• Location: Shanghai, China
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 67.00 View price calendar

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Satisfy your taste for traditional Chinese food during this 3-hour culinary tour in Shanghai. Make your way down the famous Yunnan Road, stopping at several restaurants that are local favorites. Try typical Shanghainese dishes such as scallion oil noodles, steamed buns, parched chicken and soup dumplings with black vinegar. Learn about the history and culture of the quickly changing city through your guide's informed commentary. All tastings are included and add up to more than enough for a full meal.

This tour is currently running late night special tour session at 8:30PM. During this late night session, you will be able to see the night Shanghai, to taste of some craft beers or desert with some fresh hand-pulled beef noodles and lamb kabab.


  • 3-hour culinary tour and tasting in Shanghai
  • Taste 12 traditional Shanghainese dishes
  • Learn about how locals eat and spend free time in Shanghai
  • Explore the famous Yunnan Road's restaurants

What You Can Expect

Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai

Food tour in central Shanghai

Find your way to the Huangpi Nan Road metro station in Shanghai, where you will meet your guide and group. Depart on foot for the Xintiandi area.

Make your first stop at a local restaurant serving up the best soup dumplings in the city. Find a table among the locals, then taste the famous dish and participate in an in-depth discussion on the flavor and consistency of the broth, the quality of the meat filling, and the texture of the dumplings' skin. Learn about the history of this dish as a Shangainese staple.

Continue to the famous Yunnan Road, once the border between the French Concession area and the Shanghai residential areas, approximately 15 minutes' walking distance. See the border where French-style apartments suddenly give way to traditional Chinese stone door houses (Shikumen).

Visit three restaurants in the neighborhood to try local dishes and see how the native city residents eat and live. Taste dishes such as spring rolls, candied lotus rice, roasted duck, scallion oil noodles, red-braised pork, and parched chicken. Between stops, cleanse your palate with green or black tea and listen to your guide's commentary on Shanghai's culinary culture and traditions.

Customer Reviews

William S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Jim was very informative and we had wonderful food - will do again!

Hollis N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great experience, terrific food

Scott J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone who is in Shanghai and would like to learn more about the city and taste good food while doing so. My guide Jim was excellent, as was his trainee Aaron. Importantly, the places I was taken and the food I was given would've been difficult if not impossible to find/eat as a non-Mandarin speaker.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fantastic tour! Jim was great, we only have 4 of us and our toddler on this tour so we had plenty of time to eat and talk! Jim was full of information about both the food and the local area we walked around in. Would recommend to anyone wanting to see more of the local side of Shanghai and also tasting some amazing food.

Victor V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very good experience.

Lisa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Raven was AMAZING! Spoke excellent English, the Tea Ceremony was a highlight! And since I walk with a cane, she walked at my pace. Yes, Yes,Yes....book this tour or any tour with “Sunny Tours” ask for Raven you will not be disappointed.

Paige L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I loved my tour guide that took me though all the back alleys and mom and pop places with great food.

Will United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent value! Great way to spend 3 hours in Shanghai. Jim has linked several amazing local hole in the wall eateries together with a couple craft breweries and a tea house! Arrive hungry and thirsty. Youll be delightfully surprised!

VCD2007 United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

If you are in Shanghai this is a must do tour. We would have never found all these places on our own and saw a totally authentic side of Shanghai. Jim was a great tour host, who felt more like a friend as we walked through different neighbourhoods, we ate at some great places. Go with an empty stomach and comfortable shoes :

David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The Shanghai foodie tour was a highlight in our China trip. Delightful host who exposed us to local haunts. Just to note there is quite a lot of walking so go prepared - but do go.

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