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Restaurants and Bars in Tianzifang

Tianzifang, situating in Taikang Road 210 Lane, is an arts and crafts enclave that has developed from a renovated residential area in the French Concession area of Shanghai, China.  Historically Lane #248 was a key entrance that, in order to gain access to the commercially developed area, required walking about 50meters through whilst be surrounded by local residents’ life, including bicycles, hanging laundry, etc. until finally emerging in the ‘new’ area.

Western and Chinese culture are blending and crashing here, blinking with passion everywhere.  It keeps the Old Shanghai styled architectures, and bringing innovation at the same time. Various distinctive restaurants and bars are showing their charms, which has been attracting a number of people here. If you want enjoy the stylish flavors, Tianzifang is definitely your best choice.



Jianguo West Road–No.27, 96

Shanxi South Road–NO.17, 41, 146,786

Chongqing South Road–NO.36, 986, 933

Metro: Entrance 1, Dapuqiao Station, Metro Line 9


Lapis Thai(Tianzifang) 藏珑泰极(田子坊店)thumb (2)

Address: 14 Tianzifang, Taikang Road 248 Lane, Luwan District


Tel: 021-64733989

Description: Situating in Tianzifang, Lapis Thai fuses modern and old-styled elements together, trying to create a unique and delicate atmosphere, the shanghai shikumen architectiure brings a strong nostalgia flavor to customers. It offers authentic Thai cuisine which has been improved to appeal the public.  All the materials are strictly selected and imported from Southeast Asia, guaranteeing the authentic tastes. Tom Yam Kung is really worth a try.

GLISMATTEN 健康蔬食瑞士火锅屋thumb (2)

Address: 9 Tianzifang, Taikang Road 248 Lane, Luwan District

地址: 卢湾区泰康路248弄田子坊9号

Tel: 021-54658008

Description: The country style decoration makes it outstanding at the first sight in Tianzifang, the atmosphere is as cozy as at home. GLISMATTEN aims to provide customers with the most authentic cheese fondue, and the rich cheese flavor will filll your nostrils before walking in. Pizza and cakes are available here, you can also enjoy the sunshine on the second floor.

Esther’s Bear(Tianzifang) 泰迪之家(田子坊店)thumb (5)

Address: 23 Tianzifang, Taikang Road 248 Lane, Luwan District


Tel: 021-54658008

Description: Esther’s Bear is a teddy bear-themed restaurant, specializing in Thai cuisine in Tianzifang. Walking into it, what you can see is teddy dolls and decorations, it’s almost a paradise of teddy bear. It covers 3 floors, the 1st floor only arranges 2 desks for customers to have some drinks; you can make teddy shaped food by your own on 2nd floor; 3rd floor provides dining service for you, Thai tea is the feature.

En Grill & Bar宴thumb (2)

Address: 20 Tianzifang, Taikang Road 248 Lane, Luwan District


Tel: 021-54660857

Description: En Grill & Bar is a Japanese restaurant, it provides you with the most authentic cuisine, featuring in Sushi, Sashimi and Charcoal fire barbecue, kinds of Japanese alcoholic drinks are available, hoping to make you appreciate unadulterated Japanese food. It provides compartments on 2/F and a balcony on 3/F. Coupled with the elegant and comfortable environment, it is a good place to go.

Lotus Land Indian Restaurant 莲池印度餐厅thumb (9)

Address: 12 Tianzifang, Taikang Road 274 Lane, Luwan District


Tel: 021-54652743

Description: Throwing off a strong exotic emotional appeal with Nepal styled decorations you can see everywhere, Lotus Land is a restaurant specializing in a full range of Indian Food. The chef came from India, providing you with decent Indian cuisine. They elaborately choose the spices from Nepal, trying to make you feel the most traditional Indian food. You can sit on terrace to have a relaxing time.


Alley Bar 弄堂酒吧thumb

Address: 258 Taikang Road 248 Lane, Luwan District

地址: 卢湾区泰康路258号

Tel: 021-54650813

Description: It is a stylish bar, sharing quiet and relaxing atmosphere.  Situating in an Old Shanghai Styled alley, this place is small but decent, hoping to make it cozy for customers to enjoy themselves. The decoration is retro, featuring in wooden windows and individualized furnishings. Alley bar has its magic power, it is a  good place for a stop.


Address: 38 Jianguo Milddle Road 155 Lane, Luwan District


Tel: 13788923099

Description: This cute little stand is discreetly built into the main thoroughfare in Tianzifang near NY Style Steak & Burger and Kaiba Terrace.Rambler will draw you in with its affordable drinks, a solid menu and, above all else, a welcoming atmosphere. It doesn’t even have a sign above the makeshift bar – you have to glance at the menu to see it’s name: The Rambler. It was decorated full of exotic feeling, and relaxing music are playing to make you feel ease.

Friends Bar Friends酒吧thumb

Address: 25 Tianzifang, 155 Lane, Luwan District


Tel: 021-64150860

Description: This is an authentic American style bar in Tianzifang, bringing you with relaxing atmosphere, warm service and a full range of drinks. It is so decent that has been attracted so many customers, including lots of foreigners. You can choose to enjoy at the bar counter outside, or having fun with everybody inside. This place is not big but warm with cozy music playing, hot and cold wines are recommendable, cocktails are worth a try.

Memory Club 尚床吧thumb (1)

Address: 1 Tianzifang, Taikang Road 248 Lane, Luwan District


Tel: 021-64182212

Description: Covering an small building of 3 floors, it concludes a cafe on 2nd floor and a bar on 3rd floor. Walking along the wooden stairs, you will see a teeny-weeny balcony with plenty green pants fill your eyes. A small compartment is hidden on the corner, wooden furnishings create it stylish and noble, full of the literature flavor. The 2nd floor is a cozy cafe. And the bar on 3rd floor is the highlight, three red high beds are placed to add the comfort and pleasure moment for customers.  More spacious compartment are available here.


Top 5 Popular Shanghai Restaurant Among Foreigners

Recently, a well-known food website ” The Daily meal” released a list of “101 Best Asian Restaurant”. It is reported that these restaurants were voted by the writers, gourmets, foreigners who lived in Asia for a long time and other professional people in the past six months. Fortunately, several Shanghai Restaurants are included in the list. Now, here will introduce the Top 5 Popular Shanghai Restaurant shown on the list.

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Best Pizzas in Shnaghai

Deriving from Italy, pizza wins a huge love in the public. And Shanghai is such an international city, hundreds of Shanghai restaurants serve pizzas, but where to start if you want the best. In the following, I would like to list some restaurants sharing different features, all providing great pizzas.

High- quality pizzas

These places offer pizzas with fantastic flavors and the environment is excellent , the decorations are special. Eating these pizzas are a high level of enjoyment.

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Address: NO.913, Julu Road(near Changshu Road), Jingan District


Tel: 021-54034528

Description: It is an Italian restaurant located in Julu Road. The building is an old- styled villa with wooden stairs. And the restaurant situated on 3F. It has a fantastic environment and warm arrangement. Pizzas served here are authentic Italian style with good states, neo-Neapolitan style pizza is available. The warm services, good environment and delicious pizza make it a wonderful place to have meals. Continue reading


The List of Italy Pizza Restaurants in Shanghai

As many people know, Italian people are good at cooking so as to provide a great range of delicious dishes for worldwide food lovers. Their food features traditional cooking methods of braising and stewing. Pasta, cheese and salami are the famous food of Italy. No wonder Italian food is so popular in China. There are a large number of Italian restaurants in Shanghai, all of these restaurants have an excellent environment and offer attentive service. More importantly, authentic Italian foods are served, including pasta, cheese and pizza. Especially Pizza, it is really the most popular food in Shanghai, the following are some famous Italy Restaurant which can cook very delicious Pizza. Continue reading


The Limited Delicious Food in Shanghai that Money Can’t Buy

Like a man who can love the limited edition sports car forever, the woman also cannot resist to the temptation of food, especially for those food that have a great popularity, and if you go too late, you will not eat that delicious food. At this time, the most tragic thing in the world is “sold out”. The following are some most delicious food in Shanghai; it is in no particular order, welcome to supplement.

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Enjoying Japanese Cooking

Date: on Friday, Mar 1st,2013

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Phone: 33821770*206


Venue: Community Center Shanghai – Pudong

Address: 2/F,The Greenhills Clubhouse,Lane 418 Jinxiu East Road,Jinqiao

Fee: Early bird: 250rmb (Pay by Feb 22)

Regular: 280rmb

Japanese Cooking Description

102Our community is filled with talented chefs from all over the world. Join us for our international cooking series to learn bits and pieces of international cuisine and meet friends with similar interests. Join one class or a whole series. Misook Hong is a Korean-American Expat spouse who enjoys cooking for her family and friends. She learned to cook from her mom, mother-in-law, various cook books and by watching different food channels. She is passionate about cooking and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences with others. Her goal is to make everyone feel more comfortable cooking and feel more confident in the kitchen. Her philosophy is that early education is very important and everyone is teachable. Her only wish is that every teen should have a positive and fun experience while cooking different types of food which they can later share with others.



Shanghai Snacks Street

Shanghai is a modern city in China, but it still has its very famous and featured local snacks street with distinctive flavor. So if you want to eat the traditional Shanghai Snack, the best way is to go to those snack streets, where you can have one-stop experience of gourmet. You can find many snacks street in Shanghai such as the Old Town God Temple Snack Street, Wukang Road Snacks Street, Huanghe food street and so on, the following are some most famous streets in Shanghai for your reference.

1. Old Town God Temple Snack Street

Shanghai Cheng Huang Miao is a famous food street in Shanghaim here is “Shanghai Snack Kingdom”. If you want to eat Shanghai Snack you can choose this Snack Stree, it is the largest sanck street, which possesses of the most famous restaurants, with the architecture following style of Ming and Qing Dynasties. You can find lots of famous Shanghai local snacks can be found in Chenghuangmiao Old Street. Both domestic and foreign travelers prefer to come here to have a Shanghai snack experience. Continue reading


Shanghai Featured Restaurants

Shanghai which enjoys a good reputation in Chinese gourmet circles, boasts one of China’s most characteristic and distinctive cuisines, this city is covered with delicious food and restaurants from all over China. Various kinds of local food have distinctive and special taste. You’ll notice that most Chinese restaurants in Shanghai all present different kinds of features. So during your Shanghai Tour, you can not only appreciate the beautiful sceneries but also enjoy the local food culture, the Shanghai Food is really different from other cuisines from the other places in China. The followings are the top 9 featured restaurants in Shanghai.

1. Gongdelin Vegetarian Restaurant

18Features: It is located at the cross of Bejing Road and Guizhou Road and with a history of nearly 86 years since 1922. Gongdelin is the most well-known vegetarian restaurant in Shanghai. It is especially popular for the vegan dishes such as vegetarian chicken, duck and pork. The monk meat food all is extractive design and made by bean curd. You can have excellent meal at reasonable price there. Continue reading


The Breakfast You Can Enjoy in Shanghai

In Shanghai, people do not like to spend too much time on having breakfast, so breakfast in Shanghai is really very simple. In general, Shanghai people are used to enjoyinv some food in small snack stores. The following are some famous breakfast type you can choose if your are visiting Shanghai.

141. Xiaolongbao.

Xiaolongbao is a type of steamed bun that is filled with pork or minced crab, and soup. Although it appears delicate, a good xiaolongbao is able to hold in the soup until it is bitten. They are steamed in bamboo baskets and served with black vinegar and in some places, shredded ginger. A common way of eating xiaolongbao is to bite the top off, suck all the soup, then dipping it in vinegar before eating.

152. Dan bing 

It is a mouth-watering, crepe-like pastry with egg, meat floss, pickles, a sweet brown sauce and sausage on request, costing around RMB¥3 yuan each. Continue reading


Shanghai Featured Food

Shanghai is a fashion city, here is not only a shopping paradise, there are also many tourist attractions which is worthy of traveling and a lot of characteristics food which is worthy of tasting, all these foods in Shanghai city are full of praise, if you are the tourist from other region or other country, you should not miss these food, let us enjoy these food together!

1. Da Zha Xie

8Da Zha Xie is a special type of crab found in rivers, and is normally consumed in the winter. The crabs are tied with ropes or strings, placed in bamboo containers, steamed and served. There few other artificial ingredients added to the dish yet it tastes fantastically good. Da Zha Xie is usually consumed with vinegar. Locals are also quite fussy about when to consume male crabs and when to consume female crabs.

2. Stewed Pork Ball in Brown Sauce

9The Chinese name of this dish means “Lion Head”. The origin of the name is quite simple, the pork ball should be made to look like the head of a stone lion, which can be seen almost everywhere in China. Alhough the main ingredient looks pretty simple and boring, this dish is actually far more than a mere pork ball. The pork to make this dish has to be streaky pork. Then the pork should be sliced then minced into very tiny cubes. The cook will put all these tiny cubes together and using a lot of patting and throwing between both hands to make the tiny cubes into a pork ball. There are a lot of skills here. When you bite and chew the final product, you should find it tender but not soft. Continue reading