Chinese New Year is here, and your friends are all out of town. But there’s no excuse to be bored and muck around at home, because many businesses will remain open for business as usual. We’ve rounded up all the things you can do, the places you can shop, and the restaurants you can eat at this holiday season. Take our word for it: with the crowds out of the way, you’ll have a FABULOUS time.
Pamper yourself with a day of relaxation and enjoyment in a natural hot springs resort on Feb 10 with Wanna Travel. Meet up with them 9am at Zhongshan Park and get bussed over to this secret hideout with 33 indoor and outdoor hot springs baths, sauna, gym and unlimited water and herbal tea, sand therapy, hot stones, ping pong, resting hall, sleeping hall, playroom for children and much more. Make sure to bring along your bikini or swimming suit.
Find more information, visit www.wanna-travel.com
350 RMB (Departure from Zhongshan Road metro station)
CONTACT: (WeChat) wanna-travel OR (phone) 13764884661
1401 Kangding Lu, near Yuyao Lu // 康定路1401号, 近余姚路
Online groceries supermart Epermarket stays open during the holidays, with the exception of the evening of the 7th and the 8th. Missing any of your comfort foods from home? They’ll deliver straight to your doorstep and you can pay online or by cash on delivery.
Delivery Times (every day) *FREE delivery for orders over 300RMB.
1 PM – 4 PM (Afternoon)
6 PM – 9 PM (Early Evening)
7.30 PM – 10.30 PM (Evening 2)
1 PM – 10.30 PM (All Day)
9:30-11:30 (Weekend mornings)
CONTACT: 400 776 0776 (Hotline 9 AM – 7 PM) OR [email protected]
Online international supermarket TableLife comes to the rescue with a Chinese New Year survival kit to get you through the week-long sofa marathon ahead. The package includes one 24-pack of Stella Artois, 2 bags of Kettle Chips, a bag of Tostitos, one box of Act II microwave popcorn, and a frozen pizza from Gautier, all for just 437 RMB (regular price 506 RMB).
Also look out for Chinese New Year wine packages and the Carnivore Kit, which contains 200g Black Angus Sirloin, 180g of Japanese scallops, two 200g US pork shoulder steaks, one 280g skin-on salmon fillet, one 240g veal tenderloin, a 250g New Zealand rib eye, and whole frozen Canadian lobster. Just 390 RMB!
CONTACT: 400-963-9603 (Hotline)
El Patio’s special Chinese New Year set menu features 6 magnificent Spanish dishes, available February 1 – 6, 10 – 13. Treat yourself to a menu of foie gras, Iberico ham, sea bass, suckling pig, Catalan Fideuà Paella and a chocolate dessert.
See the Chinese New Year menu.
1,500 RMB for 6 people; 3,000 RMB for 12people
11 AM – 1 AM (Sunday – Thursday) 11 AM – 2 AM (Friday & Saturday)
110 Fenyang Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu // 汾阳路110号, 近复兴中路
New York Style Pizza
New York Style Pizza, Steak & Burger opens throughout most of Chinese New Year. Look out for the Arch Walk restaurant, offering buy-1-get-1-free burgers through Sherpa’s!
New York Style Pizza, Jing’An Temple
10 AM – 12 AM (Closed after 8 PM, Feb 7 )
DELIVERIES: (Jing’an) 6247 2265 // (Tianzifang) Sherpa’s only // (Gubei) 5239 7368 // (Fashion Park) 3490 5177 // (Arch Walk) Sherpa’s only // (Jingqiao) 3872 6606 // (Shanghai One) 3868 2738 // (Cham Time) 5019 9260 // (Cool Docks) closed Feb 7 – 13.
Sasha’s + Zapata’s
The famous Soong family mansion in the former French Concession, Sasha’s opens everyday from 5 PM to late on Chinese New Year! The restaurant and lounge has a full bar and special menu with all the Sasha’s favourites including Pizza and Burgers. Please note that there will be no Sunday Brunch on Sunday February 7 and 14.
If a Mexican fiesta is what you’re after, you’ll be glad to know Zapata stays open everyday except Sunday and Monday. You can expect the usual Friday and Saturday mayhem, and Wednesday Ladies Night, plus the famous 88 RMB Taco Buffet on Tuesday.
Sasha’s: 5 PM – LATE *Last orders for food 10.30 PM
Zapata’s: 6 PM – LATE *Closed Sunday & Monday
Sasha’s, 11 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu // 东平路11号, 近衡山路
Zapata’s, 5 Hengshan Lu, near Dongping Lu // 衡山路5号, 近东平路
Shanghai Slim’s + New York Style Steak & Burger
Shanghai Slim’s is open everyday, except February 7, with happy hour drinks all day everyday!
CONTACT: (phone) 6426 0171
11.30 AM – 10 PM (Closed Feb 7) 12 PM – 9 PM (Feb 8 & 13)
Sinan Mansions, Block 26D, 523 Fuxing Lu, near Sinan Lu // 思南公馆, 复兴西路523号26D, 近思南路
New York Style Steak & Burger
11 AM – 10 PM (Closed Feb 7) 12 PM – 9 PM (Feb 8 & 13)
CONTACT: (Tianzifang) 6473 6070
Tianzifang, No.22, 155 JianGuo Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Lu // 田子坊, 建国中路155弄22号 近瑞金路
CONTACT: (Arch Walk) 6260 0376
Level LG2, 533 Loushanguan Lu, near Maotai Lu // 娄山关路533号地下2层, 近茅台路
Light & Salt
Light & Salt stays open for afternoon tea, lunch and dinner during Chinese New Year. Make a booking with Chope, Shanghai’s instant restaurant reservation service. Please note the restaurant will close from Feb 7 – 10, and will reopen for lunch on Feb 11.
See the Chinese New Year dinner menu. afternoon tea menu. lunch menu.
6 PM – 10.30 PM
Rock Bund, 6/F, 133 Yuanmingyuan Lu, Beijing Dong Lu // 圆明园路133号6楼， 近北京东路
Dine at the luxurious Shangri-La hotel this Lunar New Year’s Eve (February 7) with a banquet dinner at Gui Hua Lou or enjoy a sumptuous buffet at Yi Café. The Shangri-La boasts 8 restaurants and bars, open all through the holidays, including Jade on 36 with its amazing panoramic views of the city.
Lunar New Year’s Eve at Gui Hua Lou and Yi Cafe.
Gui Hua Lou Chinese New Year’s Eve menus, 1 – 3, 4 – 6, 7 – 9.
11 AM – 3 PM (lunch) 5 PM – 10 PM (dinner)
RESERVATIONS: Gui Hua Lou (86 21) 6882 8888 ext. 220 // Yi Café (86 21) 6882 8888 ext.6888
33 Fucheng Lu, near Yincheng Dong Lu, Pudong // 富城路33号, 近银城东路
The Rooster opens from 4pm to late on February 8 – 12, serving up chicken wings 1/2 price the whole time — that’s 6 wings for 22 RMB, and 12 wings for 40 RMB! They’re also giving away 5L of Heineken to the first customers of the day.
See The Rooster snacks menu.
NO COVER (1/2 price chicken wings, February 8 – 12)
CONTACT: Manager Tim – 13601609171
11 AM – LATE (Monday – Sunday) 4 PM – LATE (February 8 – 12)
455 Shanxi Bei Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu, Jing’an district // 陕西北路455号, 近北京西路, 静安区
Craft opens all Chinese New Year serving classic and signature cocktails for only 50 RMB from Tuesday – Saturday, 8.30 PM – 10.30 PM. Look out for Kinoclub screening films every Tuesday, Tommy Badshoes on Friday 5th, Miki Discosnot on Saturday 6th and Lindberg on Saturday 13th.
8 PM – 2 AM (Tuesday – Thursday); 8 PM – 4 AM (Friday – Saturday)
Donghu Hotel South Wing, 7 Donghu Lu, above Cinderella KTV // 东湖宾馆, 东湖路7号
For the most important meal of the day, look no further than Foodie’s breakfast buffet. With everything from cereals, eggs and sausages to steamed buns, noodles and congee, Foodie serves something to please everyone in the morning.
See the Chinese New Year breakfast menu.
7.30 AM – 11.30 AM from Feb 7-12
7 Yan’an Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu // 延安东路7号, 近中山东一路
All Big Bamboo venues stay open during CNY, serving food and the drinks as usual and all the hottest games 24-7 nonstop. Don’t miss out on Super Bowl 50 on Feb 8, 7.30am. Craving for some classic American dishes? Big Bamboo’s classic BB burger is a must try!
See the Chinese New Year menu.
9 AM – 2 AM
Big Bamboo Jing ‘an (Tel: 6256-2265) 132 Nanyang Road // 南阳路132号
Big Bamboo Hongqiao (Tel: 6405-8720) No.20 LaoWai Entertainment Street Lane 3338 Hongmei Road // 虹梅路3338号, 虹梅路休闲街20号
Big Bamboo Jinqiao (Tel: 5030-1779) 381 Hongfeng Road // 红枫路381号
Feast your eyes on the Chinese New Year special offers available all week at Pizza Topolino. Tuna steak on Monday, Tuesday lamb chops, something different for every day at less than 500 RMB for 2, and a special lunch menu at just 198 RMB – 388 RMB for 2 served daily.
See the Chef’s Chinese New Year Special Lunch menu.
RSVP with Lorenzo (call 136-5184-8311)
CONTACT: TOPO-CHEF (WeChat)
11 AM – 10 PM (Tuesday – Sunday)
No 7, 328 Madang Lu, near Fuxing Lu // 马当路328弄7号, 近复兴中路
Dogtown, Sumerian & Boom Boom
Dogtown is having its grand opening on Feb 5, and it’s kicking off with a whole week of promotions for Chinese New Year. Saturday brings a moustache-themed party with DJ Stache Bashe, Shiva’s Kitchen rustles up some “dog food & treats” with free Westwood ale on Sunday and the deals go on until February 10.
See the Chinese New Year drinks promotions calendar.
4 PM – LATE
409 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu // 陕西北路409号, 近北京西路
Blending Chinese tradition and cutting edge innovation, Whampoa Club spoils us for choice with 3 very special banquets this Chinese New Year. Begin the year of the monkey in this glamorous, art deco Bund restaurant and allow Executive Chef Bill Ng to indulge you with his latest creations.
See the Chinese New Year menus.
2588 RMB – 3988 RMB (6 guests) 3988 RMB – 5988 RMB (10 guests) +10% service charge
5.30 PM – 10 PM
Three on the Bund, 5/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu // 中山东一路3号5楼, 近广东路
POP American Brasserie
For everyone who’s had enough of the traditional banquets, POP offers something unique, an intimate American-style Chinese New Year celebration. The set menu for two features 9 sharing dishes, including Alaskan king crab and Wagyu steak. The Chinese New Year Family Sharing Menu is available all day, February 6 – 9.
See the Chinese New Year menu.
288 RMB/person (min. 2 people) +10% service charge
5 PM – 11 PM
Three on the Bund, 7/F, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu // 广东路17号, 外滩三号7楼, 近中山东一路