Some of you might be wondering where I like to go to eat, so today I’m counting down my top 6 favorite dining spots. Keep in mind, this is not an official list of the best eateries in Shanghai as deemed by one pretentious laowai food critic, just the spots I could eat at day after day and never grow sick of. Hopefully you can relate to them, find them helpful, or just be entertained by the verbal food porn.
Note: I excluded Cantonese restaurants because while I firmly believe Cantonese is the world’s best cuisine, these are restaurants I can also eat at on a regular basis and still make rent.
Benjamin Cost is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates on Shanghai’s dining scene to [email protected].