We all know that California is famous for its pizza. Wait … no it’s not. Still, the California Pizza Kitchen, a mainstay in malls across America, is a welcome addition to the Shanghai restaurant scene, even though they tend to put some crazy shit on their “hearth-baked pizzas.” CPK, as they refer to themselves, opened an 88-seat branch in Shanghai Center on Tuesday. It’s right next door to the Haagen-Dazs.
Shanghaiist wants to say this is the first CPK in China, but we can’t access the chain’s website to find out for some reason. Maybe China’s internet police thought “Thai Linguine” just sounded too ridiculous.
California Pizza Kitchen, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai Center.