Tag Archives: Japanese Restaurant

One of the best restaurants in Jingan

In our humble opinion. Objects of variation can rarely have one ‘best’, but taking everything into account, this restaurant comes up trumps every time. Food quality, price, inside feel and such – these are the aspects which all score top marks for Ginza Bairin, that astonishingly reliable Japanese Tonkatsu restaurant. They already have their Pudong […]

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Kappo Yu, ‘Kaiseki’ in Shanghai

Kappo Yu: Turn up, tune in, turn on   Imagine a famous Japanese chef in Shanghai, dedicating his love and soul into conjuring up a unique genesis of his own creation.   Imagine yourself arriving to a state of food awe and tongue pleasure, as you are rendered speechless like a virgin, with pure, awestruck […]

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Two Tonkatsu options in Shanghai

The first and best is Ginza Bairin, which is on the 4th floor of the IFC mall. Apparently the owners are from Hong Kong, but the style, quality and ethos is Japanese – and this shows through in the food. The set of pork is usually around 138 RMB, but between 12 and 5, you […]

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Sushi Oyama

Sushi Oyama is the best restaurant in Shanghai. It is the best restaurant that I have been to in Shanghai, at least. It has already won plenty of ‘awards’, which are not worth anything in themselves, but the point is that Sushi Oyama is well-known, by some. Yet if you live in Shanghai and have […]

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Ippudo Noodles Shanghai

Or ‘Ippudo Ramen’, I should maybe specify if I am going to be fancy. They are pretty yummy. But are they reasonably priced? I’m not sure. The main noodle / ramen chain in Shanghai, for years, has been Ajisen. Ajisen provides large bowls of noodle-soup-ramen at reasonably prices, with some other types of sides to […]

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Kota’s Kitchen: Japanese Japanese

I often feel as though Japanese food is the great scam of the restaurant World. I love Japanese food, but the concept means that it is the food-type of choice for evil restaurant owners to over-price. Let’s take ‘Hiro Yakitori’ as an example. A new restaurant in the SML Mall on Zhaojiabang Rd., they serve […]

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Shanghai’s best all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurants

Expats adore one thing: telling other expats that the places they go to, are wrong. You know – if you try a burger, pizza, massage or haircut and tell someone that it was good, the usual reply is: “oh, don’t go there, that’s not the one everyone goes to. The best one is … ” […]

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