What's the best Chinese food in Shanghai?

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  1. This popular restaurant serves traditional Hong Kong dim sum and Cantonese specialities, drinks and cocktails in a modern setting. This new concept restaurant uses high-quality ingredients and the kitchen is supervised by a senior chef from Hong Kong with many years of experience under his belt. Some of the signature dishes include its shrimp dumplings, cream custard buns and baked bun with durian.
  2. This Singaporean chain serves an assortment of Cantonese specialities and favorites, particularly, dim sum. With a variety of restaurants scattered throughout the city, they have built up quite a reputation for their crispy pork belly, roast pork, shrimp dumplings and mango pudding. It also was awarded a Bib Gourmand in the Shanghai Michelin Guide in 2016.
  3. This modern Xinjiang restaurant, with two locations in Puxi, is one of the few restaurants in the city that represent this ethnic minority group from the hills of Xinjiang. The menu serves up well known hearty dishes from the province, like lamb and dumplings. The new location on Changshu lu has some lighter and more vegetable-oriented recipes along with the more traditional Uighur offerings.
  4. Sample authentic classic Shanghainese and Hong Kong dishes at this upscale spot in Xintiandi. Foreigner friendly and loved by locals, too, so you know you're experiencing the 'real deal'.
  5. This Chinese restaurant in Changning District specializes in Yunnan cuisine, with some of their signature dishes being goat cheese, pulled beef, shrimp cakes amongst other well-known Yunnan dishes. They also have an outdoor terrace, which is a perfect place to enjoy an alfresco lunch or dinner.
  6. Self-styled ‘demon chef’ Alvin Leung is the mastermind behind this Bund-side HK-inspired joint, a sister establishment to his Bo Shanghai. Expect high-end Cantonese street food with a twist - dishes include roasted pigeon, crab-filled xiaolongbao, and ‘Mexican’ milk buns - in fun and funky surroundings. And if you’re after something even more devilish, there’s a special range of cocktails to accompany the food too.