This bustling, two-story restaurant is always packed with locals who flock here for affordable and authentic Hong Kong-style cuisine, especially twice-fried noodles, wontons, claypot stews, and barbecued meat plates. Try the duck and pork meat plates. Also ask the waiter what seasonal vegetables are available for stir-fry, and choose a cooking style (stir-fried with garlic is always a great bet). There's rarely a wait for tables, but note that there isn't much ambience as it's a Chinese restaurant with tables placed closed together. There are tablecloths, however, so it's a touch above the normal street-side joint. Shanghai has three locations in all, with two in the former French Concession and one in Changning district. It’s open until 3:30 a.m. so it’s a great place for late-night snacks.
308 Hengshan Lu, Xuhui 2428 Xietu Lu, Xujiahui 719 Yan'an Xi Lu, Zhongshan Park
Our Rating Neighborhood Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu; Metro: Hengshan Lu; (former French Concession) Xietu Lu, near Wanping Nan Lu; Metro: Shanghai Stadium; (Xujiahui) Yan'an Xi Lu, near Jiangsu Lu; Metro: Jiangsu Lu (Zhongshan Park) Hours 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 a.m. Transportation Metro: See above Phone 021-6471-7127 (original Hengshan Lu location) Prices 100-200 rmb per person Cuisine Type Cantonese Web site Hengshan Cafe