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Eat Like A Local: Shanghai Night Food Tour provided by UnTour Shanghai Food Tours

Eat Like A Local: Shanghai Night Food Tour

Eat Like A Local: Shanghai Night Food Tour
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Tour snapshot
Shanghai food tour at night featuring regional Chinese cuisines
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Go off the beaten path in Shanghai for an authentic culinary experience during this Shanghai night food tour—perfect for first-time visitors. A guide helps you avoid tourist traps and takes you to local-favorite eateries that have been thriving for years. Sample a variety of Chinese dishes—some of the very best food the area has to offer.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Stroll around Changning & Jing’An districts while sampling local food and spirits
  • Taste local dishes, including rice and wheat-based noodles, twice-fried bamboo, Shanghai’s famous soup dumplings, classic Sichuanese dishes, and a Cantonese fruit dessert
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight guests per guide ensures a personalized experience
What to expect
Greet your guide at a central, pre-arranged location and embark upon your exploration of Shanghai’s diverse food scene. Stroll through a residential area brimming with restaurants that are popular with locals, but hard to find on your own, including a family-run restaurant that has been in business for decades.  At each stop, sample several dishes that highlight the best of the region’s flavors, while sipping on amazing local beers, yellow wine, and spirits. As you walk, chat with new foodie friends, sip drinks, digest and learn about the area’s history and architecture.  Taste Shanghai's most famous dish, xiaolongbao (soup dumplings), at a local snack shop that has been serving up classics for decades at the evening’s culinary conclusion. Bid your guide and group farewell at a convenient location near the Jiangsu Rd metro stop.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Stroll around Changning & Jing’An districts while sampling local food and spirits
  • Taste local dishes, including rice and wheat-based noodles, twice-fried bamboo, Shanghai’s famous soup dumplings, classic Sichuanese dishes, and a Cantonese fruit dessert
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight guests per guide ensures a personalized experience
What to expect
Greet your guide at a central, pre-arranged location and embark upon your exploration of Shanghai’s diverse food scene. Stroll through a residential area brimming with restaurants that are popular with locals, but hard to find on your own, including a family-run restaurant that has been in business for decades.  At each stop, sample several dishes that highlight the best of the region’s flavors, while sipping on amazing local beers, yellow wine, and spirits. As you walk, chat with new foodie friends, sip drinks, digest and learn about the area’s history and architecture.  Taste Shanghai's most famous dish, xiaolongbao (soup dumplings), at a local snack shop that has been serving up classics for decades at the evening’s culinary conclusion. Bid your guide and group farewell at a convenient location near the Jiangsu Rd metro stop.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 6445PVGNIGHT
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Samplings of food and drink during tour
  • Post-tour welcome packet with helpful restaurant recommendations, local travel tips & so much more to help make your stay in Shanghai easy & fun
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink that is not included in tour itinerary
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Jiangsu Road station, Jiang Su Lu, Jing An Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200031 Meeting Point: Exit 6 (street level), Jiangsu Rd Metro Station (Line 2/11). Note: Jiangsu Rd Metro Exit 6 is located on the northwest corner of Yuyuan Rd near Jiangsu Rd. 江苏路地铁站6号出口,江苏路和愚园路路口西北角. Please send
  • Fuchun Xiaolong, China, Shang Hai Shi, Jing An Qu, 愚园路650号 邮政编码: 200031 The tour ends a 5-minute walk from the Jiangsu Rd. subway stop at Fu Chun restaurant, 650 Yuyuan Rd.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking - advanced notice is required to be able to cater to any dietary restrictions
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Standard group size is 8, but in some cases groups can be up to 12 people with a second guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Samplings of food and drink during tour
  • Post-tour welcome packet with helpful restaurant recommendations, local travel tips & so much more to help make your stay in Shanghai easy & fun
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink that is not included in tour itinerary
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Jiangsu Road station, Jiang Su Lu, Jing An Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200031 Meeting Point: Exit 6 (street level), Jiangsu Rd Metro Station (Line 2/11). Note: Jiangsu Rd Metro Exit 6 is located on the northwest corner of Yuyuan Rd near Jiangsu Rd. 江苏路地铁站6号出口,江苏路和愚园路路口西北角. Please send
  • Fuchun Xiaolong, China, Shang Hai Shi, Jing An Qu, 愚园路650号 邮政编码: 200031 The tour ends a 5-minute walk from the Jiangsu Rd. subway stop at Fu Chun restaurant, 650 Yuyuan Rd.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Fuchun Xiaolong, China, Shang Hai Shi, Jing An Qu, 愚园路650号 邮政编码: 200031 The tour ends a 5-minute walk from the Jiangsu Rd. subway stop at Fu Chun restaurant, 650 Yuyuan Rd.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking - advanced notice is required to be able to cater to any dietary restrictions
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Standard group size is 8, but in some cases groups can be up to 12 people with a second guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 3 Jul 2020
A note from Eat Like A Local: Shanghai Night Food Tour
Green health QR code required
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Jiangsu Road station
    Jiang Su Lu, Jing An Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200031
    Meeting Point: Exit 6 (street level), Jiangsu Rd Metro Station (Line 2/11). Note: Jiangsu Rd Metro Exit 6 is located on the northwest corner of Yuyuan Rd near Jiangsu Rd. 江苏路地铁站6号出口,江苏路和愚园路路口西北角. Please send
    See address & details
  • 1
    Shanghai
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Fuchun Xiaolong
    China, Shang Hai Shi, Jing An Qu, 愚园路650号 邮政编码: 200031
    The tour ends a 5-minute walk from the Jiangsu Rd. subway stop at Fu Chun restaurant, 650 Yuyuan Rd.
    See address & details
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Vida_Gerig
Beijing, China1 contribution
Apr 2020
The food was really great and our guide Kelvin was both engaging and informative. He was very accommodating with preferences and dietary restrictions so everyone left very full. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone that's in China for the first time or even people who have been here a while looking to broaden their palette.
Written 5 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Vida - thanks for reviewing UnTour Food Tours! We are so glad we were able to provide dishes that catered to your group's dietary restrictions on this tour! We know how hard it can be traveling through a country with a language barrier like China when you have dietary restrictions, so we have done our best to create experiences that are vegetarian-friendly and food-allergy-friendly wherever possible. Our tours in Beijing are both vegetarian-friendly too, if you’re heading up that way. Happy eats!
Written 8 April 2020
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Lisa M
5 contributions
Apr 2020 • Friends
Signed up as a fun activity with friends but was pleasantly surprised at how much I learned about the local cuisine as I’ve lived in Shanghai for over 6 years. Our guide Kelvin was not only professional and helpful but also super fun and showed us a great time around a bunch of hole in the wall spots I never would have found by myself. Food and vibes were consistently great the entire night, showed up high expectations that were definitely exceeded
Written 7 April 2020
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Thanks so much for taking the time to review! We love when local expats join us and learn about a whole new side of Shanghai they've never eaten their way through before. Hope you'll come back and eat with us again soon in SH or Beijing!
Written 8 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dorothy H
Wilmette, IL3 contributions
May 2019
My husband and I were visiting our expat son in Shanghai for the third time and thought it would be fun to do a food tour. We deiced to join the wine pairing version of the night eats tour. We were blown away! Patrick our guide was hilarious and super knowledgable about the food and Shanghai. We had never heard anything about Chinese wines before the tour and we were very impressed with both the quality and variety of the wines. Our son, who has been living in Shanghai for almost 6 years was also very impressed with the tour. The restaurants were great and we felt super safe eating there.

Whether you are visiting Shanghai for a day or have lived there for many years I recommend you get a few friends together and take this tour! We can't wait to visit China again and go on another UnTour in Shanghai or Beijing!
Written 2 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Whitney
Vina del Mar, Chile9 contributions
Jan 2020
Another excellent Untour experience (I started with the Shanghai breakfast on the same day). Our guide Kate took us to multiple restaurants so that we could try food and drinks from various regions. It was nice to go to small off-the-path restaurants and get the local experience. Kate was excellent and explained all the dishes, preparation styles and history behind them. I definitely recommend this tour, especially as a solo traveler who wanted to eat a lot of local dishes!
Written 20 January 2020
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Thanks so much for joining us for two tours while in Shanghai! We totally agree that the best thing about food tours is getting to sample SO MUCH FOOD in just a few hours, especially when you're traveling solo and have limited stomach/table space. Hope to eat with you again soon!
Written 22 January 2020
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Natascha B
Shanghai, China6 contributions
Jan 2021 • Friends
We did the Shanghai Night Eats Tour with guide Kelvin and it was really a great and fun experience. We stept into restaurants which we wouldn‘t find on our own. Five different cuisines from all over China. Kelvin gave also interesting background informations about the restaurants, the food and the spices. We can definitely recommend the tour and we already went to a few restaurants again to order on our own 😉. Thanks Kelvin!
Written 19 January 2021
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Tyler B
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Business
Patrick and Amy were fabulous tour guides, providing tons of valuable information and a seemingly endless array of food options and drinks to try. No question went unanswered, and they were so kind to help the members of the group with various food sensitivities and dietary restrictions. Patrick and Amy went above and beyond what was expected, even making sure each and every member of the group had a solid way home
Written 4 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Tybard - thanks for taking the time to write a review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with Patrick & Amy, as well as the food. We work hard to make sure we have great options for all guests, no matter the dietary restriction, so we are so happy to hear the substitutions and additions went well with your group. Thanks again - and we hope to eat with you again the next time you're in China!
Written 9 January 2020
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MariM
Germany6 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Thanks to our great tour guides Patrick & Lauren. It was fun to stroll through Shanghai and experience the authentic taste of Shanghai, Yunnan and Sichuan kitchen combined with short and interesting stories about the dishes. You took great care of my needs for glutenfree food. You were always present and attentive, but also gave our group the space to enjoy our time together.
Written 8 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Mari - we're so glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and the gluten-free options on the route! It can be so tough to find good options, so we've worked hard to create a menu for our gluten-free guests. Makes our day to know it paid off. Hope you'll eat with us again soon!
Written 11 May 2021
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Another Emily
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Friends
I enjoyed trying a variety of regional foods. My favorite was the final restaurant, especially when the staff performed a dance! Patrick and Shanshan were friendly and knowledgeable guides, and they worked really hard to ensure that all dietary and drink preferences were provided for. I will definitely join another tour soon!
Written 5 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Emily - thanks for taking the time to write up your experience with us! We really appreciate it, and are so glad you enjoyed both the food and the cultural information provided on the tour. Food is definitely our favorite lens to look into a culture with!
Written 8 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mark
Brooklyn, NY4 contributions
Oct 2021
What a fantastic way to spend 3 hours! I've been living in Shanghai for over 10 years and I must say this tour opened my eyes to such much that I have been missing out on: the history, the preparations, the flavors, the characters, and the all the hidden gems that were unknown to me. The sad part is I'm about to return to the US and wished I spent more time at the restaurants and businesses UnTour took me to. I can confidently say I won't be getting anything like that outside of Shanghai. And even for the people in Shanghai, I'm afraid some of these places will disappear with time as the older generation retires. This is why I feel like it was such a treat and privilege to have been able to experience it and learn from the incredible team at UnTour. Money well spent and looking forward to another tour with UnTour before I leave town forever. Thank you!!!
Written 10 January 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - you really made our day! We hope you'll come back and visit us one day. Safe travels back to the US, and best of luck to you!
Written 13 January 2022
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Libby C
9 contributions
Sep 2021
I really enjoyed this night eats tour. Even though I have lived in Shanghai for 3 years
(this is my 4th), I was still introduced to new foods and local experiences. Each stop brought experiences of food from different provinces around China, so it was great to try lots of different foods and find out the backgrounds of each dish. Our guides Patrick and Shanshan were informative, polite and friendly. I had a great time and would highly recommend this tour!
Written 5 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Libby - thanks so much for joining us on our Night Eats tour! We love showing expats who have lived in the city for years new food and fun experiences :) We hope you'll eat with us again soon!
Written 8 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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belindanv2022
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Awesome tour!!
Silvia and her team were great! The food is awesome!! I’ll take this tour again anytime! Fun times!!
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Amazing food tour
'local' (=Korean) guides who didn't only introduce us to Korean food but also gave us an insight of culture, life a
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Delicious dinner and great fun!
We visited 3 places and enjoyed their dumpling, noodle and crab specialties. The group was super cheerful and we ha
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So much fun!
we love untour food tours! we've been on 3 so far and they're always a lot of fun. the food itself is great and the
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A getaway to Korea in Shanghai
Jooyoung was very helpful and informative, teaching us not only where to go for delicious food in Koreatown, but al
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Shanghai to Seoul, no flight needed
This was such a fun escape from Shanghai. Our guides, Silvia and Jooyoung, were so knowledgeable and taught us a lo
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Shanghai food tour of dreams
Such a brilliant tour with Paul and Christine! They were both awesome. Great, delicious food stops and a real authe
Jaap G
Jaap G
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Great experience & tour
Despite living in Shanghai for +3 years I still learned a lot of new things, as well as tasted some things I didn't
breanasimone
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Great tour with amazing food
We all had a great time. Li was so lovely and insightful, we loved having him as our tour guide. All of the food wa
Rachel F
Rachel F
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Korean food tour - tasty & informative!
I attended the Korean food tour in Shanghai with my husband and two other friends. We met 4 other lovely people and
Sarahlaowai
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Best way to learn the city
Christina was just frikken awesome. Although I've been in China for 8 years, I still learnt so much from her about
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Tasty, exciting and fun.
A very interesting, informative and tasty tour. Our guides were friendly and knowledgable. K-Town is a lively place
claire_lou881
claire_lou881
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Fantastic!
What an amazing tour! Christina, our guide, was friendly and knowledgable. A real foodie, she guided us round some
hiveronica
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Highly recommend this tour
I thoroughly enjoyed this awesome tour not just for the scrumptious Chinese delicacies we got to sample, but also f
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Delicious dumplings
We had a lovely dumpling tasting tour led by Paul. UnTour was happy to adapt the tour to our requirements as a fami
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