang Rd.

Tel: +86 21 6474 5700

Open: 17:00 – 02:00

Peace Mansion Peace Mansion

Located on Fenyang Rd., it is a good quiet place of remembering old times. There are about 10 big trees of 100 years old in the garden. It serves dishes of Shanghai, Hong Kong and Canton.

Add: 158 Fenyang Rd.

Tel: +86 21 6437 5193

Open: 11:00 – 23:00

PEI Mansion Pei Mansion

The Rooftop Bar & Restaurant in the PEI Mansion Hotel offers dramatic views within the historic area and central business district of Shanghai, from which you can have a cocktail and take in the sweeping vista of downtown. The Western Restaurant takes a classical approach to style with its balanced combination of a creative selection and trendy elements. The PEI Mansion Chinese Restaurant with 7 private dining rooms offers authentic and superb Chinese cuisine.

Add: No.170 Nanyang Rd. Jin An District Shanghai

Tel: +86 21 62897878

Pelham’s Restaurant Pelham's

Pelham’s emanates warmth, intimacy and elegance, without being overly formal. A floating glass exhibition kitchen anchors the main dining area, creating a sense of theatre and dynamism. The walk-in wine display, which doubles as a unique private dining suite, offers a global selection of over 500 fine wines and vintage Champagnes.

Add: Waldorf Astoria, Heritage Building, Lobby Level 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu

Tel: +86 21 6322 9988

Open: 11:30-15:00, 18:00-23:00

Sasha’s Sasha's

Sasha’s serves food all day from 11am until 12 midnight both on the ground floor restaurant and the expansive award-winning garden at the rear of the mansion. Food choices include award-winning pizza, burgers, steaks and salads, served in a casual dining environment.

Add: 11 Dongping Rd.

Tel: +86 21 6474 6628

Open: 10:00 – 01:00


This upscale Japanese restaurant lounge is housed in the gorgeous mansion of a former shanghai tycoon in the French concession. The usual array of SUSHI, SASHIMI, and other Japanese dishes, are paired with artistic surprises and a daily catch flown in fresh from Japan.

Add: 630 Yongjia Rd

Tel: +86 21 54660320

Open: 11:00-14:30, 17:00-23:00

Shen Yue Xuan Restaurant shenyuexuan

It is well-known as the Ding Xiang Garden and regarded as the best garden building in Shanghai. Building No.1, with the style of that in British countryside, is a house of 3-story. There is a round lotus pond and fountain, a large space of lawn and gardens. Now the Shen Yue Xuan Restaurant is in building No.2. It offers delicate Cantonese dishes.

Add: 849 Huashan Rd.

Tel: +86 21 6251 1166

Open: 09:00 – 23:00 (Sat. & Sun.), 11:00 – 23:00 ( Mon. – Fri.)

Simply Thai Simply_Thai

Simply Thai, Shanghai’s temple of Thai gastronomy opened its doors in 1999, bringing one of the world’s most favorite cuisines to this international city. One of a handful of independent restaurant pioneers in Shanghai, Simply Thai is consistently the most awarded restaurant in its category and continues to receive accolades from local as well as foreign publications for its delicious authentic cuisine, warm and welcoming ambience, excellent service and reasonable prices.

Add: 5C Dongping Lu

Tel: 400 880 7729

Open: 11:00-22:30

Sun with Aqua Sun_with_Aqua

Find a feast for both eyes and taste buds at this lush Bund eatery, complete with an open kitchen and a shark aquarium. Chefs dish up Tokyo-style cuisine integrating Japanese and Western flavors, including delicate sushi and sashimi, crispy tempura and masterfully prepared teppanyaki.

Add: 2F, 6 on the Bund, Zhongshan No.1 Rd.E., near Guangdong Rd.

Tel: +86 21 6339 2779

Open: 11:30am-2:30pm; 6pm-11pm.

The Purple Onion The_Purple_Onion

A new funky and quirky Mediterranean Restaurant endowed with its own bakery. The space has a cool eccentric offbeat look. Three different areas to suit everybody’s mood. The Purple Onion will surprise you with its “Grazing Menu” and the cold cut table. Wines list is rich but unconventional.

Add: No. 16, Lane 351 Huashan Road

Tel: +86 21 6248 8747

Open: 11:30-15:30, 18:30-22:30

Tiandi Restaurant Tiandi_Restaurant

Set within a cocoon-like and enchanting environment, the restaurant is culinary “heaven on earth”. A sensual and purely feminine mystique that plays on the contrast between light and shadow, warm and soft colors, the nuances and interlacing of materials that appear throughout the rooms in different expressions, chronicling a voyage back in time. The custom-made furniture interprets the Art Deco style.

Add: 3/F Bund 6, Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Huangpu

Tel: +86 21 6329 7333


The motto for TMSK could be “people in glass bars shouldn’t throw stones!”. This ultra-hip hot spot has a bar made almost entirely out of coloured glass. The lounge area has cosy Baroque booths to sit in and flowers floating in a water pool, while `that’s Shanghai!` reckon the glass bar looks like “a 3D piece of contemporary art!”. There are dozens of great wines and cocktails on offer and can be drunk out of frosted martini and wine glasses – all of different colours and sizes.

Add: Xintiandi, North Block, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu

Tel: +86 21 6326 2227

Open: 11:30-15:30, 18:30-22:30

Xi Garden Xi Garden

It was the private house of a banker before 1949. The restaurant has attracted lots of people, both Chinese and foreigners. It serves Suzhou dishes.

Add: 1 Dongping Rd.

Tel: +86 21 64747052

Open: 11:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 24:00

Xian Zhi Xuan Restaurant xianzhixuan

It was a private flower garden. The luxury house of the French style is now a restaurant. It serves famous Japanese roast meat.

Add: 150 Fenyang Rd.

Tel: +86 21 64313935

Open: 17:30 – 02:00

Ye Olde Shanghai Station Restaurant Ye Olde Shanghai Station Restaurant

This restaurant is renowned for its two special old train carriages dining hall in its garden. One carriage is from the special train for Empress Dowager Cixi in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The other is a part of the special train for Soong Ching-ling, the wife of Dr. Sun Yat-sen. Dishes here have authentic Shanghai flavor.

Add: 201 Caoxi Rd. (N)

Tel: +86 21 64272233

Open: 11:00 – 16:00, 17:00 – 22:00

Ye Shanghai Ye_shanghai

At Ye Shanghai, the chefs recreate the tastes of the celebrated dishes that will always be Shanghai. Every dish is prepared with a touch of innovation for your pleasure, while dining in the intimate setting inspired by the chic era of old Shanghai.

Add: Xintiandi, North Block, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu

Tel: +86 21 6311 2323

Open: 11:00-14:30,17:30-22:00

Yongfoo Elite Yongfoo_Elite

At this elite restaurant where Shanghai cuisine, art deco design and traditional Chinese opera meet, you can dine outside underneath maple trees and beside goldfish ponds, or inside surrounded by green chandeliers, stained glass, warm tiles and flickering candles. The menu features Qing dynasty-era recipes with modern interpretations.

Add: No. 200 Yongfu Road

Tel: +86 21 5466 2727

Open: 11:00-22:00

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