Shanghai's Best Western Food Restaurants

Shanghai's Best Western Food Restaurants

By Kelly PangUpdated Mar. 18, 2021

Italian Restaurants


Sopranos Sopranos Italian Restaurant

This is a relatively new Italian joint, with a classic yet casual vibe. Very warm decor with wooden tables and hipster metal chairs, dim lights, wine bottles and spice jars lining the walls, a fab little bar inviting you for a glass of their house red, and friendly service. Their pizzas are excellent, all made by their young chef, priced at around RMB 80. Italian classics like Osso Buco, pastas and the salads are delicious. The manager, the chef and the bartender are always ready for a chat.

Fat Mama

If you are looking for a gorgeous, quaint joint that transports you to Italy, then this place, tucked away from the main street, is perfect. This is a very pretty eatery, with a Pizza menu that's simple and small, priced between RMB 90 and 140, all prepared fresh by the chef in front of you at the open kitchen. They also serve sandwiches and salads. The decor is intimate and beautiful. Lots of wine options. They also have some fancy Italian ingredients on sale. A nice spot for a coffee or wine and a bite, made with love by the amicable chef.


This is a two-level Italian pizzeria and bar, done up in a stylish warm decor, with stripped down walls, chic artwork, warm lighting and the likes. They serve hand-made wood-fired pizzas topped with fresh ingredients, along with a simple range of delicious pastas. They boast of international ingredients in their dishes. Do try their Australian Lamb Skewers. The drinks here are very well made. Especially their Aperol and Campari cocktails. They do have a good wine selection as well, all complemented by great service.



The best part about this restaurant is the location - right on the bund. The restaurant itself is tiny, maybe a bit too cramped, but the food and service makes up for it. Simple yet posh interiors, pinstripes everywhere, from menu covers, to the waiters' pants to the seats - quite cool. They serve their Osso Buco with a great creamy cheesy risotto, and their pizzas are wonderful - one is good enough for a very hungry person. Service is attentive and friendly. You'd want to go back!


Located in an old building of Shanghai, this restaurant's bar occupies the second floor and the canteen the third floor. It is so quiet and comfortable in the bar - you can relax on the sofas whilst having a chat with friends.

The canteen offers authentic Italian dishes, deserts, and drinks. The waiters are considerate. It is wise to book because it is busy at night.

MoCA on the Park

The delicious and exquisite Italian food and cocktails are popular. You can ask the chef to prepare some creative dishes or drinks according to your ideas.

The decor is bold and arty. Wave-shaped sofas, graffiti on the walls, lovely chairs and tables, as well as some ceramic gadgets make this restaurant a great place for you to enjoy your leisure time in.

Located in People's Park, MoCA on the Park is named after the Museum of Contemporary Art. You can see skyscrapers from the open-air square of the restaurant.

French Restaurants

Tima Harbour at Zhenning Road (镇宁路店)

D.O.C. Italian RestaurantD.O.C. Italian Restaurant

This restaurant provides authentic and tempting French dishes, especially French deserts. The cheesecake is one of the most popular deserts, which has a great reputation. Tiramisu and drinks such as coffee also sell well.

The environment is comfortable. Escaping from the busy city life to enjoy the food and the warm service can be very satisfying.

Jean Georges

Jean Georges is an old and high-level French restaurant. Every dish is professionally made to be an art work. The goose liver and the steak are the most popular and famous dishes. The chocolate desserts have also won a good reputation from customers.

High-quality and considerate service is another attraction. Sitting by a window appreciating the scenery of the Bund, you will find enjoying the romantic atmosphere is a wonderful experience.

Chartres Restaurant at Tianyaoqiao Road (天钥桥路店)

White lace curtains, medieval-colored painted walls, and other exotic decorations give you a strong sense of a French romantic ambiance when you step in. The traditional cheesecake and tiramisu are popular.

British/American Restaurants


Goodfellas pizzaGoodfellas pizza

Located well for transport and occupying a small area, this restaurant is frequented by lots of customers everyday. The decor is nice, and the environment is comfortable and warm, as is the service.

The clam chowder and salmon are the most popular dishes, with a rich fragrance and fresh taste. The drinks are also highly-praised.

Boxing Cat Brewery on Sinan Road (思南路店)

Boxing Cat Brewery can not only provide you with pure natural beer made by world-class brewers, but also delicious Western food. The food represents American tastes well, with fresh vegetables, bread, and desserts. Some self-made unique yogurt and sausages are often praised by customers.

The décor is exquisite. Service is high-quality and fast.

Other Western Restaurants

Element Fresh on Huaihai Road (淮海路店)

Sopranos Osso BucoSopranos' Osso Buco

Element Fresh provides simple Western set meals and Western desserts, such as fruit salads and milk shakes. The sandwich with fresh vegetables and sausage enjoys great popularity.

The waiters give considerate and enthusiastic service. It is spacious and bright inside with simple and fresh decor.

Sunflour at Fushan Road (福山路店)

Sunflour is located in Lujiazui, Pudong New District, where transport is convenient. The decor is simple and fashionable, and the environment is romantic and relaxing. Sitting having a cup of coffee and dessert after the main dishes on a warm afternoon is very pleasant.

Kervan Turkish Restaurant

You will be attracted by the exquisite hollowed-out hanging lights, pearl gadgets, and paintings in a strong Mediterranean atmosphere. Different roasted meat and vegetables, served with sweet puddings and fresh lemon juice, make customers satisfied, not only for the taste, but also for the appearance. Considerate and warm service is also praised by customers.

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Want more help? Our expert guides can help arrange your itinerary to make sure you catch all the best eateries while you explore Shanghai. Take these as recommendations for your evening free time.

If you are spending Christmas in Shanghai you may choose one of these restaurants for a Western flavor, or maybe a Shanghai hotel to celebrate with a meal.

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