When businessmen and women need a lunch or dinner spot with great local cuisine, they head to Shàng-Xí, Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai’s second-floor Chinese restaurant. Shàng-Xí’s extensive menu encompasses Shanghainese favorites, such as shrimp and pork wontons, as well as dim sum, a staple in Hong Kong and southern China. Menu consultation came courtesy of the chefs from Lung King Heen, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong’s lauded Chinese restaurant. Try classic Shanghainese dishes like saucy braised pork with crispy tofu sheets alongside lighter fare such as stir-fried prawns and, off the dim sum menu, delicate, light steamed vegetable dumplings.

A far cry from enormous Chinese banquet halls, Shàng-Xí seats 76, but its main dining rooms is quite intimate, with room for just 22. The rest of the seats are spread across the restaurant’s five private dining rooms (they make Shàng-Xí a veritable clubhouse for those hosting business dinners), each themed around a semi-precious stone, such as pearl, amber, purple jade, agate and jade. Hong Kong-based firm AB Concept, which did the interiors of The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore and Conrad Hong Kong’s Executive Lounge, designed the restaurant. The mix of greens and blues combined with the peacock feather wallpaper, the plush carpet and the gentle clinking of glasses transports you back to Shanghai’s golden age. All the dining spaces are flooded with light and have excellent views of the nearby skyscrapers, with the largest private room boasting the best vistas.

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