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 Cantonese favorites, such as shrimp and pork wontons, stir-fried wagyu beef with matsutake mushrooms, Shang Xi fried rice with abalone and seafood, as well as dim sum. 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. 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.
Things to Know
•The restaurant proves quite intimate for a hotel venue and has just 22 seats in the main dining room. Additional seating can also be found in the five private dining rooms, each of which is named for a semi-precious stone that inspires the lavish décor (Pearl, Amber, Purple Jade, Agate and Jade).

•Children ages three and up are welcome, and the menu includes dishes that kids will enjoy, such as fried noodles with shrimp and barbecued pork and delicate steamed vegetable dumplings.

•The restaurant is a short walk from Dongchang Road station on metro line 2 and a slightly longer walk from Lujiazui station on the same line.

•Shàng-Xí is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and for dinner from 5:30 to 10 p.m., and you’ll find hotel guests, local office workers and Shanghai visitors enjoying dim sum, braised pork and more from Shàng-Xí’s extensive menu.
Getting There
210 Century Avenue, Pudong District, Shanghai
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