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Late Night Food Tour in the Shanghai's French Concession provided by Shanghai Foodie

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Late Night Food Tour in the Shanghai's French Concession

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Eat like a local on this Shanghai late-night food tour, visiting off-the-path eateries, street barbecues, and a night market. Let your guide handle navigation as you sample several street-food bites—enough for dinner. Dishes you taste may include soup dumplings, lamb skewers, and boiled crayfish, washed down by local craft beer. Your guide also tells you about the food, history, and culture of the former French Concession.
  • You'll start at
    Huangpi South Road Subway Station
    Huang Pi Nan Lu Di Tie Zhan, Huai Hai Lu Dong Duan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
    Please meet up at Exit 2, South Huangpi Road Station (Shanghai metro line 1) Directions: Take Shanghai Metro Station Line 1, and get off at South Huangpi Road Station. Your guide will be waiting for you at Exit 2. 你好,请带我去上海地铁1号线黄陂南路站2号出口
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  • 1
    Stop: 50 minutes
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  • 2
    Former French Concession
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 3
    People’s Square
    Stop: 50 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    French Concession
    Xuhui District, China
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  • Eat your way through the former French Concession after dark
  • Taste local street foods—enough for dinner—and savor craft beer
  • Follow in the footsteps of Anthony Bourdain with a local guide
  • Get a new perspective on Shanghai’s history, heritage, and culture
What to Expect
Greet your guide and group at a former French Concession subway station, and stroll towards the Xintiandi area. Your first stop is an Uyghur restaurant for hand-pulled noodles, followed by a local eatery for the essential “xiaolongbao” soup dumplings. Continue to Zhaozhou Road street food bazaar, frequented by Anthony Bourdain, and see the border where French-style apartments give way to old stone “shikumen” houses. Try local dishes at three separate eateries as you learn how locals live and eat. Along the way, cleanse your palate with craft beer and enjoy your guide’s insights into Shanghai’s foodie culture and traditions. Your tour finishes in the former French Concession: Just ask your guide if you need directions to the subway or a taxi.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Huangpi South Road Subway Station, Huang Pi Nan Lu Di Tie Zhan, Huai Hai Lu Dong Duan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Return Details
French Concession, Xuhui District, China
  • Local guide
  • Food and local craft beer tasting (enough for dinner)
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Brett G wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions4 helpful votes
My partner and I had a fantastic night with Lu who introduced us to local dishes and eateries. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and was very happy to answer any questions we had. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting shanghai!
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Min F wrote a review Jan 2020
Pasadena, California27 contributions8 helpful votes
Lu did an excellent job curating the tour for us. We anticipated to be a part of a group but we got lucky and it became a private tour. Overall, we had about more than 15 different types of dishes and food, including local beer and wine. What made this tour so unique are; 1)
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MattyB81 wrote a review Dec 2019
Portsmouth, United Kingdom139 contributions61 helpful votes
This was a wonderful way to see the local area and try different foods that we never would of tried before, our guide Lu was amazing, so nice and so knowledgable and was fun and kind. If you come to Shanghai I can not recommend this trip enough.
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Globaltravler2002 wrote a review Dec 2019
San Francisco, California69 contributions26 helpful votes
I invited two business friends to the tour. We had beer from Xintiandi bar, sesame noodle, pomegranate juice, hotpot in a tea shop, liquor, some food skewers and mongo jello. We paid 89 per person. The tour was from 8.30 pm to 11.30 pm. In the end of three hours, we didn’t feel
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from WangJ235, General Manager at Late Night Food Tour in the Shanghai's French Concession
Responded 2 Feb 2020
Hi Globaltraveler2002, Thank you for choosing this food tour. We appreciate it a lot for sharing your honest thought. I'm sorry that you didn't like those choices we specificly pick for our guests. But we will keep our opinions for all the selection in this winter season. All the vendors we connect are the best group of locals that work hard for the food quality and service we believe best represent Shanghai. Yes, this is a city known for fantastic skyline, rooftop bars, highend restaurants and exotic live music in the late night. But I'm sorry that we don't focus much on that part. It's the locals, the people, the lifestyle here that make this city different from New York or San Francisco. For frequent business travelers with enough budget, I'll more suggest to book a great dinning spot on the Bund area such as Lost Heaven, M on the Bund, Canton Disco or Dingtaifeng. Thank you for choosing this experience. In the past three year, we've only met once that guests had stomach problem after the tour when they've already drunk tap water for a whole week(we don't do that in China). If your friends did have an issue, please reach us again( and we'll fully refund you. Best, Jim Wang Jian
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Nicole wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
This tour is amazing! We had so much great food! Our guide Lu was wonderful! His English was great and he was very knowledgeable. Every stop we had was fantastic - all the food was amazing. We had shanghai pancakes, some INCREDIBLE noodles at a Michelin recommended place, hotpot
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About the operator

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By: Shanghai Foodie
Great evening with Jim
I went to a tour with Jim and this was a great experience. We visited 5 very different places from very authentic l
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Food and Conversation
If you are in Shanghai, you need to arrange a tour with Jim. He is a native Shanghai resident which provides a ve
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Great walk through the Shanghai food scene.
Booked last minute and took the tour the next day. Jim was great guide. We visited many authentic places I would
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We thoroughly enjoyed our food tour in Shanghai. Our guide, Jim, felt more like a friend than a guide. We had great
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Great guide and great food in great places!
We came for an evening tour and we had an amazing experience! Jim is passionate about Shanghai and local, he brough
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Informative, Entertaining and Delicious!
We had an awesome tour with Jim during Chinese New Year. He was super friendly throughout the tour and very knowled
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Wonderful tour! Lu was great
I very much enjoyed this tour! Lu was a wonderful guide who spoke excellent English and patiently indulged me in a
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Awesome Foodie Tour!
Our tour guide's name was Jim and we loved him! Very personable and gave us a lot of information about not only foo
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Soup Dumplings and Tea!
What a wonderful way to spend the morning walking and eating our way through the french concession - our guides wer
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Must do!
Really enjoyed everything about this tour. Knowledgeable guides made all the difference. I suggest you start your
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Looking for something unique? Look no further!
This was positively the most unique and interesting food tour I’ve taken. The guides were so welcoming, friendly an
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Robert N
Great food tour, late night special.
Meet up with guide on time, local chinese guy, very friendly and spoke good english. Visited some 5-6 small restaur
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Had a fantastic tour w JIM ! HIGHLY RECOMMEND A++++ Lots of interesting and good local food + drink, with a dose of
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Great experience
Lu was an excellent guide! I highly recommend this trip for people interested in trying out a bunch of different lo
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