What restaurants at Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai are best for families with children?

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There are six restaurants at Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai — including the standout Cantonese spot Fook Lam Moon and the upscale French eatery Jade on 36 — but only Yi Café is appropriate for families. In fact, kids under 12 aren’t even allowed in Jade on 36. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel’s Yi Café is colorful and bustling, with a huge array of buffet stations serving every conceivable cuisine. There’s a salad bar, a grill station, Malaysian hawker stall-style stations, a make-your-own-sundae bar, a pasta bar, sushi and sashimi, Indian food and a cheese board. If you’re visiting from the West and are concerned your kids won’t expand their culinary horizons, Yi Café also offers plenty of authentic Chinese food, including crispy Peking duck and xiaolongbao, Shanghai’s beloved soup dumpling. Just remind your kids that they are in China, after all. Denying them a visit to the two dessert stations might prod them to be adventurous.

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