|Old Villa Restaurants||Time-Honored Restaurants||Fine Dining|
Old villas tucked in the bowels of the city have been turned into both classic and classy dining establishments that deliver not only gourmet foods, but also a taste of Shanghai's past decadence.
With cooking aromas wafting into nostrils, diners at these fusty homes-turned restaurants feel nostalgic about the old days. Traditional offerings like Xiefenxiaolong (steamed buns) and paiguniangao (pork ribs in sticky rice) always appeal to the retro-inclined crowd.
After nightfall, the high rises are lit up by flickering neon lights. Patronize one of Shanghai's fine restaurants where both eye-pleasing and palate-pleasing dishes will take you onto a memorable culinary journey.
Tea is an important part of the Chinese traditional hospitality and way of life. Sip a cup of tea in one of Shanghai's retro teahouses for cultural immersion.