If you, like us, can’t resist the taste of freshly shucked oysters, then feast your eyes on this list we’ve put together, featuring the best shellfish you can get in Shanghai — fine de Claire, Gillardeau, Marenne d’Oleron, Irish Tia Maraa — all flown in live and fresh. Take someone you love for a first taste or get your friends together and say “gan bei” in style.
CHAR Bar & Grill
Steak and seafood lovers soak up the casual dining experience at CHAR, a quiet haven on the bustling South Bund with magnificent views of the famous Shanghai skyline. Selected from around the world by one of Shanghai’s most reputable importers, enjoy buckets of oysters guaranteed for quality and freshness.
Gillerdeau #2 – la maison de Gillardeau, France ¥78
Ancelin #2 – Marenne d’Oleron, France ¥72
Tia Maraa #3 – Waterford, Ireland ¥68
Irish Harty #3 – Dungarvan, Ireland ¥62
*Minimum order – half dozen.
**Service charge is applied, VAT subject to government policy.
CONTACT: CHAR reservation 3302-9995
Indigo Hotel on the Bund, Floor 29, 585 East Zhongshan 2 Road, near Dongmen Road // 中山东二路585号29楼, 外滩英迪格酒店, 近东门路
1515 WEST Chophouse & Bar
Share the night at 1515 WEST in the Jingan Shangri-La with oysters and sparkling wine, the perfect indulgence for a special occasion. Relax in the ambiance of this cozy, chic, elegant restaurant with top class service, the ideal setting for a date.
Freshly shucked Gillardeau and fine de Claire oysters with Prosecco.
6pcs & 1 glasses ¥368+
12pcs & 2 glasses ¥698+
Jing’an Shangri-La, Floor 4, 1218 Yan’an Zhong Road, near Tongren Road // 延安中路1218号, 静安香格里拉大酒店4楼, 近铜仁路
Bull & Claw
Satisfy your late night desires at The Bull & Claw with Atlantic Irish oysters available only after 10pm, Sunday to Thursday. Choose from 3 styles – raw & ocean fresh, Kilpatrick (with Worcestershire sauce) or crispy – and drink to night time shenanigans.
466 Xikang Road, near Kangding Road // 西康路466号, 近康定路
Champagne restaurants in Shanghai don’t get more exclusive than M1NT, so make a reservation before you get all dolled up. Taste the elegant simplicity of Fine de Claires and La Boudeuse oysters with salt & lemon. Who knows, maybe you’ll chance on a little pearl.
318 Fuzhou Road, Floor 24, near Shandong Road // 福州路318号高腾大厦24楼, 近山东中路
The Kitchen La Prima
Choose from a unique selection of the finest French oysters with an amazing price tag at The Kitchen La Prima – La Lune, Belon, Ancelin, Tarbouriech, Kumamoto and Ostre’or. What’s more for early birds, the first 3 reservations of the evening receive 2 complementary glasses of Prosecco.
Half dozen 1 of each type
1 dozen 2 pcs of each type
Ostre ‘Or Perle – ¥58/pc
La Lune – ¥58/pc
Ancelin – ¥68/pc
Kumamoto – ¥68/pc
Belon – ¥78/pc
Tarbouriech – ¥78/pc
*+10% service charge
2967 Lujiazui Road, Block D, near Fenghe Road // 陆家嘴西路2967号D座, 近丰和路
Premium online grocery store Tablelife delivers fresh, live Irish oysters directly to your door. Choose between delicate, creamy No. 1 Irish Premium Oysters or sweet, complex No. 1 Gallagher Specials. Half a dozen is just ¥198 and Tablelife even throws in a fresh lemon, a free shucking knife, and easy-to-follow instructions on how to use it. These oysters are live, and Tablelife takes advance orders only. So be sure to place your order on Monday by 2pm and you can receive your oysters by Friday, just in time for the weekend.
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Dine al fresco on the terrace at VaBene Xintiandi and celebrate the springtime in Shanghai with a fizzing Italian evening. From Saturday 30th of April you can enjoy 6 Oysters Fine de Claires with Va Bene’s signature dressing, plus glass of Ca Del Bosco Franciacorta Wine for only ¥198.
Lane 181, Taicang Road, Xintiandi, Building 7, Floor 2, near South Huangpi Road // 太仓路181弄新天地7号楼2楼, 近黄陂南路
Low and behold the most amazing oyster bargain in town at Bubbly Nation, a dozen No. 4 Fine de Claire oysters with a bottle of Prosecco or Pinot for just ¥288! If even that doesn’t satisfy your appetite for oysters, slurp back as many as you can for just ¥10 each any day of the week.
537 Haifang Road, near Xikang Road // 海防路537号, 近西康路
Join the Oyster Rush on Tuesdays and Fridays at Husk, a half-dozen live Irish oysters with lemon for only ¥88! For two nights every week, shucking gets serious at the Aussie restaurant on West Nanjing Road.
218 Fengxian Lu, near Nanhui Lu // 奉贤路218号, 近南汇路