The shortlist: Chinese Restaurant of the Year

The shortlist for Time Out's Love Shanghai awards 2016

We love Shanghai. And with top-notch cocktail bars, off-the-hook restaurants and fabulous nights out hitting the tiles, how could you not? Here's this year's shortlist, with nominees hand-picked by our editors, for the Time Out Love Shanghai Awards 2016. Want to spread the love? Click here to vote for your city favourites – shortlisted or not!

The shortlist

Fu He Hui

Owner Fang Yuan and Chef Tony Lu have produced their most refined dining destination yet with the vegetarian restaurant Fu He Hui. The Shanghainese team have worked together for years building a trio of renowned and celebrated villa restaurants (Fu1039, Fu1088 and Fu1015) serving the city’s ...

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1037 Yuyuan Lu
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Almost eighteen months after the hoardings went up, the first Chinese outpost of Michelin-starred chain Hakkasan has arrived in Shanghai. Since opening its doors in 2001, the London original has spawned a global empire and won critical plaudits (our sister publication Time Out London deemed ...

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18 Zhongshan Dong Yi LuOnline booking

Jian Guo 328

We’ve sought a restaurant like this in Shanghai for ages: a welcoming neighbourhood spot with a bit of style, food you can trust, low prices and a no smoking policy. The homey Shanghai dishes are cooked with filtered water, quality oil and never any MSG. A few details distinguish this ...

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328 Jiangguo Xi Lu

Lost Heaven

With its low lighting and minority-inspired designs, Lost Heaven set the mould for Shanghai-based Yunnanese restaurants and its two branches (this is the more intimate of the two, the much bigger Lost Heaven on the Bund is the other) never fail to deliver a classy 'ethnic mystic' dining ...

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39 Gaoyou Lu
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Oriental House

Perched on the second floor of a nondescript building on Anfu Lu, Oriental House is doing something different. Food aside, Chinese restaurants tend to hit one end of the aesthetic spectrum – grimy hole in- the-walls or blinged-out, tuhao-to- the-max dining rooms. Oriental House has arrived to ...

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308 Anfu LuOnline booking

WUJIE Shanghai Xujiahui Park

Shanghai's most ambitious vegetarian restaurant, WUJIE is an upscale brand from the owner of Shanghai's well-known four-branch chain, Vegetarian Lifestyle. WUJIE is a big step up from the casual Vegetarian Eatery in design and service. The menu, presented on an iPad, is meticulously composed ...

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392 Tianping LuOnline booking

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