Sasha’s Shanghai Restaurant and Lounge
The former residence of the once-prominent Soong family, Sasha’s can be found in a grand old mansion slightly off the beaten track in the French Concession. Balconies wrap around the building’s two stories and the garden is a refreshing place to take in an evening aperitif. Come to savor continental European cuisine, Pan-Asian specialties, afternoon tea or weekend brunch, and mingle with the locals, both expatriate and Shanghainese, who seem to adore this place in equal numbers.
Address: 11 Dongping Road, Xuhui District
At 140 hectares, this may be one of Shanghai’s largest parks, however it’s often overlooked by the masses. Masterminded by English architects, the scenery is a confluence of eastern and western cultures: think New York’s Central Park meets Japan, in the heart of China. Lotus ponds, Japanese bridges, tree-lined lawns and protected ecological zones mark this park out as a tranquil oasis in which to escape the buzz of the city. If you don’t fancy a walk, hire a tandem bicycle or pedal-car instead. Don’t forget the camera!
Address: Hua Mu Road, Pudong District
A Hua Noodle Shop
This old-school Shanghai noodle shop is well known among office workers in the area—so you can be sure that it’s worth a visit. Come here for the signature dish: a big bowl of tangled noodles topped with pork liver and coated in a tasty broth. This nostalgic family-style diner will transport you to old Shanghai with its decor, ambience and entertaining staff. Tuck into an authentic Shanghai noodle dish like a local, with the locals.
Address: 182 Tangqiao New Road, Pudong District
Need somewhere to stay? The Sheraton Grand Shanghai Pudong Hotel & Residences are centrally located for all these attractions.
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