Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. While this romantic
observance may be a special time for lovers, there’s no reason for the
city’s singles to despair! Shanghai Daily’s Zhang Yang and Yoyo He have
found six restaurants that are serving up sets just for solo diners.
a popular sandwich shop on Yongkang Road, has rolled out a special
“Spring for Singles” set for 88 yuan (US$13.37). The meal includes a
Magarita and a hearty burrito. The restaurant specializes in take-out
food using wholegrain bread, baguettes and ciabattas. Its most popular
menu items include Pesto Chicken Sandwich and Caesar’s Salad made of
croutons and Roman lettuce.
Da Sing specializes in delicacies found in Singapore’s Changi
International Airport. Its interior is designed like an airplane
passenger cabin and its waitresses dress like stewardesses. Diners
should buy a “boarding pass” for a seat. The restaurant already has six
outlets in town.
Yuet Da Sing is offering two set meals for
singles — “Find a Partner Now” and “Golden Singles.” The former is
priced at 51 yuan and includes Penag Bak Kut and Malay milk tea. The
latter is 64 yuan and includes curry pork rice and salad.
located on the 4th floor of the Shanghai Concert Hall, is a
700-square-meter restaurant with 100 seats and modern décor. On
Valentine’s Day, it is serving a 388-yuan set menu dinner called
“Solitude.” The up-scale set features appetizers, seafood soup with
garlic bruschetta, a main course, and dessert. Guests can choose one of
two main courses: Australian grain-fed ribeye steak or pan-fried
Atlantic red snapper served with fresh clams, assorted vegetables and
Pernod. It also offers a selection of cocktails, including a drink named
“Drink it Even If You Are Crying.”
situated in a quiet neighborhood, Ditto British Teahouse offers
handmade desserts and British imported teas. One of the most-ordered
menu items is the set meal for one, priced at 58 yuan (US$8.8). The set
includes coffee, cookies and desserts. Dedicated to serving British
returnees by providing an exclusive intercommunication platform, the
club also holds activities related to British fashion. You’d better make
a reservation to get good seats.
name of Ichininmae Sushibar is “a sushibar for solo diners.” This
Japanese restaurant offers individual-size sushi portions, rather than
the platters usually found elsewhere. The prices are also reasonable.
in Xintiandi, the restaurant is properly decorated in typical Japanese
style with wood furniture and surfaces found throughout. A tatami room
and private seats are offered to ensure adequate space for dining.
advanced plant cultivation technology, the Urban Harvest serves
hydroponically grown mushrooms and sprouts which are grown right in the
restaurant itself. And since the restaurant’s owner is dedicated to
promoting its new healthy life concept, the kitchen avoids using MSG and
other unhealthy ingredients.
For solo diners, the restaurant’s contemporary menu offers set-meals for one that include an appetizer and a main dish.