$ Entrées less than ¥100
$$ Entrées ¥100-500
$$$ Entrées more than ¥500
Best Views While You Eat : Look out over the Huangpu River and the skyscrapers as you dine on contemporary international fare at M on the Bund  ($$$).
Best Local Flavor : Wander over to Yang’s Fried Dumplings  ($) and mingle with locals, where lines for the tasty buns regularly snake out of the door.
Most Healthy : Enjoy one of the delicious sandwiches and salads brimming with imaginative ingredients at Wagas  ($).
Spiciest Food : Brace yourself for the burn with some fiery Hunan food at Hunan Xiangcun Fengwei  ($), a haven for chili lovers.
Best Regional Chinese Food : The chili-rich dishes of Chengdu are showcased at Sichuan Citizen  ($$), a restaurant that mixes regional fare with retro, colonial-era decor.
Best Beer Selection : Southern Barbarian  ($$) in the Old French Concession features one of the longest beer lists in town and flavorful Yunnanese dishes.
Most Bohemian : Climb the rickety wooden staircase at The Cottage  ($) and sip vodka-spiked coffee as you overlook the pretty garden.
Best for People-Watching : The terrace of Mexican taco joint Cantina Agave  ($$) is ideally placed to observe the mix of locals and expats who congregate in the Old French Concession.
Best-Known Celebrity Chef : Gordon Ramsay’s protégé Jason Atherton helms the kitchen at Table No. 1  ($$$) inside the boutique Waterhouse Hotel.