Dine in style
Here at Team EW, we love our food, but what we love more is delicious dishes served in an Instagrammable setting. Introducing Shanghai Me, one of the newest restaurants to make a mark on a buzzing DIFC food scene.
Inspired by the glamour of Shanghai in the 1930s, the opulent interior design is irresistible, while the familiar dishes offer a blend of flavours picked out from across East Asia. Ready to tuck in? Here are five things to know before booking.
The interior design is a stunning celebration of Asian design by architect Michele Bonan, offering an authentic setting, with a contemporary and playful twist, in a nod to the indulgent cuisine. Inspired by art-deco, expect a lot of rich fabrics, bold red and black colour palette and elegant table clothed tables that are surrounded by plush velvet seating.
During our lunchtime visit of the weekend, the atmosphere was relaxed and family friendly. We imagine during the week it’s filled with DIFC suits tucking into a business lunch. During the evening the atmosphere is a lot livelier, especially if you grab a table on a terrace.
Your all time favourites but elevated to a refined level. Everything from the Cantonese roast duck to Singapore noodles was expertly cooked, a far cry from a greasy taste that some takeaways leave in your mouth. They have recently launched a a three-course business lunch (Dhs120) that includes Shanghai ME’s Baked Silver Cod with Pickled Ginger, and The Dim Sum with the choice of one piece (Dhs14), three pieces (Dhs42) or five pieces (Dhs70). We recommend stepping outside the ‘comfort food’ zone and trying some of their other unique dishes like spiced oysters.
The luxe restaurant is filled with extravagant art and leads into a bamboo and bougainvillea filled terrace, providing an idyllic location to enjoy a buzzing atmosphere.
The members club
Shanghai Club is a private lounge and jazz bar where members can enjoy live music by vibrant, authentic talent and an enticing cocktail list.
Shanghai Me Gate Village 11, Podium Level, DIFC. For information and reservations, please contact +971 4 564 0505, email@example.com