Those looking for hassle-free dining in Shanghai can save time cooking and cleaning by dining out at one of the best restaurants open during this magically festive period. Even though we are not back home, there are still plenty of traditions to cross off your holiday to-do list—including visiting all the Christmas markets, going broke on bespoke gifts or gathering around the table with your loved ones for a mouthwatering feast. And yes, you can really find that last one at these places! From Asian-fusion, Spanish to your classic American joints, here are the 7 best food-coma worthy restaurants available in Shanghai. To make things even easier, you can easily book your seats now by scanning the QR codes!
Sasha’s is serving up an indulgent Christmas Eve buffet dinner and Christmas Day buffet brunch. Priced at ¥298 per person, the buffet includes everything from appetizers, cold plates, various dips, soups, mains, a carving station and mouthwatering desserts. Catch a sneak peek of the full menu and book your seats now.
🕒 Dec 24 buffet dinner; Dec 25 buffet brunch
💰 ¥298 per person
📍 11 Dongping Road // 东平路 11号
Ready for an intimate night of your favorite Christmas classics, Motown hits and delicious food? Performed by Jodie Gillies (Les Miserable), LaTrece Bracks and their Groovy Power Band at warm intimate Christmas wonderland of The Pearl this Friday. Enjoy the show along with the Christmas dinner package at ¥488 per person. The menu includes roast chicken, smoked ham, hot apple pie and more! You can also get pre-sale tickets just for the show at ¥150.
🕒 Dec 23 9pm
💰 ¥150 per person
📍 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路471弄
Wanting to change things up a bit this festive season? Ginger by the Park is offering a special festive menu for Christmas lunch and dinner. Priced at ¥258 for lunch and ¥358 for dinner, celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with an “Asian inspired” feast! Conveniently located in the former French concession, modern and hip Asian bistro, Ginger by the Park will embark you on a journey of unique Asian flavors.
🕒 Dec 24 & 25th
💰 Lunch ¥258; dinner ¥358
📍 91 Xingguo Road // 兴国路 91号
Join the Demon chef Alvin Leung and discover the most unique dishes at Daimon Bistro for Christmas and New Years! Alvin Leung, the owner of the three Michelin star restaurant Bo Innovation, recently launched the new bistro at Bund 5 – a casual, playful and slightly sinister looking restaurant with many retro elements. The dinner sets are a mixture of pan-Asian cuisines perfected with Alvin’s personal touch, available for 2, 4 and 6 people priced from ¥890. This delicious feast is available on from December 23rd to the 25th, the 30th and the 31st. Secure your seats now in the QR code below!
🕒 Christmas & NYE dinner sets from Dec 23-25, 30 & 31
💰 For 2 ¥890; for 4 ¥1890; For 6六 ¥2580
📍 6F, Bund 5, East Zhongshangyi Road // 中山东一路 外滩五号 6楼
CH2 by Whisk
This Christmas, Whisk has some special treats in store for you! For your Christmas Eve dinner, they have specially prepared two set menus for you to enjoy with your loved ones. Enjoy a 3-course meal with hot a cup of mulled wine for ¥188 per person. For those who are more in the sharing spirit, there’s a family set which includes shared starters, mains and desserts for ¥688 for 3-5 persons. To help with your food coma, you can also book your brunch at Whisk on the 24th and 25th December. For only ¥138 per person you’ll have a choice of starter and main course.
🕒 Brunch set Dec 24 & 25 10.30am-3.30pm 💰 ¥138 per person
🕒 Dinner set Dec 24 💰 ¥188 per person
🕒 Family set Dec 24 💰 ¥688 for 3-5 persons
📍 1250 Huaihai Middle Road // 淮海中路 1250号
Located in the heart of Xujiahui, Avenue focuses on providing the best tapas, whisky and cocktails in town. Once you enter the restaurant, you’ll find yourself surrounded in a modern yet luxurious atmosphere, along with a gorgeous rooftop overlooking the Xujiahui Park. Between the warm tones of the dining area and attentive staff, Avenue is an affordable yet classy place for you to dine with your loved ones for Christmas. Also be prepared to be pleasantly surprised by their talented bartender! Read on to take a sneak peak into the delicious five course Christmas dinner set they’re offering for only ¥398 per person!
🕒 Dinner set Dec 24 & 25, 5pm-11pm 💰 ¥398 per person
📍 844 West Hengshan Road // 横山西路 844号
Offering Christmas brunch and dinner sets and a la carte options, chef Oscar will be dishing out the most authentic dishes at Azul Tapas & Lounge with inspirations from his mother’s Salmon Pie recipe and Azul’s very own traditional lamb roast. There’s even a dessert board filled with Christmas cookies, Noel cakes, strawberry santas, our favorite traditional Spanish apple tart and more! The Christmas dinner special is available as a 3 course set menu for ¥388 per person. The Christmas brunch is available on December 24th and the 25th from 11am – 4pm for ¥188 per person, which includes 3 courses, a drink and a coffee.
🕒 Christmas brunch set Dec 24 & 25 11am – 4pm 💰 ¥188 per person
🕒 Dinner set Dec 23-25 💰 ¥388 per person
📍 8F 378 Wukang Road // 武康路 378号 8楼
Experience the magic of Christmas with the magnificent Bund view this Christmas day for lunch at NAPA Wine Bar & Kitchen! Let chef Francisco Araya take you on a culinary journey with their four course menu. Known for having one of the most exclusive wine collections in Shanghai with over 800 selections, indulge yourself with their free flow option for an additional ¥200 per person which includes four distinctive wines: two whites and two reds. Menu priced at ¥298 per person, you can book your lunch on December 25th between 12pm to 3pm.
🕒 Christmas Day wine lunch 12-3pm💰 ¥298 per person
📍 2F South Bund 22, Zhongshan Dong Er Road // 中山东二路22号2楼