Asian Restaurant of the Year

See the winners of the Time Out Love Shanghai Awards 2016

You told us what you love about your city in this year’s Love Shanghai Awards – and we threw in a few picks of our own. Now we’re ripping off the wrapping and showing you the crème de la crème of Shanghai. See all the winners below.



If you want straight-up, top-class Japanese dining, you’re spoilt for choice in Shanghai. Dramatic flourishes are nothing new – what with Paul Pairet’s immersive, spectacular restaurant Ultraviolet – but with a full-on stage, this newcomer puts the theatrical front and centre, with high-quality cuisine to back it up.

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381 near Panyu Lu



SUN with AQUA might not have any ‘mic drop’ moments, but this year marks the tenth anniversary of this Bundside institution from Japanese whiskey brand Suntory, and for that we applaud them. It’s testimony to the dependable eats from the kitchen and a lunch deal that’s hard to beat.

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6 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
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Reader's Choice


Barbecued meat is a crowd-pleaser, but CHI-Q ups the game not only with its top-quality ingredients but with its creative fusion dishes like bibimbap topped with roasted foie gras – all served in ultra-chic, Bund-side digs.

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3 Zhongshan Dong Yi LuOnline booking

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