Best Cantonese Food in Shanghai
Cantonese Cuisine, also known as Guangdong Cuisine, has had a predominant place in Shanghai restaurants since its entry to the city over 140 years ago. Cantonese Cuisine features fresh and delicious seafood. The typical dishes are cooked with rare food materials and various seasonings. Additionally, the dishes usually have propitious names and dainty appearances, retaining much Chinese food culture and tradition.
Cantonese restaurants offer best Cantonese food in Shanghai, combining original Cantonese Cuisine with Shanghai Cuisine to suit the local customs. Western style dining can also be seen in the Cantonese dishes in Shanghai. Even though the dining experience is enthralling, the price may be expensive for some budgets. Various dim sums, however, with Guangdong and Hong Kong styles are tasty and quite affordable.
Recommended Guangdong Cuisine Restaurants in Shanghai
Sunya Cantonese Restaurant
This is an old restaurant opened in 1926 in Shanghai. The roast suckling pig is highly recommended.
Average cost per person: CNY130
East Nanjing Road Branch
Location: No.719, East Nanjing Road, Huangpu District (near North Guangxi Road)
Location: No. 1535, South Pudong Road
Xinzha Road Branch
Location: No. 249, Xinzha Road
Xuanhua Road Branch
Location: No. 64, Xuanhua Road
Hang Yuen Hin Guangdong Cuisine Restaurants
This three-story restaurant is a special place to dine and relax. It offers a friendly environment and authentic Guangdong dishes, especially abalone and edible bird's nest.
Average cost per person: CNY350
Location: No.290, Wanping Road, Xuhui District (inside Xujiahui Park; near Zhaojiabang Road)
Location: 3-4F, Standard Chartered Bank Building, No. 201, Century Avenue, Pudong New Area (near South Pudong Road)
Xing Hua Lou
Here, people can easily find best Cantonese food in Shanghai, including Cantonese dishes, snacks and moon cakes (a special snack for the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival). All of them are worth a try!
Average cost per person: CNY100
Fuzhou Road Branch
Location: No. 343, Fuzhou Road, Huangpu District (near Middle Shandong Road)
Huanghe Road Branch
Location: 3-4F, Carlton Building, No. 21, Huanghe Road, Huangpu District (near West Nanjing Road)
Location: No. 3-7, South Tibet Road
Abundant Green Garden
This is one of a villa-styled Guangdong cuisine restaurants with a garden and outdoor tables. Its dishes are as agreeable as its environment. They mainly serve set meals (meal packages) and the most luxury package contains the bird’s nest, abalone and shark's fin.
Average cost per person: CNY400
Location: Building no. 3, Grand Mercure Hotel, No. 369, Xianxia Road, Changning District (near Furongjiang Road)
It offers excellent Cantonese dishes and Hong Kong dim sums. It also charges reasonably to attract many customers!
Average cost per person: CNY150 - CNY200
Location: Room 12A-12B, 2F, South Block, Xintiandi Plaza, Lane 123, Xingye Road, Luwan District (near Madang Road)
Location: 7F, Meilongzhen Plaza, No. 1038, West Nanjing Road, Jing'an District (near Jiangning Road)
Location: 7F, Takashimaya Department Store phase two of Gubei Fortune Center, No. 1438, Hongqiao Road, Changning District (near Hongbaoshi Road)
The decoration of the restaurant is gorgeous and high-rated. It shall be a good choice for family and friends gathering! You cannot miss the squab and soybean sauce chicken feet here!
Average cost per person: CNY150
West Nanjing Road Branch
Location: No. 1856, West Nanjing Road, Jing’an District (near Jing’an Temple and North Urumqi Road)
North Zhongshan Road Branch
Location: 2F, Pufa Square, No. 1737, North Zhongshan Road
Jing Cai Xuan
It serves great seafood and best Cantonese food in Shanghai. The environment is also very attractive!
Average cost per person: CNY400 – CNY500
Réel Department Store Branch
Location: 3-4F, Réel Department Store, No. 1601, West Nanjing Road, Jing’an District (near Changde Road)
Location: 2-3F, Times Financial Center, No. 68, Middle Yincheng Road, Pudong New Area
Location: 2F, YMCA Hotel, No. 123, South Xizang South Road, Huangpu District (near Middle Jiinling Road)
Location: near Xijiao State Guest Hotel, No. 1937, Hongqiao Road, Changning District
Tang Palace Seafood
Established in 1977, the Tang Palace has attracted many eaters. You cannot miss the Alaska King crab there!
Average cost per person: CNY170
Location: 6F, Lane 1188, Fangdian Road
Location: No. 757, West Guangzhong Road
Location: 3F, Huijing International Square, No. 777, Hongqiao Road
Location: 2F, Magnotel (Jinjiang Hotels), No. 1251, Siping Road, Yangpu District
People say that if you come to Maurya Dining once, you will fall in love with it! The European style environment is very comfortable and you can find French furniture, oil painting, artwork and other decorations! The Qiao Tei Chili Crab, Abalone sauce chicken feet and Dragon and Phoenix Shrimp Dumplings King cannot be missed here.
Average cost per person: CNY150 – CNY200
Julu Road Branch
Location: 7-8F, No, 889, Julu Road, Jing’an Disrict (near Changshou Road)
Mengzi Road Branch
Location: No. 75, East Mengzi Road, Luwan District (near Liyuan Road)
Chinese name: 颐丰花园 (yí fēng huā yuán)
The building of this restaurant was constructed in 1923. It combines the oriental and western styles! The bird’ nest, abalone and shark’s fin are the representatives here as well as the great crab banquet.
Average cost: CNY700
Location: No. 1442, Hongqiao Road, Changning District (near Gubei Road)
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