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. An excellent source of vitamin A, B12, iron, calcium, and zinc (why they’re considered a natural aphrodisiac), all of these oysters are imported live and fresh. Read on for our carefully curated list of the ten best restaurants to get your oyster fix this winter!
Grab-and-go restaurant, Moosan, has four branches in town and provides fresh seafood and French oysters imported weekly from France. With options such as The Gillardeau, La Lune, and La Boudeuse oysters, they’ve partnered with oyster road shows and Marcel Lesoille, the World Oyster Shucking Master. Dedicated to provide that “Fisherman’s Wharf” atmosphere, there’s an open kitchen where you can see their chefs’ magnificent slicing skills.
📍 B240, K11, 300 Huaihai Middle Road // 淮海中路 300号 K11, B240
📍 4F, Metro City, 1111 Zhaojiabang Road // 肇嘉浜路 1111号 美罗城 四楼
📍 B1, Jing An Kerry Centre, 1515 West Nanjing Road // 南京西路 1515号, 静安嘉里中心, B1
📍 LG1-05, Crystal Galleria, 68 Yuyuan Road // 愚园路 68号
📞 6032 5101
Bar-boutique Radical Bistro combine the beauty of jewellery with the freshness of their high-quality oysters. Bringing their best oysters for an affordable price to you this December, they’re offering half a dozen of Gillardeau N.2 oysters for ¥170 (+ a bottle of Prosecco for ¥338); half a dozen of Gillardeau N.2 and a bottle of Ca’ del Bosco Cuvée Prestige for ¥598.
🕒 10.30am – 10pm
💰 Half dozen of Gillardeau N.2 for ¥170 (+ a bottle of Prosecco for ¥338) // half a dozen of Gillardeau N.2 and a bottle of Ca’ del Bosco Cuvée Prestige for ¥598
📍 445 Wusheng Road // 武胜路445号
📞 English service: 13122169767 // Chinese service: 13816099399
If you’re in search of warmth on this frosty winter, head down to the cosy artisan wine bar – Anteroom, featuring crafted wines imported from all around the world. Anteroom also features a selection of wine pairing dishes, sharing plates, as well as wine flight trios, tastings, and regular wine & dine events. They’re offering a ”Oyster Trio & Wine Special” 4pm-7pm everyday, featuring three oysters paired with white wine for ¥98.
🕒 Tue-Fri 2pm-10pm // Sat-Sun 12pm-1pm
💰 Oyster Trio & Wine Happy Hour Special: 3 oysters with white wine for ¥98
📍 1222 Changle Road // 长乐路1222号
📞 5858 6689 // WeChat ID @anteroom
Italian ‘cook house’ CAPO has now upgraded their menu with a fresh seafood-centric menu, bringing you a true taste of Southern Italy. They now offer Gillardeau and Ancelin oysters in N.1 and N.2. Choose to pair your oysters with lemon juice for a refreshing experience, or you can try CAPO’s special dressing that combines Campari rosso and vinaigrette. Tobasco is also available on request for a little zing! The Fine de Claire is available N.4 for ¥28/ piece, prime oysters for ¥58-68/ piece and their ‘catch of the week’ is hand-picked by the chef at ¥38/ piece.
🕒 Sun-Thu 5.30pm-11pm // Fri-Sat 17.30pm-1am
💰 Fine de Claire N.4 for ¥28/ piece; prime oysters for ¥58/ piece; catch of the week ¥38/ piece.
📍 99 Beijing East Road // 北京东路99号
The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai
Known for their exceptional service and quality of food, The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai will not disappoint you this winter with their special oyster deals. For just ¥108, you can enjoy a dozen live oysters.
🕒 Daily 5pm-8pm
💰 ¥108/ dozen (prices are subject to a 15% service charge)
📍 1376 West Nanjing Road // 南京西路1376号
📞 6279 8888 ext. 5976
If you haven’t tried the Gillardeau oysters, here’s your chance! Known as the ”Rolls Royce” in the oyster world, it takes four years and fifty-nine meticulous steps to mature properly. Noted for their unique taste and superb quality with a hazelnut aroma and slightly sweet aftertaste, French restaurant Paris Tour in Joycity is now offering N.1 Gillardeau oysters for ¥49/ piece, and N.2 Gillardeau for ¥39/ piece.
💰 Gillardeau N.1 ¥49/ piece, Gillardeau N.2 ¥39/ piece
📍 5F-13, Joycity, 198 North Xizang Road // 西藏北路198号, 大悦城, 502-13
📞 6073 5198
Modern steakhouse conveniently located in the IAPM Mall, The Cut offers oysters from David Herve’s oyster farm in the Charente- Maritime region of Western France. The oysters are nurtured in mineral-rich marshy terrain and sea water from the Atlantic coast. Now you’ll be able to try these half a dozen David Hevre oysters #4 for ¥198.
💰 Half dozen David Herve Oysters #4 for ¥198
📍 IAPM, 6/F, 999 Huaihai Middle Road // 淮海中路999号
📞 6443 5136
Australian restaurant, Kakadu, is offering oysters in a myriad of ways. You can get them raw and freshly shucked with lemon for ¥120 a dozen. If raw oysters aren’t your thing, you can get them baked with butter, bacon and Worcestershire sauce – the Kilpatrick way, for ¥140 a dozen. For those who likes a bit of Asian elements, you can get ’em topped with ginger, soy and shallots for ¥140 a dozen. Oysters are limited so be sure to make a reservation.
💰 For a dozen: Raw ¥120; Kilpatrick ¥140; Asian ¥140
📍 10 Jianguo Middle Road // 建国中路10号
📞 5468 0118 // WeChat ID @Kakadu-Shanghai // [email protected]
Available in all of Le Bordelais’ Bistrots on Fridays and Saturdays (including their newly opened Ruihong Bistrot) Le Bordelais are offering a limited quantity of fresh Fine de Claire No. 4 oysters for just ¥98 a dozen. This deal runs out fast so make sure you book your deal beforehand!
🕒 Available on Fridays & Saturdays
💰 Fine de Claire No. 4, a dozen for ¥98
📍 Jiashan Bistrot: 301 Jiashan Road // 嘉善路301号 📞 6422 9826
📍 Bund Bistrot: Yifeng Galleria, 99 East Beijing Road // 北京东路99号 📞 6333 9156
📍 Ruihong Bistrot: Ruihong Tiandi Hall of the Moon, 188 Ruihong Road // 188瑞虹路, 瑞虹天地 📞 6512 0232