In Shanghai, there are many restaurants decorated with childlike themes, such as Teddy Bear and Barbie. These restaurants are not only child-friendly, suitable for families with kids, they are also very popular among adults.
The following restaurants are carefully selected and recommended by China Highlights. These restaurants have children’s play areas with various toys to keep your kids amused. There is crockery with cute designs, and light, plain dishes with no strong flavors are available, so there will definitely be something that your children can eat
It is located on the top floor of Barbie Shanghai. Barbie Shanghai is the first Mattel Barbie flagship store in the world, with the largest and most comprehensive collection of Barbie dolls and licensed barbie products. Its resturant is also the world’s first barbie-themed restaurant.
Guests will love the brand-new Barbie-themed dining experience and fun there created by celebrity chef David Laris. Everyone, both children and adults, will indulge in the perfect pink surroundings and have fun. It serves healthy, delicious and seasonal food and drinks.
This restaurant offers southeast Asian food and afternoon tea. Almost every food has an image or theme about Teddy Bears, such as Teddy coffee and Teddy cookies. It is indeed a small world of Teddy Bears.
Adults are recommended to order a "Bear Cappuccino" and order their children a cake in the shape of a bear's paw. One will undoubtedly have a blast while bringing kids to the world of teddy bears.
The first floor is the exhibition area, and you can find various Teddy Bears (some are limited editions) that the restaurant owner collects from around the world.
The second floor is the dining area, decorated like home, with Teddy Bear table cloths, old TV set, and picture frames. Another feature of the restaurant is that you can learn to make your own Teddy Bear there.
Here is the "Mini Teddy Museum", which is full of the toy children love, the Teddy Bear. The sofa, dining tables, windows and even stair edges are covered with teddy bears. The children are welcome to play with the bears at any time.
This restaurant, catering to children aged 1 to 12, is more like a fairy world. There is a big pirate ship once you step inside the restaurant. Children play happily there, and there are special attendants. The decoration is lovely, with themes of bears everywhere, and the atmosphere is merry because there are magic shows, story-telling, and some other performances. Children can also learn to make their own bears at the restaurant.
The logo of this restaurant is "I Love Eggs". It serves simple Japanese-style meals and various flavors of omelet rice (蛋包饭, pronounced as dan bowl fan). Soups, spaghetti, coffee and desserts are also available. The restaurant décor is refreshing and adorable like a cartoon land, and with main colors of white and yellow; the light bulbs and even the chairs look like eggs.
Address: Room 102 on "Zheng Da Wu Dao Kou" Square, Number 1 in Lane 1199, on Mingshen Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, which is close to Dingxiang Road. 上海浦东新区 民生路1199弄1号证大五道口广场102室近丁香路
Recommended dishes: Tuna Sashimi, Peony Shrimps, Sea Urchins, Crispy Squid, Snowflakes Teppanyaki Steak
The ambiance of this restaurant is any child's dream. The folded napkins, the unique shapes of the chopsticks, and the small sauce plates are shaped like fish. In the entrance of the restaurant there is a big fish tank, which holds many colorful and swimming tropical fish. One can view these fish from anywhere; it is as if the guests are in an aquarium.
Address: Anpei Building, Floors 3-4, 97 Yuanmingyuan Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, near Beijing East Road. 上海黄浦区 圆明园路97号安培大楼3-4层近北京东路
Recommended dishes: Lamb Oil with Osmanthus, Fried Shark's Fin, Houtou Mushroom Braised Pork, Stir-fried Beef, Australian King Crab, Australian Shad, Dry fried Shrimp
The hand-painted sea painting located on the third floor is the most focal point of this restaurant. With the golden beach and the beautiful shells from the deep sea in Thailand, one can sit against the wall or take a seat by the window. Eating in the restaurant feels as if you are having a grand banquet along the beach in Hawaii. Raising your head, a blue light in the shape of a starfish comes to you. Both children and adults will enjoy these fabulous lamps crafted from 10 or more seashells.
Address: Rooms 413 and 415 in the 300 Superstar Shopping Center, Nanjing Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, near the number 2 Subway stop on Nanjing East Road. 上海黄浦区 南京东路300号名人购物中心L413-415室近南京东路地铁站2号
Specialties: Teppanyaki Tofu, Buttered Chicken, Grilled Beef
This restaurant is decorated with an assortment of tropical plants in the middle of which sits a pond, which children greatly enjoy. In the corner of the restaurant, plush toys are placed for the children's enjoyment. The Malay dishes here are seen by many as "pretty light". Most of the food served here is acceptable for children.
Address: 35-49, Jinyan Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai, near Jinkang Road 上海浦东新区 锦延路35-49号近锦康路
Specialties: Cream of Mushroom Soup
The Party town restaurant is located on the Zhang Jiabin Creative Street, 35, Jinyan Road, Pudong District, adjacent to the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum. The New Party and Earth restaurant contains a dining area with an Antarctic theme, a champagne bar with Shanghai's first theme music, and all of the retail supplied has different cartoon themes. The New Party and Earth restaurant is a fantastic place for you to combine entertainment and relaxation together!
Address: 490 Heli West Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai, near Lunan Road.上海浦东新区 鹤立西路490号近沪南路
Specialties: Chinese Bacon, Village Steaming Pork, Roast Rooster, Sichuan Spicy Fish
This restaurant is almost like an amusement park for children. Children can have their photos taken with peacocks and Sika deer. This variety of animals makes the children feel as if they are visiting a zoo. In addition, the restaurant uses the theme of a "waterfall with a bridge" as background decoration. The foods served in the restaurant are grown by the owner and the foods served are both healthy and delicious.
Address: 30, Xuxian Street, Lane 3338, Hongmei Road, Mingxing District, Shanghai, near Yanan West Road. 上海闵行区 虹梅路3338弄虹梅休闲街30号 (近延安西路)
Specialties: Chicken Wings, Steaks, Burgers, French Fries, Pasta, Greek Egg Cone
Gourmet meals are combined together with a bar atmosphere in this restaurant. The wooden decorations give one the feeling of relaxation and also allow a look at the traditional Chinese furniture. The restaurant additionally offers recreational facilities for the children, where kids may have lots of fun.
Address: 359 Xinhu Road, Changni District, Shanghai上海长宁区 新华路359号 (定西路口)
Recommended dishes: Tofu Pudding, Fried Baked Bun, Sugar Cane Juice, Dumpling with Tea Flavor, Cotton Candy, Hot Pot
Take your kids to visit this restaurant to experience "Do It Yourself" fun. Firstly, one can make cake, tea, cotton, sugar, and gourd sugar by themselves. Secondly, one may squeeze the sugar cane to make juice. Thirdly, learn how to make a hot pot and a large variety of different kinds of sauces. Finally, make a steaming bun flavored with red beans, tea flavored dumplings, and nori cookies. This a great place for your child to practice his or her creative cooking skills.
Address: Room 117, first floor on the Shanghai Relaxing Square, 333 Zhangyang Street, Pudong New District, Shanghai, near Pudong Southern Road. 上海浦东新区 张杨路333号上海湾休闲广场1楼117室 (近浦东南路)
Specialties: Cookies and Cream, Burgers
Keeping pace with the current generation, the restaurant is decorated with a cow theme. Johnny Moo uses mugs marked with the pictures of a cute cartoon cow. Red is the main color in the design. With a model airplane hanging from the ceiling, this restaurant seems like any child's paradise. The Western meals here are large portions of hamburgers, which is enough food to feed both a mother and her children. In the restaurant you can also taste many different flavors of milkshakes, French fries, and crisp chicken nuggets.
Address: 1868 Tongchuan Road, Putuo District, Shanghai, near Zhenguang Road.上海普陀区 铜川路1868号 (近真光路)
Specialties: Fresh Beef, Gongfu Noodles, Fat Beef, Fresh Shrimps
The restaurant offers facilities for individuals to look after your children as you are eating. Not having to look after children, one can put their mind at ease while eating dinner. The ingredients for the hot pot are always fresh and delicious. The incredible service of this restaurant is also worth noting.