Discovering Shanghai’s Top 10 Coolest Restaurants

1. Patio Lounge

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Patio: 56/F, 88 Century Avenue

Located on the 56th floor of the Jin Mao Tower (one of the tallest buildings in the world), the breathtaking spiral leading to the top floors of the skyscraper surrounds the interiors designed by Tony Chi, trying to maintain the traditional Chinese decor, yet conferring an aura of calmness. You can enjoy a drink or some tea, whilst enjoying some piano or jazz live music.

2. Le Baron

Le Baron: 7F, 20 Donghu Lu

Present in London, New York and Tokyo, its designs reflect its already existing venues, with a dimmed red light, detailed drawings on the walls, and funky details spread all over. It’s one of the best clubs in Shanghai, with known deejays playing on weekends (such as Young Franco), and more relaxed music during the week.

3. Lost Heaven Silk Road

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Lost Heaven: 758 Julu Lu

Decorated with murals inspired by Dunhuang city, the buddhist decor fully engages visitors in the Thai culture, blending with dishes that maintain the same standards.

4. Ultraviolet

Ultraviolet: Waitan

Hosting a maximum of ten people, the restaurant serving famed chef Paul Pairet‘s dishes surrounds its guests with a full sensory experience designed by Magma Deisgn, including displayed images , scents and sounds.

4. The Nest

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The Nest: 6/F, 130 Beijing Dong Lu

By MQ Studio, The Nest wanted to originally get inspired by the name and impersonate it through its interior design. Sponsored by Grey Goose and MUSE Group, it serves dishes reminiscent of Scandinavia and East-European countries, and signature cocktails by Carson Xie, who managed the Park Hyatt bar before working here.

5. Shintori

Shintori: 803 Julu Lu

Welcoming its customers through a bamboo-framed walkway, it transports them into the Japanese restaurant with a simply sophisticated design and an open kitchen.

6. Bar Rouge

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Bar Rouge: Bund 18,
7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu

If you are an expat in Shanghai, together with Le Baron, this is one of the places to be. With a skyline evocative of New York’s, it entertains a similar crowd to The Standard rooftop’s.

7. Eight Tenths Garden

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By Wutopia Lab, this structure accommodates a cultural center with an exceptional architectural design and several spaces dedicated to exhibitions, co-working, restaurants and cafes.

8. Tea House

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Tea House: No. 1436 Jungong Road

By Archi Union architects, it’s architecture and furniture colors blend perfectly with the surrounding nature. Perfect for an afternoon tea, you could also stop and read a book in the reading room, with a nice view and trees embedded into the walls.

9. Jade Museum

Jade Museum: 383 Huang Pi Nan Lu

Again by Archi Union, the curvy, welcoming wall lines and the contrasting lights with dark-painted interiors, this museum is great for enjoying some art, as well as to get a coffee and admire the subtly elegant interior decor.

10. Logan’s Punch

Logan’s Punch: Zhong Plaza,
2/F, 99 Taixing Lu

A must-visit if you miss having refined cocktails. Here you will find Logan Brouse‘s drinks and a stylish-hip interior design by Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu.



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