China Restaurants in Shanghai

10 Best Hunan Restaurants in Shanghai

In recent years, Hunan Cuisine has replaced Sichuan Cuisine as the preferable dining fashion throughout China, including Shanghai. Hunan restaurants are usually simply decorated in a countryside style to leave a free and casual impression on the diners. Dishes in these 10 best Hunan restaurants in Shanghai are served in large quantities and at fairly low prices.

Hunan Cuisine lays emphasis on the variety of food materials, cooking techniques and savory flavors. Top Xiang cuisine dishes have many styles, including country dishes, household dishes, celebratory banquets and medicinal food. Most of them share much in common- oily, salty and especially spicy flavors.

10 Best Hunan Restaurants in Shanghai

1. X. E. Flavour

Spicy dishChinese name: 湘粤情 (xiāng yuè qíng)
It is one of the authentic Hunan cuisine restaurants, exquisitely decorated like a western restaurant. It mainly serves Hunan and Hubei food as well as some Cantonese dishes. The dishes have authentic flavor, decorative appearance and slightly high price.
Average cost per person: CNY100 - CNY300
Location: 3-4F, Qianjiang Building, No. 971, Dongfang Road, Pudong New Area

2. Guyi Hunan Restaurant

Chinese name: 古意湘味浓 (gǔ yì xiāng wèi nóng)
This is a popular restaurant serving top Xiang cuisine dishes, which more or less cater for Shanghai locals’ flavor. It attracts many Shanghai locals and foreign diners.
Average cost per person: CNY150
 Fumin Road Branch
Location: Suite A, 1F, May Fair Tower, No. 87, Fumin Road, Jing'an District (near Julu Road)
 IFC Mall Branch
Location: Room LG1-81, building LG1, IFC Mall, No. 8, Century Avenue, Pudong New Area
 Jiuguang Branch: Jiuguang Department Store, No. 1618, West Nanjing Road, Jing’an District

3. South Memory Xiang Cuisine

Chinese name: 望湘园 (wàng xiāng yuán)
Established in 2002, the South Memory is on the list of 10 Best Hunan Restaurants in Shanghai. It serves authentic Hunan Cuisine which usually has very hot and spicy taste. Sweet sauce of Shanghai food is added to some dishes to make it very tasty. Double pepper fish head and shredded cabbage are recommended.
Average cost per person: CNY100
 Shanghai Expo Branch
Location: Room no. 603, 6F, Mercedes-Benz Arena, No. 1200, Expo Avenue, Pudong New Area
 Super Brand Mall Branch
Location: Store no. 29, 4F, Super Brand Mall, No. 168, West Lujiazui Road, Pudong New Area
 Baoshan Wanda Branch
Location: 4F, Baoshan Wanda Plaza, Lane 988, January 28th Incident Memorial Road (Yi Er Ba Ji Nian Lu), Baoshan District
 Bailian Xijiao Shopping Mall Branch
Location: 3F, Bailian Xijiao Shopping Mall, No. 88, West Xianxia Road, Changning District
 Qibao Branch
Location: 8F, Famos Square, No. 3509, Caobao Road, Minhang District

4. Di Shui Dong Restaurant

Spicy Beef with Potatoes Chinese name: 滴水洞 (dī shuǐ dòng)
As one of the 10 best Hunan restaurants in Shanghai, it is named after Di Shui Dong (Water Dripping Cave), which is a famous attraction on Mt. Shaoshan of Xiangtan, Hunan, the hometown of Chairman Mao. It boasts authentic Hunan dishes with hot and spicy flavor.
Average cost per person: CNY110
 Dongping Branch
Location: B Tower, No. 5, Dongping Road, Xuhui District (near Yueyang Road)
 South Maoming Road Branch
Location: 2F, No. 56, South Maoming Road, Luwan District (near Changle Road)
 Xianxia Road Branch
Location: No. 634, Xianxia Road, Changning District

5. Teppan Yaki Xiang

Authentic Hunan food and roast meat are mainly served in this restaurant. Chefs cook some roasted dished on the table where diners are seated. Among the roasted dishes, the Fire Glass (Huo Yan Bo Li Pian) should not be missed. In the middle of dining, the staff would dance Gangnam Style, Gentleman or Fox for the diners. It is of great fun!
Average cost per person: CNY150
Location: 4F, Teli Fashion Shopping Center, No. 77, Songhu Road

6. Xiang Wan Ting

Chinese name: 湘晚亭 (xiāng wǎn tíng)
Authentic Hunan dishes are served in this restaurant. Many of the food materials are transported from the mountains and countryside of Hunan, so the flavor is very natural, also salty and spicy. The double pepper fish head deserves to be tasted here.
Average cost per person: CNY80
Location: Store no. 152, B2, Zendai Himalayas Center, Lane 1188, Fangdian Road

7. Share Way Xiang Cuisine

Chinese name: 湘乐汇 (xiāng lè huì)
People who like hot and spicy food are highly recommended to dine in this restaurant. Lehui fish head king should not be missed.
Average cost per person: CNY80
Location: 4F, Sunny Days City, No. 455, Yishan Road, Xuhui District (near West Zhongshan Road)

8. Mao Jia Xiang Cai

Chinese name: 毛家湘菜 (máo jiā xiāng cài)
Steamed fish head with diced hot red peepers and griddled bullfrog are highly recommended to taste in this restaurant.
Average cost per person: CNY40 - CNY100
 Anting Branch
Location: No. 92, Xinyuan Road, Anting Town
 Jinxiang Road Branch
Location: No. 1088, Xinjinqiao Road
 North Zhongshan Road Branch
Location: No. 2218, North Zhongshan Road
 Dingbian Road Branch
Location: No. 64, Dingbian Road, Fengzhuang

9. Zui Xiang Xiang Cuisine

Chinese name: 最湘 (zuì xiāng)
Zui Xiang is regarded as one of the popular Hunan cuisine restaurants in Shanghai.
Average cost per person: CNY100
 Riyueguang Branch
Location: 1F, Riyueguang Shopping Mall, No. 618, Xujiahui Road
 Wanda Plaza
Location: 4F, Building A, Wanda Plaza, No. 600, Handan Road

10. Xiang Shi Wei

Chinese name: 湘十味 (xiāng shí weì)
Average cost per person: CNY70
Location: 2F, Jinqiao Jialinfang, No. 1757, Jingao Road

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- Last modified on Nov. 06, 2019 -
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