East-meets-West style makes our Caohejing hotel a welcome oasis within new Shanghai business districts.
Deluxe king guestroom
Smoki Moto Restaurant
WAN LI Restaurant
East meets West at our stylish Shanghai Caohejing Hotel. Right in the heart of Shanghai’s new business district, Caohejing Hi-Tech Park, we are ideally located for your meetings and events. If you’re here purely for leisure, it’s the perfect jumping off point to explore one of China’s most exciting metropolises. At our hotel, you’ll find a range of beautifully designed restaurants offering delicious dishes inspired by cuisine from all over Asia, and our 26th-floor Club Lounge is a great spot to enjoy a cocktail or two. Our in-the-know Navigator, George, will help you discover the best Shanghai has to offer, from the city's famous shopping destinations to the sights, sounds and smells of the ancient water town of Qibao.
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Stop in to this studio to pick up traditional Chinese toys and treats like kites and chocolates and also for workshops on various crafts.
The name of this shop, "Ru-Wa" comes from the English words "rustic" and "warm," which is the perfect description for it. At Ru-Wa, the friendly staff will help you as you browse this studio, workshop and store. Here you can pick up all kinds of traditional Chinese toys made by local craftsmen. In addition to simply purchasing toys, patrons can attend workshops in crafts like paper lantern making or drum painting. Ru-Wa is a great place to get a truly original, authentic and fun experience.
Address:1025 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai, 200030
phone:+86 21 6218 5859
Shanghai Oriental Art Center
You may simply want to visit this building to look at its beautiful design, but then you would be missing all the great performances inside!
Designed by a French architect, promoted by the local government and endorsed by artistic and cultural icons, the Shanghai Oriental Art Center is the new center of cultural activities in Shanghai. Architect Paul Andreu's artistic genius is evident in this edifice which looks astoundingly beautiful, especially at night with its inlaid lights illuminating the area. An icon of modern design, this center comes fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities in the concert hall, opera hall, performance hall as well as all of its other rooms. You can expect to see some of the best national and international artists perform here on a regular basis.
Address:425 Dingxiang Road, Shanghai, 200135
phone:+86 21 6854 1234
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Gongdelin is a vegetarian and vegan paradise, serving traditional local and regional dishes made with mock meats.
This is the most famous vegetarian restaurant in Shanghai and rightfully so. Meals are excellent and prices are reasonable. It is especially popular for its vegan menu, mock meats and seafood, all cleverly engineered from variations of bean curd. Decor here is on the functional side with standard seating. Private parties can be hosted upstairs on the second floor. Bring along the phrasebook to communicate with your server and decipher the menu. The food is well worth it! The mock shrimp and the mock duck entrées are menu highlights.
Address:445 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai, 200003
phone:+86 21 6327 0218
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A very beautiful place to have afternoon tea.
Chartres Garden is located at the crossing of West Fu Xing Lu and Hua Shan Lu in the French Concession. The environment is elegant and quiet. It is a great place to enjoy afternoon tea with friends. If you are lucky enough, you might even meet a movie star here!
Address:268 West Fu Xing Lu, near Hua Shan Lu, Shanghai
phone:+86 21 62525603
A good quiet restaurant in the middle of a noisy neighborhood.
Even though Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge is located in People Square, it is still very quiet. It is surrounded by a beautiful pool and woods, making it a great place to take a date.
Address:231 West Nan Jing Lu, People Park, Shanghai
phone:+86 21 63180220
NuoMi is a boutique that creates gorgeous women's and children's fashions while helping out the community and staying green.
NuoMi is a boutique on Xinle Lu that is the result of a collaboration between six different Shanghai designers. In addition to creating beautiful quality women's, couture, ready-to-wear, accessories and children's clothes, NuoMi strives to help those that really need it. This environmentally friendly label and boutique employs, trains, and supports disadvantaged individuals from the surrounding community. NuoMi produces seasonal collections, so you can be assured that whatever you pick out will be the latest in fashion while still maintaining classic elegance.
Address:196 Xin Le Lu, Shanghai, 200030
phone:+86 21 5403 4199
1221 is one of the best known restaurants in the city for its mouth-watering contemporary Chinese cuisine. The shredded pork is a favorite.
Consistently named as one of Shanghai's best restaurants, the chic 1221 offers modern takes on Chinese cuisine at affordable prices. To its fashionable Chinese and foreign clientèle, it is a stylish change from the utilitarian ambiance of other Shanghainese restaurants, and the bilingual menu is an added bonus. Situated inside a toy factory, the restaurant features maple furnishings complemented by subtle lighting. Recommended dishes include vegetable Bao Zi (dumplings), crispy tofu, crispy duck and shredded pork served with scallions and pancakes and a fine selection of appetizers.
Address:1221 Yanan Xi Lu, Shanghai, 200050
phone:+86 21 6213 2441
Look for the nondescript black door with a Monkey etched on it and you'll have arrived. Try the caviar and a lavender 75 cocktail.
Hidden down a small alleyway off of Donghu Lu, Monkey Lounge is the perfect place for a quiet and intimate drink. With no signage, the entrance to the bar is just a black door with a cryptic picture of a monkey philosopher on it. The bar itself is small, but the heavy velvet curtains and plush seating make it feel warm and welcoming. Both the crowd and the atmosphere are sophisticated and upmarket. The tasty drinks are not cheap, and there is also food available. If you can find the place, Monkey Lounge is great for a cocktail or celebratory bottle of bubbly.
Address:56 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Road, Shanghai, 200031
phone:+86 21 150 218 5992
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Xian Qiang House
Visit this classic Shanghai-style restaurant.
This restaurant is housed in an old villa that is covered with green plants. The the interior decor is styled to look like a lounge from the 1920s while the cuisine features delicious Shanghai cuisine.
Address:1468 Hong Qiao Lu, near Gu Bei Lu, Shanghai
phone:+86 21 62951717
Discover new and fresh music at this popular vinyl record shop. Stop in for one of their many complimentary in-store performances.
Uptown Records carries an extensive collection of music from independent labels. Genres range from rock to soul and everything in between. The shop only opened in 2011, yet it has made a big splash on the indie music scene in Shanghai. The shop regularly hosts events with complimentary in-store performances and art shows to help promote up and coming artists.
Address:115 Pingwu Lu, near Xingfu Lu, Shanghai, 200052
phone:+86 21 6223 8368
Wen Miao Temple
Visit this beautiful temple and learn about its history as a center of Confucian learning throughout the Yuan Dynasty.
Wen Miao Temple has its beginnings before the establishment of Shanghai in 1267. It once served as the most esteemed center for those interested in learning the texts of the Great Teacher Confucius. However, through the centuries it faced many tribulations. Recently renovated, this sacred space continues to be steeped in history and retains the atmosphere of the Yuan Dynasty during which it was built. It is a serene place to come to for some soul searching or simply to get away from the frenzy of the old town.
Address:215 Wenmiao Lu, Huangpu, Shanghai, 200010
phone:+86 21 6377 1815
The Grape restaurant is a favorite among expatriates and serves up Westernized Chinese classics like kung pao chicken.
Back in the mid-1980s when The Grape was just a hole in the wall, it became a regular gathering place for Shanghai's small expatriate community. Today, it remains a favorite among tourists and expats and the service is always consistently good. The Grape does not serve the most authentic of Chinese food, but loyal customers agree it is delicious nevertheless. House specialties include sweet and sour deep fried fish, gongbao jiding (kung pao chicken) and tieban niurou (sizzling skillet beef with onions).
Address:55 Xinle Lu, Shanghai, 200031
phone:+86 21 6472 0486
Explore the futuristic and unconventional artwork on display at this gallery. Their bookshop is filled with hard-to-find books as well.
The newest incarnation of Shanghai's popular and beloved art gallery has become all the rage with artists and art lovers alike. It's stark, warehouse-styled interiors provide the perfect contrast to the blazing, colorful works of art on display. 1918 ArtSPACE promotes experimental art and has encouraged less traditional art forms like stage design and interior design. It also is a great venue for musical and theatrical performances. For an eclectic experience of contemporary art, 1918 ArtSPACE is the place to go.
Address:20 Moganshan Lu, Near Suzhou Xi Lu, Shanghai, 200041
phone:+86 21 5228 6776
Emerging artists are featured at this popular local gallery. The works here are constantly changing, so you never know what you will see!
Arguably the best and most internationally renowned gallery for contemporary Chinese art, ShanghART took some time to build its reputation. The Swiss owner, Lorenz Helbling, claims he is probably the first contact for local and international admirers of modern Chinese art in China. The contracted artists at this gallery have been shown at international exhibitions and are crossing over from being only recognized as Chinese artists to being known as artists in their own right. Individual and group exhibitions are featured frequently.
Address:50 Moganshan Road, Building 16 & 18, Shanghai, 200060
phone:+86 21 6359 3923
Duolun Museum of Art
Here you can see what today’s best Chinese artists are producing. In addition to art, artistic performances like dance often take place.
The Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art was established by the Culture Bureau of Hongkou District of Shanghai. It is a multi-functional museum that focuses on modern art across its seven floors. Besides exhibitions, conferences and educational activities, the museum also holds panels and lectures with domestic and foreign artists in order to promote the development of modern art in China. This museum is located on Duolun Road, which is famous little street with various historic buildings.
Address:27 Duolun Road, Shanghai, 200081
phone:+86 21 6587 2530