Recent Reviews

Gienna on Da Marco Catering
“One of the best Caterer in Shanghai, yammy food and professional organization, if you wanna have delicius autentic Italian ...”

Charles on Mr Willis
“Went twice for brunch this past October. Excellent.”

Charles on Manhattan Steakhouse
“You've been away from Manhattan for too long and you are on an expense account. The quality of meat is workable, the ...”

keith on 1919 Italian Coffee Company
“well, the food is ok. nothing special. but my biggest complaint I saw a rat and when I pointed it out the owner a small ...”

James on Jo Jo
“For a well seasoned traveller all I can say is that you can't go wrong at this eaterie. I spent three nights and days ...”

Points: 1031

Justin Lipman


Justin's Favorite Foods

Pizza, Burgers, Spicey, Hotpot, Salads, Japanese, Hunan, Sichuan, Mexican, Italian, Greek, Steaks, Chocolate

About Justin

5 yrs of eating in Shanghai. Just when you think you got it, everything changes... My current passion is making my own bread. Sweet breads full of nuts, spices, maple syrup, nutty textures and good healthy flours. Really looking for two things now: Great breakfasts and afternoon tea/cakes. Any suggestions?

Justin's Favorite Restaurants

Element Fresh
American, Lujiazui
If you're feeling a little worse for wear after scoffing down too many deep-fried dumplings, head here for a healthy antidote. As the nam...

Boxing Cat Brewery
American, French Concession
This three-floor microbrewery has some of the best beers in Puxi. They’ve got good American pub grub, bar games and at least three of the...

Mexican & Tex-Mex, Jing An
Head down to the Yucatan Peninsula and get ready to feast like the Mayans as Chef Sean Jorgenson puts on his sombrero and whips up fresh,...

Blue Frog
American, French Concession
This veritable institution caters to all crowds. Young professionals grab after-work drinks and killer burgers at the Maoming and Tongren...

De Zhuang
Hotpot, Minhang
Hotpot for the Hongmei road local crowd. Each hotpot consists of 3 broths (spicey, mushroom, chicken). They have other broths to chose fr...

Xing Fu 131
Sichuan, Xuhui
Awesome Sichuan Food.

Japanese, Xuhui
Five generations of skill and expertise have produced a rare, exquisite delight. Fried in pure safflower oil and personally served by two...

Johnny Moo
American, Gubei/Hongqiao
This retro-style American diner serves classic diner food in a family-friendly environment. Situated near to some of the city's internati...

Italian, Nanjing Xi Lu
This restaurant is curiously set within a kitchenware shop. As you chow down on their homemade pastas and pizza, you can also eye up some...

Gourmet Cafe
American, Nanjing Xi Lu
This is one of the best specialty burger shops in town. Owner William Bray has cooks up a wide selection of exotic and often creatively-n...

Papa's Bierstube
German, Gubei/Hongqiao
This German heavyweight is perpetually bustling with an easy-going crowd. Sit upstairs next to the cozy fireplace or plant yourself downs...

Reviews by Justin

Bubba's Texas-style Bar-B-Que and Saloon
“I always found the meat to be far too dry and too much sauce. Nothing special. I normally leave feeling heavy. Been twice. Wont go back.”

Element Fresh
“Great location next to the park. If you sit by the window you forget you are in the 'hai. Salads are big and tasty. I just cycle through the 6 or so salads. The CowBoy breakfast almost hits the spot... Service is good. This is my regular place for salad and the odd breakfast. Nice fruit drinks and blends. Get a member card as the points add up quickly!”

Boxing Cat Brewery
“Reasonably good food - great with drinks. Burger is massive. Now the home brew beer is why you really want to come here. Pool table on the top floor with some tight corners which can make games a tad more interesting. They even have a dart board. Nice patio on the 3rd floor for a group of friends to catch up. Good music. Often have live bands as well. ”

“*** CLOSED DOWN *** Suspect too much competition from Wagas. For some reason was never really busy. Not a bad place for a good hot chocolate and a reasonable quick fix French pastry. A little on the pricey side though. ”

“I used to eat here quite a bit when I first came to Shanghai. Some great dishes combined with some mediocre dishes. Have not been back in 2 years. An easy introduction to Shanghai food for those fussy Americans. ;-)”

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