Top 10 Family Restaurants To Eat At On Your Shanghai Tour

The stunning metropolis of Shanghai is the economic and financial center of China. Coupled with the fact that it’s the world’s most populous city, with over 26 million inhabitants. Shanghai is a wonderful melting pot of different regions and ethnicities, and its delicious cuisine reflects that fact. Here are the top 10 family restaurants to eat at while on your Shanghai tour.

Hefeng Nongjia

Essentially, this family restaurant is like an animal theme park for kids, and a perfect place to eat on your Shanghai tour. Located at 490 Heli West Road in Pudong New District, children can have their pictures taken there are a variety of animals. In addition, the owner of this establishment grows all the food served in the restaurant, making the dishes all the more delectable.

Xindalu Restaurant

If you are in the mood for iconic Beijing Roast Duck (also known as Peking Duck) then this restaurant is an excellent choice on your Shanghai tour. Situated inside Hyatt on the Bund Hotel, 199 Huangpu Road, the cuisine here is exceptional but they are famous for their Beijing Duck. Upon ordering, the chef comes to the table to carve the duck, and children have the opportunity to make their own wraps with the meat. It is a fun and interactive way for the whole family to enjoy this famous Chinese dish.

Party Town

Neighboring the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, this family restaurant is a great place to eat on your Shanghai tour. After visiting the museum or at any time, with it’s fun, Antarctica-themed and cartoon themed dining section. Party Town is located at 35 Jinyan Road, Pudong District.

Din Tai Fung

With numerous locations throughout Shanghai, this family restaurant chain is a fantastic choice to eat on your Shanghai tour if you’re in the mood for delectable xiaolongbao dumplings and noodles. As an added bonus, children will love watching the staff make dumplings through the large plate glass window to the kitchen.

Blue Frog

This family restaurant is an ideal place to eat on your tour of Shanghai, especially if you fancy gourmet fare. Situated at 30 Xuxian Street, Lane 3338, Hongmei Road, Mingxing District, the establishment offers a bar atmosphere for adults, combined with a kid-friendly recreation area.

Buddy Bear Restaurant

This family restaurant caters specifically to kids between 1 and 12 years old, and definitely a good option to eat while on your Shanghai tour. Located on the 6th floor of Times Square, No 2, Zhangyang Road, Pudong District, this place is an extravaganza for the senses with its bear-theme, magic shows, and gigantic pirate ship.

Shanghai Wild Water Aquarium Restaurant

This family restaurant is a magical kingdom for any child, and an excellent place to eat at during your tour of Shanghai. This establishment is located in Room 102 on “Zheng Da Wu Dao Kou” Square, Number 1 in Lane 1199, on Mingshen Road, Pudong New Area. Surely to please any child, there is a gigantic tank filled with an array of tropical fish at the entrance, visible from any vantage point of the restaurant. In keeping with the aquarium theme, this place has small plates shaped like fish.

Teddy Bear Family

As an homage to all things teddy bear, this is a perfect family restaurant to eat at on your tour of Shanghai. Located at Lane 248 Taikang Road, Huangpu District, the establishment consists of two floors – the first floor featuring a huge collection of teddy bears, and the second floor is the dining area. This restaurant serves both Southeast Asian food and afternoon tea.

Danbo Fun

Eggs are the main theme of this family restaurant and a perfect place to eat while on your Shanghai tour. This restaurant offers numerous flavors of omelet rice, in addition to Japanese fare. They also offer soups, coffee, and deserts. Children will love the egg-shaped chairs and light bulbs. The restaurant is located at B2, Cloud Nine Shopping Mall, No 1018, Changning Road, Changning Street.

Thousand Leaves Tea Restaurant

Not only is this a great family restaurant to visit on your tour of Shanghai, but children can hone there cooking skills at this place as well. Kids (and adults, for that matter) can make everything from cakes to squeezing sugar cane for juice. This fantastic DIY restaurant is located at 359 Xinhu Road, Changning District.

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