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

Late Night Food Tour in the Shanghai's French Concession

Late Night Food Tour in the Shanghai's French Concession
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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
Face masks provided for travellers
About
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.
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
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 37849P7
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide • Food and local craft beer tasting (enough for dinner) • Dinner • Snacks • Bottled water • Coffee and/or Tea • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
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
French Concession, Xuhui District, China
Inclusions
Local guide • Food and local craft beer tasting (enough for dinner) • Dinner • Snacks • Bottled water • Coffee and/or Tea • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Departure details
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
French Concession, Xuhui District, China
Duration
3h
Return details
French Concession, Xuhui District, China
Additional information
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
Itinerary
  • 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
    See address & details
  • 1
    Xintiandi
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Former French Concession
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    People’s Square
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    French Concession
    Xuhui District, China
    See address & details
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Brett G
Lane Cove North, Australia3 contributions
Fun and knowledgeable guide!
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!
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Min F
Pasadena, CA27 contributions
Off the beaten path and full of experience
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) Its later than usual so you missed the crowd and you'll see different types of crowd at night. 2) the walking route was very enlightening, interesting, and educational, 3) Lu was such a great guide that it really felt like we were friends hanging out, going out for restaurant hopping, chit chatting about everything without judgment, 4) you really feel immersed with the locals.

I must warn that some places could be a little too local for some that would not be suitable for the weaker stomach. But if you want to feel experience some true food tour "after hours", this tour is recommended.
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MattyB81
Portsmouth, UK139 contributions
A brilliant experience
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.
Written 26 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Globaltravler2002
San Francisco, CA69 contributions
2 Star Food Tour
Dec 2019 • Business
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 we spent three hours in Shanghai that is globally well known for its modern and sophistication, we felt we walked around in a small town and had low grade food in stead. The tour started ok from tasting noodle and beer, then, it went downwards. The little hot pot in the tea shop was very wired. One of my friends was worried if the hot pot was clean. The sweets in the end had wired look too. However, the two tour guides were very friendly and tried to explain what they know about the food and a history site. We all like the tour guides.

If I hadn’t been Shanghai for many times and tasted many wonderful food in Shanghai, this food tour would certainly misguide me. Two of my friends felt the same way.

If I hadn’t been to many food tours all over the world, I would give the tour three stars, but I know the food selection in this tour is below average in all tours I had. I am sorry I have to give my honest opinion even though the two tour guides are very nice. I really hope the tour company read my review and improve the food selection. It’s Shanghai, come on!!!!
Written 25 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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(jim@foodieshanghai.com) and we'll fully refund you. Best, Jim Wang Jian
Written 3 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nicole
1 contribution
Amazing tour!!
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 with a tea master in her tea shop, a beer tasting stop, some dessert, and a stop for “irregular” food :) even though it was raining and a bit challenging to walk around, it was so very worth it! We highly recommend this tour :)
Written 9 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

briancY3262IJ
Shanghai, China2 contributions
Great tour!
This was an excellent way to try different foods around Shanghai. Our group of 5 joined with 3 others and we all had a great time. Our guide and his American assistant were very knowledgeable and friendly. The only reason for 4 stars is how the tour ended—more assistance with getting a taxi would have been appreciated. It was too late for the metro and we were at the mercy of late night taxi drivers who charged about 3 times the normal rate.
Written 15 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Brian, I'm very sorry to hear that you were ripped off by the taxi driver. Friday night is usually busy to wave a taxi. Shanghai metro system runs until 1am from Friday and Saturday. Most popular lines such as line 1, 2, 10 (all close to the area we walked by) are still running by the end we finished. But your hotel is on line 13, which is a little far from the former French Concession area. I'll highly recommend you to download the DiDi app, the chinese equivalent of Uber, next time when you're here. They have english menu and start to accept foreign credit card recently. Unfortunately, taxi drivers are really bad in Shanghai. We apologize for that. We did try to get you a taxi, but failed. So we bring you to the proper place that people are waiting for taxis, where there is actually a police station close by. This was our mistake and problem of trusting drivers. I would like to thank you again for being open-minded to blend in this tour. Hope you still like Shanghai apart from a few flaw. Best, Jim Wang Jian
Written 16 November 2019
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Michelle C.
Chicago, IL6 contributions
An intimate, new look at the city!
Nov 2019
Really enjoyed this tour! My fiance and I went on this with our guide, Ming and one other guest. Loved being in a small group, meaning we got more time to talk with our guide. Ming was great - he knew the city and culture well, very personable and clearly excited to be there with us!

Yes, the price of this tour may seem expensive, but we actually got a lot of food - we were happily full at the end - and what you're really getting out of this is the experience. We've been on plenty of food tours before and this one is something special. It felt like being led around by a friend, not a company. My fiance and I actually had walked the neighborhood before the tour, but Ming took us to places we wouldn't have found ourselves. He pointed out places of interesting, told fun facts, and educated us on the history and culture of the city, aside from just the food.

My favorite stop on the tour was the tea shop! Such a unique experience, enjoying tea in a small intimate place, having home cooked bites and sips of Chinese liquor.

Yes, it is a late night tour so be prepared for that. Metro stops running around 10:30PM and we went past that. Ming was very helpful in helping to call cabs. But for us, we wanted to head to the bars so Ming actually walked us back to the spot we started.

Thank you Ming for showing us a great evening!
Written 13 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CARRIEJC
Cape Coral, FL3 contributions
Recommend this Food Tour
Oct 2019
My husband and I really enjoyed the variety of food/beverages/tea on this tour! Our guide Jim helped call us get a ride back to the hotel when we were finished. It was perfect and the later time slot that we met allowed us time to enjoy the city of Shanghai without being rushed!
Written 11 November 2019
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LeighRoslyn
Singapore, Singapore29 contributions
Great tour, great guide
Nov 2019 • Solo
Ming met our small group (3) at the metro and we were at our our first stop in minutes. Noodles and pork chop. Then desserts because the dessert shop closes early! Then a beer, then barbecue and dumplings. We finished with tea and bajo and pickled cucumber, and a couple of other dishes. Ming told us lots about the food, the history and culture of Shanghai as we walked and ate. He organised a Didi (uber) to take me home. Amazingly, the next day I received a personalised email outlining where we had been Plus some restaurants near my hotel which serve the food I was interested in Plus a two page list of the best Xiao long bau restaurants in Shanghai. Thoroughly recommend!
Written 9 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jessica D
2 contributions
Great time
Oct 2019
Highlights: You get to try a lot of dishes that you wouldn't on your own (particularly as a solo traveler) and get introduced to some cool parts of the Former French Concession Area. Lowlights: It's more expensive than what it is worth (food and guide combined doesn't justify price), but you're paying for the experience. There was also a long time between the 1st and 2nd places we ate, like 2 hours, and we were starving but then got overloaded with food in the last hour. Would be great to spread it out better over the duration of the tour, and have Boxing Cat Brewing as the last stop.
Written 7 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Jessica, Thank you for taking your time to write this review. Hopefully you also liked all the cafe recommendations I shared through your email. I'm sorry that you had the impression of spending too much walking between the 1st and 2nd stops. In fact, it's only 13-15 mins. Most of the local restaurants especially good ones are small with limited food options. In Shanghai, those places never serve alcohol. Even they do, they might give us warm comercial lager beer like I explained to you earlier. No tissue, wet wipe or bathroom. We prepared oursleves as guides or bring you to a proper bar with better craft beer. We can visit big dinning restaurants. I think there are thousands of them in Shanghai and most of them will offer english menu easily. With a big book of menu, I'll be very skeptical about the quality and freshness. I'm very surprised you think it doesn't "justfy price". I was quite excited to have 7 people in the group that night, unlike regularly 1, 2 or 3 guests. More people, more stomachs, more budget for us to customize. Here are all the choices that night from 8:30-11:30pm: We had michelin listed noodle with 3 toppings, soup, 2 samples of craft beer, 10 kinds of late night barbecues, 5 samples of craft beer again, 4 kinds of dumplings, 8 homemade dishes(4 vege and 4 meat), 2 shots of local spirits, 3 kinds of tea(ginger, flower and chamomile) ,1 premium shot of chinese shery cask whisky, 4 kinds of chinese dessert, 5 kinds of seasonal fruit. These could also be all optional since every one has their own taste. Eat, drink and walk around is the same pace Chinese spend daily time back home and excercise in the public park. The tour description says it lasts 3 hours. I'm sorry that we ended around midnight since the group had a lot of fun and great chemistry. It was a great pleasure as a local show you around. Thank you again for choosing us. Best, Jim Wang Jian
Written 8 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Way beyond a food tour - excellent evening with a friendly local!
Fantastic experience with a local expert! This tour highlighted some great food, including spots a tourist would ne
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Authentic Shanghai local taste
This was an amazing experience. My husband and I got to try many different beer and food that I would ever try myse
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Great evening in Shanghai
The tour was very good and it started with noodles, some meet and soup. Then we stopped at a local brewery and had
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Local food tour Shanghai with Jim
We enjoyed the food tour with Jim very much. He not only fed us with delicious food, but also with a lot of informa
GuoxiangCai
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Wonderful foodie tour experience
It's a wonderful experience with Jim. He is really patient and knowledgeable. He shared many interesting things wit
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Wonderful afternoon in Shanghai
Wow, what a great time and tour I had with Jim! He is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about not only Shangha
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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
josephplh
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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
emhons
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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
Esusannah
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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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