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Li Jia Cai

Add:1/F, 487 Zhongshan No.1 Rd E.


Time:11am-2:30pm; 5:30pm-9:30pm

Credit Cards Accepted
English Service Available


This restaurant in Huangpu Park on the Bund is one of the few embracing both park and river views. It serves distinctive guanfu cai (cuisine favored by imperial court officials seeking the ultimate refinement and flavor). It features elaborately prepared abalone, bird’s nest and shark’s fin soup.

The dishes originated in the kitchen of the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908), who was famous for loving luxury and demanding the finest and most delicate foods prepared precisely to her taste.

The set menu incorporates seasonal ingredients and consists of around 20 courses, each served in very small portions. A meal lasts around three hours.

Signature dishes include jade tofu (made with green soybean and scallops), sweet and sour pork ribs, deep-fried soybean skin and sea cucumber with ham. The silky, bouncy and bland cucumber because flavorful after absorbing juices from the ham.

Reservations required days in advance.